The ship in a bottle has long been something of a crafting enigma; how did it get in there. Well, Lego has launched its own take, with the arrival of the Lego Ideas: Ship in a Bottle offering budding builders the opportunity to showcase their craftsmanship skills with this timeless tradition.
The nostalgic, nautical creation featuring a detailed Lego ship with impressive Lego brick-built bottle and display stand – will be the latest addition to the Lego Ideas collection. Created by Lego fan designer Jake Sadovich (US), the design was inspired by an actual ship in a bottle that he had built a few years earlier, taking on the challenge of recreating his original piece through his passion for Lego bricks.
Available from 1st February, the 962 piece model comes complete with an intricately designed ship, grandly named ’Leviathan’. The ship features a multitude of traditional nautical elements including, decorated compass, a captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest, a raised deck at the stern, as well as printed sails and the ship’s own individual flag.
Measuring over 3″ (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep, the Lego brick-built model features a detailed, buildable cork with a NEW wax-seal-style element to avoid any unwanted leaks whilst floating on the seven seas, and over 280 translucent-blue water elements inside.
Once complete, the creation can be showcased in all its glory on a bespoke display stand featuring a range of intricate elements, to take your build to the next level. The display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-coloured needle, 2 globe elements and gold-coloured detailing.
Lego Ideas offers fans the opportunity to put forward their Lego creation ideas to be in with the chance to have their concept brought to market with the help of Lego master designers and a share of the profits. Fans can submit their ideas at ideas.Lego.com/dashboard
Available directly from Lego Retail from 1st February for £69.99 at www.shop.Lego.com/Shipinabottle