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Week 1

S3.E1: Stop in Your Tracks

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LEGO Masters Australia is back. The contest designed to push the imagination and creativity of Australia's best LEGO builders returns for a third season, and this season promises to take the competition to a whole new level. Up for grabs is the all new Platinum Brick which will give the winning team immunity from an elimination. To win it, they face a massive first challenge. Teams must create a show stopping piece that will stop a train in its tracks. They have 17 hours to complete their builds.

Original air date: 4/19/21

S3.E2: Castles and Cannonballs

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All eight teams are playing for immunity from the elimination build. They are asked to create a beautiful castle that will spectacularly explode as a bowling ball is hurled at it.

Original air date: 4/20/21

S3.E3: Snow Globe

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In the first elimination of the competition, teams will have 10 hours to build a world inside a snow globe.

Original air date: 4/21/21

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I always enjoy the smashing challenges, but I also feel bad when the builders don't get a good explosion due to someone else's error (AHEM). As expected the cool looking flexi circle building didn't explode well. I always wonder why some of the teams don't add lots of colorful bricks inside the structures to get a better looking explosion.

I liked the snow globe challenge. I totally agreed with the bottom two. The Stonehenge one was boring in every way. It was just a bunch of rectangles so there was nothing technical or skilled about what they built. Most of it was grey so it was boring and blah. There was no height so the mini figures got buried in the snow. I didn't understand why they thought Stonehenge was suitable for this challenge. The other team in the bottom two at least had a large figure to create some height and create a story. Thank goodness they're laying off the brick of doom business a little bit. I do not need the lightning and screaming sound effects multiple times per episode.

I liked most of the other snow globes. The fox was really well built and the color was an excellent contrast with the snow. Rudolph and Santa at the beach was whimsical and colorful. The rotating ballerina was a simple but effective design (good use of color and height). The Nightmare Before Christmas was full of so many details and I loved all the color.

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This is my favourite reality show and possible most favouite show now that Eco Challenge is no more. 

The smashing or exploding is my least favourite ep. The winner is generally up to chance that a certain character will fly a certain way. I loved the snow globes and the fox was really a work of art. Stonehenge just some rectangles but it was also too big for the globe. If they had made it smaller and build the ground up around it it would have worked better.  

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S3.E4: Fantastical Beasts / Mission to Mars

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In the first of two challenges, teams are tasked with creating an entirely new creature by blending the DNA of two existing animals.

Original air date: 4/25/21

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I'm not a fan of having two missions in one ep. It might be because I loved the show and want more eps. I like it stretched out more than what we got. Maybe they are just film back to back season. That would make me happy.

It seems like most of the teams are put together teams. 

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S3.E5: Hero's Quest

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Teams have 12 hours to create a build that explores the theme of the 'hero's quest'. Adventure, danger, high stakes, precious treasure and a huge journey - even a bit of magic and mystery. It's all part of the hero's quest.

Original air date: 4/26/21

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21 hours ago, xfuse said:

I'm not a fan of having two missions in one ep.

I was surprised by that too. I was trying to figure out why they did that for episode 4, but they're going back to the regular format of one challenge per episode for episodes 5 and 6.

The mashup animals were so weird. When so many teams ended up with half flamingo creatures, I was worried that they would run out of pink bricks. I loved the peacock feathers - the color, the texture, everything about them was really great.

I wasn't crazy about the outer space challenge, but it was nice to see the mom team create something that was clearly near and dear to one of their hearts. I loved their big green alien, and the vignettes inside the theater were fun.

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S3.E6:

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The return of a classic challenge: Cut In Half! Teams choose from a range of items that have been cut in half. Their challenge is to use their imagination in creating the other half of the object from Lego.

Original air date: 4/27/21

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Week 3:

The hot air balloon challenge was fun. I liked that it was just trial and error to see how much weight the balloon would hold before sinking or flying. Ryan and Gabby's motorized bike one was great but I also loved Harrison and Michael's people hanging onto the balloon. I get why Gus and David's pegasus was in contention because it was done really well.

I liked that the restriction of the Kale Scale challenge was that it could not be a building. I thought Ryan and Gabby's fountain was one of the best ideas but the execution was not great. It looked like a three tier dessert stand, not a fountain. It needed more water spilling over. Adding the rose at the last minute to create a story was pretty weak. Gus and Harrison's extremely tall dock was a cheat to get more height without making a building. It also wasn't done very well so they were lucky that they scraped by. Sarah and Fleur's crossing sign was a really great idea to get height but I was not sure if they would be able to make it work. It was sad to see them fail so badly at the last minute so thank goodness for their platinum brick. Owen and Scott's rocket was boring and there was no story there. It was just a big rocket so I felt they didn't really complete the challenge. Gus and David's snake was cool to look at but I felt like it was too straight up and down. I would have liked to see a curve in the snake or something, especially since it was obvious that the length of the snake was just to get to the minimum height.

On most shows, I dislike when they bring back eliminated contestants but for some reason, I didn't mind it here, probably because I'm all for seeing more people make stuff. I was surprised that Amy and Dawei struggled so much to make a curved rainbow. I liked that they still used all that color for the phoenix wings. That looked so great against the trees. Jeff and Atlanta's ice cream monster wasn't awful but it wasn't great. I wouldn't have known that was supposed to be three scoops of ice cream if they hadn't explained it. Between that and the original orange color they used for the cone, I don't think they did a great job conveying their vision. Jess and Anthony's camping scene was just okay to me. I had a huge problem with their bear because it was just a big brown blob with a disproportionately small bear head on top. If you're going to make something that large, it needs to be more anatomically correct. Ryan and Gabby's winter train scene was by far the best because it was clear what we were looking at, it was well built, and there was a story with the train robbers.

The arcade game challenge was really fun. I was shocked that neither Gabby nor Jess had ever played an arcade game before. Not even once at a kids' birthday party?! Owen and Scott's guitar game was by far the best one. It was bold and colorful, and the mechanics for the scrolling part of the guitar and the giant keyboard playing had a great visual impact. The others ranged from okay to a bit of a mess. Some of them were very lucky that this was an immunity challenge rather than an elimination challenge.

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