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About this creation


This is what can happen it you have some red parts that you don't know what to do with...

The petroleum industry has always facinated me, so I have started building some of the components to a future petroleum layout. But it takes time and a lot of parts, so I don't know when I will reach my goal. This ship has taken me somewhere between 100-200 hours to make (it's so hard to estimate time when you are building). I have no idea now how many parts it consists of, but maybe some day I can give an estimate on that as well. The ship itself is now in version 1.0. There are still some sections that I wnt to improve, but it had to be ready for the upcoming LegoWorld in Oslo 1-4 of May 2008.

About the size: It is built upon 7 32x32 studs baseplates. It is modular, and the sections consists of 2+1+1+1+2 plates. The middle sections are 36 studs wide at the bottom. The height is about 60 cm from the "ocean" to the top of the antenna.








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  November 16, 2011
amazing! keep up the great work!!!
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  November 16, 2011
AMAZING! great MOTD!
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  November 16, 2011
PRETTY AMAZING! can you check out this group i made?? its having a CONTEST!!! http://mocpages.com/group.php/17926
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  November 16, 2011
WOW!!!
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  November 16, 2011
Massive builds! Big boats! My favourite ones! A totally deserved MOTD for an awesome creation! Great work! I'd be very happy if you come to see my big sea vehicles too! =)
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  November 16, 2011
This is Epic! The whole scene is very well done. The ship, those tanks and that office building to the left could each be a very cool MOC on its own :-)
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  November 16, 2011
its awesome
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  November 16, 2011
Freaking awesome.
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  July 7, 2011
It's awesome!!!!! How much does it weights?
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  March 4, 2011
the ship is great as itself, but, the fact that you have ground tanks is awesome, your ambition is quite high, but, attainable, you re one to watch for in the future, as your work is very interesting!
Andy Espenes
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Manthan Dutta
  October 17, 2010
AWESOME !!!!!
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  April 3, 2010
it's awsome can you please tell me the guide to built it
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  April 2, 2010
holy crap ur so luky
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  April 2, 2010
nice ship you got there! A nice shiny black oil spill is the only thing I'd add...
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  April 2, 2010
Holy moley she's huge! Amazing detail!
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  April 2, 2010
Thanks for all comments. The Esso tank is also made by me (and I'm not Canadian) The hull i brick built with various inverted slopes on the bow and stern. I don't have any close-ups of the hull at the moment. Sorry. I'll try to remember to take some the next time I assemble it.
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  April 2, 2010
WOW! It sure is big:-)
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  April 2, 2010
Wow!
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  April 2, 2010
O yeah, definately! You put some life in Lego again. Lego should be proud of you. Way to go!!!
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  April 2, 2010
If you get tired of it you could convert it into a naval battle cruiser.
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  April 2, 2010
This is very cool, and big too.
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  April 2, 2010
that is definitely big
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  April 2, 2010
Great to see something like that made by lego. I happen to work on a liquid hydro carbon plant myself and have seen alot of these big ships in real life. Realy great work you've done there.
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  April 2, 2010
holy cow man! I see an ESSO storage tank, was it maade by canadian builder?
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  April 2, 2010
The hull looks very smooth but there is no close up pic. Do you have more pictures? How do yuu build the hull?
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  April 2, 2010
Woah. That's HUGE!! Awesome details and stuffs.
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  April 2, 2010
YOU must have alot of time and legos on your hand to be able to do all of this!(GREAT JOB!)
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  December 18, 2009
Quoting J P Awesome! How big is the helo pad? Is it a standard City helo or a smaller version?
Thanks for the comment.The helo pad is about 12 studs wide as I remember. The helo itself is standard city size. You could fit 2 minifigs inside.
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  December 17, 2009
Awesome! How big is the helo pad? Is it a standard City helo or a smaller version?
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  March 28, 2009
Hi,this ship is fantastic.I think 5 smilies arenīt enough for this creation.Thatīs all. 100/100
Andy Espenes
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thomas neumiller
  November 15, 2008
This is amazing, its the biggest and the best ship I've ever seen made out of legos, I've been trying to build a boat like this for a while now, this is great inspiration, Keep up the awesome work!!!
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  July 17, 2008
Steffen Kasteleiner has advised me to see your moc. I thank him a lot as this is a great harbor scene. I must like the oil ship with a big Esso tanker. I didn't know the red color can be this much powerful and attractive. Great moc anyway!
Andy Espenes
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Jeffery Smith
  June 25, 2008
absolutely INCREDIBLE. this is beyond amazing.
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  June 25, 2008
I have never seen anything this good! Great work!
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  June 25, 2008
This is a very nice MOC. I really like the detail. Check out the Star Wars K-Wing I just posted.
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  June 25, 2008
my first words when the mocpages home page were,whoa whoa whoa now thats awsome.by the way great deatails.love the boat.
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  June 25, 2008
wow,thats great!did you meke the town too?id doesn't matter,the ship is awesome,but I think a build this good deserves about....95,256 pictures.thats some crane you got there,and this ship is smoking hot!oh,wait thats bad....heh heh.
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  June 25, 2008
Wow thats an impressive ship!
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  June 25, 2008
MOCotd! Great job, it's so BIG! No smoking!
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  June 25, 2008
Hi, itīs me again:) I remember rating this earlier, and itīs so great that I just want to comment again. Your tanker is a genuine piece of work in my opinion. Itīs mainly the overall look that makes it so cool, but also some of its fine details - for instance on top of the deck. I think the size and dimensions are amazing and fit perfectly to Lego Town creations. And you could always make a different type of ship out of it - a "laker" like they can be seen on Americaīs Great Lakes... Anyways, awesome work! Check out my planes if youīd like - their proportions would fit to your ship very well - size wise:) Viele Grüße aus Deutschland, Steffen
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  June 25, 2008
You are a CRAZY nerd my friend!
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  June 25, 2008
I just realised how you did the lettering on the tanks, ingenious my friend
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  June 25, 2008
Very nice! every thing is just right on this MOC.
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  June 25, 2008
wow, the oiltowers (or however they are called in English) are perfect, I would like to see some closer pictures, the oiltanker itself is very nice, great job
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  June 25, 2008
Now that is a beauty, who couldn't give this MOC five stars? What makes a model really stand out is if it looks like a model of the real thing, or the real thing itself. You have done just that! Congragulations on MOCTD!
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  June 25, 2008
congrats on moc of the day, you sure desere it! but i would change it so that U could take off each floor and play inside it, that'd be the coolest
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  June 25, 2008
WOW! Very very impressive! Could you upload a photo with a detail of central crane?
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  June 25, 2008
WOW this is great!...Well Done!
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  June 25, 2008
Two words: bad a_s_s.
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  June 23, 2008
COOL!!!
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  April 29, 2008
nice thingy i love itand i especially love the balcony but the door seems a bit too small for it and i also like the life boat at the back the can slip off.
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  April 29, 2008
Great work, itīs so gigantic! I wish I would have as much parts as you seem to have:( The crane looks really amazing, and I like the helicopter as a little side feature. Is the "no smoking" inscription realistic like others said? I have never paid attention to it, I suppose, but never perceived such a huge inscription on a tanker, either. Very nice job though, keep on building:) Steffen
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  April 29, 2008
nice almost like my tanker knock nevis check mine out yours is massive and red a real challenge would be getting it to float
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  April 29, 2008
My heart's pounding as I look at this! I'm a huge fan of industrial stuff AND this reminds me of annual Lego exhibitions that we used to have down here (sadly no more). Each year was a different theme. The last one was the ocean and they had tankers there like yours! The ultimate though was a minifig scale offshore oilrig. *drools* One day....
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  April 28, 2008
Nice, big scale. More of a description would be appreciated, particularly the specs on the size and the build time.
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  April 28, 2008
The best part is that they actually DO have no smoking painted on oil tankers...obvious reasons
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  April 28, 2008
Big enough to get my review. I am currently building a capitol ship myself, as I have never built something so large. It sure is a new experience, and I'm logging the in-build construction on Eurobricks. I'd always been puzzled to how people go about building such large things. Anyway, I'm off track. Great build.
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  April 28, 2008
this is sweet!! i like the no smoking lol come check out some of my stuff
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  April 28, 2008
Yes,very big indeed. What made me laugh though was you put no smoking. :) -Snail
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  April 28, 2008
Yeah...VERY big. Absolutely amazing, a work of art.
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  April 28, 2008
it certainly is big, nice work
 
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