The Block All Stars premiered on Monday, 4 February 2013 at 7:00 pm on the Nine Network. Both host Scott Cam and "Challenge Master" Shelley Craft returned from the previous season.
Production for the series relocated from Melbourne—which had hosted the prior two seasons—to its original location of Bondi in Sydney to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the show's first season.
Four all star couples are given with the toughest renovation challenge they have ever faced. In just six weeks they will have to completely make over four heritage listed homes in one of the suburbs best streets.
The enormity of the challenge ahead starts to sink in as they encounter the strict heritage rules. In the midst of this Scott Cam sends them on a challenge to makeover rooms at the Sydney Children's Hospital.
The teams race to complete their rooms in time for the judges. The winning team will donate $5000 to a charity of their choice and also win a code that will allow them to open one of their neighbours safes at The Block.
In a race against the clock, the teams discover that completing heritage listed rooms is far harder than they ever imagined.
The competition heats up as the All Stars inspect each other's completed first rooms. Beginning work on their second rooms, the teams get busy designing the rest of their house while trying to deal with the heritage restrictions.
Bedroom two is well underway and one of our couples is planning ahead, meeting with a real estate agent and inspecting other Bondi properties.
One team is hit with some devastating family news, while another comes up with a potential game changing plan for the back of their house. Shelley has a creative repurposing challenge for the teams where the prize is valued at over $20,000.
Scott gets one team closer to opening another Suzuki safe. All the teams race to finish their second bedrooms but for one team member, the pressure of being an All Star weighs heavily and becomes all too much.
Go behind the scenes with judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and newcomer Darren Palmer as they review their judging of the very first All Stars room reveals.
With only a day before delivery of their second bedrooms, the teams struggle to finish ahead of judging. There's another $5,000 up for grabs but the judges are so impressed with the standard they have trouble choosing a winner.
Bathrooms are next on the All Stars renovation list and all the teams are trying to impress. But some couples face delays as foreman Keith keeps a close eye on construction.
Bathroom week, aka Hell Week, continues. One team is already behind due to a problem with their flooring and all the teams face some time consuming heritage work ahead of them.
Challenge Queen Shelley Craft surprises everyone with a bathroom display challenge and the chance to have their bathroom feature in Belle Magazine.
With only a few days left to finish their bathrooms, the pressure is on. One teams is faced with the huge task of fixing floor levels, while another finds quirky bathroom accessories.
One all-star is struck down with a stomach bug, leaving his teammate in charge of the bathroom build herself. Keith's on the rampage about one team's extra housemate, a four-legged friend.
Go behind the scenes with judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and newcomer Darren Palmer as they review their judging of the second room of The Block.
Careful planning and hard work pay off with the all-stars delivering the best bathrooms this series has ever seen. The judges are surprised by the results, and tensions are high as the scores go down to the wire.
The teams forge ahead with unique plans for the formal lounge, hallway and linen cupboard, aka Ben Hur week. Budgets are tight and all the teams discover they're in desperate need of a win to finish the build out back.
A week this big deserves big prize money and the teams find out just how much they'll win for their formal lounge, hallway and linen cupboards come room reveal. Phil has a special surprise in stall for his fellow Blockheads
Scotty presents the teams with two challenges that bring out the artist and the car enthusiast in the all-stars. It's a race to finish three rooms for judging and for one couple, second thoughts on paint colour prove difficult.
In the race to save time, the two teams try their hand at spray painting, and for one team, it doesn't end well. Delays to the ongoing build out the back force two teams to call an urgent meeting and confront foreman Keith.
As the teams race to finish their formal lounge, hallways and linen cupboards, lack of sleep starts to affect everyone. For some, tempers boil over, for others, it becomes all too much. The winner of the art car challenge is announced.
Go behind the scenes with judges Neale Whitaker, Shaynna Blaze and newcomer Darren Palmer as they review their judging of the Bathroom room reveals.
The All Stars dust themselves off after the judges comments and the claws come out as they inspect each others rooms. Two teams join forces to win more money, but these petty politics are overshadowed by a tragic incident.
Mark's health scare takes its toll on all the contestants and Duncan gets a helping hand. Phil and Amity's unique addition in the back of their house is shaping up well and one team has problems with the heritage chimney.
Shelley has a challenge that will bring out the inner stylist in the All Stars. The teams must style a multi million dollar apartment then do their best as novice real estate agents as they show the properties to buyers.
With three days before the All Stars deliver their kitchens and laundries, some teams get personal with each others' kitchen finishes. Mark and his new partner are a day and a half behind and risk not finishing their rooms.
Catch up on a tumultuous week and learn what the judges really think about the couples' completed rooms.
The heat is on as kitchens are installed, and all the teams have something unique that they hope will make theirs the winning room. The scores come down to nearly full marks for two couples, and true colours are revealed.
The finished kitchens are open for inspection, and the claws come out when the couples disagree with the judges.
The budgets are stretched in the final stages of the All Star renovations and there's a big win for one team when they open a safe.
Living room week is in full swing. The All Stars spend the night away and try their hands as artists in Shelley's sculpture challenge, the final challenge of the series.
The living rooms and gardens are almost complete. For one team, a wrong measurement spells disaster in the garden and paint spraying in the living room means time lost instead of time saved.
The judges hand down their final verdict on the completed kitchens as the couples race to finish their houses.
Its a busy time for the All Stars as they put on smiles and race to finish their living rooms. The winners of living room week receive $5000, a prize much needed by all the teams in order to finish their outdoor areas.
Its the final two days as the teams race to finish both the front and back gardens. As the facades come together Scotty presents our couples with name plaques for each house and for two competitors, the mood is particularly festive.
The All Stars face a huge clean up as they make the finishing touches to their gardens. The judges are joined by real estate expert John McGrath as they give their final scores and for two couples, the results are closer than ever before.
All four houses go up for public auction. Each team will keep the profit they make over reserve and the team with the highest margin will also win the grand prize of $100,000.