Craziest LEGO Masters creations this season
LEGO Masters 2020 may be over, but that doesn't mean we can't still marvel with childlike joy over the incredible creations this season.
This year's instalment of the slightly nerdy reality TV sensation left viewers in awe each week as the contestants conjured up epic builds from the little plastic bricks of our early years.
On Monday night, 1.462 million viewers were glued to the telly as long-haired duo Alex and Jackson pocketed the whopping $100,000 prize thanks to their insane and intricate gothic masterpiece - one of the steampunk-inspired story scenes viewers and judge Ryan "The BrickMan" McNaught had come to know and love.
Rhe season had no shortage of talent when it came to creative - and at times completely bonkers - ideas.
Here's a look back at the most incredible builds this season:
Cloud Battle Royale - One Hanging Brick challenge - Jennifer and Jodie
Jennifer and Jodie created an amazing scene on top of a floating cloud, where a dragon had captured a knight, and a princess was heading over to save the knight on a flying horse.
The Reyvenger - Star Wars challenge - Jennifer and Jodie
After pulling out a Light Side Minifigure, specifically character Rey from the Star Wars series, Jennifer and Jodie decided to make her an all new scavenger ship, named the Reyvenger.
Mermaid - Underwater challenge - Jennifer and Jodie
Jennifer and Jodie took a risk with a big character build, creating a mermaid sitting in a giant clam shell with her trident, as the queen of the ocean.
When it came time for judging there was a lot to like, but not everything went to plan.
Prehistoric Excavation - Above and Below challenge - Dannii and Tim
Dannii and Tim created an incredible scene where an excavation team had just discovered a unique, prehistoric world below, with a giant pterodactyl about to lunge for a worker.
Jack and the Beanstalk - Fairytale challenge - Dannii and Tim
Tim and Dannii decided to recreate Jack and the Beanstalk in the Fairytale challenge, focusing on the giant's home in the sky.
Phoenix - Smash and Grab challenge - Tim and Dannii
Tim and Dannii built a giant phoenix out of the few pieces they collected from the motorbike Hamish knocked over. The result was "epic" as Brickman put it.
Bull-riding Cowboy - 3D Art Challenge - Trent and Josh
At the start of the "3D Art" challenge, second runners-up Trent and Josh told Brickman of their plans to depict a bull coming out of the frame, with a cowboy riding on his back.
In the early stages Brickman was worried about scale and the boys' plan, calling it "a load of bull."
But he was proved wrong.
Farmer vs Rabbit - Above and Below challenge - Trent and Josh
Trent and Josh's build was quirky and fun, but also incredibly technical.
"We really pushed ourselves with this build both technically and time wise," said Trent, adding "the rabbit's fun, it has come together really well, and I'm super proud."
Fake Shark Attack - Above and Below challenge - Damian and Andrew
Damian and Andrew loved their build, adding that "the figures look incredible."
Brickman agreed, praising the boys for the expressions conveyed in the people.
"The look on the poor lady's face is amazing. It's awesome."
Pirate Air Ship - One Hanging Brick challenge - Damian and Andrew
Damian and Andrew built an enormous pirate air ship in the "One Hanging Brick" challenge.
"Out of all our LEGO builds here today, if this was a LEGO set, this is the one I would buy," said Brickman.
But he also revealed he was shocked that the creation was staying together, because the build was so large and complex that it "stressed the LEGO in all manner of directions".
Isle of Eyes - A Whole New World challenge - Damian and Andrew
In the first challenge, Damian and Andrew's "Isle of Eyes" set them up for an impressive run in the competition.
"Super proud. What a first build," said Brickman during judging.
Fairy Queen's Castle - Hero Shot challenge - Damian and Andrew
Hamish described the team's creation as "beautiful".
Here, they had a Minifigure hero named Anna who had brought her catapult to the Fairy Queen's Castle with the intention to destroy it, sending glitter everywhere.
The explosion was spectacular, and the fairy queen was destroyed in the explosion.
Jack and the Beanstalk - Fairytale challenge - Damian and Andrew
The duo expertly recreated Jack and the Beanstalk, with Brickman praising their clear vision and their technical ability by making a vine wrap around their stalk.
Venus flytrap - 3D Art challenge - Alex and Jackson
The 3D art challenge was perfect for Jackson and Alex, given Jackson's experience as a tattoo and mural artist. They chose a Venus flytrap design with the plant lunging right out of the frame.
In an excellent example of NPU (nice part usage), Jackson and Alex used green bin and surfboard LEGO pieces to make the dangling vines and leaves for their plant scene.
Hansel and Gretel - Fairytale challenge - Alex and Jackson
"It looks awesome. It looks so cool," Hamish said of the boys' recreation of Hansel and Gretel.
"Can we see inside?" he then asked, gasping as he peered in.
Opening the roof of their build unveiled the darkness of the witch's house - a complete contrast to the sugary sweet exterior.
"You've actually built two houses. You've build the exterior beautiful looking gingerbread house. On the inside it's not so pretty," observed Brickman.
Wild West Heist - Hero Shot challenge - Alex and Jackson
Jackson and Alex were "brimming with excitement" for their explosion, having created a wild west heist setting.
And it was spectacular, even if their hero's hat didn't blow off as planned.
Originally published as Craziest LEGO Masters creations this season