Tonight is a very special episode with guest judge Josh Frydenberg. Wait. No, I’ve got the wrong channel.
Our teams arrive to find Hamish and Brickman wearing whiteface. I think this is ok? I’m sure it’s fine.
Fleur is losing her mind at seeing Brickman in costume.
Tonight one team will be going home and we know it’s not Scott and Owen who head out.
Teams are presented with 4 identical greyscale houses. These look awesome.
The challenge is to introduce colour through storytelling. There needs to be a very clear reason why colour is being added. This isn’t as much about technical ability and really about aesthetics and storytelling.
Each house being identical is going to make the end result interesting.
Teams have 12 hours.
Gabby and Ryan settle on the idea of a rainbow paint truck swerving to miss a row of ducks and crashing in to the house. I like the idea. If they can get the paint “spill” effect looking good this could be great.
Sarah and Fleur are turning their house in to a greyscale planter box with flowers growing out of it to introduce colour. I’m not sure this one really fits the brief?
Fleur is still horny for Brickman.
Michael and Harrison are doing Mother Nature introducing colour to the world. A cute idea. Could come down to the quality of their mother nature character.
They pitch Paul Rudd meets Beyoncé for their character.
Gus and David are stumped. They really struggle with storytelling heavy concepts. They eventually settle on a giant hand painting the house. Not the best take on the brief and Brickman isn’t a fan. It’s a bit too literal.
They rethink their build and decide to go with a unicorn stampede. They did a great Pegasus so they could pull this off.
Hamish and Brickman are back in colour. But poor Jordie arrives in the greyscale getup. It’s a fun bit.
Hamish loves the idea of Sarah and Fleur’s planter box. I’m not surprised but I’m not sure I get it.
Brickman stops by to chat with Michael and Harrison. Brickman hates their mother nature. He’s very good at crushing people’s spirits.
Gabby and Ryan are having a heap of fun with their build. They are doing a rainbow geyser. I think their build is the silliest. Which is great.
Fleur is trying to make flowers out of greyscale elements. Not an easy task. Lots of NPU.
Their biggest issue is that there is a lot of blank space still on their build. If they don’t come up with a great way to fill that in they could be the ones going today.
Michael and Harrison are doing some life drawing practice during their build. Trying to work out a face for their mother nature.
Hamish is worried that their isn’t enough drama. He pulls a classic reality TV walk-off. It’s a bit of filler. Harder to fill an episode when there are only 4 teams.
Michael and Harrison have a face that looks great for mother nature. They get to work on a dress for her and it’s looking very flowy.
Brickman stops by to say that Gus and David’s build has issues. A bit too busy.
Sarah and Fleur get their watering can up. I think they may still have a bit too much blank space.
I think Gabby and Ryan might take this one out today. Their build is just so fun.
Sarah and Fleur definitely don’t have enough out the front of their build. I still don’t think it fit the brief that well.
I like Michael and Harrison’s build, but I feel like Brickman is going to complain about it being too green.
Gus and David have tweaked their build to make the streaks of colour distinct to each coloured unicorn. It’s added some fun elements.
Hamish and Brickman argue about ducks as time ticks down to zero.
Let’s check out the final builds…
Sarah and Fleur
The one team that didn’t go with minifigure scale. For me the house as a planter box concept doesn’t really work. Brickman really likes it though. These two will be safe today which means Michael and Harrison are going home.
Michael and Harrison
Damn it. I like this way more than Sarah and Fleur’s build. They are talking it down themselves but I think the story is better and I honestly like the execution. There are some great techniques and parts usage. Brickman, after a few nice comments, picks it to pieces. He doesn’t like their story. These two are 100% going home.
Gabby and Ryan
This is today’s winning build. Great use of the colour. Great story. Great technical skill. This is fun and beautiful.
Gus and David
Another one that I really like even though they are talking it down. I like the streaks of colour and fun stuff like the red car with a steak of yellow across it. Brickman thinks they’ve actually added too much colour. I can kind of see that. These two are going to end up in the bottom two with Michael and Harrison.
Now for the results…
Gabby and Ryan are the first team safe. No shock here.
The next team safe is Sarah and Fleur. Meh. I really didn’t like this one.
The final team safe today is David and Gus, which means that Michael and Harrison are going home today.
Brickman didn’t like that their story. He was fine with a watering can adding colour but not mother nature adding colour. But what do I know, I’m not the southern hemisphere’s only LEGO Certified Professional.