Apologies for the delay regarding the Lego Masters S2 finale recap. I watched every episode of the series, but I think I just got lazy because the builds were pretty boring and the season overall was a massive cheese fest. I know it’s probably aimed at kids and it’s family friendly, but it was pretty meh for me.
Okay – let’s start this long awaited (maybe not) review. The finale was an all around family affair featuring three teams of brothers. We had Zack & Wayne, Steven & Mark, and finally Caleb & Jacob. The final build challenge was a 24 hour build tasking the teams to make a day/night build where the build would look different when the lights were off.
The whole episode was literally a family affair as they sprinkled video tributes from the contestants’ families to say “Hi.” They also did a recap of how all the brothers made it to the finale. Half of it was filler and the other half was about the build.
Caleb & Jacob’s The Lands of Time
First off C&J decided to build an hourglass called “The Lands of Time” where the bottom half would be the day cycle of a bustling fantasy city and the top half would represent the night with a cave type theme with a giant bat and creatures. The base was split into multiple levels with a couple of the levels rotating around in a circle. The top portion had a giant bat with motorized wings.
It sounded really ambitious and intriguing and I was really wanting to see this one the most. I was really happy with how the build turned out. It was maybe a little shorter than I had expected, and it did look diminutive compared to the two builds, but it was still an impressive build. Thematically, the concept of an hourglass and the passage of time build fulfills the box next to the “night and day” better than the other two models that they should have won on that idea alone. Their execution of concept-to-build was the best amongst the three. My only other comment would be that I think “The Sands of Time” might have been a slightly better title to go with the hourglass build, but I get why they went with ‘Lands’ instead.
Zack & Wayne’s Pagoda of Our Lives
The second team they showcased were Z&W and they were building a “Pagoda of our Lives.” Based on the art concept, it wasn’t that interesting nor was the description, and I’m paraphrasing here: “a giant pagoda like column with two dragons circling it”. I’m not sure what that means and upon rewatching it, I’m still a little confused. It seemed that Zack didn’t entirely believe in their build either with the way he was talking about it. Anyhoo, their build had 6 large levels with a vignette on each level that reflects the brothers lives. Most of the levels had brickbuilt figures while one used minifigures to tell a story.
This was the most lackluster build of the three in my opinion. It ended up being less “pagoda with dragons” and more like the Capital Records building during Chinese New Year. Sorry, when you say “dragons circling” something, I imagine them to be flying not crawling. And the night time showed the story of their lives? Really? How does their childhood biographies tie in with the building and the dragons? Thematically there was nothing tying any of this together. Honestly, once this season ends no ones going to remember Z&W, or what was so compelling about their biographies that they felt the need to build it in LEGO form for a competition finale and then broadcast it on national tv. The only people that would find this build even remotely engaging would be Z&W and their family members that don’t mind being around them. The levels were lit up with lights during the night portion and it just allowed people to see the vignettes clearer. As my friend would say, a kid with an endless huge collection of bricks could have built this.
Steven & Mark’ Warden of the Woods
The third and final team of S&M built the “warden of the woods” aka a massive Groot/Ent/Tree Spirit in a forest that’s guarding it/shepherding it during the day. And the night time showed the nocturnal animals standing out. I did crack up a bit seeing the host, Will Arnett, respond with a slightly confused expression saying “that’s nice.” Will is usually at an 11 for this show and this reaction seemed like a true reaction which I thought was great because that’s how I felt when they were describing their build. Upon viewing their final build, I felt exactly how Will commented on their idea “that’s nice” In all honesty, it looks like a giant brick built Groot standing atop a pool of water. There were some motorized tree branches that moved around him, but that was about it. The most impressive part of the build was the lights. It definitely stood out among the three when the lights were off, as they cleverly used the lights in the water and Groot’s eyes.
The Judging, Or Lack Thereof
After all three builds were showcased to the judges, it was now time to find out what the judges thought about them and who would be the winner. Just kidding. We had no idea what the judges thought about the builds. There literally wasn’t a single comment on why the judges voted one the winner or why a team finished in third place. This was probably the most infuriating part of the finale. You have three builds that these sets of brothers spent 24 hours on to make their ideas come to life, and Fox or the producers of the show decided to leave out the “judging” part of the builds. I’m not sure why they went this direction as the judges really didn’t get to say much when the builds were fully displayed to them either. You just get to see the judges reaction, or hear them say maybe a sentence or two or hear a couple of “wows”. Then it cuts to the commercial break before they reveal the winner.
After the commercial break, they give third place to C&J with their hourglass with no reasoning as to why they finished third. It was just, congrats and we love the way you build. And then the winner was announced…S&M with Groot wins it all leaving Z&W and their pagoda finishing runner-up.
Personally, I felt that C&J’s hourglass should have won with the Pagoda and Groot builds tying for dead last. I was very surprised to see Z&W’s Pagoda getting runner-up, as I thought they were a clear cut third. S&M’s Groot would have been the runner-up in my opinion as it was just a giant build of a humanoid tree, Groot. The hourglass required a lot of skill and talent to build and it was the most creative and impressive to me. The other two failed in having any specific theme tie everything together and failed check all the boxes for the building challenge.
It really is a shame that we never got to hear the judge’s critiques on why everyone finished where they did. The viewers lost out the most on this because it would have provided valuable insight on why they felt one was better than the other. Isn’t that what judging competitions are about? This isn’t Olympic figureskating or gymnastics, this is more American Idol and America’s Got Talent. This bothered me so much that I had to go back to see if they actually critiqued the final builds from the first season’s finale. And yes – Jamie and Amy actually had comments about each build and it provided the judge’s point of view on them. It makes it more disappointing that this season didn’t show it for the finale at all. It was a meh season, and it finished with a meh ending.
I would have included YouTube clips here instead of photos of my tv, but honestly, I sat through more of these episodes than I cared to and had more than my fill. You can check out all the clips and episodes on Fox’s LEGO Masters YouTube channel to experience the meh for yourself.
Meh the Force be with you.
Since winning, Jackson and Alex have been working with not-for-profit organisation FORM in Western Australia on various projects. Their biggest is an immersive exhibition called Relics: Bricks of the New World, which runs until the end of May at The Goods Shed in WA as part of the Scribblers Festival.Did Kristi and Daniel know each other before Lego masters? ›
Dan and Kirsti didn't know each other before the show and were paired together “Whoever was picking them did amazing. Looking back there is no one else I would have wanted to do this with.” There favourite thing to build together was the bridge. “We had so many challenges and builds we are proud of.”How old are the brothers on Lego masters? ›
22-year-old senior and her 18-year-old brother will compete on the Fox TV series. (Tom Griscom | Fox) Drew and Miranda Maynard in season 3 of "Lego Masters." | Sep. 19, 2022, 5:00 a.m.Who won the Lego Masters Season 2? ›
The season concluded with 12 episodes on September 14, 2021 with brothers Mark & Steven Erikson being crowned the winners. On December 3, 2021, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.Did Henry and Cade know each other? ›
Henry and Cade were previously unknown to each other, having been paired together in the show's casting process.Did Caleb and Alex know each other before Lego Masters? ›
Caleb didn't know Alex prior to the show and they bonded over creating different builds. He said they laughed and had a lot of fun together on the show. Caleb said Lego Masters taught him the value of celebrating other people and creativity.Are Joss and Henry Brothers? ›
The little boy who grew up playing with the iconic blocks in his bedroom is Australia's Lego Master. And now Joss Woodyard - who took out the title with his younger brother Henry on Monday night, May 16 - says he's one step closer to fulfilling his dream of becoming a Lego designer in Denmark.Do LEGO Masters get paid? ›
Yes, Lego Master Builder is a real job with a real salary. So what do they do? Every day is different when you are a Lego Master Builder. Today you might be giving a demonstration at a discovery center, tomorrow you are working on a life sized Batmobile and next week you have to finish up a Minecraft set for next year.Are Nick and Gene a couple? ›
Video editors Nick and Gene are best friends and lifelong LEGO® lovers. When they realised they shared this passion they became obsessed with what they could create.Do they build for 16 hours straight on LEGO Masters? ›
"People keep asking does each episode get filmed for 15 hours straight? And no, not really. It's done over a whole week," he said.
|Sarah & Fleur||45 & 43||Mums|
|Harrison & Michael||26 & 25||PhD candidate & physiotherapist|
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|Amy & Dawei||33 & 33||Content creator & auditor/wedding photographer|
They're usually around 8–12-hour builds. We were trying to think of something that's really much bigger than we would normally do for these challenges, but also not too big, so we don't run out of time.Will Lego Masters return for season 3? ›
Production. Alongside the renewal in December 2021, it was announced that Will Arnett would return to host. The season was originally slated to premiere on May 31, 2022, but was later pushed to the 2022–23 season. On June 6, 2022, it was announced that the third season will premiere on September 21, 2022.How many weeks does it take to film Lego Masters? ›
By the end, to make just 4 hours of TV, we had done 32 days of filming! All the builds were done in the “Build Room” a TV studio, set up with 8 workstations, and around 1 million LEGO Bricks! The shortest build was 15 minutes, the longest was 10 days!Did Brad Pitt make Lego Masters? ›
Brad Pitt, an executive producer of Fox's Lego Masters since its inception, has yet to make an appearance on the show — until now. In the season 3 trailer of the brick-building competition series, debuting exclusively on EW (below), Pitt makes his debut — as a minifig, naturally.Where is G from Lego masters? ›
Residing in Perth with his wife, G likes to go to the gym, and builds 1/87 scale dioramas with 12-inch action figures in his spare time.Who is Cade and Gabby? ›
Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner met in 2018 as contestants on American Idol. Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner started off as co-contestants on American Idol and are now a growing family. The musicians first met in 2018 while they were both competing on season 16 of American Idol.How did Gabby and Cade meet? ›
Fans will probably recognize the guy behind the wheel: It's Cade Foehner, Barrett's real-life husband, whom she met while the two were contestants on "American Idol."Are Lexi and Rachael friends LEGO Masters? ›
Rachael, 37, and Lexi, 33, are LEGO® Masters teammates from New South Wales. Rachael is an auditor. In 2015, her second son was born and since then their LEGO collection has exploded as they enjoy building together.How are Gabby and Ryan related on LEGO Masters? ›
Gabby and Ryan might seem like they get along like old friends, but they actually met just before filming on LEGO Masters started. The pair revealed they got along from their very first conversation over Zoom and remain friends today.
Andrew and Crystal met over 10 years ago through Andrew's cosplay photography business and have been friends ever since. Although they have never built together, they are confident that their shared love of Lego will be enough to see them through to the end of the competition.Is Joss from Lego Masters married? ›
JOSS, 23, & HENRY, 20 NSW
For the Newcastle brothers, winning Lego Masters is all about setting themselves up for the future. "My girlfriend and I recently got engaged, so my share would easily cover the wedding," says Joss.
Joss and Henry are crowned the winners of LEGO Masters Australia Season 4. Joss and Henry are the winners of LEGO® Masters Season 4! The brothers have won the title of Australia's next LEGO Masters and $100,050 prize money after they impressed Brickman and 200 voters with their 'Kaiju Monster vs Mecha Crab' build.Where is Branko Lego Masters? ›
Branko, 48 and Max, 17. From: NSW
Originally from the Netherlands, they have lived in Australia for 15 years.
How much is the Brick Pit worth? With so much LEGO inside, it's no surprise the Brick Pit is worth a fair bit of cash, $1.2 million to be exact (consumer value).Do the builders on LEGO Masters get breaks? ›
Dominici does reveal that the contestants are given breaks, and that sometimes the builds take place over a number of days. So when the clock says 14 hours, it's not consecutive. Yes, there's time for them to eat and sleep.Do the builders actually build for the whole time in LEGO Masters? ›
So yes, these builds often do take just as long as they say they do — but the contestants aren't expected to build them without any breaks in between, luckily. That being said, with the sheer size and scale of some of these builds, it's likely not an easy process.Does Brickman have kids? ›
The Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® brick artists and craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman” who never really grew up! Well that's not quite true, he has twin sons, but for decades he has been playing with those little plastic bricks called LEGO®.Are Nick and Danielle together? ›
June 8, 2021: Danielle Ruhl and Nick Thompson get married
On June 8, 2021, Ruhl and Thompson tied the knot. "This is the last thing I thought would happen. It happened," Ruhl said as they exchanged vows. "We love each other and we care more about each other than we could ever express to anyone."
Joss, 23 and Henry, 20. From: NSW
Joss is obsessed with all things LEGO, working at a LEGO store and having one of his builds exhibited at the LEGO House Masterpiece Gallery in Denmark.
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When was 'Domino Masters' filmed? Filming for the first installment of the series started in June of 2021 and wrapped the following month. Eric revealed that each episode of Domino Masters took three 12-hour days to complete.How do Alex and Caleb know each other? ›
Alex and Caleb. How we met: Caleb and I met in kindergarten. We went to a small private school together our entire lives.Are Gus and David friends? ›
David and Gus have remained friends since filming on LEGO Masters wrapped and plan to do more building together in the future.Are Jess and Anthony a couple? ›
"It was a weird kind of role between sister/mother-hen/bestie, it was an interesting space to fill." Now that filming on LEGO Masters has finished, Jess and Anthony remain friends and are thinking about doing more builds together.What happens if you win LEGO Masters? ›
What's the prize for winning LEGO® Masters? The winning LEGO® Masters team receives the LEGO Masters Trophy, a cash prize of $100,000 and their winning build displayed in LEGOLAND® Florida!What happened to season 1 LEGO Masters? ›
The season concluded with 10 episodes on April 15, 2020 crowning married couple Tyler and Amy Clites the winners during the finale. On November 11, 2020, it was announced that Fox had renewed the series for a second season with Arnett, Berard and Corbett returning.How many months did LEGO Masters take to build the Eiffel Tower? ›
Work on the foundations started in January 1887, and by the end of June the four pedestals were ready. The assembly of the tower began on July 1, 1887, and after two years, two months, and five days, the structure was completed.Why were Ethan and Dom added to Lego masters? ›
Forte and Dungan were added to the show as a wild card pair after episode 3 aired. "What an experience," Forte said on "Lego Masters" after being eliminated. "To come here on 'Lego Masters,' it was a dream of ours. We definitely pushed ourselves to build stuff we've never thought we'd ever build before."Did Domino Masters replace Lego masters? ›
Don't worry, Domino Masters coming to FOX doesn't mean LEGO Masters is over. It's actually the opposite. LEGO Masters was renewed by the network in early December. With the similar name and formatting, fans can assume that LEGO Masters' success was what urged FOX to create Domino Masters.
LEGO Masters exploded onto our screens in 2019 and has cemented itself as one of the most popular shows on TV. In 2023, the feel-good phenomenon is back with an all star cast as the best of the very best return with a new wave of brilliant building and imagination for LEGO Masters: Grand Masters.Who is the girl on LEGO Masters? ›
Her current project with her design team is Lego DOTS, customize daily items like jewelry and picture frames. In 2020, she started her role as judge “Brickmaster Amy” on the American edition of Lego Masters; a television reality show in which teams compete to build the best Lego project.How long does it take to film a Lego movie? ›
Three years, to be precise. It would have taken closer to 10 and required about 15 million Lego bricks to make the film with old-fashioned stop-motion animation.How long does it take to make LEGO Masters? ›
“Every episode takes about three days to shoot,” Anthony said of the LEGO Masters production. “Will says you have 18 hours to build it, but there are breaks that you don't see on camera. We are very humane!Are Nick and gene from Lego Masters a couple? ›
Video editors Nick and Gene are best friends and lifelong LEGO® lovers. When they realised they shared this passion they became obsessed with what they could create. While Nick tries to bring his sense of humour and creativity into each build, Gene is more focused on getting his builds done as quickly as possible.Was Lego masters canceled? ›
As of November 25, 2022, LEGO Masters has not been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season. Stay tuned for further updates.Where are Jackson and Alex from? ›
From: Western Australia
Jackson, 29, and Alex, 29, best friends since high school, are ready to bring their A-game to the competition. They both fell in love with LEGO at a young age and have managed to use their favourite hobby to influence their careers.
Something's Gotta Give is the eighth episode of the seventh season and the 134th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.Does Alex move to Africa? ›
Alex's mentor Arizona Robbins later offered him an opportunity to work in Africa and Lucy was upset that he didn't consider her opinion before telling Arizona he would go. Alex then decided not to go to Africa to keep dating Lucy instead, but she had secretly accepted the Africa position herself.Are Jackson and Maggie brother and sister? ›
The fact that Jackson and Maggie became step-siblings was too weird for most fans. Jackson is the son of Catherine Fox (Debbie Allen), who fell in love with and subsequently married Richard Webber (James Pickens Jr.). Webber, as luck would have it, is the biological father of Maggie.
A sucker for a girl with nice eyes and a smile, Jackson is hoping his bride is smaller than him, which isn't difficult considering he is six-foot-three. Stream every episode of Married At First Sight for free on 9Now. Ex-girlfriends, former cast and some big wins.Did Jackson cheat Maggie? ›
But ultimately, he admitted that he had connected with a woman named Kate at the monastery. “So you slept with her because you had God feelings!” Maggie spat. He hadn't slept with her, he insisted.Why was Meredith's jaw wired shut? ›
She got attacked by a patient.
She had to have her jaw wired shut afterwards!
Following Owen into a supply closet, Amelia learned from him that the soldiers had told him they found Megan. “Maybe you can find some peace,” she said. To which he responded, “They said that she's alive!” (Yay — more Bridget Regan!) Before he filled in his mother, he wanted to find out if it was really her.