I built this imperial fort for the the Surrey Museum’s LEGO® Pirate exhibit in 2010.
Though the fort is a unique creation, the architectural style is loosely based on a Dutch fort I visited in the north of Brazil, Fort Natal. (Credit to Allan Corbeil and Dave De Gobbi for the houses behind the fort)
You can also see a great video of my whirlpool from the same exhibit here.
While the fort was based on reality, the whirlpool was entirely fictional 🙂
The motorized whirlpool spun along side the Coral Castle I build. Random fact; I used approx 800 1×1 round white plates and bricks to make the coral, mostly jammed sideways into the open holes of Technic bricks. The best part is that I didn’t have to do it alone. I had many hours of help from VLC members Pierre and Pascal.