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The Octan logo as seen on the LEGO tile.

Octan is a fictitious super corporation that started as a gas station brand that frequently appears in LEGO sets and media of various themes. It was introduced in 1992. Before this time, Shell, Exxon and Esso were the common gasoline brands featured in LEGO sets. Octan also appears in DUPLO, 4 Juniors, Model Team and TECHNIC sets, in addition to traditional System models, and makes appearances in LEGO video games, such as the LEGO Island, LEGO City Undercover, and LEGO DC Super-Villains. In The LEGO Movie, it appears very frequently because its owner, President Business, is the movie's primary antagonist.

History[]

Octan was designed by Torben Skov and first appeared in two LEGO System sets from 1992: a gas station (6397 Gas N' Wash Express) and a tanker truck (6594 Gas Transit). In the following year the Octan logo appeared also in racing themed sets and on a rail tanker. 1994 brought the first appearances of Octan outside of System, in a DUPLO set, 2621 Motocross Racer, and an alternative model of the TECHNIC set 8880 Super Car. Both were racing vehicles sponsored by Octan. The word "Octan" is a play on the name of the chemical octane, which is the core component of gasoline.

Since its introduction, Octan regularly reappeared as the only gasoline brand seen in LEGO releases, except some Shell promotional sets from 1999.

Octan remains the primary sponsor for the Moose Jaw Octan Oilers of the LEGO Major Junior Hockey League.

In 2009, the name Octan Energy appeared on the wind turbine found in 7747 Wind Turbine Transport which reveals that the company has expanded from petrochemical fuels into renewable energy.

In 2012, LEGO released a new Octan tanker set where the "Energy" part of the logo was even bigger than the main Octan symbol itself, suggesting that the company might be trying to 'go green'.

In The LEGO Movie, Octan is a large corporation which creates a large number of products and technology in the universe. President Business is the president of the company and the world.

Sets[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
1890-11890Octan Racer471 1992
19901990Octan F1 Race Car351 1993
3091-Big Gas Truck3091Big Gas Truck41 DUPLO figure 2001
3180-23180Tank Truck222Driver$19.99 / €19.99December 30, 2009 (UK) May 27, 2010 (US)
4207 alt14207City Garage9335$99.99 / €99.99May 2012
4537-1-14537Twin Tank Transporter1741 1993
4655-14655Quick Fix Station101Gas Station Attendant, Jack Stone (Minifigure)$25.002003
5605-b5605Tanker Truck17Octan Truck Driver$24.992008
6335 Indy Transport6335Indy Transport384Turbo Charger, Mandy the Mechanic, Eddie Octane$33.001996
6337 Fast Track Finish6337Fast Track Finish329Spectator (x2), Mandy the Mechanic, Turbo Charger, Eddie Octane, Mechanic$44.001996
6341 Gas N Go Flyer6341Gas N' Go Flyer922$13.251994
6397 Gas N' Wash Express6397Gas N' Wash Express4533 1992
6472 Gas N' Wash Express6472Gas N' Wash Express4613$49.99 / €49.992001
6515 Stunt Copter6515Stunt Copter321 1994
6539 Victory Cup Racers6539Victory Cup Racers4364 1993
6453 Sail N' Fly Marina6543Sail N' Fly Marina694Marina Worker (x6), Eddie Octane$85.001994
Slick Racer6546Slick Racer39Eddie Octane$4.501996
6548 Octan Gas Station6548Octan Gas Station1253$24.001997
6562 Gas Stop Shop6562Gas Stop Shop2163$24.501995
Set65946594Gas Transit1201 1992
Mag Racer6648Mag Racer621 1992
6663-16663Wave Rebel741 1993
Lego77477747Wind Turbine Transport444Truck Driver, Person$59.99 / €59.99August 2009
7993 Service Station7993Service Station4023$39.99 / €37.992007
Octan Tanker10016Tanker128$19.992001
1018410184Town Plan1981 $149.992008
Lego tank truck60016Tanker Truck1911$19.99 / €19.992013
60025 alt1.jpg60025Grand Prix Truck3153$29.99 / €29.992013
60053-160053Race Car1001$9.99 / €9.992014; December 2013 (US)
60115 alt1601154x4 Off-Roader1762$19.992016
30314-130314Go-Kart Racer45$5.99January 2015
60178 alt160178Speed Record Car78Driver$9.99 / €9.99January 2018
2013-LEGO-City-Advent-Calendar-60024-Box60024City Advent Calendar2448$29.99 / €19.992013 '"`UNIQ--ref-00000002-QINU`"'


Sets by type

Gas stations

Transport vehicles


Octan as sponsor[]

In the LEGO universe, Octan also appears as a sponsor for various racing events and as such its logo was featured prominently on race tracks and vehicles and also appears on race team clothes and Octan staff clothes as well.

Sets involving Racing events sponsored by Octan
Vehicles sponsored by Octan
Other sports events sponsored by Octan

Other appearances[]


Notes[]

  • The logo consists of a red and green oval shape and the word Octan, with the first two letters in red and the last three in green.
  • There are containers in some LEGO sets that have the Octan imprint on it.
  • In The LEGO Movie, President Business is the president of Octan.
  • The Skull Twins from the 2009 Space Police III theme have octan printed on their uniforms, which hints the Octan Corporation may have some involvement with criminal activity within the universe of LEGO (or at least within the universe Space Police is set).
  • Although a fictional brand, Octane is a gasoline rating system, and a hydrocarbon in real life with the molecular formula C8H18.
  • Internet users found several real-life Octan gas stations in Russia, their owner is unknown.

See also[]

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