LEGO ship in a bottle


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/10/lego-ship-in-a-bottle.html


#2

So do these people who submit designs to lego get some sort of royalty off of the sales? Or just a flat rate?


#3

From the “How It Works” page:

Projects selected in the LEGO Review go into production. You give input to our professional LEGO designers, whose job it is to create the final set based on your project. Once complete, it goes to the factory, then it’s shipped around the world and released for sale. You’re featured in set materials, receive a royalty on sales, and are recognized as the product creator. Your supporters can now own the LEGO set they helped make happen on LEGO Ideas.


#4

Huh. Thanks bro!


#5

This is a really nice set, i imagine the unique parts alone for the bottle would be worth something to builders.


#6

If you can’t wait for this set and need a bunch of trans-clear pieces, this is the list for you: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&v=1&colorPart=12


#7

This is very cool, but now it’s got me thinking about how you could build a lego ship inside an actual glass bottle (rather than a lego bottle, which is kind of cheating around of the concept of a ship in a bottle…)


#8

This is what I was wondering… I think the solution would be:


#9

I dunno. This seems to be based on bricks so heavily customized that you literally can’t make anything other than the exact model in the instructions. Wouldn’t it be better as a Gakken kit or Playmobil model, without all the superfluous Lego noise in the finished product?


#10

Is Lego still used as a currency among criminals? When I read about this a few years ago it seemed so cyberpunk. There don’t seem to be any current news stories about it, so maybe it has been replaced by bitcoin.


#11

Neat but doesn’t scratch my LEGO Pirate ship itch.


#12

Or tentacles.


#13

Looks like there’s at least a dozen different ships they’ve done over the years


#14

Classic Pirates and a few from the Pirates of the Caribbean license. Thanks to various bricklink sellers I’ve also obtained plenty of hull, mast and sail parts for building my own custom ships.


#15

Picard approves


#16

I think the “Leviathan” they’re referring to is this one? http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17025.0

Not sure, it’s not a great match, so either many liberties have been taken, or they just made a ship up and called it Leviathan.


#17

Yarr! That be great.


#18

O’Brien is such a brown-nose! :smiley:


#19

i want this.


#20