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Many small MOCs to make one big MOC! Minifig-scale wharf, nordic style.
About this creation
The main building is inspired by the small boat-wharf in Elsinore, Denmark.
The fishing boats are scaled (1:45) models of danish and german North Sea cutters.


The red "krabbenkutter" is from the 1950´es. The blue cutter is more modern. -maybe from the 1990´es. -although based on the same original design.
Both are wooden cutters.
The red one is on land in order to receive an overhaul and a new paintjob. The blue one is brand new, and will leave the wharf soon...
One could say; "Coast of Elsinore, 15:30, tuesday, 11th of July, 1995".




If the layout has a "backside", then this is the closest thing to it. The layout was build to be observed from all sides and angles, but for now, this side has the least "action".


The entrance to the wharf, seen from a minifigs eyeview.

This MOC was prepared for an exposition close to Bilbao, Spain, and was shown to the public on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2011. -Thereby also making it my second oficial HispaLUG participation.
Here you can se the modular buildup of the base.
It meassures 96 x 145 studs (yes, that´s right; 1 stud longer than 3 large baseplates put together)


More detailed views of the boats and cars can be seen in the "Many small MOCs" presentation here on MOCpages!
http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/254960


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Now, let´s have a closer look at some of the many details and activities embedded in the layout!

Lots of minifigs working here!


One of the central scenes is the unloading of a ship-motor.



Another of the many small secenes with things happening; during the painting of the old cutter, some paint spills on the poor worker... Not the best photo-quality, sorry!


Showing here are a couple of old retired fishermen, enjoying the autumn of their lives. They also take care of a small boat-hire business.

Trash is collected and controlled, and drums neatly stacked. At least everything seems to be in order here!


Big dust collector and an air-compressor.

Oops... A drum seems to be leaking some icky green stuff! Not good!


The watchdog seems to be momentarilly distracted from watching the entrance to the area.


Some kids playing with an old boat in the sand. -I suppose that skeleton pirate is made of plastic. (yep, it is; ABS!)

The sand on the beaches in Denmark is very light grey, almost white, so the LBG Lego plates are not too far off! Unlike the water, which would be better reproduced with trans-green plates and tiles. Alas, I dont own even a single one...

Summer, sun, girls. Works for me!


Just a view of the passing trafic on the street-side.


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The roof of the main building can be lifted off easily, to allow people to see the fully detailed interior.

-This is best viewed from the "backside" of the layout, so there is actually something to see from all sides of this MOC.

A peak through the partially removed roof.



Inside, work has begun on a new boat.
Notice also the portal crane which can travel all the length of the building. -and its controls hanging in a cable.


A view of some of the machines in the workshop. Most are for cutting wood, but there are also machines for working in metal.


Table-saw, lockers, -even a resting area with a coffee machine.
Notice the dust-aspirators. Personal- and environmental protection is largely observed and upheld...


Water closet.
For the moment squeeky clean!
Somebody has a brown frog to spare¿?


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Lastly, a random view of the MOC;


Trivia;
Elsinore (Or "Helsingør" as the natives spell it), is the town with the famous Kronborg castle, famous from the Hamlet story by Shakespeare. ("Something rotten in the state of Denmark"). It has around 50.000 habitants, is situated some 40km to the north of Copenhagen and is the closest point to Sweden, with only a narrow strait of 4km of water between the two countries.
I grew up some 12km from this town, went to high school and university there too. Later I lived in the center of the town for some 5 years, before moving on to Spain.

Thanks for watching and commenting!

PS: This MOC was blogged by The Brothers Brick on 6/4-2011;
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2011/04/06/boat-wharf/



Comments

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  June 29, 2014
FANTASTIC!!!! I loved every bit of it! great work!
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  January 2, 2014
Works for me Too! LOL =D Awesome Job
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  December 29, 2013
When I saw big Moc 2 I had to see if there was a one and here it is. This is fantastic too! I love those ships. Your six wide cars are amazingly detailed and accurate . I love the boat being built in the building. Top notch excellent work!
  October 30, 2013
wow! great layout
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  March 13, 2013
That is good, how long did it take you to make it?
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  January 28, 2013
One big MOC, indeed. Incredible job!
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  November 28, 2012
So much to appreciate here, I wouldn't know where to start. The boats look great! And I'm particularly impressed with all the little pieces of machinery. Another gorgeous build sir!
  November 25, 2012
My homepage
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  November 4, 2012
Quoting Nate Beckett Do I have permission to post this as my pick of the week on my page?
Sure, thanks. What page is that¿?
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  November 4, 2012
Do I have permission to post this as my pick of the week on my page?
  October 28, 2012
This is amazing! I give it a ten out of ten.
  July 8, 2012
This is absolutely astounding! Keep up the excellent work!
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  June 15, 2012
Wow! So cool!
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  June 15, 2012
Quoting M&M S WOW epic and all the details are spot on. Love the old car models, you've made for this MOC. keep up the good work!! ( Og så sidder man næsten og venter på, at Olsen-banden kommer valsende forbi på vejen. Ren nostalgi...)
Det er bare skidegodt, hva'? Tak for kommentaren! -You forgot the smiley, though... lol
  June 15, 2012
WOW epic and all the details are spot on. Love the old car models, you've made for this MOC. keep up the good work!! ( Og så sidder man næsten og venter på, at Olsen-banden kommer valsende forbi på vejen. Ren nostalgi...)
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  May 23, 2012
Awesome u should work for lego i would buy that if it was a set!
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  May 10, 2012
Inspirational.
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  April 22, 2012
Wow... Totally 1000.....0000/5
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  April 2, 2012
This is GREAT!I will rate it a 500/5!
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  March 26, 2012
Wow, I built a harbor but this is 100 times better. How do you build such good boats my hulls weird. 10/5
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  March 26, 2012
Wow, I built a harbor but this is 100 times better. How do you build such good boats my hulls weird. 10/5
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  March 26, 2012
Wow, I built a harbor but this is 100 times better. How do you build such good boats my hulls weird. 10/5
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  March 24, 2012
100/5 outstanding work!Just incredible amount of details,this is breathtaking...
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  February 19, 2012
50/ 50
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  January 5, 2012
I'm sad, because you didn't come to see my 18th version of Poseidon! :-P
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  December 18, 2011
Incredible detail! For me, this MOC represents all that is best in LEGO modeling: superb architecture (both land and marine), excellent play value, and tells a real story, or rather, a host of integrated stories. This is what I wish Santa could bring me.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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White Knight
  October 31, 2011
this is so good !....completely charming.....everything is just so.....a must see for lego fans !.....well done....
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  October 21, 2011
nice design
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  July 29, 2011
I was not aware of your MOC until I saw that it was deserved by MOC Awards! Congratulations! This is one of the most complete and detailed MOCs I have ever seen. 20/5 !
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  July 29, 2011
congrats on your Mocie award, Dude! =)
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  July 29, 2011
congrats on your Mocie award, Dud! =)
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  July 29, 2011
congrats on your Mocie award, Dud! =)
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  July 24, 2011
I love you MOC! It has details everywhere, you didn't forget anything!
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  July 23, 2011
Quoting Zac (Hayden) well done for winning the mocies!
Oh, wow! Thanks for directing my attention to that. Will investigate right away!
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  July 23, 2011
well done for winning the mocies!
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  June 9, 2011
Wow it really has the feel of Denmark in the summertime. The small stories and references, like the Olsen gang car are priceless.
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  May 15, 2011
Just had a thought, I think your moc needs a name. Something like Helsingør Shipwright or Hoexbroe Shipyard could be cool.
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  May 14, 2011
Wow Henrik, this is a superb maritime representation. You've obviously put much thought into the design and as a result you have created a very realistic scene. The vehicles are excellent too. Well done!
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  April 26, 2011
Quoting Dirk Denoyelle Again an amazing job, congratulations. Do you keep all your models ? Or do you take them apart after having taken pictures ? You must have quite a museum now ... Cheers, Dirk
Thanks Dirk! I keep NONE of my models, ever. Everything is taken apart quickly after presentation on internet. Only this BIG moc (and the Cutty Sark) made it to LEGO expositions, but was taken apart immediatly after the show. I have very few parts, so "recycling" is a necessity. Sere my collection here; http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=401446 -warning; the low stock of bricks might shock you, though!
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  April 26, 2011
Again an amazing job, congratulations. Do you keep all your models ? Or do you take them apart after having taken pictures ? You must have quite a museum now ... Cheers, Dirk
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  April 16, 2011
A big 5/5 for this big moc! And i like that you show that 59 chevy bel air again!
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  April 16, 2011
Whoa! -I am finally in the "100-club". Thanks to all of you, for rating my creation more than a 100 times! It is very satisfying to know that people notice your creations, and also an incentive to keep up the work... :-)
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  April 16, 2011
When i am watching my own 1930's street then i can get lost in a story just like a book. I place myself in the Lego world and the it looks like they are all moving. That's what your MOC did to me ..... Brilliant. I love it. When i am done with my Dodge then will it be my next project.... Building a harbor..... You inspired me.
  April 16, 2011
This is... Very, VERY well done! No comments i could make would really give this build full credit. I have to mention the truck though, perfect colour scheme i must say. My racetrack is large too but smaller than your build here and also a lot simpler. I HAVE to envy this! Greetings from jutland by the way.
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  April 16, 2011
YIKES !!! Size does matter, and that is one heckuva BIG MOC!
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  April 15, 2011
very nice creation, i love the old model cars... this is as realistic as it gets!
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  April 15, 2011
Very impressive. I really like all the stuff that you've got going on in it.
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  April 15, 2011
Excelent! It's a whole story. :)
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  April 15, 2011
I especially like the half finished boat in the factory...it's cool how it's made of "wood".....I have a brown frog by the way.... :)
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  April 14, 2011
Quite possibly my most favorite MOC of all time! Keep on brickin'!
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  April 13, 2011
awesome!
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  April 13, 2011
Impressive Work!!! Nice...
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  April 12, 2011
Thanks again to ALL of you, for the nice comments!!! Much appreciated! Many ask about the time spent on the MOC: It took 2 month to prepare, building at a relaxed pace. As this was build specifically for an event, I started out early to be sure to make the deadline. The MOC was around 90% finished in just one month. (-when I saw I would have no problem making it on time, I let it kind of sit there for almost a month before finishing it.) Enjoy the photos, becuase the MOC is already totally dismantled! ;-)
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  April 12, 2011
I don't even wanna KNOW how long it took to build the entire collaboration.
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  April 12, 2011
This is excellent!! Makes my little shipyard look like child's play! I think this took a lot of time, did it? I love the red "Woodwork" and the very detailed ships and vehicles! One of my favorite creations on the entire pages! I LOVE it! Keep up the good work!, Greets, Jelle
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  April 12, 2011
Very well done! That's a great idea raising the base to include the water. top stuff!
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  April 10, 2011
That white car is very well built and looks exactly as a slugbug (pardon me if it's not)
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  April 10, 2011
That white car is very well built and looks exactly as a slugbug (pardon me if it's not)
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  April 9, 2011
WOW, this is EPIC!!!!! You did an incredibly amazing job!!!!! =)
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  April 9, 2011
What an excellent setup!! Really, really good job, my friend!!
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  April 9, 2011
Amazing, the best MOC I have ever seen! realistic, nice, beautiful and full of great ideas
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  April 9, 2011
WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! This is a Masterpiece my friend! I love the waterfront MOC's and this one is great. Every detail to the boat workshop inside. Looks like it took alot of time. It paid off, hope it went well at your convention, Im sure it did. Keep it up it looks GREAT!!!
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  April 8, 2011
this one big moc really deserves one BIG comment, but im to lazy to write one.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Jasper Vinkenvleugel
  April 7, 2011
Wow!! Awesome!! I love the wharf and the boats!
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  April 7, 2011
crazzy cool! i like it
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  April 7, 2011
Heeeey congratulation for getting blogged! Keep up the awesome work!
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  April 6, 2011
Sweet MOC. You know that sink in the restroom? I made a sink with that exact same design. Weird. Just to give a little constructive critism, the dog house could have been bigger. Great MOC overall though.
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  April 6, 2011
This is a fantastic build. So many details to explore. I like the wood cutting tools and the interior. And the cutters!
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  April 6, 2011
Wow! This is sure to be one of the highlights of the exhibition. The cutters and the building are my favorite parts, but everything about this is great.
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  April 6, 2011
Beautiful MOC with an impressive number of fantastic details.
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  April 6, 2011
Thanks to all of you for your nice comments! This one went to more than 50 "smily faces" in less than 24h. Quite a record for me. Hehe. Yes, the MOC has over-the-top details and scenes in it, as it was specifically built for an exhibition. -But I am glad that you didn´t think it was overloadet with contents. Again; Thanks for your time! :-)
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  April 5, 2011
I am both flabbergasted and speechless! And trust me for me to be speechless is a rare thing! I love the Citroen and the Volkswagon! I love the bathers and the gull! I love the interior of the shop! I love the kids playing! The painter painting the ship blew me away! 100%, A+ you more then passed your O levels! I will add you as a favorite builder as soon as I am done with this! It was a pleasure to view! Come see my humble stuff!
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  April 5, 2011
One big MOC, one amazing MOC(s), your best creation yet.
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  April 5, 2011
Absolutely fantastic, loving the detail! -Lewis
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  April 5, 2011
Great job on the whole thing. I like the shot of the guy about to put the board on the table saw. everything looks great.
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  April 5, 2011
Dude, that's One big MOC!
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  April 5, 2011
one of the most realisticly gorgeous scene i have ever seen! the retro charm hits me big time! bravo henrik!
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  April 5, 2011
One of the best dioramas/small layouts I have ever seen in Lego. There is so much atmosphere here. This thing is truly "charming"! Steffen
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  April 5, 2011
Jaw droppingly brilliant. The level of detail is mind blowing. This is my new favourite on MOCpages.
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  April 5, 2011
It may sound funny to you but what I like most about this MOC is the fact that you achieved some kind of realistic atmosphere in there. I saw many of these vehicles and boats from you before but altogether it forms a very domestic feel. In other words I'd like to be there if I was a LEGO minifig :))
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  April 5, 2011
It may sound funny to you but what I like most about this MOC is the fact that you achieved some kind of realistic atmosphere in there. I saw many of these vehicles and boats from you before but altogether it forms a very domestic feel. In other words I'd like to be there if I was a LEGO minifig :))
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  April 5, 2011
Awesome! Great details!
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  April 5, 2011
So much detail! Everything is simply brilliant. To name a few: The boat hulls, the truck, the Citroën, the building, etc... Love to see what you are comming up with next :) Regards, KJ
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  April 5, 2011
What a lovely and romantic MOC you've made. On the one side you've built great industry with a lot of detail, showing real craftmenship both on your side and that of the wharf personel, and on the other hand you've put some idyllic scenes in there. Great job! On of my all time favorite MOCs.
Henrik Hoexbroe
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Connor Nandell
  April 4, 2011
Ideas... HEY PLEASE, PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP!!! http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/16538.
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  April 4, 2011
Looks great! I can almost smell the salt air!
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  April 4, 2011
This is beautiful! I love your work!
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  April 4, 2011
Wow, so much detail! I'm thoroughly impressed!
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  April 4, 2011
Wow! That must have took a LOT of time to build. Can you please comment on my Ferrari F40 LM? Thank you.
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  April 4, 2011
Wow! That must have took a LOT of time to build. Can you please comment on my Ferrari F40 LM? Thank you.
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  April 4, 2011
I just love your VW bus! This was such a joy to peruse, picking out all of the great details that you highlighted so well. Fantastic display.~H
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  April 4, 2011
Beautiful! So much detail, it's incredible. I really like your base also, great work with the water and the shore. Fantastic!
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  April 4, 2011
Gorgeous! So much to admire here.. and all the better for having a 2CV in it :-)
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  April 4, 2011
Your cars and boats are astonishing, great to see them in this nice lego-built environment
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  April 4, 2011
This is absolutely awesome, Henrik! I now why you're in my favorite builders!
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  April 4, 2011
Tonnes to look at and enjoy.
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  April 4, 2011
This is absoluty beautiful !!!! No words !!!
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  April 4, 2011
Lots of details, and ships, and cars, and scenes ... Wow wow and wow.
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  April 4, 2011
Wow. This is great. There are so many details in this that would be an outstanding build on their own. Together these are just awesome. This is better than 5/5!
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  April 4, 2011
Dude... This is so beautiful I'd give it two fives if I could.
 
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