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21313-1 Ship in a Bottle


Ship in a Bottle

Ship in a Bottle is LEGO set 21313-1. It has a score of 86. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 3 reviews, based on 9 scored reviews and 15 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 21.93% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2018, and it is categorised in Ideas.

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Average rating



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Indifference 56%




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Price Per Part (PPP)

Average PPP for System in 2018 is 0.14. PPP for this set is 0.07, which is better.

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Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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Review breakdown

Scored reviews Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 → 96 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: yes 9.5 / 10 → 95 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 92 / 100 → 92 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.43 / 5 → 89 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Brick Fanatics Recommendation: meh 3.7 / 5 → 74 / 100

BricktasticBlog Recommendation: no 68 / 100 → 68 / 100

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Set information

Set ID: 21313-1
Name: Ship in a Bottle
Parts: 962

Retail price (USD):
Original: 69.99
Inflation adjusted: 71.26

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.07
Inflation adjusted: 0.07

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Recommendation: meh 4.8 / 5 from 429 reviews

Important! this is $69.99 MSRP set, but is sold out. Another production run is coming late February 2018, if you can, wait till then. This is a nice set, but is barely worth the $70 and definitely not worth an inflated markup.

This score from is an aggregate of 429 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 9.5 / 10 by kaelthas

This is a set where non LEGO fan will also like it. My father thought it was a real bottle of wine when I put it on the dinner table!

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Recommendation: yes 92 / 100

21313 Ship in a Bottle was reviewed in issue 42 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5

This is a really neat set that will look just as cool on display as a real ship in a bottle, and we suspect it's easier to get the LEGO ship inside the LEGO bottle, too. There's a lot of great detail on this set that LEGO fans will really appreciate, and it's definitely going to make a great collectible set for older builders.

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Recommendation: meh 4.43 / 5 from 171 reviews

A fun (and sometimes frustrating) build. As others have mentioned, the ship lacks detail, and maybe it was just me, but the sails fell of the mast any time I touched it. But it was a lot of fun to put together, even though my heart stopped for a second when I opened up the bag with all the small clear pieces. It's a great display piece. The 1x1 clear blue parts are a really nice touch. The stand is very cool. Overall, I'm really happy with this build!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 171 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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Recommendation: meh 3.7 / 5 by Daniel

I love that 21313 Ship in a Bottle is a stand alone model, rather than being based on a nostalgia driven license. In the end, fans' first impressions of this set will pretty much tell them whether or not to buy as this is a set that contains no hidden surprises. If you saw this model and loved the look of it, it will disappoint as it is so well executed. If you would love to have a well executed little ship to display on a shelf or the desk at work, and can stomach the price, then snap up 21313 Ship in a Bottle.

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Recommendation: no 68 / 100 by John

While that seems low for an excellent and unique set, it's only because of the lack of playability. If we were to consider the score without the play aspect, it sits in the high 80s, which is reflective of what you get.

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by Adam White

As mentioned above LEGO Ideas has provided us with a great array of sets, each vastly different from each other, but the Ship in a Bottle is by far one of the most unique and visually impressive. It's also fun to build with some great techniques and elements used. Admittedly it's a little daunting when you see all those clear pieces and various 1×1 elements, but has you see how they fit together that feeling soon passes. As with many LEGO Ideas sets, they often differ greatly from the original project and for some they feel cheated by different use of parts or sizing. I prefer that the final set is a little smaller that Jake's original vision. His initial idea is still outstanding but a these more compact size makes it a little more pleasing as a display piece.

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by CapnRex101

21313 Ship in a Bottle is an absolute delight! The shaping of the bottle and its stand is superb while the joints between the panels are far less noticeable than I was anticipating, giving an excellent view of the ship inside. Jake Sadovich's original design for the Leviathan was brilliant and the reduced scale of this model is therefore somewhat disappointing, although it still looks pretty good in my opinion and includes some interesting building techniques as well as charming detail.

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by Allen "Tormentalous" Tran

The smaller ship in turn made the bottle smaller as well. It doesn't look too bad and I do like the overall shape of it. The only gripe I have is the bottle neck which is very fragile. There is only the 4×4 round plate that goes on the window pieces and when you press down on it, it feels like you're bending the windows which you don't want to be doing. The stand is probably my favorite part of the set as it has a very stylish vintage look to it. I do like the fact that it that it's studless all around except for the decorative parts.

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by Amari

This set was made to be admired as a piece of art, not to be played with as a toy. It may be hard to build for younger LEGO fans and unfortunately you can't stage a battle with it. There are no play features or minifigures. If you are an art enthusiast or a LEGO collector, then the Ship in the Bottle set is for you. I really like this set and feel it's definitely a worthy release.

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by caperberry

A transparent bottle is an ambitious build considering the medium of LEGO bricks has its limitations, but even with all the compromises, the finished model is an impressive show of potential. The set introduces a fair amount of new parts and colours, but none that play a crucial role in the set's execution. It has definitely succeeded as a beautiful display piece, and if you are anything like those niche fans who tend to appreciate sets for the sum of their parts, I think you will find it a pleasant surprise.

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