LEGO MASTERS USA Season 1 Episode 3: The exit interview

The ‘Cut in Half’ challenge was a build too far for one pair, who were sent home in the third episode of LEGO MASTERS USA

Another pair has been sent home from LEGO MASTERS USA, with Travis and Corey unable to make their pinata build click. “Cut in Half” challenged the contestants to take half of an object and build something out of it, but time ran out and the brothers could not finish their model in time.

Unfortunately Travis was unavailable for interview, so Brick Fanatics asked Corey about their experience on the show to find out what it was like to take on LEGO MASTERS as brothers.

Were you confident going into the LEGO MASTERS auditions?

Corey: Yes and no. Yes, I was confident in my originality and skill level. No, because I didn’t know what to expect and if my partner would be able to approach this audition the same way I was prepared to.

How did you prepare for the show?

Corey: I prepared for the show by watching different styles in making complicated MOCs (my own creations). I always practice by building certain MOCs I would be able to accomplish under a time constraint.

What was it like arriving in the build room for the first time?

Corey: Arriving at the Build Room was emotional. As a LEGO teacher, the students see a lot of LEGO they can use to build anything. Now, I got to feel like them, with all of the LEGO at my disposal and be able to express my talents – something I’ve always wanted to the opportunity to do.

What was the trickiest thing to adjust to when building competitively?

Corey: The trickiest thing was to have a partner who had a different approach. Even though, my partner is my brother we have different approaches. It got some getting used to, but I’m glad we did it.

Which was your favourite challenge?

Corey: My favourite challenge was the first challenge, Dreamland Amusement park. It taught me how to work under pressure, work with a partner and know where I needed to raise the bar to.

What was the toughest challenge for you?

Corey: The toughest challenge was the gravity drop challenge. My creativity was challenged, and I was pushed to change direction.

Are there any particular stand-out moments that made you laugh?

Corey: The push-up challenge that we did during our actual challenge. We were working against the clock, but we had time to compete in a push-up challenge.

What was the best thing about participating in LEGO MASTERS?

Corey: Being able to experience an adventure with other people, and more importantly to experience this adventure with my brother.

Did you learn anything new, about yourself or about LEGO creativity, through being a part of the show?

Corey: I’ve learned that I barely scratched the surface of what I can do with LEGO. I learned how to work as a team with my brother outside of LEGO, I learned I have more to offer the LEGO community and I learned how being on TV doesn’t change who I am. I hope my message of never giving up and always giving your best comes across on the show!

The next episode of LEGO MASTERS will air in FOX in the USA on Wednesday, February 26 at 9.00pm ET/10.00pm PT.

More LEGO MASTERS USA coverage

LEGO MASTERS: The road to the USA

Episode reviews:
Episode 1: “Dream Park Theme Park”
Episode 2: “Space Smash Challenge”

Exit interviews:
Episode 1: No elimination
Episode 2: “Space Smash Challenge”

Meet the judges:
Jamie Berard
Amy Corbett

Meet the contestants:
Sam and Jessica
Krystle and Amie
Mel and Jermaine
Flynn and Richard
Boone and Mark
Manny and Nestor
Travis and Corey
Tyler and Amy
Jessie and Kara
Christian and Aaron

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Graham

Graham is the Editor of BrickFanatics.com, with 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. If you would like to get involved with Brick Fanatics, as a builder, writer or photographer – then please contact Graham at [email protected]

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