Grown men were turned to tears as Nine’s grand final of Lego Masters was race and won last night.
Victorians Gus & David won the 2021 title and a cash prize of $100,000 with their amazing plastic forest, telling a story and evoking emotion with two deer preyed upon by a pack of wolves.
It was a marathon 28 hour build in the finale with the Project Manager and Engineer surpassing two other teams in a free challenge with no limitations and no directives.
Both judge Ryan McNaught and a public vote by 250 Lego fans deemed it the winning model.
Brickman said: “It’s such a cliché to say that this year’s finale was more spectacular than the last one, but it is very hard to argue otherwise. Our contestants really have delivered something amazing – again! Incredibly different, totally unique creations, all masterfully executed.
“This year, like previous years, our winners have been incredible in their journey, bouncing from hiccups along the way, each build increasing in its beauty and sophistication. David and Gus really did take the competition to a whole new level, and then some.”
David said: “Winning Lego Masters is unreal. I feel like I’m dreaming and about to wake up any second now. To have had the chance of being invited to participate in Lego Masters was one of the best moments of my life. I knew I was about to have the ride of a lifetime, but being paired up with Gus, who is unbelievably talented and shares the same passion for Lego as I do, was more than I could have hoped for.
“I am over the moon to have been able to meet some of the most talented builders and amazing people I’ve known in my life and to share the final with two amazing teams.”
Gus said: “I have had a hard time putting my emotions from winning Lego Masters into words. I came onto the show wanting to push myself technically and creatively and winning the finale really makes me feel that I have done that. Going up against the group of contestants that were on the show this year really pushed us because the builds they all created were next level! It was amazing to be paired with Dave. He has an unbelievable Lego brain and has the ability to put all sorts of things together.”
WA friends Owen and Scott were runners-up with their model of a bulldozer is coming to mine a forest, guarded by a wizard.
Gabby and Ryan, also from Victoria, finished third with a rotating circus featuring four stages.
The third season has been a runaway success for Nine, dominating ratings week after week.
The Endemol Shine show has already been renewed for two more seasons with host Hamish Blake and is currently open for registrations.