Tonight is the night. After weeks of incredible LEGO building we find out just who takes home the title of LEGO Masters for 2020.
Will it be Trent & Josh, Damian & Andrew or Jackson & Alex? Let’s find out.
Obviously this is going to have major spoilers if you haven’t seen the episode yet.
We start with a recap of what has been an absolutely outstanding season of LEGO building.
The door is up and in comes our final 3 teams. Alex is first in. Doesn’t win him anything but it’s still the first win of the day. Perhaps a sign of things to come?
The final challenge is… just build whatever you want. A completely free build. It’s both a blessing and a curse.
The judging will be done with help from 250 people. The golden brick is also back – this time it gives Ryan 100 votes. That should be enough to ensure that whoever Ryan picks will win it.
The teams have 28 hours.
Planning is going to be important for this one and Jackson & Alex go straight for the iPad. We get a nice montage of these two just having a blast in past builds. They really seem to have enjoyed their time on the show. They decide to go with a Gothic aesthetic. I hear steampunk frankenfig. I am on board.
Trent and Josh decide pretty quickly to go with pirates. Everybody loves pirates so this feels like a good choice, particularly with their strong character work. They are doing a LEGO Pirates inspired large scale ship. The nostalgia angle is good. They are not doing a full ship but just a section but it’s still going to be massive.
Damian and Andrew have had a great run to the finale, with an advantage they never had to play. Their build is going to be a mech battle in a giant Colosseum. This could be an impressive build.
Hamish reminds the teams that every part of the next 26 hours is critical.
Brickman is concerned about how many minifigures Damian and Andrew are going to need. He is also concerned about Jackson and Alex spending too long on landscaping. His concerns with Trent and Josh centre on the ship itself.
The curved structure of Damian and Andrew is going to present some building challenges. Brickman points out that they are going to need 4500 minifigures to fill their build. Perhaps they’ve gone a bit too big. It may be time for a rethink.
Trent and Josh are creating 6 characters for their pirate build. It’s going to be a homage to classic pirates and I am loving it.
Damian and Andrew’s arena is just nuts in terms of scale.
Jackson and Alex have got some amazing buildings happening but not a lot of their frankenfig.
Alex somehow manages to find a cricket in his brick tray. He also seems to have a really good mechanism for their figure. It’s a nice frame to build off. Jackson has come down with a case of the fumbles.
Damian and Andrew have moved on to the mechs for their build. They are doing a knight vs a samurai.
You can tell the finale is intense because Alex has put his hair up. Never fear Hamish is here with a drinks trolley. All of the teams are refreshed with 14 hours left to go (yes I know it’s not done in one go).
Ryan is concerned that Trent and Josh might be going too big on their pirate ship. I personally think they’ll be fine.
Jackson and Alex’s village looks really good and I like the idea of the mansion, particularly using the purple. That should stand out really nicely.
Damian and Andrew seem to be building some nice detailing and articulation on their mechs. They are struggling to get the pose exactly how they want. Their knight mech falls over and it actually looks the way they want. A happy accident.
Trent and Josh’s ship is looking incredible so far. They are ready for a ladder, or perhaps a dangling cable if they need it. They’ve got a really cute monkey build. Monkeys are very important part of classic pirates.
We get some nice slow-mo fan action for Jackson and Alex, for some reason.
Damian and Andrew raid the minifure wall. They literally just grab everything. They cleverly integrate some additional features like a corporate box to fill up some of the seats.
Trent and Josh get their sails up. Unfortunately it’s on backwards. They debate fixing it but it’s really the only option.
There’s one hour to go and the teams are feeling stressed.
Damian and Andrew’s arena is still feeling very empty.
Trent and Josh have got their sail turned around. The scale of this thing is going to win it for them I think. I really like their characters. Unfortunately the monkey gets dropped and falls apart. Poor monkey. They find the parts then drop it AGAIN.
Alex is packing their build with interesting vignettes. Meanwhile Jackson finishes Frankenfig – it’s alive!
With seconds left Trent and Josh realise their monkey lost it’s keys. They risk a last minute fix. It’s fine thankfully.
Time is up and all three builds look incredible.
In comes the public and the other teams. Everybody is blown away.
The pirate ship characters are getting a lot of attention and votes straight off the bat. The scale is impressing.
The Colosseum is also getting plenty of votes.
Kids seem really impressed with Jackson and Alex’s build. Holding people’s attention with lots of details. They are also the only team with moving parts.
It’s time for Ryan’s judging.
Trent & Josh – There is a lot to love about this one. Both scale and character work are great. My only issue is that there is not a lot beyond the first impression. Yes the characters are cool but then what? It doesn’t hold your attention. Ryan agrees that there isn’t enough details.
Damian & Andrew – This is a really epic build that looks cool in detail. The mechs are really well built. I think this one will capture and hold people’s attention, which could lead to votes. Ryan is impressed with the shape and size of the build. He’s also impressed with the story that allows for minifigures and large scale building. Brickman doesn’t love the pose. It’s a minor issue.
Jackson & Alex – The only build with moving parts. I really like the story here. There are lots of great details like the beautiful stained glass windows. There’s lots of vignettes, which you’d expect from these two. I didn’t even see the cogs in the lab. Frankenfig is also really good, not just the movement but also the actual styling. Ryan seems really impressed. I am really impressed too.
I honestly have no idea at this point who is going to win it.
Brickman is getting emotional. He’s got a lot of praise for all of the teams.
In third place – Trent and Josh. I think this is fair. It was big but lacked details.
And the winner is… Jackson & Alex. Which means Damian and Andrew get second place. I am really happy with that result. Jackson and Alex had fun every time they built and that is what is LEGO is all about.
So that’s it for LEGO Masters season 2. What an incredible 11 episodes of LEGO building. I can’t wait to see what season 3 will have in store.