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LEGO Masters Season 3 – Grand Finale Recap

It’s grand finale night. After 13 episodes of intense LEGO building we will tonight find out who gets to lift the LEGO Masters trophy for 2021.

Before we begin we get a recap of the journey so far. I watched all the episodes, I don’t need to see this bit.

The brick pit is clean and ready to go. The trophy is there for the taking. Let’s go!

Our teams arrive and they all look incredibly excited.

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LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 13 Recap

It’s time for the penultimate episode. Today we find out the three teams that will be competing in tomorrow night’s Grand Finale.

Our top 4 teams arrive and immediately spot a giant tree. It’s a very impressive tree.

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Hamish reminds us that today is an elimination build.

Today’s build is called “Out on a limb”. Each team will get one limb from the tree and they’ve got free rein to build something that fits in on a tree.

LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 12 Recap

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.

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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.

LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 11 Recap

Happy Monday everybody! It’s that time of the year where we get to acknowledge that LEGO has licensed themes, as long as it is the one licensed theme that agreed to this episode.

Today, it’s Marvel! Thanks Disney!

Our top 5 teams arrive and after a bit of banter Hamish reveals the secret brick pit! There’s a giant Avengers logo and our teams are pumped. There are some cool display pieces in there, as well as lots of Marvel minifigures.

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Today’s theme is the entire Marvel cinematic universe. Teams will have to build one action scene.

As well as the usual criteria of technical ability, storytelling and aesthetics the teams will also have to add a sense of motion to their build. I say sense because all motors have been removed from the brickpit. This is more comic than live action. Old school diorama skills.

There are 5 locations that our teams could end up with; Wakanda, A Helicarrier, Avengers Tower, Sanctum Sanctorum, Asgard.

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Fleur does not know any of these locations. She was hoping for New York or Paris. Both Avengers Tower and the Sanctum Sanctorum are in New York. Sarah, thankfully, seems to be a lot more familiar with the MCU.

  • Ryan picks Thor/Asgard
  • Fleur picks Iron Man/Avengers Tower
  • Gus picks Captain America (Steve)/Helicarrier
  • Michael picks Black Panther/Wakanda
  • Scott gets Dr Strange/Sanctum Sanctorum

The winner of today’s build is NOT an elimination. The winner will be safe from tomorrow’s elimination and straight through to finals week.

Build time today is 10 hours.

Hamish is planning to steal some minifigures. It wouldn’t be a licensed theme episode if a few minifigures didn’t go walking.

Ryan and Gabby get to work on their Asgard build. They are doing a giant ice monster coming out of the water and attacking, with Thor fighting it off.

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For their Asgard build they want as much gold as possible. There is not a lot of gold elements so they’ve basically claimed them all.

Brickman gives a bit of an overview of the MCU. It’s very basic stuff that I assume most people are aware of.

Sarah and Fleur are doing an exploding Avengers Tower with Hulk throwing a helicopter off the roof. I think Fleur just wants to build New York City.

Scott and Ryan are bonding in the brick pit. Nice friendly competition this one.

Gus and David are both big Marvel fans. They are doing Steve Rogers taking on a giant Red Skull mech. This sounds pretty cool.

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They aren’t doing a full helicarrier, just the tip. The mech is already looking great and very Hydra.

Scott can not say Sanctum Sanctorum. Owen has mentioned the window. Thankfully they knew they had it. From the rear they will have the battle. Brickman doesn’t like it. So they are going to focus on the inside but make sure they still get the window in to it.

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Scott is not feeling their new idea. He is put to work on the interior details.

They are doing a giant squid monster, with portals. They are going to have cameos from the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Gus is loving today’s build.

Michael and Harrison are doing a big shockwave crater with Black Panther vs Thanos. Their idea of having all of the trees bent from the impact is cool.

Gabby and Ryan’s Asgard is looking great. Very much like the movie design. Their rainbow bridge is awesome. Brickman drops the “Forced Perspective” words. Ryan and Gabby hope that isn’t cursed after the terrible forced perspective arcade game.

Brickman stops to have a chat with David and Gus. He points out that there is no turbines on their build. That makes it not a helicarrier and just a carrier.

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Meanwhile Hamish is in the brickpit stealing minifigures. Antman and the Wasp mysteriously disappear in to Hamish’s pants.

Fleur doesn’t know who the Hulk is.

Owen is missing his power functions. They manage to get some good motion with their giant squid monster bursting through a wall. They also seem to have nailed the big round window.

Sarah and Fleur are lacking a “moment” in their build. I think the bigger issue is the solid grey background. It doesn’t look like a skyline.

Gabby and Ryan have nailed the Asgard. They haven’t started their Ice Demon yet. With two hours to go that might be a problem. They can’t get the face right.

I really like the concept of Michael and Harrison. It is pretty simple. Perhaps too simple. Michael gets to work on a giant panther head, with a potential temple.

Gabby has a great demon voice.

Scott and Owen are arguing about colours. I feel like we’ve been here before.

David and Gus are trying to get their quinjet to look like it’s flying. Making LEGO appear to be floating in the air is tricky.

Owen does some clever tricks to make Doctor Strange appear to be levitating.

Sarah and Fleur’s build looks like a mess to me. Don’t think they will win it.

Time is up!

Let’s check out the final builds.

Wouldn’t it have been great if Chris Hemsworth was around to be a guest judge?

Gus and David

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I love the Red Skull mech and it’s got a good sense of motion, particularly the way they’ve done the motion of the shield flowing. My only concern is that it’s not super helicarrier-ish. Brickman doesn’t like the posing of the quinjet. I can kind of see his point. Don’t think they’ll win.

Gabby and Ryan

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The Asgard build looks great and the forced perspective ended up looking great too. The only thing that lets it down is that the ice demon isn’t amazing. Yes there is motion but overall it’s not amazing.

Michael and Harrison

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I like the concept. It really needed the panther temple to draw your attention. Unfortunately Thanos gets a bit lost in the scene. This won’t win.

Sarah and Fleur

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I don’t like this. It’s a very basic ‘glass’ tower in a grey box.

Scott and Owen

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Now this one I really like. There is a lot of detail in the background but there is also a lot of movement. I really love the execution of the portal, building the spaceship interior on the other side of the portal. They’ve nailed this one.

Now to find out who wins…

The top two teams are Owen and Scott, and David and Gus. I agree with this top two. Scott and Owen take it out! They get the night off tomorrow and straight through to finals week.

 

LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 10 Recap

It’s Mother’s Day today and watching LEGO Masters seems like a great way to spend some family time. Let’s get in to it…

Unfortunately we know that today is going to be an elimination. We also know that Scott and Owen are safe.

Tonight there will be two challenges.

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Our teams arrive and immediately notice a very obvious multi-lane race track.

LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 9 Recap

We are back for another night of building, with more teams!

Our teams arrive to find something covered with a mysterious black cloth. The teams seem to guess pretty quickly what today’s build is.

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Today is an immunity build. I thought after adding two teams today that they’d go straight in to an elimination so this is a pleasant surprise.

Hamish pulls back the cloth and its an empty arcade machine. Each team will have to build an original arcade game. All the details and a game.

The only twist is that this is a minifigure pick build. Which I am not fussed on. I would love to see what the teams could come up with without this additional constraint.

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Gabby reveals that she has never played an acrade game. Ryan is shocked and confused.

Fleur also has limited experience with arcade machines.

The options are… Daredevil, Space Warrior, 80s Rockstar, Zombie Cheerleader, Skater Girl and Dragon Boy.

  • Owen and Scott get 80s Rockstar
  • Ryan and Gabby get Space Warrior
  • Jess and Anthony get Daredevil
  • Sarah and Fleur get Zombie Cheerleader
  • Michael and Harrison get Skater Girl
  • David and Gus get Dragon Boy

Teams have 12 hours for this build.

Ryan is super excited about today. Space is a pretty good get with this one. Their idea is Galaxy Girl, who will be battling a giant alien boss. Ryan is going full nerd.

Scott discusses rockstars taking magic potions. I feel like this is code for something…

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Their idea is Strum King. It will cover the journey of a rockstar from his garage to superstardom. I like it.

Owen is working on a mechanism for their build. Having moving stuff isn’t a key part of today but it could set them apart.

Michael and Harrison are working on a skating game sk8 racer. Their main character is skating against a giant sewer rat. Neither Michael or Harrison were skaters kids.

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Jess and Anthony have the daredevil and they are doing Jump Start. The premise of their game is that the daredevil jumps over busses and you have to do cool tricks.

Brickman stops by to discuss the difficulties of forced perspective. He helpfully suggests they draw it out before getting too far in to a build that is wrong.

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Hamish has a copy of Forced Perspective for Dummies. This does not seem to be a real book.

Fleur is offering free cheerleading services.

Sarah and Fleur are thrilled to have the Zombie Cheerleader. Their idea is Zombie High. The premise is that their hero progresses through a high school setting to collect lipsticks and hairbrushes to turn her friends back to normal. Their big bad is an evil science teacher.

Gus and David are doing Dragon War. They are doing an old school side-scroller where their hero – Dragon Boy – has to summon his dragon powers to battle another dragon. Their dragon heads are looking awesome.

Brickman is questioning their very premise. They scrap their second dragon and just have dragon boy fighting a dragon by himself. I really liked that red dragon.

Scott’s band scenes are all looking good. They decide to add a levelling system to their build. Using lighting to indicate what level you are on. This is a great idea.

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Owen does not like the technical challenge that Scott has just geven him. Brickman says he’s never seen it done. Now Owen really wants to get it done. I hope he can crack it.

Sarah and Fleur’s zombie high school is looking great all lit up.

Hamish has an arcade machine for Fleur and Gabby to test out. For research purposes. Everybody else just wants to play arcade games now.

Both of Gabby and Ryan’s characters are looking good but they don’t have a lot of “game” elements yet. They add a moving spaceship to gamify their build. It’s very space invaders-ish.

Owen is going insane trying to get their lights working the way they want. It appears they’ve got it! There is dancing.

Lets just hope they haven’t used up too much time.

Gus and David are Power Functionless. They are adding a mechanism to have the score go up on their build. They are having problems getting that working. Maybe ask Owen for some help?

Jess and Anthony are finished with their busses, and the forced perspective is looking good. Now they have to get their character in on his bike. The character is looking great. He’s got chicken drumstick eyebrows. Unfortunately he is a too heavy. It’s falling apart and time is running out.

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Gabby and Ryan’s build is looking really great. They’ve got a cool GAME OVER sign.

Gus and David seem to be in trouble today. This is a rare sight for the team that is usually at the front of the pack.

I am a huge fan of Scott and Owen’s build. It’s got so much motion and the lighting is genius from a technical perspective. They are going to win this one for sure.

Anthony is still having daredevil issues. The rest of their build is not looking as impressive as the others anyway to be honest.

Time is up. Let’s check out the builds…

First up there is a special guest… it’s 80s Hamish!

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Gabby and Ryan

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Really great build. The premise is simple but it didn’t need to be anything more. There is enough detail on the rear and sides of the build and they’ve got all the tropes they need to. The mechanism is great. Probably top two.

Jess and Anthony

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Bet these two are glad this is not an elimination build today. This is… not good. Even if they had of got the daredevil on the bike this would not have won it. The forced perspective idea was a great idea, but they just didn’t pull it off.

Sarah and Fleur

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I like the build. I think they’ve got the game tropes in there well with a clear story. I have a feeling this one will come out in the middle of the pack.

Michael and Harrison

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I almost forgot these two were on the show today. They got zero screen time except for the mandatory bit where they explain their idea.

Their build looks a little cluttered but I like the details when you look in to it.

David and Gus

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Rare fail from these two. The dragon looks great but there is clearly unfinished parts of the build. It looks like this arcade machine would have an OUT OF ORDER sign stuck on it.

Scott and Owen

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No Scotty Smash today, just solid building and a build that rocks (I’m sorry, I had to).

Really clear game premise, great minifigure scale builds and outstanding technical building to get all of those functions working.

This is amazing and has to be the winner today. Just end the episode now.

Now to see who wins it…

The top two teams are Ryan and Gabby, and obviously Scott and Owen. I liked Ryan and Gabby’s build but come on, it’s clearly Scott and Owen.

Scott and Owen get the night off on Sunday.

LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 8 Recap

It’s Monday night, which usually means a nice relaxing immunity build day with nobody going home. Let’s see what is in store for us today…

The teams arrive and Hamish teases a big mid-season twist.

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LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 6 Recap

Unfortunately not every episode can be a fun relaxing immunity challenge. Tonight one team will go home and all we know is that it won’t be Michael and Harrison.

The teams arrive to find Hamish in a box. The classic magician style box that is.

Sarah and Fleur are feeling confident that they won’t have to play the Platinum Brick.

Meanwhile Gabby and Ryan are just hoping to finally break the curse.

Michael and Harrison head home and it’s time for Brickman to cut Hamish in half.

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LEGO Masters Season 3 – Episode 5 Recap

After not being particularly thrilled with last nights results it will be good to have a nice relaxing reward challenge tonight. I’m not ready for another elimination just yet.

Before we get in to the building we have to stand around and have a bit of a chat.

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Hamish confirms that this is not an elimination today. Up for grabs is immunity.

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.