LEGO MASTERS Australia Season 1 Episode 4 review

A parrot re-build and apartment challenge make up the two tasks in the fourth episode of LEGO MASTERS AustraliaOne thing that LEGO MASTERS Australia does well is emphasise the talents of Ryan Man, sorry Brick McNaught, no Brickman, that’s right. To open this episode, a parrot model the talented LEGO Certified Professional has built sits on each build table. The job of the contestants is to disassemble it and reassemble it as something completely different – using every piece, as Hamish Blake mischievously reveals partway through the time limit.The confidence and experience of the builders competing is apparent now. Henry and Cade, David and Gerhard and the challenge winners Kale and Bilsy all make easy work of this particular build. Dinushi and Gayan pull something out of the bag, Matt and Lyn manage but Jordan and Miller really struggle. Jimmy and Maddy admit to have been doing lots of research into different techniques to up their game, and impress the judge.When it comes to the main challenge, Kale and Bilsy are awarded an advantage for winning the first round – the duo get a one hour head start, and to frustrate the rest of the teams, they are forced to sit and watch the pair build. Despite their one hour bonus, it is not a harmonious build – while Kale’s self-belief has been toned down since the first episode, here he continues to profess his own brilliance to the cameras. It clearly frustrates when Bilsy when they decide to build completely separately with no collaboration. While it makes it very, very hard to root for Kale, it does at least create some television drama.Those who excel the most in the task are Henry and Cade, as the pair create a wonderfully themed and precisely built space station themed set of floors, that features wonderful details and clever touches. Jimmy and Maddy impress again by incorporating great details and functional aspects to their haunted house themed section, which is much less blocky than their previous models.Jordan and Miller take a good stab at a party themed section, but it can’t live up to the wonderfully detailed model from David and Gerhard who manage to pack in so many different personalities into their wedding party scene that it feels like a real post-wedding bash. Gerhard is also giving Hamish a run for his money thanks to his dry sense of humour and perfectly timed withering looks.It is Dinushi and Gayan who are sent home in the elimination, as their build is unfinished when the timer hits zero – their detailing was very good though, and given the quality of some of their previous builds, they are builders to look out for on the LEGO circuit.Given that the front-runners seem to be Henry and Cade, it will be interesting to see if Kale and Bilsy can work together to give them a real contest, or if Jimmy and Maddy can keep upping their skills to become genuine contenders. Let the brick geekery continue…Read more LEGO MASTERS Australia reviews:Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9To continue to support the work of Brick Fanatics, please buy your LEGO sets from shop.LEGO.com and Amazon using our affiliate links.

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