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Is that a couple of Brickshire guys in there on the left? Steve and.... I can't remember his name!! If it's even the guys I'm thinking of. @Salamalex will know!
Glad to see there's some ladies involved.
Interesting info, but I'll be interested to see why my team failed - if we even appear on TV!
@sid3windr I have been able to watch C4 in the past using a VPN.
Was intending on doing some parts sorting whilst watching but I keep getting too distracted!!
Some good builds from an engineering view.
Some good builds from a design and imagination view.
I will definitely be watching again next week!
so when i get time i post what i think (if i remember to that is)
If I'm honest I could have done without Melvin O'Doom or whatever his name is, who tried to make every sentence he uttered sound dramatic (and if I hear "LEGOMASTER" spoken in a Valentine Dyall voice once more...)
Liked most of the contestants. Thought the two engineering students were great, although the centrepiece wasn't up to much, the two teachers were great and I thought the Uncle / nephew combo were excellent. Good builders and looked like they were there for a laugh. The only one I didn't warm to was the Irish woman - felt sorry for her son. She was a bit of a pip.
Be interested to see what they get up to next week with the 'movement' challenge.
Well, I watched it last night with my other half - she said "Finally, something we can enjoy together" as she is not that fussed about Lego, but loves reality 'elimination' TV like Bake-off and Pottery Thingummy.
We both loved it. It has the right balance of personality versus skill display to keep us both entertained, and I thought the choice of banquet and seating was pretty inspired. I liked the presenter (although I agree with @boothemightyhamster that he was a little too dramatic at times), the structural engineer Roma Agrawal knew her stuff, and Matthew Ashton is just lovely - and I was really hoping all the teams did well.
A weight supporting chair is a hard thing to do in Lego and that father and son team (Nicholas and Coba?) did really well with their spindly thing. Wonder if it would've fallen apart if leant back on though, which they showed for practically every other chair.
Can't wait to see what's in next weeks show... and so glad I found something on TV that my missus can enjoy with me!
I expected a little more from Jessica Farrell, she's produced some amazing MOC's in the past. I have spoken with her before and she's very nice, though I thought she was trying a little too hard in front of camera.
I love everything Matthew Ashton is involved with - He is such a good Ambassador for Lego. A really nice and genuine guy.
It seemed a little crazy pitting a couple 9 year olds against more adult teams and am glad they progressed to the next round.
I'm looking forward to next week which looks like its a motorised fairground. Exciting!!
I wasn't really going to watch it but the other half wanted to and I have to say I didn't enjoy it. I'd have preferred either better coverage of he building and how it was achieved and less fluff (though I realise that non AFOLs probably would have been bored still by that) or else just an introduction to the challenge, some shots of the builders' plans then show nothing of the models until they were complete.
I really couldn't stand the presenter - this is my biggest criticism - it felt like they wanted it to be aimed at both kids and adults and in doing so made it neither successfully.
it seemed really unfair that they made no provision for the kids having to move very large builds, they really should have had some crew to help with that kind of stuff!
So yeah - not for me, but if you like it more power to ya I guess.
I actually think the kids did really well, and I don't necessarily think that it was wrong to have them competing against the adults.
I think the engineers and Jessica didn't concentrate enough on the basics of the challenge. It's clear that it was a difficult decision though, between them and the two teams which went.
i like it.
dont have a lot to add that others did not say, i was never good at reviews.
good show wide range of target viewers. should do well.
1 teem did you Technic bricks. the spindly char. used Technic brick on the inside of the leg's you can see them putting in lots of Technic pin's in the show.
That aside, I thought they had some fun and interesting challenges - agree with the whole technic thing but that's the way it goes. And the presenter certainly was quite annoying - but perhaps I'm not the target audience? Given it's only a short series I'm sure I'll be watching the rest.
"we all stand tooooogether "
" bom bom "
how????? your mind is not normal.....
you need more will power.
Some great designs and I'm amazed at what the kids can produce. So much better than anything I can do...!
Cambridge Uni guys made me laugh.. If you ever wanted to describe two Lego Geeks then they fit the picture 100%...
Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Only one thing...should have used transparent storage draws!!
Despite several hours of filming I'm surprised there was so little of the auditions...
I thought the elimination format was unnecessary, especially as although the two Cambridge students came up with a great concept and almost delivered, they didn't really fit the brief...yet it was evident that they weren't going to be eliminated because their prowess will show in later tasks.
I also thought it was a tad unfair that the builders had to move their models, and that the kids were somewhat left to their own devices when they weren't strong enough to do so. It's perilous moving Lego - the kids shouldn't have had to ask for assistance off a fellow contestant; a stagehand should've helped, or they should've been directed to build in a set spot to begin with. (Could you imagine if it had been broken beyond repair?)
I'd have personally liked more to do with the building - it felt as if we saw relatively little of the finished models (but maybe that's my perception).
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@MattDawson I didn't realize you were in there! Watched the beginning again - I was only looking with half an eye it seems, they even showed some LEGO House stuff too and I totally missed it on first watch yesterday! But I didn't spot you, still....
At least now I know what "Der bedste er ikke godt" meant on the mosaic ;-)
In awe of Nicolas & Kobe and Steve & Nate (consistently thoroughly nice chaps who take time to help Guy & Abraham and give them ideas). I'll be shocked if these two teams don't make the final.
On the subject of Guy & Abraham, how on earth did they manage to build their fairground!!!
Almost every clip showed them playing with the Lego in heaven... I was convinced they wouldn't end up with anything as they were having so much fun...
Very happy they are still in, as well as demonstrating how much fun can be had they are fantastic builders.
One group I am disappointed with is Jessica & Faolan. Faolan seems nice, but Jessica comes across very unlikable...
Although, that impression might be affected as I think they are cheating.
It's obvious that they aren't locked in Lego heaven for 12+ hours, and they have some time outside to think of ideas etc., but while the other groups seem to sketch out a few ideas, Jessica seems to spend the extra hours planning and building prototypes, so she can turn up with specific brick lists and a folder of pictures of the build to make. Essentially she just turns up with a home made instruction manual to follow... In effect she is using 2 or more times as much time as any other team.
I may be wrong, but that is how it looks to me from the first two episodes.