Comparing LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) to Original Project

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

Yesterday, LEGO announced the new LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) and today we take a look at some of the differences between the official set and the project that was proposed. The original project by Jake Sadovich had about 1,800 pieces with the whole bottle being 15 1/2″ long, 9″ tall, and 7″ wide. The set that is coming out in February is quite smaller with the dimensions of the bottle on the stand being 3″ tall, 12″ wide, and 3″ deep.

The piece count comes in at 962 pieces which is about half of what the project consisted of. Keep in mind that there are over 280 trans-light blue studs used for the water so there are around 682 actual pieces used for the ship and the bottle.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

The Leviathan itself is much smaller and does not include any rigging like the original Leviathan had. It looks okay but it doesn’t have the beauty that the submitted one had. I’m sure fans already have plans to modify or change out the ship when the set is released.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

The bottle, however, looks better than the original one. The bottle neck and the cork looks great and it wax seal gives it more detailing. I feel the bottle itself look more structually sound using some larger window pieces instead of the 1x4x3 window pieces.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

The stand looks similar but the official one has more of a classy and refined look to it. The compass in the middle as more to the depth of the stand and the Leviathan nameplate adds a nice touch. Both the project and the set has have the two globes on the sides.

LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313)

Did you feel that LEGO strayed too much from the original idea for the Ship in a Bottle (21313) or was it a good compromise to keep the price down? Will you be making any changes to the set when you pick it up or will you leave it at is?


LEGO Rebrick The Great Mountain Chase Contest

LEGO Rebrick The Great Mountain Chase

LEGO Rebrick has started a new building and photography contest for a chance to win a whole wave of LEGO City sets. There will be one grand prize winner who will get the list of items below. Yes, that does say $800 shopping spree!

• 60170 Off-Road Chase
• 60171 Mountain Fugitives
• 60172 Dirt Road Pursuit
• 60173 Mountain Arrest
• 60174 Mountain Police Headquarters
• 60175 Mountain River Heist
• 60176 Wild River Escape
• $800 USD shopping spree on Shop.LEGO.com

Two runner up winners will also receive the 60174 LEGO City Mountain Police Headquarters and a $300 shopping spree on Shop.LEGO.com, and one bonus prize winner will also win the 60174 LEGO City Mountain Police Headquarters.

The contest runs until February 8th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

Bad guys are on the loose again and heading for the mountains, which means the LEGO City Mountain Police are on the case! Use LEGO bricks and clever Minifigure photography to showcase the great chase between the officers and the crooks in the mountains. It’s the classic tale of good and bad in LEGO City, here’s your chance to show us your photography and building skills!


LEGO to be Featured in The Toys That Made Us

One of the shows I’ve been enjoying on Netflix is the new documentary series, The Toys That Made Us. They’ve already shown a couple of episodes featuring some important toy lines including Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man, and G.I. Joe. I was talking to a few friends and was wondering if LEGO was going to be an episode since it was a revolutionary toy back in the day. I was skeptical because there’s so many other toys that were made in the past that may have been more popular than LEGO and it may not have made the cut.

Well it looks like I don’t have to worry about LEGO not becoming an episode because it looks like the company will be featured in one of the upcoming episodes of season two. It’ll be a while for the episode to air on Netflix because they’ve stated on their Facebook Page that it will be about four months before the show resumes.

In other news, it looks like they may have gotten some shots from Bricks LA this past weekend because I see fellow SandLUG member Miro Dudas being featured in one of their photos. I wonder if they have also taken a trip to Billund for some shots of the LEGO headquarters for the episode as well.

**Via Polygon**


LEGO Ideas Ship in a Bottle (21313) Officially Announced

LEGO has officially revealed the next LEGO Ideas set that will be available in stores and on [email protected] and that is the Ship in a Bottle. Retailing at US $69.99 – CA $89.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 599.00 DKK, the set has 962 pieces and will be available starting on February 1. There will be no VIP early access for it.

The original Ship in a Bottle project by JakeSadovich77 achieved 10,000 supporters back in Dec 23, 2016. The design of the set is a little smaller than the one proposed due mainly with the ship and the bottle itself. It’s hard to tell but I think the 2×2 wax seal tile and the 2×4 Leviathan nameplate tile are printed pieces. Check out more details and images of the set below.

21313 LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle

Ages 10+. 962pieces.

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.


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2018 Black Panther Amazon Sales

Marvel’s Black Panther comes out next month and LEGO has released a couple of sets to accompany the movie. They were officially available at the beginning of the year but they are already on sale on Amazon.

The Rhino Face-Off by the Mine (76099) is on sale for $15.99 which is 20% off the regular price of $19.99. This makes the set even more attractive with the all the minifigures being exclusive along with the rhino legs and the new track pieces.

The Royal Talon Fighter Attack (76100) is also on sale for $23.99 (20% off) from the normal price of $29.99. Again, all of the minifigures are exclusive.


LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Available Again in US/Canada

I posted this on social media but I feel I should make a real post for it for more reach. The LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) is now available again for purchase in the US as well as in Canada on [email protected] I’m not sure much inventory LEGO has at this point but I’ve already had a few readers pick it up. Too bad there’s no more of the black VIP cards to go with it.

USA | Canada


LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) Toys R Us Promotion

LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) Toys R Us

As expected, the LEGO Star Wars DJ (40298) minifigure polybag is now available at Toys R Us as a promotional item. You can get it, in store only, with a purchase of $30 or more and the promo runs until Sunday. If you’re lucky, you can buy it outright for $5.99 each. It all depends on if the manager on duty allows it through. If you can’t find it, the item number is 379276.

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