With Adam and Odette the first build pair to exit the competition, Brick Fanatics finds out how they found the LEGO MASTERS experience
It was over all too soon for Adam and Odette. The married couple took part in two LEGO MASTERS challenges, but failed to meet the exacting expectations of the judges and were the first pair to be sent home. Their bridge featured a unique design but could not withstand Melvin’s truck, while their skyscraper floor focused on their love and shared passions.
Brick Fanatics speaks to Adam and Odette to find out more about their LEGO MASTERS experience.
When you turned up on the LEGO MASTERS set at the build room, for the first time, how did it feel?
It was very exciting, and strange all at the same time. I don’t think the feeling of “how did we get here?” ever really left us for the whole time.
What was the most challenging aspect of the tasks?
For us, the trickiest part was the speed at which we had to build and that is what let us down. At home, while we have a lot to do and not much free time, there is no time constraint to building. If we want to take a month to make a small MOC we simply put it on a shelf and come back to it whenever. The time went so quickly in the Build Room, when you are looking for that one brick out of thousands it can really eat away into the time you have to build.
Which of your builds were you the most proud of?
Our room build for us was a big thing. To agree on what, where and how was not easy with the pressure of the competition, but also the scale of it was bigger than anything we have ever done.
Are there any stand-out moments that made you laugh?
Adam: There were many funny moments throughout the whole process. Interacting with the judges at the auditions was great, one moment with Justin Ramsden in particular. Odette’s face when she caught me juggling with LEGO blocks I had built rather than concentrating on task in hand springs to mind. Melvin is a very funny guy so there were many laughs on and off camera with him.
Were there any moments when you had to really think on your feet and solve a tricky problem?
The bridge build was a curveball for us and it was the first thing we were given to do. Our plans for a later build meant we had to think fast and try something different. It nearly worked. Through the whole experience we just tried to enjoy it and have fun together. We have never built together until the first audition as we build separately, or with the children, so we had to communicate with each other and be patient.
What was the best thing about being part of LEGO MASTERS?
It is a once in a lifetime experience for any LEGO fan. That Build Room only exists for this show and we made it there, which is all we had hoped for and didn’t think we would get to. Getting your hands on that volume of bricks and parts is a dream come true.
But the best part of it all is to be part of a small LEGO family. The other competitors were all so amazing and positive, they were all willing to share tips and ideas and knowledge. We had so much fun with all of them. Memories were made.
Did you learn anything new, about yourself or about LEGO creativity, through being a part of the show?
A: I learnt that, actually, I am not too bad at building with LEGO. And that I have a proper addiction to it now. We work well as a team which is good. Odette took a break from building after filming, but is back into it now and has produced some great MOCs since leaving the show. We have learnt a lot and continue to build with the children. We also learnt that we are not competitive builders, we knew there was amazing talent in the room and so we did our best and had fun.
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Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education.
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