Based on several Japanese Traditional Watermills, this modular structure works both manually or with added Power Functions. It is made from 2073 Lego bricks, 3 minifigures and PF are also included in the count.
When I began my research into Japanese Traditional Architecture I became fascinated with its Watermills... Such simple structures but at the same time so intriguing mechanisms that perform a simple task of grinding!
My Working Watermill With Interior & Power Functions consists of the roof, a ground floor and a basement.
The big Mill turns either by turning the crank on the rock in the river or by power functions that can be added in the basement. It creates movement in the mechanism found on the ground floor.
If PF are not added the basement works as a storage for the seeds that are harvested and awaiting to be grinded.
This would make a great set as I feel a working watermill is something missing from Lego sets. Its is very playful and could be easily added in a modular landscape.
I m currently in the process of gathering bricks and hopefully before the end of the year I will be able to make it a real-life model!
I would like to thank my dear friend @Patgeo
for helping me work out and simplify the gears and power function mechanism!!!