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Modulex MOC: Maersk Container Ship


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#1 Modulex Guy

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:23 PM

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I would like to share with everyone my latest MOC made of vintage 1960's Modulex bricks!

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And for those who do not know what Modulex is, It was an architectural series made by LEGO in the 1960's, the bricks are smaller than normal LEGO bricks.
A 1x1 Modulex brick is a 5mm cube.

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I barely made a dent in my Modulex collection with this MOC, took me about a day to build.


If you'd like to see this in person, it will be at Brickworld in Wheeling Ill. this year along with more Modulex MOCs. Stop by and say hello. :thumbup:

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#2 Big Cam

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:32 PM

Man, I love modulex bricks, I'm jealous of your collection, which I know is large.

Great looking ship, its hard to tell its modulex from a distance.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:33 PM

Seriously well built & extremely cool looking :sweet:! Good job! You do have a lot of Modulex stuff, don´t you?
Now I want to see the Statue Of Liberty next :wink:!

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:37 PM

Nice! I like the different colours! The shape is pretty spot on too. :thumbup:

BTW, nice pics :grin:

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:40 PM

Excellent build in the real CLASSIC 60's/early 70's style 'Polish Guy' - awesome detail top to bottom - nice one ! :wink:
keep on bricking ! :sweet:

#6 Modulex Guy

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:44 PM

View PostCopMike, on Jun 7 2010, 05:33 PM, said:

Seriously well built & extremely cool looking :sweet:! Good job! You do have a lot of Modulex stuff, don´t you?
Now I want to see the Statue Of Liberty next :wink:!

I have seen the Statue on Brickshelf, that one os not mine actually, I probably have enough bricks to make it though.
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

So that's the MOC all your wanted Modulex bricks went to! :oh:

Well done! How many bricks did you use?
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#8 Modulex Guy

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:55 PM

View PostHolodoc, on Jun 7 2010, 05:45 PM, said:

So that's the MOC all your wanted Modulex bricks went to! :oh:

Well done! How many bricks did you use?


Its easily over 1000 pieces, Modulex bricks are tiny and I had to use tons of them on the inside of the ship as there is no baseplate underneath its all brick built.

And another thing is, I barely scratched the surface of my Modulex collection, I still have another 30,000 or so pieces. :wacko:
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:23 PM

Can we get a picture of the actual set for comparison? I never knew Modulex had anything to do with Lego before. :wacko:
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:33 PM

Very nice and very well built ship.  The use of modulex just makes it that much more original.  Sounds like you have a large collection of the tiny bricks.
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#11 Modulex Guy

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:09 PM

View Postindianajones, on Jun 8 2010, 03:23 PM, said:

Can we get a picture of the actual set for comparison? I never knew Modulex had anything to do with Lego before. :wacko:

I do not have the LEGO version of the set, this is my own design and I think it might even be bigger than the actual LEGO set.

here is a pic of my collection as of about a month ago:

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Since then I probably added another 5 to 6 thousand bricks as I keep buying up the stuff whenever I see it. :grin:
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:39 AM

I had no idea this Modulex stuff existed!  I really want some now!  Awesome tanker by the way!

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:09 AM

Just a question: what does 'MOC' stand for? :hmpf:  :sceptic:
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:25 AM

MOC = My Own Creation.


Well I think that is right.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

View PostTerranCmdr, on Jun 9 2010, 02:39 AM, said:

I had no idea this Modulex stuff existed!  I really want some now!  Awesome tanker by the way!


Well they do have some on Bricklink now, just be ready to dish out some money to get the pieces you want. :wink:


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Just a question: what does 'MOC' stand for? :hmpf:  :sceptic:

View PostJim, on Jun 13 2010, 03:25 AM, said:

MOC = My Own Creation.


Well I think that is right.

Thats right. My Own Creation.
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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:51 PM

Fantastic MOC Polish Guy!  This MOC combined two things I rarely see and those things are the use of Modulux in relatively large (to normal Legos) MOCs, and the elusive Maersk Blue.
Or at least I believe that shade of blue to be close to if not actually Maersk Blue; somebody correct me if I am wrong.
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:04 AM

View PostTheCrimsonTrooper, on Jun 13 2010, 02:51 PM, said:

Fantastic MOC Polish Guy!  This MOC combined two things I rarely see and those things are the use of Modulux in relatively large (to normal Legos) MOCs, and the elusive Maersk Blue.
Or at least I believe that shade of blue to be close to if not actually Maersk Blue; somebody correct me if I am wrong.

Yup, Maersk blue, or as close as you can get to the current LEGO color.

Not to bad for 40 year old bricks to be in that color. :grin:

and for this MOC, I'm working on a even larger MODULEX MOC and will post it soon. I still have tons of MODULEX to build with. :wacko:
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

But Modulex has continued producing bricks until a few years ago :oh3: . Or not?
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 10:24 PM

It's fantastic to see such a large Modulex collection be put to such good use!  You've done a wonderful job recreating the ship.  Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 03:09 PM

View PostPlastic Nurak, on 18 June 2010 - 02:22 PM, said:

But Modulex has continued producing bricks until a few years ago :oh3: . Or not?

The bricks ended in the late 1970's, MODULEX did produce letter tiles and the planning board system until the late 1980's.

Mostly when you here about recent production, its the letter planning board system, but its quite rare since it was a "build to order" system. :wink:
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