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Lighthouse in a Bottle
A microscale version of the German lighthouse "Westerheversand" built in a bottle.
About this creation
I definitely left my comfort zone for this one. My Dad is a lighthouse fan and travels a lot to take photos of these unique buildings. For his birthday my mother had the idea to build a LEGO lighthouse in a bottle just like I had done with my Lamborghini Countach.

I picked the lighthouse "Westerheversand" because it is one of the most beautiful and famous German lighthouses and one of my dad's favourites.

Microscale buildings are far away from my comfort zone. Considering that, the design process was a lot a fun. Just like for the Countach I build modules small enough to go through the bottleneck and then mounted them inside. These are the modules:


The most difficult part was to find a bottle in which I could build the model. It had to have an almost square shape in the front view and a big bottleneck for the Technic "belt wheel" I used for two platforms. A Whiskey bottle had the right size for the lighthouse but the opening of the bottleneck was smaller than it looked from the outside.

So I had to cut off a part of the bottleneck to get a bigger opening:


The opening now is just big enough for this wheel:


And this is the result:


Another front view, now with some daylight:


And a rear view:



This is my micro scale LEGO lighthouse "Westerheversand" built in a bottle.
I hope you like it :-))

Oh, I almost forgot this:
A Happy New Year to all of you :-))



Comments

 I like it 
  June 22, 2014
omg it is so cool!:D
 I made it 
  September 25, 2013
Quoting Locutus 666 And you want to tell us, your not good in micro scale...^^ What a lie! :D
No, it just was out of my comfort zone ;-)) I was quite satisfied with the result, though :-))
 I like it 
  September 25, 2013
And you want to tell us, your not good in micro scale...^^ What a lie! :D
 I like it 
  August 23, 2013
Cool!!!!!
 I made it 
  August 23, 2013
Quoting Brick Boy Whoa! How'd you get it in there? ...
Chopsticks ;-)) If you know how to eat with them, then it's not too difficult moving the modules of the model.
 I like it 
  August 23, 2013
Whoa! How'd you get it in there? It's a beautiful piece, and I'd be proud to display it on my LEGO shelf anyway! -Brick Boy
 I like it 
  January 28, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  January 12, 2013
Wow Nils, this is absolute awesome! I'm really excited because this is a fantastic idea and the lighthouse is one of my favorites in real life. Love our German lighthouses. Great work my friend :)
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  January 12, 2013
Very cool, great idea!
 I like it 
  January 5, 2013
Great idea! I like it very much.
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  January 4, 2013
I'm pretty sure that hasn't been done before... it's a lovely thing and a very thoughtful present.
 I like it 
  January 3, 2013
Hi Nils! Happy new year to you and your family, too! I think, it's a great present for your father and a great idea from your mother! Nice job! :)
Nils O.
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Chris Melby
  January 2, 2013
Super clever, with a great end result!. YOu should throw that on Cuusoo! Z
 I like it 
  January 2, 2013
Sweet!
 I like it 
  January 2, 2013
Great work!
 I like it 
  January 2, 2013
Very cool!
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) Fantastic! But... where's the video of you building?! :)
Video is not really my thing, I like photos a lot more. And it's nerve wrecking enough to build such a tricky thing without a rolling camera. But building was easier than I thought, a lot easier than the Lambo. I used a pair of chopsticks and a 10x10mm U shaped aluminium profile. Once the houses were connected to the baseplates, I only had to position the lighthouse...
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
wow nice, i want to see you build it though!
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  January 1, 2013
Fantastic! But... where's the video of you building?! :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
I like it. Not much else to say. It's a great miniscale lighthouse in a bottle.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Excellent model, The LEGO lighthouse is great, and the effect in the bottle is really cool! :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
This is so cool, though I can't build LEGO®-stuff in a bottle :) You can do it! Lucky you the wheel fits... just :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
That's a beautiful present. Happy new year.
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting Alex B ... I'm sure your Dad will love it! ...
Yes, he did :-)) I didn't have the bottle for his birthday, though. I gave it to him built in a bigger glass and kept on looking for bottles.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
An excellent idea for a thoughtful gift. -LB Senior
 I made it 
  January 1, 2013
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera ... I hope you enjoyed building it as much as you enjoyed drinking the whiskey ;-) ...
The whiskey wasn't bad at all and it was great with Cola ;-)) But I have to say that I prefer an Islay Single Malt instead :-))
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Very nice! Looks clean and tidy.
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Amazing build and a very thoughtful present! I'm sure your Dad will love it and it will take a prided place in his house. I hope you enjoyed building it as much as you enjoyed drinking the whiskey ;-) Happy New Year Nils!
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Nils this is totally crazy awesome, I love it. I think this is out of everybody's comfort zone. Brilliant. Happy new year buddy :)
 I like it 
  January 1, 2013
Wow, That is crazy! I'm sure your Dad will love it! Happy New Year! :-)
 
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