The ambitious builds caught my husbands attention and he drew me into watching the Lego Masters 2021 Grande Finale. We watched in amazement at the expression of creativity through lego and the scale of the builds.
favourite was the Scott and Owen's build - mining the forest vs saving the
forest. There was so much detail in this build and it had an Avatar feel
to it. It was summed up as a three part trilogy in one build.
is up, the builds are finished. The public votes, the Brickman allocates
his hundred votes and now we're watching the announcement. Third, Gabby
and Ryan with their revolving 4 part circus.
winners, Gus and David with a nature scene - deers drinking from a stream in
the forest, so idyllic there should have been fairies in the detail, instead
wolves are waiting in the background preparring to pounce.
our favourite build in second place.
This got me thinking. What happened here?
opinion this is a really fascinating looking into the power of our inherant and
automatic recognition of emotional energy. After all, we are all
Ryan's build was fun, lively and called imaginations into a bustling, crowded
circus. The kind of lively, exciting, fun filled circus that we feel may
have been lost forever because of covid. For me I couldn't pick
which emotion the circus scene created within me, which meant I didn't feel a
strong connection to it. Also, most people feel some kind of negative
emotion about the restriction of circus and festival experiences due to
the question, why did the deer scene win out over the good vs evil scene?
Well I've given the clue away already, but let me explain.
builds were incredibly artistic and both held beauty and fear within
scene was so lifelike that even through television you felt drawn into the
scene, like a momentary experience if being there in the woods. It
reminded me of a brilliant childrens book that builds the scene in the readers
mind so vividly that the reader feels present in the scene. The artistry
in the build was exceptional, I didn't think such things could be expressed
I didn't think the artistry in the deer build was more exceptional than the
artistry in the mining the forest vs saving the forest. The fanciful
imagination in this build was outstanding, at the level of the epic Avatar
Movie, it really was. Giant Tree's coming to life to defend themselves
against the small human miners who wanted to tear them down for the resources
below. Above the forest was a wizard building a vortex of energy that was
streaming over the forest repelling the mining machinery. The giant dozer
the miners had brought in to destroy the forest was large, overbearing and demanding
of attention despite being grey, black and orange. Then on a second look,
you could see they'd already recklessly drilled through the mountain leaving
you feeling like the positive energy from the wizard was a little to
did the deer scene win?
maybe the better question is why didn't the mining scene win?
Everyone could instantly connect to it and it brought forth an instant
emotional recognition of good vs evil. But that was the problem.
The build was tapping into our collective fear that good won't beat evil.......
it leaves us feeling various negative emotions and it raises within us a worry
we all feel at all levels - the world at large, our local environments, law
enforcement, legal representation and even our own health. So although we
could connect with the scene and recognised the importance of the scene it left
us with lower energy levels because it triggered a buried fear we all worry
about at some point.
Scott and Owen wanted to build a scene like this because here in Australia
mining is a huge issue and threat to our wonderful natural environment.
However, our nation's economy runs on mining and most Australian's won't take
actions against it, which essentially leaves it up to the forest to defend
itself. This scene, though fanciful and epic, was highly relevant and
left us feeling torn and shredded, just like nature is after it's been
leave the deer scene as the default winner? No, not at all.
the charactures of the animals Gus and David had magically been able to create
energy in motion in a still scene. This scene also contained fear - the
wolves were preparing to eat the deer for lunch! But it didn't generate
the same kind of difficult emotions as the mining scene becuase it was nature.
as humans we can accept that this is what happens in nature, it doesn't seem
nice, but that's how it is. So this scene is far easier to accept than
the mining scene. It didn't trigger in us a fear that related to our own
hopes and dreams for the future. Instead, it swept us up and took us into
nature, our hearts held the the fate of deer and the beauty of the scene all at
once. It was a truly remarkable artwork.
I was so
glad that I was drawn into watching the Lego Masters finale. To me it was
a brilliant opportunity to see how we relate to powerful expressions of
creativity through our emotional responses.
-all images care of Nine-
-Owen and Scott's builds: https://9now.nine.com.au/lego-masters/owen-scott-builds-photos-lego-masters-2021/e4d6e3ae-3f6c-47c2-aa6d-4d9ce3607c88
-David and Gus's builds: https://9now.nine.com.au/lego-masters/david-gus-builds-photos-lego-masters-2021/c0a163dd-3f97-45c5-b878-cdffe387fc83
-Ryan and Gabby's builds: https://9now.nine.com.au/lego-masters/ryan-gabby-builds-photos-lego-masters-2021/dddb2147-2212-4b62-86ee-ffba190b6e37