LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 4 Recap

It’s Sunday night and depending on where you live it could be a long weekend. The only way tonight could be better is with some LEGO. Let’s get in to LEGO Masters Episode 4.

The door is up and our teams are presented with two wheels. The gameshow type that is.

Today there are two builds. The second of today’s builds will be an elimination. Yep, we are losing another team tonight.

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The first build is called Fantastical Beasts. Each team will spin both wheels and have to combine the two animals they spin up.

This should be a heap of fun.

  • Gabby and Ryan – Shark Flamingo
  • Jess and Anthony – Pig Flamingo
  • Own and Scott – Shark Peacock
  • Amy and Dawei – Elephant Scorpion
  • Michael and Harrison – Spider Bat
  • David and Gus – Walrus Flamingo
  • Sarah and Fleur – Shark Frilled Neck Lizard

There is a giant curtain at the back of the room so they won’t get the giant projected clock. Teams will get 6 hours for this build.

David and Gus are handicapped a bit by David not knowing what a walrus is. Luckily Gus is able to sketch it out awesomely and they get to work. I don’t know how long it’s actually been but they’ve been on screen for like a minute and their build is already looking great.

They are going with a single leg design. Which could be risky in terms of balance.

Sarah and Fleur are thinking Glam Rock for their Frilled Neck Lizard Shark. I think Frilled Neck Lizard is an easy get because it’s got such an obvious thing to include.

Fleur is not experienced in building animals, which isn’t great.

Gabby and Ryan are going big. There’s 6 hours. This seem risky. They are going full Kale by the look of it.

Michael and Harrison’s Spider Bat is looking great so far. Terrifying but great.

Jess and Anthony are making something less combined than the other teams. It’s like somebody has sewn together half a pig and half a flamingo. I love it.

Amy and Dawei’s Scorpion Elephant seems to be huge and hitting all of the key elements you’d expect.

Scott and Owen seem to be trying to integrate Power Functions in to their Peacock Shark. This could be something that lifts their build above the others. If they can get it to work. Scott is working on the peacock feathers and they look great.

They are half way through the time. Could come down to the wire for some of these.

Fleur and Sarah’s build is not looking great. And then Fleur drops it and it looks worse.

Dawei and Amy are having problems with the structural integrity of their build, and Dawei cops a chunk of LEGO in the face for it. Thankfully he seems to be alright.

One hour to go!

Gus and David’s build is looking great but if it can’t stand up they are screwed. It seems to be standing and it looks great. They take the head off for some reason?

Gabby and Ryan still seem a long way off. This could be THE BRICK OF DOOM at work.

The Peacock Shark is getting its feathers. Attachment is proving to be an issue. A small support at the back seems to help. but I am sure Brickman will comment on that.

Scott returns from the Brick Pit and is blown away by the build that he has actually worked on. I don’t blame him it looks awesome. Could be a winner.

Dawei and Amy are really struggling, while Gabby and Ryan look like they may just get over the line.

I am not sure if Fleur and Sarah have ever seen a shark or not because their blue blob isn’t looking very shark-ish.

Jess and Anthony are fighting over a finishing touch. Time is up and it looks like everybody got their build done.

Let’s see the results…

Scott and Owen

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The Hammerhead Peashark is awesome. Great detailing all over. It really looks like the two things it is meant to combine. Definitely a contender. Brickman isn’t a big fan of the stand. I don’t think it’s a dealbreaker.

Gabby and Ryan

They tried something ambitious and managed to get it done. Gotta give them credit for that. Brickman doesn’t seem blown away but I think it’s good.

Fleur and Sarah

If this was the elimination they’d be playing their Platinum Brick for sure. This is not good. It looks like they got Walrus.

Harrison and Michael

Oh this is creepy. I love it. I think they’ve done a great job with this one. The spider body is particularly good. I’m not sure about the wings though.

Amy and Dawei

I guess it does look like an Elephant Scorpion. Except that something has clearly gone wrong with the unattached ears.

Jess and Anthony

Their Pig Flamingo looks sad. I feel bad for the little guy. Not a bad build at all.

David and Gus

The two that one the last episode with an animal build have created another great build. The head flamingo head with tusks is great and the fact they got it standing like a flamingo without additional supports is a major tick. I think this will take it out.

The top two teams are Owen and Scott and David and Gus. Unfortunately only team can win the advantage for the elimination build, and that is… David and Gus.

Today’s second build is revealed as the curtain drops. It’s a huge space shuttle replica. The second build is called Mission to Mars. Hamish and Brickman open the shuttle to reveal 7 empty sections. Each team must fill their segment with a minifigure scale build.

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There is a very limited space and it is going to come down to story for this one.

Teams have 8 hours. David and Gus get an extra 30 minutes, and they get to play it at any point of the build. Essentially pausing every other team for 30 minutes. This could be a good thing to save until the end of the build.

As Hamish points out this build is about Brick Economy. Getting the most you can in the limited space.

David and Gus are building an arcade with jumping castle. Super silly and fun. They are using Power Functions in their build to give it some life.

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Sarah and Fleur are doing musical theatre. This could be fun but I worry about how much interesting detail and story they can fit in for this one.

Amy and Dawei are doing an alien jail break. I am not sure how well this fits the brief of what humanity would take on a mission to mars. These two really like to leave major components of their build until after the filler.

Scott and Owen are doing a space armoury. I think this fits the brief. You certainly wouldn’t colonise another planet without weapons, right?

There seems to be some debate about the level of colour. I think Brickman is going to blast them if it’s completely grey. They need some contrast.

Michael and Harrison’s idea is simple but I really like it. Of course we would take dogs to mars! They have dogs in mechs. How can this not win?!

Gabby and Ryan are doing an art gallery, but also adding in a heist story.

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Jess and Anthony are doing a chocolate factory. This seems very important. I love the Mars Bar pun of it. Could be a top build.

Brickman comes to chat to Sarah and Fleur and gives them a tip about making sure their build has a great central feature. I’m always iffy about this kind of direct advice. When the sole judge tells you to do something its because the sole judge wants to see that.

They decide to do the thing the sole judge suggested they do.

Brickman and Hamish stop for a chat and it seems Dawei and Amy, and Scott and Owen could be in trouble.

Owen and Scott get a chat with Brickman. He points out that it needs some colour and contrast.

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In the stupidest move of the show so far Owen decides that ignoring the advice of the show’s sole judge is a good idea.

With one hour to go Gus and David hit the stop button and the other teams just have to stand around for the next 30 minutes. They aren’t even allowed to chat.

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Gus and David decide to build a mechanical bull with their extra time. Could be a little extra feature that pushes them over the top of the other teams.

Scott and Owen are in trouble. I think they have forgotten that they are building for a TV show and their build needs to look good on that TV show. I can’t make out what is going on with their build.

Sarah and Fleur should be able to avoid using their Platinum Brick.

Dawei and Amy could be in trouble. It’s not looking great.

Scott and Owen are going to come to blows over colour.

Let’s check out the final builds…

Gabby and Ryan

The art gallery is beautiful. All of the artwork builds are beautifully done and really clever builds. I wasn’t sure about the heist plot but I really think it adds to it. They used the centre of the wand elements, that’s really good parts use.

Michael and Harrison

I think I liked the idea of this more than the exection of it. It’s good but not amazing.

They are safe but aren’t going to win it.

Sarah and Fleur

The advise from Brickman really helped with this one. The extra layering makes it a lot easier to take in all of the details. I am not sure this will win but no need for them to play the Platinum Brick.

I love the orchestra but the mirror is a really clever idea.

Scott and Owen

This is bad. The motion helps but it really is just a blur of grey elements. Without the closeup shots you can’t take in everything that is included and it’s lacking any clear story beyond “a military mech”.

Bottom two here.

Gus and David

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From a clear bottom two build to a top two contender. Great motion with the jumping castle and the fold out mechanical bull makes great use of space. The details throughout the build are great.

Anthony and Jess

These two will be safe with this build. Lots to love about it and a really fun story. My only complaint is that the explosion of chocolate at the back doesn’t work. It looks like some random wooden structure rather than flowing wave of chocolate.

Amy and Dawei

This turned out better than I expected. The main alien looks pretty good and the rest of the set dressing works in with the story they have created. I don’t think it’s the best interpretation of the brief.

Brickman hints at these two being bottom two.

Time for the results…

Sarah and Fleur are feeling confident and don’t play the platinum brick.

The top two teams are… Sarah and Fleur as well as David and Gus. Both great builds but I think Gus and David have it.

And I was right. Gus and David take it out. There’s no prize but it makes 3 wins in a row for this team. Definitely the team to watch.

Unfortunately it’s not all good news. One team has to go. The bottom two teams are Amy and Dawei, and Owen and Scott.

Amy and Dawei are out.

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This one feels like it wasn’t as clear cut as last weeks elimination. I really did not care for Scott and Owen’s build but agree that Amy and Dawei’s wasn’t perfect either. Honestly the more I think about it the more I think this is the wrong call. It feels like Brickman got it in his head early on that this build wasn’t going to work and wasn’t going to change his mind. The minifigure that he called out could have easily been played off as being a “here we go again” look. I have a feeling the Owen and Scott’s build is the sort of thing that appeals to AFOLs, so it’s possible nobody will agree with me.

What did you think of this one?

4 Responses to LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 4 Recap

  1. Cesar says:

    Did anyone notice that ch9 stuffed up. In the ads before they announced who was going home they have a promo for tomorrow’s show and it showed Owen and and Scott in it!

  2. Dave says:

    I thought Brickman’s stressing of the importance of the technical side when announcing the winner was more of a qualifier for announcing the loser. But yeah, if C9 hadn’t spoiled the elimination then I probably wouldn’t have been looking for it.

  3. Monty says:

    It’s certainly interesting. As someone who collects Star War vehicles, I actually like a grey build. However, when Brickman kept telling them too much grey, it was time to ditch the grey dystopian mech and go for rust – red, wine, black etc to make it pop, and still in keeping with dystopia.
    I do think that the technical aspect of the movement of the only contrasting colour (trans blue) did just beat Amy and Dawei’s though (whose scene I also found very cool). However, I must admit, movement always is a big draw card for me in this show with the exception of the exceptional fox.

  4. Nelson says:

    I think the main drawback for Owen and Scotts build was that it lacked the correct setout. It was too cluttered and thus all that detail and story they built in was somewhat lost. Meanwhile I wasn’t sold on Amy and Dawei’s alien, aesthetically it didn’t work for me, and I haven’t been impressed with their technical ability so far. Overall, I preferred Owen and Scott’s build as it was still a better technical built with more detail

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