Niko had a great concept for his wand, but he struggled making the surfaces smooth enough to look like metal. That, combined with his cultural unfamiliarity with the subject matter, lands him in bottom looks.
The judges couldn’t help but shout about the epic amount of work Tyler got done. They love the transition from healthy tree at the bottom, to cindered branches at the top. He’s in top looks this week, just like he knew he would be.