After three years of successful hosting LEGO® masters, Hamish Blake knows a thing or two about LEGO.
But while he had some skills, he didn’t think for a second he could fight any contestants of the event.
“Nobody worried that I was good enough to actually appear on the show,” Hamish said in an exclusive interview with 9Entertainment.
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“Although I do enjoy people accidentally thinking I’m great at LEGO. I don’t really improve on that in real life.
“I really, fooled a lot of people into thinking I was a great builder. So I enjoyed it.”
But while Hamish knows he doesn’t have the skills to compete, his kids, Sonny, seven, and Rudy, four, believe he’s good at LEGO.
“I would go home and say, ‘Hey guys, let me show you something. Why don’t you try putting the pieces together like this?’ And they’d be like ‘Oh dad, you’re the best,'” Hamish said.
That LEGO Master the host admits that he “1000 percent steals ideas from contestants” when it comes to what he shows kids.
“The scams I’m doing with these kids will probably only last a year or so,” he joked.
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But as long as his kids don’t find out any time soon, Hamish is happy to remain a LEGO hero in their eyes.
The Blake family has a fairly large collection of LEGOs, which Hamish explains partly because he bought a few, and mainly because he stole LEGO bricks from the show.
When he’s not stealing LEGOs from the set, Hamish says he’s “mostly walking around the room distracting people.”
But along the way, he’s picked up what it takes to create a winning LEGO masterpiece.
“The winning combination is you have to be a team,” he said.
“There’s no such thing as one great builder, just swinging it yourself.”
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That LEGO Masters’ The hosts have also noticed that the winning team is the one that makes the most of their 10 to 12 hour build time.
“The best building is when you have a clear idea from the start and then share how to get there,” Hamish explains.
“And all the best builds are the ones that are usually made at the last second. If you finish half an hour early, you can always do more.”
LEGO Masters will premiere on Monday 18 April at 7:30 am on Channel 9 and 9Now. Stream every LEGO Masters episode for free on 9Now.
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