This project came out of a special show that my group, the Northern Illinois Lego Train Club, did for the Geneva History Center in Geneva, IL. With the town in its 150th year, the History Center asked us if we could build a number of creations based on historic buildings in the town. My pick was this old dutch windmill, known as the Fabyan Windmill.
The Fayban Windmill itself is very large. It stands at 68 feet (about 5 stories). Also a note: I do not have the railing around the walkway - it is a seperate piece, and very delicate. With the day's light fading I did not want to spend the time needed to fix it up from the hasty packing job.
One more thing - when making the creation, I had never seen the windmill in person. All I had were old black & white photos. All of those had a white 'cross' in the middle of the vanes. I do not know what it is, but that is why my model has one.
We've always loved your work, Matt...this windmill is like an old Friend to us! It's nice to see 2 old Friends getting recognition as MOC of the day...and we've been honored to exhibit with you and the Gang. All the MOCpagers out there who aren't familiar with your work should check out your other postings while they're here. LISTEN up Gang, this Guy is one of the most talented builders we know!...and if those of you who live in the Chicago area haven't been to see a NILTC exhibit, you're seriously missing out! Check their website,
and go see them...you'll be treated to some incredible Lego work by some wonderful People! See ya' at BrickWorld, Buddy
I don't know what it is about windmills, but I find them to be very interesting. We have them in Sweden too... I think you made a beautiful rendition of it, it looks very authentic and your building skills and techniques used are magnificient.
Nicely done, I like the the use of brown so much, a long time ago I climbed into one of these, well, actually broke in into, the interior is more interesting than the exterior so it would be awesome if you could work on that too, great job already though
Very nice work! As a dutchman, I have to say that your version looks more like an actual Dutch windmill than that real one. I don't know exactly what it is, but I guess it's that the real one looks a bit too small or stumpy (although we do have smaller ones here, now that I think about it). Anyway, a fine job indeed.
Hi Pepa, It's excellent, your Lego version of the Old Dutch Windmill! I also like your main photo, with the original mill and your lego mill in front of it. In fact, it inspired me to do the same with the Dutch windmill 't Nupke and my new Lego mill.