The ship in a bottle has been given a new lease of life, this time in Lego form.
The LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle is based on an idea submitted by a fan of the plastic brick called Jake Sadovich. He sent to the Ideas platform back in November 2016.
The nautical-themed box contains 962 pieces split across six bags; 284 of those bricks are transparent blue 1×1 round plates that do nothing apart from giving it a sea affect.
There are 167 steps to construct the ship. The first bag of pieces took less than half an hour to build. The Ship features a raised deck at the stern, captain’s quarters, 6 cannons, 3 masts, a crow’s nest and assorted elements including printed sails and the ship’s flag.
The bottle takes around 40 minutes to put all the pieces together. It features a detailed, buildable cork with new-for-February 2018 wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
The display stand took another 30 minutes to build. 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.
Once completed the ship display looks really nice with some great details. It is a beautiful model and worth the money.
It costs £69.99 and is exclusively available from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.