Star Wars (LEGO® Masters)
Our favorite show aired the semi-finals this week in epic style. The remaining three teams competed to produce Star Wars (LEGO® Masters) themed builds with guest stars C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB8. In the first half of the challenge, each team designed their own droid with Power Functions. Subsequently, the winner of the challenge earned the first pick of Star Wars movie scenes to recreate in the second challenge.
Tyler and Amy continued their winning streak with the droid challenge. Their droid, EZ-PZ, was a server droid tasked with delivering blue milk and wookie cookies to canteen customers. The team got off to a rough start, experiencing difficulty with the wobbling head aspect of their droid. However, they pulled off a simplified version of the original design and wowed the Brickmasters with their endearing character build.
Sadly, Tyler and Amy’s winning streak ended there. The droid challenge earned them first pick of scenes to recreate, and they picked AT-AT Assault on Hoth from the Empire Strikes Back. Brickmaster Jamie commended the team on producing the best vehicle in the room. However, Brickmaster Amy noted that the scene lacked color. Consequently, even though the build was exceptional, it was just a little less exceptional than their competitors.
Tyler and Amy scored a fourth consecutive win, only to lose their streak afterwards.
Mark and Boone constructed an Imperial repair droid, SBTG85. Initially, Brickmasters Amy and Jamie wondered if the droid had enough story behind it. The Bearded Builders added a burst-open panel that revealed an interior design with a rebellion logo. In judging, they told a story of the robot being reprogrammed. While the mechanics of the design worked well, I personally felt the story did not stand alone without Mark and Boone telling it. Additionally, the Brickmasters did not find the build as endearing as Tyler and Amy’s.
Second place in the droid challenge earned Mark and Boone second pick of Star Wars scenes for the next challenge. They chose to build the Endor Imperial Bunker from Return of the Jedi. Brickmaster Jamie commented that the builders had really captured the magic of the original movie scene. Neither judge had any negative feedback to offer.
Mark and Boone won the scene challenge their Endor Imperial Bunker.
Sam and Jessica’s droid, MP3, was a one-robot musician droid. A little out of their element with Power Functions, the team managed to piece together a functional robot. However, during judging, it broke down due to too much stress on the tank treads it ran on. Additionally, of the three droids, this one was the least “Star Wars” in my opinion.
Of the remaining Star Wars scenes, Sam and Jessica selected the Battle of Crait from The Last Jedi. Then they totally redeemed themselves from the droid challenge. The team produced the iconic white landscape with red dust bursting through the surface in stunning fashion. Consequently, Sam and Jessica earned their highest praise yet from the Brickmasters. The only “nit-picking” Jamie offered revolved around the different build techniques used to represent the same red dust in different sections of the set-up.
Star Wars (LEGO® Masters) Synopsis
In a surprise twist at the end of the episode, not a single team went home. However, the order was clear. Mark and Boone won the challenge with Sam and Jessica in second place. Though spared from elimination, Tyler and Amy found themselves at the bottom for the first time. All teams need to bring their A-game when LEGO® Masters returns for the finale on April 15.
|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|
|Aaron & Christian||Won||Safe||Safe||Safe||Second||Safe||Bottom||Lost|
|Tyler and Amy||Safe||Won||Safe||Second||Safe||Second||Won||Won||Bottom|
|Sam & Jessica||Bottom||Bottom||Second||Safe||Safe||Safe||Second||Bottom||Second|
|Mark & Boone||Safe||Safe||Safe||Won||Won||Won||Safe||Safe||Won|
With no eliminated team this week, there was no eliminated contestant interview. However, we have something better coming. Check back over the next few days for interviews with all three top teams! Additionally, for full coverage of season 1, click here.
Until next time,
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