First Look: LEGO’s Ship in a Bottle Set is Amazing!

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

February 2, 2018

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The latest LEGO set to hit the market is about to wash ashore. With all of the creativity and ingenuity that we have come to love from the Danish brand, LEGO’s Ship in a Bottle set is really amazing!

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The 962-piece LEGO Ship in a Bottle set features a highly detailed ship which then sits into a brick-built bottle and on a display stand. Priced at €84.99/£69.99/$69.99, the set is available directly from the LEGO store.

LEGO's Ship in a Bottle setThe ship itself features an incredible level of detail – including a raised deck at the stern, Captain’s quarters, six cannons, three masts, a crow’s nest, and even printed sails.

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The bottle features a buildable cork stopper – and even a wax seal-type element for ‘sealing’ the bottle. And don’t forget the necessary water (comprised of 280 translucent blue bricks) for the ship to sail in!

Now that the ship is in the bottle, it’s time to display it – just like the real thing. The level of detail continues with a ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in compass (non-functioning), two globe elements and intricate gold detailing.

We love this video which shows the ingenuity of the Ship in a Bottle set – in true LEGO style!

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How Does LEGO Ideas work?

The LEGO Ship in a Bottle set was a created by LEGO fan Jake Sadovich, who was inspired by an actual ship in a bottle that he had built in the past. He decided to build a replica in LEGO brick form and submitted it to LEGO Ideas – his creation reached the qualifying 10,000 votes, was reviewed and ultimately created by LEGO for the retail market.

Jake said he wanted LEGO fans to have “the satisfaction of a challenging build. as well as the enjoyment of a beautiful display piece”.

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Do You Have an Idea for a New LEGO Set?

You can follow in Jake’s footsteps and submit your idea here – all you have to do is build and photograph your suggestion, write a convincing argument for it to be chosen, then get 10,000 online supporters for your idea to send it to the next stage.

If your idea reaches this point, it will be submitted to the LEGO Review Board. This board of designers and marketing experts decide which ideas get turned into reality. You never know, you could be the next LEGO superstar!

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Will LEGO’s Ship in a Bottle set be on your wishlist? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: February 2nd, 2018 / Categories: Things To Do / Last Updated: April 1st, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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