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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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....
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.