How to Build a Lego Ship in a Bottle

How to Build a Lego Ship in a Bottle

A YouTube video created by a talented Lego craftswoman demonstrates that it takes a steady hand, some homemade tools and a whole lot of patience to build a Lego ship in a bottle.

Building cool things in Lego is hard. Building them inside empty wine bottles? Much worse. It takes skill, determination and a willingness to disturb nearby small children with outbursts of extreme profanity. Yet armed with all of the above, plus a few small Lego blocks and a jug of really cheap wine, MOCpages member Julia Morley pulled it off and unlike many other ship-in-a-bottle builders, she's not keeping her method a secret. In fact, she captured the entire building process on video.

"I designed the entire thing in Bricksmith and devised a way to build it back to front using only bricks that were able to fit through the neck of the bottle (mostly 2 pegs wide, but also plates that were 3 pegs wide)," Morley wrote on the SS Lego page, which also includes a photo of the tools she used to get the job done.

Maybe I'm an easy mark because I rarely had the patience to bother even matching brick colors in my admittedly-primitive creations, but I'm impressed. Nice work, Julia!

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Pretty cool, but god that music was annoying!

Apparently happiness runs.

pretty cool, i wouldn't really have the patience for that, no offense but a ship that size for 3 days?

sikee, i've gone on "expeditions" like that before in my lego set and i had a freakin death star of a size ship built, that took me 2-1/2 days, but still, cool shit is cool, so kudos to that.

Hey building cool things with Lego isn't hard
building cool things with Lego inside a bottle sure looks nerve racking thou, kudos for sticking with it all the way through Julia

gmaverick019:
pretty cool, i wouldn't really have the patience for that, no offense but a ship that size for 3 days?

I was thinking the same... kinda basic ship, really. Now an AT-AT in a bottle...

I used to build worlds with these things.

And then I destroyed them.

I seriously wouldn't have that much patience either. I think the bottle would meet a wall at high speed pretty early on if I attempted that...

I have to say that look somewhat more easier then building it out from toothpick or whatever they use for the ship.

I can just imagine him cursing very loudly at the last sail he was trying to put on.

The trick is to build the ship first and then build a bottle around it with those clear lego blocks.

gmaverick019:
pretty cool, i wouldn't really have the patience for that, no offense but a ship that size for 3 days?

Building the ship outside of the bottle took about 15 minutes, but the reason it took three days to build it inside was because most bricks took several attempts to get in place. I cut most of that footage (drop brick, retrieve brick, drop brick, retrieve brick). And it's not like it was three days 24 hours a day!

Sorry about the music, I can't change it now. But there is also a silent version on youtube :-)

juliamorley:

gmaverick019:
pretty cool, i wouldn't really have the patience for that, no offense but a ship that size for 3 days?

Building the ship outside of the bottle took about 15 minutes, but the reason it took three days to build it inside was because most bricks took several attempts to get in place. I cut most of that footage (drop brick, retrieve brick, drop brick, retrieve brick). And it's not like it was three days 24 hours a day!

Sorry about the music, I can't change it now. But there is also a silent version on youtube :-)

ha wow you made an account and your first post was a reply to me? that's a first for me to say.

and yeah that was early in the morning and i wasn't quite thinking straight =\ and believe me i didn't mean to under appreciate the work, like i said i would never have the patience for doing that!

also, welcome to the escapist!

Man I love lego.
It's been too long...... me-mor-iessss.....

Lego....

Man, that brings back memories. And kudos to the whoever made that video.

This was legend... Wait for it...

Dary.

 

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