For the Queensland based team, the most important part of their builds is to enjoy each other’s company and have a laugh. With experience spanning decades, their shared passion, creativity and unfaltering mutual support put them in a unique position in the competition. They’re looking forward to uniting their skills to show Australia what they’re made of.
Meet Matt, 17, and Lyn, 71. The grandmother and grandson duo might be the youngest and oldest competitors in the Lego Masters Australia competition, but don't be fooled, they're in it to win it.
WATCH: Lyn and Matt building something magical
Matt was introduced to LEGO by Lyn, a retired maternal child health nurse, who has always said she thinks it's a fantastic tool for children's development. In fact, when she and her husband moved their family to Papua New Guinea in the late 1970s, they took along LEGO kits for their kids to play with as a tool to help them smoothly transition into a new culture!
Clever, and a good problem solver, Matt— who's about to begin a Fine Arts degree majoring in film, screen and new media— equates building LEGO to having a conversation. A detail-oriented maker, he is a perfectionist who likes to set himself a theme and build to it from his collection of around 20,000-30,000 bricks.