Today, I will be reviewing the Maersk Line triple-e, set 10241. The set was released in January 2014 and cost £109.99/$149.99/€129.99. This amazing set comes with 1518 pieces and is some popular, it is currently out of stock till 2nd May (UK)! The set did not take long to build and the stickers were not as bad as a thought!
So, lets get on with the review,
The box itself has art of the set in the sea with the Expert logo on the bottom right. Firstly, after looking at a picture of an actual Maersk Triple-e the scale is very good and I especially like the bridge area where the lifeboats are and the captains bit. The first part of the build is to build the boat shape starting with the bow. It is a very long boat once finished putting in all the plates.
The only detail in the base of the ship is the two engines which has the window one side to look at. I do think the window was a good idea even though it is not on the actual real thing. Once the base has been built up, the bow has a lot of detail. Firstly, I especially like the use a clear mugs to hold the barriers going around the front. The best part of the bow would have to be the light which can be taken off to show a coin underneath. Apparently, coins are put in all Maersk ship to show a sign of good luck.
Here is a picture of how the containers were built. Each individual container is the size of a 2x4 brick but the top ones have two 2x4 plates with a 2x4 tile on the top to make it look better. They have the brown plates on the bottom so they can fit nicely in between the brown fences. In my opinion, the stickers did not bother me at all! You may see many other reviews which say 'SO MANY STICKERS!' This may be the case but I found no problem with them because the set looks so goo with them at the end. There are three container colours, white, grey and sand blue.
Now, we go onto the bridge, the focus point of the ship (In my opinion!) Its very highly detailed. We start with the two orange lifeboats which are like the red ones which came with series 2 lifeguard. Next is the, what I think, two cranes either side and I'm not sure what the piece is. I especially like the white poles which hold up the main bridge where the captain goes. The main bridge is also detailed with all the smoky grey clear pieces for the windows and the lights and antennas on top.
In this picture, you can see the window which has been added to the set so you can see the detail of the engines.
Now, were going to have a look at the containers.
There are 13 sets of containers on the ship, all the same size, apart from the one at the front which is a bit smaller.
The final thing to look at is the base and plague which the boat can go on. I don't believe that a plague or base has ever been given to a Maersk set before and I was very interested to see what it would be like. There is a picture here on the boat on the base and it looks great on display. However, the boat can easily be taken off to play with and then easily be put back on.
This is a FANTASTIC set! I think it should be on the list of every LEGO fan weather you are a boat fan or not. It looks amazing on show and is so detailed. No wonder it's out of stock (at the moment)!!! I would give this set 5* and at the price of £109.99 it's good value for money which works out at 7.246p per piece. I would also get this set if you are a LEGO investor because named sets such as these sell for a bit more once they become discontinued.
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