Sand Blasters (Travel Channel) – Premieres 11th March
A sand sculpting competition where four teams made up of two sand sculptors go against each other to see who can create the best work in 9 hours to win a large trophy.
The competition is split into three rounds. In the first, the teams are given a theme and a massive amount of sand to begin their composition. And after 3 hours the piece that the judges deem to be the worst gets blown up and the team eliminated.
In the second round the remaining teams are given another 3 hours to continue to work on their sculpture. Where along with working on the piece, are challenged to incorporated a smaller sculpture to be paced onto the main creation. Then like in the first round the weakest performers have their work destroyed.
The third and final round gives the two remaining teams three hours to finish their work, and in a twist the two eliminated teams are combined and brought back into the competition. Where they have a chance to create something new to snatch the win. Then when everything is finished the judges detonate the losing sculptures leaving the winning piece standing.
As art competitions go it has far more explosions than any other that has been released recently. And while it’s pretty much people creating elaborate sand castles it a relaxing bit of viewing and an easy way to burn 45 minutes.