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#1 CopMike

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:49 PM

Hi!
I´d thought I would make a review of this set because it´s not likely that everybody would stumble upon their own copy of it.
So here we go:

Setnumber: Unknown, though it says 10-99 on the box
Setname: Ramboll Oil Platform Cecilie
Released in: 2008
Number of parts: 225 + sticker
Number of figs: 0
Price: Not buyable

First we´ll check out the box:
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It´s 19x28x5.5 cm in size, quite small actually!

When we open it we find the parts in one big LEGO bag:
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and if we look closer we can even see the sticker:
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The set is basicly built into sections, first of is the base that stand on the ocean floor:
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Then comes the first & lowest level of the platform itself:
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Notice the orange emergency rescue boat!
Close-up:
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Followed by the middle level:
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And at last but not least the upper level with the heli-pad:
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In the middle through the diffrent levels there is a bunch of thick pipes:
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Here are all the different sections:
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And let´s put everything together :sweet::
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For my rescue there is a small helicopter:
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The instructions are printed on thick glossy paper, a real classy one actually :thumbup::
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Well that´s about it for today. It was a fun build and I like the different colors also. There´s no new pieces in this set, everything is already done in other sets.

Here´s a picture of Ramboll´s big version - built in scala 1:50 and 160 cm high & about 18700 pieces:
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Link to more info on the big set.

Hope you enjoyed it :sweet:!

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:01 PM

seems to be a cool micro-scaled set , I like it ! how did you get it ?
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:06 PM

So, the oil companies are so evil they made LEGO produce a set promoting them just because they released that Vesta's wind energy set. Wow...Satan.

Excellent review CopMike! Thanks for sharing buddy. I don't suppose you'll share with us how you got your grubby little bulldog fingers on this? :look:

View PostCopMike, on Nov 10 2008, 11:49 AM, said:

Setnumber: Unknown, though it says 10-99 on the box
Silly me. I assumed that was the recommended age...

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:56 PM

View PostHinckley, on Nov 10 2008, 06:06 PM, said:

Silly me. I assumed that was the recommended age...

I think it is...
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:41 PM

Interesting, the baggie it comes in bears a very strong resemblance to what you get when you buy from PaB online or Factory.
Maybe TLC is using the same packing and processing facility for limited special promos as Factory?

Well its nice, but the heli could use spinnable blades.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 07:43 PM

Thank you very much for that great review, Copmike! :sweet:

That set looks great! :oh:

View PostHinckley, on Nov 10 2008, 07:06 PM, said:

So, the oil companies are so evil they made LEGO produce a set promoting them just because they released that Vesta's wind energy set. Wow...Satan.
Although that's absolutely right, Hinckley, I really would like to see TLG releasing an oil rig set to the general public - but please in (about) minifig scale (and of course with a minifig scaled little helicopter and some minifigs). Wouldn't that be  :wub: ?!


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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:17 PM

View PostPencoin, on Nov 10 2008, 08:56 PM, said:

View PostHinckley, on Nov 10 2008, 08:06 PM, said:

Silly me. I assumed that was the recommended age...
I think it is...

I don't think so, the polybag for the set shows 4+

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:26 PM

A bit odd set indeed  :tongue:  I like the red things that hold the platform up. cool idea :classic:
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 08:31 PM

I like the looks of this set very much. How I wish it was for sale like a normal LEGO set.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:37 PM

Very nice review. Funny set, first time I have seen a set with no setnumber, strange!
Love to get my fingers on a copy. I heard that they handed them out at a oil-congress or something like that in Norway?
Keep those promos coming! (I cross my fingers that this little set will not set me back as much as the Vestas mill did).

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 09:47 PM

View PostHinckley, on Nov 10 2008, 06:06 PM, said:

Silly me. I assumed that was the recommended age...
So did I :sceptic:
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:01 PM

View PostCopMike, on Nov 10 2008, 05:49 PM, said:

Setnumber: Unknown, though it says 10-99 on the box

View PostHinckley, on Nov 10 2008, 06:06 PM, said:

Silly me. I assumed that was the recommended age...
:blush:  :hmpf: !

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:21 PM

View Postxenologer, on Nov 10 2008, 07:41 PM, said:

Interesting, the baggie it comes in bears a very strong resemblance to what you get when you buy from PaB online or Factory.
Maybe TLC is using the same packing and processing facility for limited special promos as Factory?

Well its nice, but the heli could use spinnable blades.

Indeed, I wonder if all the parts are PaB inventory (I'm not going to check myself from the photos), in which case it's just a special box and instruction sheet for what is basically an ordinary Lego Factory composition.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:35 PM

Ah... LEGO teaching our younger generations to mine the Earth dry  :sadnew: .

Pretty cool set, for a mini. If i didn't think the mini series were a waste of plastic (which comes from oil (I think  :wacko: )), I'd probably get it.

I'm Agnostic and ambivalent about it.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:44 PM

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 12:31 AM

Nice review of a very interesting set CopMike!

The design of it is actually quite nice. I wish that TLG would release more promo sets to the public...

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:07 AM

This set was given out at a Norwegian oil fair in august. The back story is more or less that someone at Rambøll stumbled upon Lego Digital Designer and decided that this approach could be immensely useful in their line of work. Thus they entered into a cooperation with TLG to make an adaptation of LDD for quick sketching/conceptual development of oil rigs and rig modules.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:10 AM

Very nice review! Thanks for sharing it with us, but it reminded me of a mini creator size instead of a minifig size. If there is no reference picture attached, I will have a hard time understanding why the design look so wierd.  :tongue:

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:17 AM

Cool...It's like the Vestas set, only not as big and without the exclusive pieces.

If it was available for sale, though, I would pass it up.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:39 AM

Nice microset.
To many colours to look really good.
Maybe it could be done all in DB grey or something to get a more monocrome feeling.
Think I would like that  :classic:

The bow looks very nice  :thumbup:


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Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:48 PM

Is there any number marked on the bag or instructions? (except for the age)

It's strange that a LEGO set without set number.

But it seems to be a LEGO Factory design product and may explain why this set has no set number.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:16 AM

Hej,

First of all, nice done review for such a tiny, nice little set. It really looks nice between some of the Architecture sets I think.
And now the second point. It's maybe a bit of a rude question, but could you scan the instructions? That would be extremly wonderful!
A nice LEGO-ish 2012 ;)

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:22 AM

View PostKlaus-Dieter, on 10 November 2008 - 07:43 PM, said:

Thank you very much for that great review, Copmike! :sweet:

That set looks great! :oh:


Although that's absolutely right, Hinckley, I really would like to see TLG releasing an oil rig set to the general public - but please in (about) minifig scale (and of course with a minifig scaled little helicopter and some minifigs). Wouldn't that be  :wub: ?!


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

I think it's too mismatched to look good. Interesting design, though. It'd look neat alongside the old Statue of Liberty with City set.

Maybe a BP license theme?

Oil rigs, rescue ships, the BP CEO's yacht...  :devil:

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