LEGO has officially unveiled the final design for the next LEGO Ideas set, 21313 Ship in a Bottle. Designed by LEGO fan Jacob Sadovich, the set will include 962 pieces and retail for $69.99 (US) beginning on February 1, 2018.
The ship, bottle, and stand are all separate builds.
The bottle is built from lots of curved trans-clear pieces.
The miniature ship, the Leviathan, is highly detailed, with printed flag pieces for the sails.
Here’s the full press release:
21313 LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle
Ages 10+. 962 pieces.
US $69.99 – CA $89.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 599.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Create a timeless classic with LEGO® bricks!
Show you are a true craftsman when you create a Ship in a Bottle with LEGO® bricks! Build this beautiful ship named ‘Leviathan’, including the captain’s quarters, masts, crow’s nest, sails, flag and 6 cannons. Place it inside the brick-built bottle, featuring a buildable cork and wax seal. Then showcase your nostalgic, nautical creation on the display stand, complete with the ship’s nameplate and a compass with a spinning needle.
- Features a LEGO® brick-built bottle, ship and a display stand.
- Bottle features a detailed, buildable cork with NEW wax-seal-style element and over 280 translucent-blue, water-style elements inside.
- 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.
- Display stand features the ship’s ‘Leviathan’ nameplate, a built-in ‘compass’ (non-functioning) with detailed compass rose and spinning gold-colored needle, 2 globe elements and gold-colored detailing.
- Includes a booklet with building instructions, plus information about the set’s fan creator and LEGO® designers.
- Bottle on stand measures over 3″ (10cm) high, 12” (31cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
- Ship measures over 3″ (8cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide.
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning February 1, 2018
The original version is so much better because the bottle was bigger and so was the ship, which carried more details than this simpler version. I’ll buy it anyway but I’m a bit disappointed by the final set compared to the original design.
I was hoping for the Black Pearl, combining both the ship in the bottle AND the Disney licensing.
Agreed. The bottle and stand look more polished but the ship was neutered as a result. This strays a bit more from the submission than past releases and it has taken me from a definite purchase to a maybe (and that only to support the concept)
I like that this isn’t a licensed Ideas set but it’s just not for me. The printed flags and the brick built compass do look really neat though.
This is going to tank. Too much was lost in translation. I don’t know how they would have done it with system pieces (maybe some sort of cape variant,) but mini cloth sails and line for rigging would have gone a long way in giving that ship some life. Also, all the seams where the bottle pieces join in the middle look like hell, as well. If anything called for a custom single wrap-around piece, that was it. It’s too bad, as the stand looks really good.
I understand people’s grievances with this set compared to the original, but I personally perfer this version though. Either way its still an awesome set!.
too expensive for me
I don’t know guys, this looks much cleaner I think than the original model and closer to the size of what I think is a standard bottle. The bottle has fewer seams. The cork looks better. The stand looks better. I’ll agree the ship suffers at the smaller scale. They should have added some string and come up with a better solution for the cannons, otherwise it looks pretty darn good. I’ll still pass on it, but for what it is it is pretty nice.
The original concept is fantastic and very appealing. BUT it seems like that’s all that survived. The set ship itself is wretched in comparison to the original design. Truly laughable. Overpriced too, since about 100 of the pieces are just those little blue discs. I might buy this at 20% off but not even sure then. I would love to know LEGO’s rationale in butchering this set.