Custom LEGO intermodal container gantry crane (STS) MOC complete!

all right everyone this is it my
ship-to-shore container gantry crane is done for now I say done for now because
now custom creations are never truly done there’s always opportunities for
improvement over time but everything is working about as as well as I could ask
and it fits into the originally designed space everything is is as functional as
I would like it to be things move pretty smoothly I’ve put in just some final
details I’m gonna use this as a kind of overview video for the whole thing as
well so I will show this in my my cargo Harbor dock area to give you more
context final context for how it really works last things that I added on in
this series of videos showing progress of it being built where the little cable
reel on the side which isn’t actually hooked up exactly the way it ought to be
but it gives a good suggestion of what you would kind of expect to see and in
roughly the place you would expect to see it added a little bit of detail down
here at the bog ease just to give kind of a suggestion of the motors that
control the whole thing sliding back and forth
of course the ladder is still there and that goes up to a platform that allows
the operator to get to the cab when the cab is brought all the way back when
it’s not actually in use but that lines up right there and I just add it on a
little bit of access to the they call this the Machine room back here in the
real things this would house some of the mechanisms some of the winches and I
believe some transformers also some switch panels and such but in this case
in the model I’ve just used it to house well mostly I’ve just used it to just
have the looks you notice all of these real container gantry cranes have this
big old box there when they’re this size but I’m using it to house the the
winches of real working winches for the retractable boom so that when this thing
is not in use you can pull that up and I’ve just got the white gear off
on the side to allow that to work so it’s something like this and it just has
a single spool inside of there for that and then the other the other string the
other end of the string it’s all just one string with the other hand is just
secured inside there’s a little bit of detail inside of the Machine room but
not much but it just gives me the ability to have a place to house some of
this stuff and that’s able to come up just how much I want and when it comes
back down it’s able to allow the whole trolley system to move across smoothly
that’s just running on some simple simple wheels going across tiles so from
the top when it’s all the way back behind the machine room you can see the
little winches of the dual spool winch set up to actually lift the spreader and
also to let it down that’s all one single string and it just goes through a
bunch of effectively pulleys only move this slide it to the side to give you
one more look at all that together so as that works it’s just a single string
kind of being moved around in various ways and then this is able to do slide
all the way down basically right there I think
right there you might see is where the the joint is between the retractable
part of the boom and the stationary kind of trolley rail section there so that’s
where it separates out but when it comes back together and it’s nice and flat
it’s able to just continue straight on the cab ended up having not very much
space in it but at least it has enough space to hold one happy worker
minifigure who was the operator in there and he’s able to get in and out kind of
or at least pretend to get in and out because when this is all the way back at
the entrance section this does open up it is a full minifig in there but it is
kind of difficult to get them in and out because of just how small the space is
and this does have the the gearing inside of there and that’s
required to make everything work with the knob from the outside so nothing is
motorized here there just really is not any reasonable way to motorized any of
this with real LEGO pieces without making it much much larger or without
having just cables all over the place and huge motors that just don’t fit into
the scale of this at all oh wow one other last thing that I did was I got to
clean up the boom a little bit originally when I showed this working I
had a couple of humps here and if you just reduced that down so it’s just a a
cleaner look overall and there it is in place in my Harbor such as the Harbor is
at this point the most complete thing in this area except for the main container
ship there but this doesn’t have the most realistic of proportions I noticed
more and more as a kind of approached completion on it it ought to have a much
longer boom but this is really purpose design designed specifically to work
here it can actually accommodate a ship that is wider than this that has three
columns or rows of containers on it but not much more than that
but it is designed to be able to handle having a train line beneath it and being
able to load onto and off of a truck that can come through here and you know
obviously if I had a lot more space than I’d be able to have a whole run of those
to be able to go through but it can also service the second train track over here
these aren’t the appropriate types of cars right now but you know it’s it’s
really covering this entire yard and now with this in place and like I said
complete for an owl be able to start paving in more of this you know it’s all
very plain right now but I’ll make it look a lot more complete be able to put
in kind of the the faux lanes a little office and everything a little bit of
warehousing facility hopefully just something very small over here and then
I’ve got my whole other dock my second pier
work on as well but this was a major thing that I’d been looking forward to
having for almost four years now I believe that it’s been since I at my
previous house initially put up kind of a mock-up of just a suggestion for where
I would have at least one of these things and at that time I was thinking
of it being something much much smaller than this so it’s kind of fun that it is
has grown but I especially am happy that it does really fit into the space and it
really fills up the space and it has good utility and it was enjoyable to put
together it also didn’t even take me all that long to take it from kind of
initial mock-up for this this final push to having it nice it complete for now
there are many details that can definitely be improved on this in the
future and I’m sure that as I see little things I’ll I’ll change them here and
there but for now it is time for me to move on to other things
and kind of spread the love out a little bit you know maybe over to this other
side of course I’ve got all that as of the time of the recording of this video
that’s being built up all that terrain there and I have a whole city to build
both the the above-ground area and the below ground area as well so a lot of
projects remain to be done but at least one can take a break for now and that
leaves room in the schedule always a good thing so you better work on next
thanks for watching thanks for following along on my progress and hope to have a
chance to talk to you again very soon you

100 comments on “Custom LEGO intermodal container gantry crane (STS) MOC complete!”

  1. JANGBRiCKS says:

    Check out one of the earliest suggestions of one of these cranes coming, back in 2013!

  2. Muzaffar Zoher says:

    Nice work. Keep it coming.

  3. Jose Ramalho says:

    Seems real for its complexity and functionality. Great job!

  4. Sauron's Eye says:

    Where is worker's MUG? it's unforgivable, lego workers MUST have their mugs ALWAYS xD

  5. Ian Cawley says:

    Lego please give this man a job

  6. Tyler Bossard says:

    Good job

  7. Zombie Nerd says:

    The best lego city and mr favourite lego channel, especially when you do more work on new jang city very exciting keep it up.👍

  8. RYRY47 FTW says:

    It would make a great lego city set good work Jangbricks!

  9. Sparky Santos says:

    It works well for minifigure scale. Thanks for the videos.

  10. GuiRex1 says:

    Hey Jang, would you consider to build a subway? Is ther any possibility?

  11. Domagoj Lozina says:

    harry potter diagon alley

  12. Domagoj Lozina says:

    pleas make rewiev

  13. Frankie L. says:

    Soooo, when’s LEGO gonna call you and let this become a set?

  14. Christopher Steele says:

    Awesome Awesome Awesome Awesome custom Gentry Crane build JB: I just love the Legos custom build you create etc

  15. ABM Brickfilms says:

    LEGO needs to make another harbor set, even if it won’t be as good as yours!

  16. Farmer 1/64th says:

    Great job!

  17. T.I.M Toys says:

    you completed it!!!by the way this is very cool and realistic

  18. Carter Thiel says:

    Great work! Keep the custom builds coming!

  19. Gabedoeslife says:

    Looks good Jang

  20. Defender Prime says:

    Looking very cool, you're doing great work in your city, that crane is a super creation, well done Jang!

  21. Mica T says:

    So what are we going to see next?

  22. Matthew Curran says:

    Any way we could get a tutorial, for the rigging system for the string? Great build and video as always JANG.

  23. Malachai Jolly says:

    It looks better than a lot of construction vehicles or cranes.

  24. Malachai Jolly says:

    Is that a tie fighter sticker

  25. Luis E Morales Falcon says:

    You could make a military boat for your Space Defense Force and place it on Ideas.

  26. chef eddie says:

    To make it look like an official Lego build your technic pins should be bright blue or red and completely mess up the look of the model.

  27. Quinton Dawd says:

    Jang do you run the channel gnaj bricks???

  28. ClipsMaster Productions says:

    Cool build, Jang. Looks like it fits the space nicely.

  29. Scrox Rox says:

    I love how it actually has functionality and that there is a way for the minifigures to get up to the top.

  30. thinking_about_figures says:

    Very spool

  31. Sonderax says:

    shouldn't it have windows in the floor for seeing ships beneath you

  32. TheGeneral 737 says:

    this is the coolest moc ever as is your city i don't think i'd ever be able to do this it just mind blowing.

  33. Alan Yale says:


  34. Connor Boyd says:

    I️ love how technical he is about the construction. He seems to know so much about engineering and architecture

  35. dad daddy says:

    I wish this was a set :.(

  36. Sita van Waarde says:

    IT was great but now Its SupeRRr i like the white cap ( box ) on the top

  37. fladder1 says:

    Very nice build! The only comment i have is that you should make the tracks a bit longer so the crane can service the entire train.

  38. Thomas Smith says:

    It's beautiful. The best thing about it, this is a structure that I never really knew about before or thought about, but this MOC makes me wish it were an official Lego set, so I could build it and learn how it works, with all the pulleys and so on. You have a genius for expressing real technology in Lego, and I love all the technical and machine MOCs you produce.

  39. Oss says:

    Jang should make another crane on the other side and connect it

  40. Mirza Ninja says:


  41. Khanclansith says:

    "…some transformers,…" So that is where Optimus is hanging out?

  42. JD Studios says:

    I'm not a city fan but I do really like this build well done jang

  43. Jermaine DeBerry says:

    Make it into a LEGO Idea Set plzz

  44. Trucker Bacon says:

    Ok now that is just pure awesomeness I’ve been trying to make one for months now you’ve given me a good idea great job!!

  45. Officer JOEY316 says:

    I know this is dumb but my favorite part is the ladder and platform for the Minifigures instead of using your “imagination” to pretend they magically got up there!

  46. Mr. Moc says:

    Please change your police station! It looks so bland now compared to the other buildings.

  47. Skaboboe Skabloboe says:

    Can you make a video on the sandcrawler from 2005 👍

  48. You'reDoingItWrong says:

    Great job, it looks fantastic! I love how the machine room is a different color than the rest of the crane. I honestly didn't even notice the addition of it in this video until you started to talk about it. Either I just wasn't paying attention or the look of it is so perfect to what you would actually see on the real thing that I naturally didn't notice it.

  49. Skaboboe Skabloboe says:

    Also this is awsome

  50. Mario Velez says:

    the machine room houses Transformers? cool!

  51. russiablowtorch says:

    Jangbricks! Awesome video! When you finish his project you should make USPS post office in your city!

  52. keleawe toaofmetal says:

    it is so good I thought it was a set

  53. ZG Brickfilms says:

    I’m not a huge expert on anything related to ships or containers, but this MOC looks awesome!

  54. Echo's Datacore says:

    Love this moc.

  55. James LeBaron says:

    You should build a planetary defense force heavy cruiser/battleship.

  56. Heath Wells says:

    Are you ever going to make stop-motion videos of goings-on in your town? This crane would be great to see in action in such a video clip!

  57. gnexjeff says:

    Simply awesome. Your creations always provide such awe and inspiration.

  58. NickKnacks says:

    What camera/accessory do you use to keep your filming so steady and smooth?

  59. Cactus Cooler says:

    Very nice build.

  60. DC Brixxton says:

    Looking goof JANG. keep up the quality work!

  61. David Yin says:

    I'm always inspired by his builds but I don't have the patience and pieces

  62. Giant Holy Winky Of Lord Father Cheesus Christ says:

    That’s metallic tan

  63. Bartosz Krawczyk says:

    Build PKP EU07 locomotive

  64. Mason Hemmings says:

    It looks…..AMAZING!!!!!!😄

  65. Xaiden Santos says:

    Jang can you show us the place you build at

  66. klaszczbass says:

    maybe You can move lifting mechanize to this upper white section ? and also to add movement of whole bogie also there ? maybe some simple string can work ? also it will be better to control all just from one place – this white building ? any way great work and very nice moc.

  67. Thirdy Guy Productions says:

    Lego Juniors Zane Boat🚣🚣🚣 Pursuit!!!!!!!!!

  68. Chicken Noodle, leader of qwebble says:

    war of the worlds!

  69. To Pixelated says:

    This looks really good to be a Lego ideas set!! Really cool crane and keep up the cool MOC's!! 😀

  70. CanadianPickle says:


  71. G. S. says:

    truly beautiful

  72. slolx50 says:

    The engineering and design on this MOC is INCREDIBLE!
    Truly top notch Jang!

  73. Thomas Postgate says:

    Nice audio

  74. Mr Classic says:

    Great work Jang! Reminds me of the classic 7823 Container Crane Depot from 1986.

  75. Adam Phelan says:

    6:24 What are foe lanes?

  76. Lego Boss Studios says:

    How do you get up?

  77. Jal Champ says:

    Very Cool! ❤️ the overall design and working.

  78. Tedi47 says:

    It looks great Jang!

  79. Jan Lončarić says:

    in front of that u can make ferry port

  80. Vladimir Chervenkov says:

    Great work, JANG! I love the machine room you added

  81. Bricks On says:

    This is one great crane! Very detailed and very realistic!

  82. insiderLEGO says:

    Like how it can lift containers from trains

  83. STIGCRAFTER says:

    Did you add a uv lens filter on the camera? Been noticing the colouring on the translucent pieces recently, and pretty sure that would cause it.

  84. UrSuS says:

    I was checking your first video of this MOC where you were showing wheels and rails. How did you manage to put rail wheels on that rail? The middle upper section of rail part 3228 is larger than the section of 4870 wheels holder part and it can fit in beetween the wheels. Here is the screenshot of what I mean:

  85. place name here says:

    gta 5.

  86. Gabriel Alfred says:

    Jang it looks perfect just the way it is

  87. Sam Flynn says:

    Is it just me or should jang Work for Lego build some pretty awesome things and I would love to have this in my lego city and it would also be super cool if his container ship Was a official set

  88. BulletNoseBetty says:


  89. Tze'Yo Toh says:

    Still no toilet?!

  90. Karin Mulder says:

    Hey Jangbricks can you do how to do / how to build videos?

  91. Oliver George says:

    How long did it take do put all the strings in the right order??

  92. TomClips says:

    I want that in a set!!!😁

  93. Weapon_X_Wolverine says:

    Very cool. I love the look overall. I think my favorite part is the round vent on the roof of the engine room. Shows all of the details you have added.

  94. Joey Blanchard says:

    That’s pretty cool. LEGO usually wimps out when they add them to sets, but you really went for it. Good job jang!

  95. Enraged Entertainment says:

    Transformers = Power Transformers

    Not the vechile Transformers.

  96. Drew Atha says:

    Reminds me of iron man 3

  97. Влад Даншин says:

    What price

  98. kanaka gusasi says:

    Speed build?

  99. 魏晓阳 says:

    Hello, may I buy this? Or part of this? Many thanks for your time~

  100. Thegamebird says:

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