We’ve covered the work of LEGO builder Ayrlego many times; Ayrlego has been developing vertical builds, some of which are connected to the fictional East Terran Trade Company (ETTC). The latest in this theme is focused around a guarded mill with a waterwheel inspired by Isaac Snyder. A lot of detail was put into the brickwork and vegetation, adding good visual interest to the tall scene.
The excellent photography and advanced building techniques may be what drew my attention to this creation by Patrick B., but they are not the most interesting part to me. What is so unique about this creation is the accompanying description, crediting a handful of builders who inspired Patrick’s Sandyman’s Mill, either by building their own versions prior or as Patrick’s sources for some techniques used. It is normal for builders to both reuse previously discovered techniques and credit their sources, but I rarely see it like this particular example. It almost reads like a scientific publication!