Western Australian LEGO fanatics Alex and Jackson are $100,000 richer after Monday’s LEGO Masters finale, with their vastly intricate Frankenstein-inspired build blowing the judges away.
The high school besties were ecstatic when their names were called, taking out the trophy after a gruelling 28 hours spent creating their elaborate steampunk scene.
The winning brick creation was an impressive purple gothic mansion perched atop a hill, with a mini fig Frankenstein-esque robot monster smashing down the mountain terrorising the town below.
A tight race to the end, all three teams whipped up impressive final builds using their unique skillset that had the voting members of the public gasping in awe as they inspected each table.
Coming in second, Andrew and Damian created a “battle scene” in an expansive amphitheatre filled with mini figs in various poses.
And in third place, Trent and Josh’s pirate ship, complete with extremely intricate and large-scale figures on-board, was a sight to see.
But the creative long-haired, 29-year-old duo (Alex is an environmental engineer and Jackson is a visual artist) were awarded for their attention to detail and knack for creating a fun and interactive scene.
When first viewing their completed final entry, judge “Brickman” Ryan McNaught commented that the multi-layered scene was “like story book”.
“You’re experts at getting our attention and holding our attention,” he said in his critique.
Throughout the episode, host Hamish Blake had hilariously done his bit to assist the pair, who were sweating profusely as they raced to complete their gothic masterpiece.
“Jackson, I can see you guys sweating a little bit. I tried with that small fan but it didn’t seem to be good enough. If I could organise a more powerful fan would you be interested?,” the former radio star asked before producing a small leaf blower.
After jumping up and down with glee when their names were called, Alex commented that it was “the craziest thing that’s ever happened.”
The boys walked away with $100,000, an impressive yellow trophy made entirely from LEGO, and, most importantly, the joint title of 2020 LEGO masters.