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Countach in a Bottle (4-wide)
A 4-wide Lamborghini Countach LP400 built in a bottle
About this creation
I got the inspiration for this when I saw the Ship-in-a-bottle built by Jeremy Moody and I thought: "I have to build a car in a bottle". That was about 2 1/2 months ago and this was my secret project for this time. I wanted to be the first one to do this ;-)


I didn't change the exterior design of the LP400, only the colour and the "underware". Yellow was an official colour for the LP400, some of the first models were painted yellow. So I chose this colour. I'd like to build a white one, but one of the main parts, the 1x2 "cheese wedge" with grill doesn't exist in white, yet.


This one is modular, as the whole model doesn't go through the bottleneck. So, these are the modules which had to go though the bottleneck one by one.


Meanwhile I was looking for the right bottle. It had to have the right size, not too small and not too big. And it had to have a (more ore less) square cross section. And the bottleneck had to be big enough to get at least the wheels through it.


The first three modules mounted together. Up to this point the building was quite easy.


The rear end and rear axle mounted. On this photo you can see the biggest difficulty during the building: The "dimples" on the sides of the bottle make the interior almost round. It was almost impossible to fix the model to connect some of the modules.


I thought the side panels would be difficult to mount, but these just snapped into their place, to my great delight, I have to say. The front end instead, was like a pain in the $%& to mount. Everytime I wanted to fix it, something flipped away and it didn't connect. I tried that for more than two hours until I came up with the idea to build a special tool for it. I'll show that one on one of the following photos.


Yes, it's done. Poooh, that was tough!


A look through the bottleneck.


If you think, that opening is big, here's LEGO Nils crawling through it :-)) I still have to admit, that the bottleneck for Jeremy's Ship-in-a-bottle was a lot smaller. So if you like this model, please take a look at his one, too. It's just amzing.


Side view: You can see that the Lambo just fits into the bottle. There's no big gap in the length.


Rear view: You can see it's a 0,35 litre bottle, half of the content of a whine bottle. I don't know how much this is in anglo-american units. I only know a pint is more ore less 0,5 litres and I think that's all I need to know :-))


The seperated twins...


And these are the tools I used to build this one: A pair of chopsticks, some long plates mounted as a stick and the special tool I mentioned earlier: Two joined Technic beams with a connector peg. The knob of the connector peg connected to the front end and made it possible to locate the front end exactly where it had to go. Meanwhile I used one of the chopsticks to fix the model. So this tool saved me from going mad.


If you think building in a bag is difficult, try it in a bottle ;-). Or don't, believe me, it's nerve-wracking :-/ OK, it was a lot of fun, too :-))

Well this is my 4-wide LEGO Lamborghini Countach LP400 built in a bottle. I hope you like it :-))





Comments

 I like it 
  May 19, 2014
Excellent! :D
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  May 18, 2014
Quoting Tommy Williamson I dig it, blogged! http://bricknerd.com/home/supercar-in-a-bottle-16-2014
Wow, how cool is that! :-)) Thanks!
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  May 16, 2014
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  January 16, 2014
I must admit, when I saw the ship in a bottle a while back I was pretty impressed but it didn't really hit me on a personal level. Finally some one does a car in a bottle! Nice job on the car, getting it in the bottle sounds like a real pain though. Thanks for the effort, it is really cool!
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  December 8, 2013
Man, that's amazing. You made a perfect LEGO car-in-bottle.
  November 4, 2013
You have to many lego bricks to use... can I has some? pls? Just kidding, that's a pretty cool model, not just the lambo but the fact it is in a bottle. awesome. (:
 I like it 
  August 23, 2013
Awesome! Very nice!
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  August 23, 2013
Amazing! You brought building lego to a whole new level :D
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  July 16, 2013
Just for building lego in a bottle; but your mini Countach also looks great for the scale.
 I made it 
  January 9, 2013
Quoting Digital Dreams Great idea - must have been tricky to build! By the way, the link to this MOC from your "lighthouse in a bottle" MOC is the wrong link - the lighthouse currently links back to itself.
Thanks for your kind comment and the hint :-)) I forgot to add the link adress, now it should work... ;-))
 I like it 
  January 6, 2013
Great idea - must have been tricky to build! By the way, the link to this MOC from your "lighthouse in a bottle" MOC is the wrong link - the lighthouse currently links back to itself.
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  September 2, 2012
What a great idea! It was so clever to do it in sections. I was wondering how you'd move all of those little bricks around, so thank you for sharing your method. Hmmmm, I wonder if I can do a spaceship in a bottle?
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  July 24, 2012
Wasn't that freakin' hard to build? BTW, I have made a 4-wide 1969 Dodge Charger RT in real bricks, but I can't upload it today, I am busy and I am still searching for the cable which can attach my phone to the laptop. Maybe tomorrow...
 I made it 
  June 27, 2012
Quoting ABC builder Haha, I like the idea of this, how are you going to get it out though?
Until now I haven't planned to get it out of the bottle. It has a nice place in the glass cabinet next to some die cast car models and some more LEGO models :-))
 I like it 
  June 27, 2012
Haha, I like the idea of this, how are you going to get it out though?
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  June 20, 2012
Amazing! That is hard to do! A great job! Keep up the great work!
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  June 6, 2012
seems to be really hard work! much fun or should i say "much luck" by dismanteling it?
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  February 15, 2012
Brilliant!
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  January 13, 2012
Gosh, that looks like it was a real challenge! It looks great finished though :) I updated my Concept II, and now it has Countach inspired air intakes. I came up with the idea after seeing this, so thankyou :) Keep up the great building, I can't wait to see what you make next!
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  January 3, 2012
Who'd have thought it ? A 2CV doing 100 ? It must have a turbocharger or something.... thanks Nils :-)
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  December 31, 2011
Now, try it with your eyes closed...(lol) Very interesting
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  December 22, 2011
Wow! It looks like it is a headache to build!
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  December 7, 2011
Quoting Wipse Legomom Hey Nils, really cool! You forgot to mention that you first had to drink the contents of the bottle! Then of course it takes a few hours to mount the car inside! ;-) Will show your masterpiece to my kids - they will love it too!
No, I didn't have to empty THIS bottle especially for building this model. I had emptied it months ago and given it to my parents. I was lucky to find it their basement, so I didn't have to buy a new one and drink the contents. By the way, that would have been quite expensive ... ;-))
 I made it 
  December 7, 2011
Quoting Wipse Legomom I loved the little Nils!!!
Hi Legomom, I suppose we'll see creations of Legoson #1 and Legoson #2, soon ;-))
 I like it 
  December 7, 2011
I loved the little Nils!!!
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  December 6, 2011
Hey Nils, really cool! You forgot to mention that you first had to drink the contents of the bottle! Then of course it takes a few hours to mount the car inside! ;-) Will show your masterpiece to my kids - they will love it too!
 I made it 
  December 6, 2011
Quoting MortalSwordsman . This is hilarious and very clever at the same time. How on earth did you do it even with the chopsticks - awesome technique hahahaha.
I'm sorry, but I have no photo of the building process. I just didn't have a third arm to take a picture :-))
 I like it 
  December 6, 2011
This is hilarious and very clever at the same time. How on earth did you do it even with the chopsticks - awesome technique hahahaha. Thanks for your very funny comment on my Golf. It took me a while but I got it in the end :D
 I made it 
  December 5, 2011
Quoting Elk Guard Great work, the challenge now would be to reduce the size of the opening on the bottle ;)
I don't think I will do that soon :-)) It was already too narrow to get two chopsticks through the opening and be able to handle a part with them (that was my first idea). But who knows... ;-))
Nils O.
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Deus Ex
  December 4, 2011
Very original work!!
 I like it 
  December 4, 2011
Great work, the challenge now would be to reduce the size of the opening on the bottle ;)
 I made it 
  December 4, 2011
Quad, Tim, Marcus, Leonardo, Nick and Vince: Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you like it, too :-))
 I like it 
  December 4, 2011
Excellent, I've always asking myself how did that! (I never tough of using tools...)
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  December 4, 2011
Wow! A great way to drive yourself insane by the sound of it - but the result's worth it.
 I like it 
  December 4, 2011
Now this is one of the coolest MOCs I have seen so far. Great idea. Really epic!
Nils O.
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Vladimir R.
  December 3, 2011
Haha new challenge for you..... get it out without breaking bottle :D
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
EPIC!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
Nice job, that must've been hard. :)
 I made it 
  December 3, 2011
Tom, Chris, Gabor, Vladimir, Chinchilla and Malte: Thanks for your comments, I'm glad you like it! Wow, 100 views in such a short time, I can't believe it :-))
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
And the newest Lego car craze is born! I'd like to try this sometime, but I don't have any 4-wides left. You did a spectacular job at this.
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
Amazing! I'm sure you have very much patience! This is a very decorative thing. I like the photos with the refractions. And your tools are very creative. Well done!
 I like it 
  December 3, 2011
the yellow lambo is cool but that you built it in a bottle puts the icing on the cake.
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  December 3, 2011
Wow Nils good on you for doing this! You have more patience than me, I'd end up wanting to smash the bottle lol. I Love this!
 
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