Watch the video below to see it in action!
I've designed a special mechanism to simulate the function
of a real life waterfall using a combination of bricks, Technic pieces and
motors, all within a 32x32 baseplate!
How It Works
Using transparent blue studs to represent water, they start
off by falling into a lake at the base of the waterfall. Next the water flows
into the center, where it is carried along a conveyor belt towards the back of
the mountain. Inside the mountain is a pair of rubber vehicle tracks attached
to motors. When the studs touch the tracks, they are scooped up and pushed
upwards by the treads of the track. The water reaches the top and then falls
down the waterfall, beginning the cycle again!
Inspired by regions such as the Rocky Mountains and the
Alps, I've decorated the waterfall with a variety of minifigure-scale scenes
and details! These include:
Cave System -
Explorable caverns featuring precious crystals, stalactites & stalagmites,
and a winding path that leads under the waterfall all the way to the top!
Mine - An old
mining site including plenty of minerals to dig, a mine shaft that can be
exploded with dynamite, equipment & supplies, and a minecart filled with
Campsite - A cozy
shelter inside the mountain, with camping equipment and a camp fire that
actually glows using a light brick!
Advanced building techniques make up the cliff rocks that form the mountain,
while areas above and below include realistic pine trees and numerous
Wildlife - Fish
can be seen swimming in the river above the waterfall, a bat hangs in the cave,
and a golden eagle surveys the landscape as it protects its nest on the
This Working Waterfall would make a great LEGO set for all
ages. For younger fans, there's plenty of space to enjoy the action-packed play
features, while older fans can appreciate the unique construction of the
waterfall mechanism. It's also a fantastic display piece that is very unique,
unlike any other sets that LEGO currently produces.
Thank you and I appreciate your support!