Victorians David and Gus were tonight crowned the winners of season three of Lego Masters on Channel 9.
The exceptionally creative duo were rewarded with a cash prize of $100,000 and the coveted LEGO® Masters trophy as champions of the smash-hit program.
In tonight’s grand finale episode, the final three teams faced their biggest challenge yet: 28 hours to build whatever they wanted, with no limitations and no directives.
Not only did they need to impress Ryan McNaught, the expert “Brickman”, but also 250 members of the public who voted for their favourite build.
David and Gus played to their strengths. Having honed their composition and storytelling skills through their creature builds, they decide on a diorama. Their story, set in a forest, had two deer being preyed upon by a pack of wolves.
WA boys Owen and Scott channelled every lesson they learnt throughout the competition into their final creation. They set about doing an inspired build, Engineers versus Hippies, in which a bulldozer is coming to mine a forest. Unbeknown to the engineers, there is a wizard guarding the forest.
Having survived the Brick of Doom curse and fought their way back into the contest, the third pairing, Gabby and Ryan, combined their technical mastery and humour to build a rotating circus with four stages, all viewable from every angle.
But in the end, it was David and Gus’s spectacular forest diorama that won everyone over.
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.”
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.”