Review: LEGO® 21313 – Ship in a Bottle

We got this set some time ago at a pretty neat discount and we were anxious to start building it, since it was meant as an addition to our newest bookcase! I’ve always loved ships in bottles, but the LEGO version is a whole lot more awesome, since we’re such LEGO lovers, of course 😉

One thing I really loved about this box is that it folds open! Something you don’t see with most other sets. I really hope LEGO will produce more boxes like these, since you won’t have to rip apart the carton to open the box.

The set contains several bags and for all four stages of the building process. As you can see, stage three contains only the transparent blue studs…

After completing the first stage, you’ll have completed building the ship that goes into the bottle. The ship is a really cool minibuild and uses very small parts. This was also a bit irritating at times, but the end result looks really cool! It’s amazing how much detail such a little ship can hold!

During the second stage of building, you’ll complete the bottom half of the bottle and end up inserting the ship, for which there’s a special place where you can place it neatly, so it’s stuck firmly in the middle of the bottle. Then comes the hardest part of any LEGO set ever!

A whopping total of 284 clear blue studs go into the bottle in stage three! The sound it makes is a delight to your ears 😉 This was probably the strangest and coolest thing to do in any LEGO set I have ever done, haha.

The end result of stage three! 😉

The last stage is about finishing the top of the bottle and the stand on which you’re going to place the bottle. I think this part took the longest, probably.

And here it is, the end result! Such a lovely build! You will probably see the ship in the bottle pop up in our pictures on Instagram as well! It really makes for a perfect decoration piece in a bookcase, or a desk!

Overall we’ve been busy for about three hours building the ship in a bottle. It really is a very nice set and the displayability of the set is awesome! The amount of detail is really good too and I would really recommend this set to everyone who wants a nice decorative addition to a bookcase, desk or showcase!

Overall score: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Pricing: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Building fun: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 🌟

Displayability: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Leg godt, play well!

-Bren & Jeffrey

2 replies »

  1. Jeffrey, How impressive…a Lego ship in a bottle! And you did it in three hours! I am sure other people would need more time to do this! How “cool” is pouring in the water! I must send your post to my son for our grandsons! What a collection you must have displayed in your house! –That could be a post right there showing them all in photos!!! Phil


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