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 built 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 :-))
A masterpiece, Nils. Even after cutting, the neck of your bottle has a significantly smaller bore than that of the bottle used for my Tug-in-a-Jug. I can only imagine how much fiddling it took to get this thing built. Rendering of the lighthouse and grounds is superb.
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...
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!