End of a voyage

The end is here.

This week is all about the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller. She’s a big one, the biggest in fact.

The full-size Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller is 400m long, 59m wide (beam) and a staggering 73m high.

^ Check out this amazing image. It reinforces just how large this vessel really is.

The Lego version of the vessel (which now sits proudly assembled and ready for its new place in our new office) is 65cm long, 9cm wide and 21cm high and is every bit as amazing as we imagined when we first started this journey.

You want to see the finished version don’t you? Well, you’re going to have to wait ‘til the end of the post. Here are some more jaw dropping facts to tide you over.

  •    The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller is the first ship in the new Triple E series.
  •     The ‘Triple E’ stands for Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved.
  •     The full size Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller can hold 18,000 twenty-foot containers.
  •     If each of these 18,000 containers were placed in Times Square, New York, they would tower over billboards, lights and many of the buildings.
  •     One 20-foot container has a capacity of 33 cubic metres and can hold approximately 10,100 iPads. On one Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller voyage approximately 182 million iPads could be transported. That’s almost  enough iPads for every person in Brazil!
  • The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller’s size prohibits her from movements to many ports. Currently she only handles the Asia to Europe route.

The cargo that this monster ship carries varies but it can be broken down into the following categories:

  •  Appliances and kitchenware
  •     Furniture
  •     Textiles and apparel
  •     Vehicles and auto parts
  •     Toys and games
  •     Miscellaneous


O.K. we are all trivia’d out.

Last week we showed you our staff pitching in to place the Maersk stickers on all of the visible containers. It was left to our resident steady hand, Brian, to complete the task.

It’s taken six weeks for our team and visitors to build this vessel (the actual vessel took a little over a year to be constructed) and to be honest the end is a little bittersweet. We’re sure going to miss our daily Lego sessions.

Here are some of our favourite parts of this spectacular Lego model.

We love the bridge of the vessel and the see through engine room especially.

We’ve made you wait long enough. Scroll down to see some close up pictures of the completed Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller.

This project was a lot of fun for our office and we thank Maersk Line for providing us with the opportunity to build such a sensational vessel.

If you would like to build your very own Lego vessel, just like we did, head over to the Lego website.