Prior to this year, the record for the largest LEGO Ideas review has been 12 projects, a feat that has occurred 3 times according to our History of Great (LEGO) Ideas. But the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review has shattered that record with a mind-boggling 20 projects, and we still have a few weeks left in the qualifying period.
The latest project to join the review is Working Waterfall – with Continuous Flowing Water!. I’ve submitted a few waterfall projects myself to LEGO Ideas but I never dreamed of anything as creative as this. “Working Waterfall” is exactly that – a working waterfall. We’ll qoute the words of fan-designer LEGOParadise to describe how this 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!”
As if that were not enough, “Working Waterfall” includes a fully detailed minifigure environment featuring a cave and mining site behind the waterfall, and a campsite, landscaping, and wildlife up on the surface. The part count is not provided but the complete build fits on a 32 x 32 baseplate.
“Working Waterfall – with Continuous Flowing Water!” joins 19 other qualifiers in the First 2020 LEGO Ideas Review. You can view all of the projects that have already qualified for the review on the Ideas page of the BrickGeekz Blog. You can also read our blog post on the 12 projects that are currently under consideration for the Third 2019 LEGO Ideas Review.
Results of both LEGO Ideas reviews will be announced later this year.