In episode 7, Storybook (LEGO® Masters), Will Arnett engaged five young LEGO® enthusiasts to help complete a Mad-Lib style story. In the ensuing challenge, the five remaining teams brought the story to life using bricks in just eight hours. The final product received judgement from the kids who fashioned the story as well as from the Brickmasters, Jaime and Amy. The harrowing tale of adventure read:
Once upon a time, in the land of koo-koo magic, Mr. Book Chicken and a horse that can do gymnastics went looking for some toys to eat. All of a sudden a taker-waker, whose house is messy and filled with all of the things that she has taken away from the children, appeared and asked, “Why are you eating all of my toys?? Those are magical!
Part way through the challenge, guest Nicole Byer (from TV’s “Nailed It” reality competition) arrived. She rode in stylishly upon a car built from LEGO® bricks. Soon enough, she announced a twist. Consequently, each team received a unique turn of events for their tale from one of the children. With five hours added to the clock, the aspiring LEGO® Masters had to build a variation of:
But it was too late. They took a bite and before they knew it, a huge __________ burst out of the ground and __________ fell from the sky. It was awesome.
Nailed it in Storybook (LEGO® Masters)!
Tyler and Amy came out on top this week. Additionally, the win scored them tickets to the grand opening of Legoland New York on July 4, 2020. In their twist, a vegetable monster burst out of the ground, causing broccoli to fall from the sky. Tyler and Amy were in their element this challenge. They produced engaging characters that amused the judges and children alike.
Sam and Jessica were the runners up in the storybook challenge. Their twist involved an elephant riding a golden sleigh with candy cane arms, and rainbow mushrooms falling from the sky. The children loved the build, claiming it would get more play than video games. Brickmaster Jaime applauded the team for being playful and putting themselves in the mind of a child. Additionally, Amy liked the garbage can house, elephant, and the fact that the team’s personalities shined through the build.
“Our brains into their LEGO®!” -Catelyn (guest judge)
Meanwhile, tasked with building a giant, evil version of the horse that can do gymnastics, Aaron and Christian failed to wow judges. With the added challenge of having disco chickens fall from the sky, the duo received some praise from the kids, but largely fell flat. One of the children thought the cloud for raining disco chickens looked like a mountain. Brickmaster Amy felt the team did not push themselves far enough. Meanwhile, Jaime claimed the build lacked a clear focus and was messy. The harsh critiques landed the team in the bottom two.
Mark and Boone’s added challenge was building robots falling from the sky and a giant crab pinching the taker-waker’s nose. However, the build contained a lot of empty space and the children noticed. The little judges wanted the space filled with more houses and ultimately gave the team a “B-minus”. In judging, Amy liked the giant crab. However, Jaime felt the grey, empty space meant to represent a road just looked like a parking lot. Both judges pointed out that empty space is not very exciting.
“I would give this a B-minus.” – Noelly (guest judge)
Richard and Flynn’s twist involved a giant weed monster and an alien spaceship tasked with picking up all the toys and bringing them back to children. While the taker-waker received praise (it looked like Cash’s grandma), the kids felt that the taker-waker’s house needed more toys bursting from it. Brickmaster Jaime liked that the story drove into the house on a conveyer belt but said the twist underwhelmed. Brickmaster Amy noted the wonderful taker-waker as well. However, she pointed out the overly simple build techniques applied throughout the set. With only the best of the best remaining in the challenge, the simple builds sent Richard and Flynn home.
A storybook (LEGO® Masters) synopsis
|Team||Episode 1||Episode 2||Episode 3||Episode 4||Episode 5||Episode 6||Episode 7|
|Jessie & Kara||Safe||Lost|
|Travis & Corey||Safe||Safe||Lost|
|Manny & Nestor||Bottom||Safe||Safe||Lost|
|Krystle & Amie||Safe||Safe||Bottom||Bottom||Lost|
|Mel & Jermaine||Safe||Safe||Safe||Safe||Bottom||Lost|
|Richard & Flynn||Safe||Safe||Won||Safe||Safe||Bottom||Lost|
|Sam & Jessica||Bottom||Bottom||Second||Safe||Safe||Safe||Second|
|Aaron & Christian||Won||Safe||Safe||Safe||Second||Safe||Bottom|
|Mark & Boone||Safe||Safe||Safe||Won||Won||Won||Safe|
|Tyler and Amy||Safe||Won||Safe||Second||Safe||Second||Won|
Now, only four teams remain on season one of LEGO® Masters. While Boone and Mark still hold the most consecutive wins and the golden brick, Tyler and Amy broke that winning streak. Meanwhile, Sam and Jessica are still going strong, and Aaron and Christian have landed in the bottom two for the first time. LEGO® Masters returns Wednesday night at 9:00 pm ET on FOX. In the upcoming challenge, builders face the theme of good versus evil with guest star Terry Crews! Additionally, check back on Tuesday for Richard and Flynn’s take on LEGO® Masters in True North Bricks’ ongoing coverage of season one.
Until next time,
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