The first season of LEGO Masters US has concluded, with three teams: Tyler & Amy, Mark & Boone, and Sam & Jessica giving all they have in their final builds, and bid, to become the country’s ultimate LEGO Masters.
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The journey to win the title was a long and daunting one, with ten teams from the LEGO fan community all vying for that prestigious title, one-of-a-kind brick trophy, and an impressive $100,000 prize money. And this time around, the final episode sees three teams pushing those LEGO bricks on what could be the most challenging 24 hours of their lives.
In this final challenge, the task at hand is for the pairs to create anything that they can think of that will represent their most creative work during the season. For Mark & Boone, the challenge was to create Artopia, where they envision a community of artistic LEGO minifigs coming together to celebrate their talents in spite of being in a post-apocalyptic era.
Sam & Jessica’s final build shows a playful representation of The Peacock and the Monkey that combines both of their creative talents in a fun and unique way. Needless to say, this is the greatest entry that they have conceived throughout their entire stint in the contest in spite of all the ups and downs that they’ve been through.
And finally, Team Tyler & Amy wowed the judges with their final build, the Treasure of the Griffin. Not just master builders themselves, the couple has also perfected the art of brick storytelling in their final entry. Other than the superb aesthetic and technical aspects of their builds, the story itself, I feel, represents their instinctive desire as soon-to-be parents to provide a loving and protective environment for their family.
Needless to say, this is the most difficult episode for judges Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett. And though there were episodes that I would find myself passionately disagreeing with them, I feel that they were at the top of their game as fair, and discerning judges during this final episode. They managed to provide constructive feedback that the finalists willingly considered, while being unbiased and objective.
Though I loved the team dynamics between Sam and Jessica, I always felt that among the three, they will most likely end up in third place leaving the teams of Tyler & Amy and Mark & Boone competing for the grand prize. And in the end, though it is a difficult and nerve-wracking task, Jamie and Amy gave their decision and awarded the ultimate LEGO US LEGO Masters title to Tyler & Amy. The expectant couple eventually received an awesome LEGO trophy plus a $100,000 cash award that will certainly be put into good use as they prepare for the arrival of their little bundle of joy.
Congratulations Tyler & Amy and surely, it’s a brick journey that your child will very, very proud of. I can just imagine him cheering for his mom and dad. For more of Tyler & Amy’s LEGO creations you want to check out Tyler’s Flickr page where they render in microscale all of their entries throughout the show’s seasons. Tyler is also helping out making our stay-at-home more fun through his latest videos entitled Quarantine Creations so you may want to check it out as well. Again, congratulations to both Tyler and Amy, and all of the LEGO Masters US contestants!