LEGO’s stunning Ship in a Bottle is about to wash ashore

LEGO has probably the best fans in the world. And no wonder, when the Danish company listens to its community so closely. The LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle is further proof of that.

The original idea for the Ship in a Bottle was submitted to the LEGO Ideas platform by Jake Sadovich back in November 2016, and received the support of 10,000 other fans within two months. You can see why – it’s a real beauty, and an innovative reimagining of a classic ornament. And the LEGO team has refined it to be even better.

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The LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle (no.21313) consists of 962 pieces to build not just the ship and the bottle, but also a traditionally shaped display stand. The completed model measures over 10 x 31 x 10cm.

As we’ve come to expect from LEGO over the years, the attention to detail looks utterly fantastic. The ship model has a crow’s nest, flag, printed sails, cannon, and even gunports. The stand has a wealth of nautical touches, such as a (non-working) compass with spinning needle, as well as globe decorations and a name plaque (‘Leviathan’).

The LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle (21313) will cost £69.99/$69.99 when it goes on sale February 1, exclusively available from LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.

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