Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:36 PM
Also, the "Maersk Blue" brick color is quite rare -- they are in demand for making MOCs with a "Baby Blue" color.
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Edited by DLuders, 19 November 2011 - 03:38 PM.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:39 PM
yea, I'm pretty happy with the deal! I think I might just keep one MISB for the future.....or pillage it for the containers and cars and sell the loco
Edited by eliminator, 19 November 2011 - 08:41 PM.
Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:20 PM
He did already.....big kid I am, couldn't wait to Christmas to build it !
I think I might just keep one MISB for the future.....or pillage it for the containers and cars and sell the loco
Ah, you could have the second loco attached still to the first.....steep hill-climbing !
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:24 AM
A good set to compare it to is the Maersk tanker. As I remember that set was not around for a very long time. The Maersk train has been around for more than half a year already.
Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:09 PM
For 1, the Maersk is a licensed model where as the Emerald Night is a lego original. Maersk has the final say on how many
units get produced and gets a share in the revenue for each unit made.
2, Emerald Night is a steamer and may or may not appeal to a certain taste of Train Enthusiast, where as the Maersk is a
regular (Diesel?) locomotive. I don't really have a handle on which train would have greater appeal to non-train enthusiasts.
3. In my opinion, having 2 cars (meaning, you can put containers on each of the cars) besides the locomotive makes the Maersk
more marketable. Buying two sets, and you have a start to a decent train (two loco's and 4 container cars). The Emerald
night has a very nice steamer locomotive, a nice tender, and a very nice pullman passenger car. You have to buy more than
3 sets to get a nice train. If Lego would have released a companion set for the Emerald Night, you would have seen the
Emerald Night sell out a lot sooner.
Case in point, if you look at Bricklink, you can see that there are a high amount of Emerald Night's selling just the locomotive
and tender, because the seller needed the passenger car for his/her collection.
4. The Maersk blue color appeals to a certain type of collector, versus the dark green maybe appeals to others. To each his own
Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:10 AM
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:05 AM
That being said they normally have a short life span, but if things in the train department keep on there current course, there is bound to some formidable replacement. Just look at the emerald night; it is still around though mostly due to popularity but also because it would create a large void that would need filling.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:40 PM
Well, it worked. Before the train I had never heard of Maersk, but now I see it everywhere.
For me it was the Maersk that finally pulled me into Lego trains, but once that happened I knew I had to get the Emerald Night, so I'm really glad it was still around. I really like both, but the EN had ended up being my favorite...
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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:04 AM
I do expect the MAERSK set to be short term due to its licenseing,
But, as it is a great locomotive design, Do you think LEGO will produce it in a different color or set as a Lego original, or possibly reproduce it under a different license such as CONRAIL or something similar.
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