Another team has left LEGO MASTERS Australia, so Brick Fanatics finds out more about their time building against the clock
Building from a single, hanging brick was a tricky task – but made all the more difficult with half of the hands every other pair has. With Summer falling ill, Iona was left to take on the latest LEGO MASTERS Australia elimination challenge by herself.
What was the trickiest thing to adjust to when building competitively?
Iona: The pressure of the clock and watching all these amazing build fly up around you. It’s definitely not as calming as building a set with instructions.
Which was your favourite challenge?
Iona: It has to be the explosion challenge, nothing is more fun than blowing things up.
What was the toughest challenge for you?
Iona: Probably the first challenge, ‘a whole new world’. I felt so out of my depth being on the show and surrounded by so many incredible builders. It was quite overwhelming, after that though we sort of got into the swing of things.
Are there any particular stand-out moments that made you laugh?
Iona: It’s all such a LEGO frenzied blur now, there definitely were some laughs along the way. Josh was always running into people at the entrance to the brick pit, which was sometimes funny and sometimes painful. Seeing Hamish dangling from the ceiling was definitely an amusing surprise.
What was the best thing about participating in LEGO MASTERS?
Iona: Getting to meet all the other contestants for sure, they are all amazing people that I never would have met otherwise. We have become great friends and we all have this fantastic shared experience.
Did you learn anything new, about yourself or about LEGO creativity, through being a part of the show?
Iona: I learnt so many new techniques from the other contestants, each new challenge I would use a technique that someone else had used or shown me the challenge before. At the end of every day the bus ride home would be full of people asking each other, ‘how did you do that?!’
The next episode of LEGO MASTERS airs on Nine at 7.30pm, April 27.
More LEGO MASTERS Australia coverage
Interview with host Hamish Blake
Interview with judge Ryan McNaught
Meet the contestants
Summer and Iona
Jackson and Alex
Trent and Josh
Jay and Stani
Jennifer and Jodie
Tim and Danii
Andrew and Damian
Annie and Runa