Newcastle-based brothers Henry and Joss were crowned the worthy winners of season four of LEGO® Masters on Channel 9.
The impressively creative duo took out the title, winning $100,050. Hamish Blake threw in the extra $50 to ensure we could say it’s the biggest prize ever – to go with the coveted title of LEGO® Masters champions for 2022.
In the grand finale episode the last three teams were tasked with a dream challenge: 28 hours to build whatever they wanted. And wow, did they deliver, with the most impressive builds of the season.
After nearly cracking under the pressure in Sunday’s elimination, Henry and Joss bounced back to create their biggest, most technical creature yet. Wanting to resemble an action movie, their final build featured a giant monster, the animated Japanese Kaiju figure, versus a Mecha crab.
That was enough to impress judge Ryan “Brickman” McNaught and members of the public who voted for their favourite build.
Underdogs Alex and Caleb, who stole the hearts of the nation with their late charge in the competition, created a magical world dominated by a huge tree, where mini figures took items from the family home and converted them into parts of their town.
The third pairing, Nick and Gene, who had the most dominant streak in LEGO® Masters history, winning six builds in a row, harnessed their unique style for their final build. It was the reimagining of a classic children’s tale of a troll under a bridge, preventing shepherds from moving their flock to greener pastures.
The triumphant winners Joss and Henry came full circle after winning the first challenge of this season. They added bragging rights to their final build with Brickman declaring it was the best “monster” he has ever seen.
Henry said: “Winning LEGO Masters has given me two overwhelming emotions, gratitude and pride. I’m unbelievably grateful for the experience. I want to thank every member of the crew who helped us along the way, and of course Brickman and Hamish.
“It was the most fun I’ve had in my life, and we were able to meet all the amazing contestants we now call our family. I’m incredibly proud of my brother. Joss is an amazing artist and inspiringly talented and passionate about LEGO. I can’t think of anyone I know more deserving of the title of LEGO Masters.”
Joss said: “Our final build truly was a passion project. It’s everything Henry and I love about LEGO condensed into one build, and I couldn’t be happier with the final product. Making the finale was an amazing prize in itself. But being able to say that I took on LEGO Masters with my brother and won is something that I still don’t quite believe.
“Henry and I will continue to create things we’re passionate about, and we can’t wait to share them with the world.”
Brickman said: “Series four was unquestionably the hardest series of LEGO Masters ever, with the challenges, the timeframes, even taking LEGO outdoors. To rise up through all of that made winning this year mean more than any other year. So, boy, did Henry and Joss ever earn it!”