Atlantans Steven and Mark Erickson could win Fox’s ‘Lego Masters’ season 2

L-R: Contestants Steven and Mark in the “Flip My Block” episode of Fox's 'Lego Masters' that aired Aug. 31, 202. CR: Tom Griscom/FOX

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L-R: Contestants Steven and Mark in the “Flip My Block” episode of Fox's 'Lego Masters' that aired Aug. 31, 202. CR: Tom Griscom/FOX

The brothers from Newnan have been dominant players from day one.

Newnan brothers Steven and Mark Erickson are close to pocketing $100,000 on Fox’s “Lego Masters,” which was shot in Hiram earlier this year.

They have shown poise, creativity and ambition to make it to the final three after 11 episodes and a vast array of Lego challenges, ranging from moving puppets to weird hybrid animals to structures that could withstand up to 60 miles an hour of wind. Mark, with big-picture prowess, and Steven, with an eye for detail, complemented each other well.

The finale, which airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, will feature a 24-hour creative build against two other brother combos. It’s fair to say that Steven and Mark are entering the finals as favorites, with three wins under their belts, more than any other duo. They also held the magic Golden Brick for five episodes, finally using it to shield themselves from elimination during the 10th build. (And go figure: they ended up winning that challenge anyway.)

>>RELATED: My original profiles on the Erickson brothers when the season began

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L-R: Contestants Mark, Steven, Caleb and Jacob in the “Master Build - Day & Night” season finale episode of "Lego Masters" airing Tuesday, Sept 14. CR: Tom Griscom/FOX

Credit: TOM GRISCOM

L-R: Contestants Mark, Steven, Caleb and Jacob in the “Master Build - Day & Night” season finale episode of "Lego Masters" airing Tuesday, Sept 14. CR: Tom Griscom/FOX

Credit: TOM GRISCOM

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L-R: Contestants Mark, Steven, Caleb and Jacob in the “Master Build - Day & Night” season finale episode of "Lego Masters" airing Tuesday, Sept 14. CR: Tom Griscom/FOX

Credit: TOM GRISCOM

Credit: TOM GRISCOM

Mark said their goal was to at least make it to the finals. If they win, that’s gravy. “Once we made it to the finals, the pressure was off and we built as good a thing as we could in 24 hours and it turned out the way we wanted,” he said.

One of the toughest challenges was when the duo were separated and told to build different animals, one land-based, one sea-based. They were not aware that the two animals would then have to be combined in some way. Mark built a small, detailed giraffe while Mark created a massive jellyfish. “That was frustrating because our builds were so different,” Steven said.

The final three are all brother duos. “I think family relationships are close but brothers are particularly close,” Mark said. “You know the inner workings of their minds. You have a little bit of an edge.”

Mark said Zack and Wayne Macasaet were formidable from day one after pulling out an early victory. Caleb and Jacob Schilling, Steven noted, were consistent but didn’t really come on strong until the second half of the competition.

IF YOU WATCH

“Lego Masters,” season 2 finale airs on Fox 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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