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-And I'm Joe.
-And this is The Dengineers.
The show that puts you in charge of building your very own dream den.
Dens for adventure.
It's got secret doors!
Hanging out with your friends and family.
And dens built to fulfil your dreams.
It's amazing. Thank you so much.
Whatever your idea, the Dengineers team are here
to transform your inspiration into amazing spaces.
-Built especially for you.
ALL: This den is done!
Last time on The Dengineers, we surprised a hospice in Liverpool
with the news that they were getting the den of their dreams.
Hello, hello, everybody.
Hi! We're from CBBC's The Dengineers.
Taking on this colossal challenge, Sege set out to build
the biggest den ever attempted by the Dengineers.
Whoa! That's massive!
The build started well...
..but with so much to do, have Sege and the Dengineers gone too big?
I've promised these kids that they're going to get this den,
and I've got to deliver.
In Liverpool, it's the morning of Build Day Three,
and Sege has called in fellow designers Tony and Satwinder
to help with the next section of the den, the Bravo Bridge.
-Hi, guys. How are you?
-Good to see you. Good to see you.
Tony and Satwinder are absolutely perfect for this bridge.
They're brilliant architects, so this is their thing.
Tony and Satwinder have designed a curved,
semi see-through structure for Bravo Bridge,
so the Dengineers can view the entire den when crossing over it.
They've also used vibrant wires
to add a splash of colour to the experience.
Sege and his team have constructed the bridge,
but Tony and Satwinder need the Dengineers' help
to add a colourful wow factor.
What we're doing is we're threading these coloured cords
up and down on the bridge to give it kind of a rainbow effect.
This is a tricky job, and the more hands on deck, the better.
It's going to take more than a muddy hill to stop Liam helping us out.
-Liam, that's it. Nice one, mate.
We feel privileged to be involved in a project
which actually means quite a lot.
It's really special, and I think the fact that
it's accessible for everyone, no matter what their abilities
or disabilities, means that everyone can have fun there.
When complete, the bridge will have seven different colours of thread
through the sides, giving off a magical feel when walking over it.
Back on site, Nell and her fellow Dengineers
are helping Sege paint the Party Zone.
No need to be so gentle. You can have long brushstrokes.
Nell started coming to the hospice with her brother Sam,
who sadly died when he was two years old.
He was amazing. Like, he was so funny.
-Well, you clearly miss him, don't you?
Well, I can tell you something, Nell,
-we're going to paint away for Sam, then, as well, aren't we?
As Day Three comes to an end, everyone has put in a huge effort
and things are looking up for designer Sege.
What a day! So much progress has been made.
All the Dengineers have been brilliant.
We're still a bit behind, but do you know what? We're catching up.
It's Day Four of the build and there's just two days left
until the reveal of our biggest den ever.
Today's focus is the Can-Do Cabin.
A place where hospice users and their friends and family
can all hang out together.
-What do you think?
-Wow! A lot is happening.
And helping Sege with this section of the den is fellow designer Maral.
I am so excited to be part of such a huge build.
It is for such a good cause, and the children are going to love it.
It's going to be amazing.
This awesome Can-Do Cabin has been designed
to look like a traditional fairground,
complete with Waltzer-style seating
and a special arts-and-crafts cart.
Before Maral can get to work,
the team need to find an alternative way
to get the awesome arts-and-crafts table into the room.
We're going to try and lift this cart over the walls
and into the den, because it's too big to go through the door.
This is a fragile piece of the den,
so the team carefully place some straps around the structure,
and then it's time to get this cart airborne.
The cart is over the wall,
so now we need to get it down, inside the room safely.
I hope it doesn't hit anyone on the head.
Whoa! Stop! Stop!
Now that the Can-Do Cabin Cart has made it safety into the den,
Maral has a cool idea for some upcycle seating to go with it.
We are going to turn this very ordinary household planter
that you plant your herbs and stuff like that in your home,
into a very cool seat for the den.
Maral has pre-painted the garden planter,
but she needs Ruby, Nell and Liam's help
to apply some masking tape to areas of the seat
that she wants to keep red.
You're doing a good job.
You got it? Perfect!
Masking complete, it's time to add
some paint to the rest of the planter
to give it a traditional fairground look.
We are going to dab our sponge into the paint
and cover the areas that you see are red.
Dab it quite gently.
But this is not dabbing.
What do you mean? That is dabbing.
No, it isn't. This is dabbing.
Mean dab, Maral.
The next time Ruby, Nell and Liam
will see their upcycled garden-planter chair,
it'll have a cushion attached to the top
and will be on display in their Can-Do Cabin.
I'm really looking forward to seeing it in the den
because it's something that I made, and it'll stay there forever.
Back on site, the team are cracking on with our amazing Happy Path.
Sege has designed a pathway for the den
which is made out of concrete slabs
decorated with hundreds of happy memories
sent in by you lovely CBBC viewers.
And our Happy Path journey started months ago,
when Loz and I went onto Blue Peter
to launch an amazing Dengineers' send-in.
You need to fill out your happy memory.
You can draw it, write it, you can be quite creative.
Yeah, yeah. Loads of things.
We received some awesome designs from you guys at home,
along with football legend Steven Gerrard.
Designs in, the next stage of our Happy Path journey
was to visit the place where your drawings are transformed
from paper to pathway slabs.
All right, Rob, how do we get our pictures onto the stones?
-What's the plan?
-We're going to use this cool sandblasting cabinet
to carve the designs into the stone.
We've got to do 200 of these designs,
so we need all the help we can get.
200? Girls, are you ready to help?
-We're ready to help.
The first step from paper to Happy Path slab
involves using ultraviolet light to make a stencil
of the original design.
The material must be strong enough to withstand
the mighty sandblasting machine.
So this big light will shine down through the stencil, onto the blue
and create the design for us.
So we put it underneath the lamp. Here we go.
-So this is now exposing that blue material...
-..to bright light.
-Basically, like, sunlight, this.
Exposing part of it, but not all of it.
And it will switch off in a second. There we go.
-There's Joe's design. Can you see it?
It's magic, isn't it?
The design is there, it's imprinted in that material.
And in a few minutes, you guys are going to make this appear.
For this magnificent magic trick, all Rob needs
is a water tap and a pressure washer.
What we do is we spray the stencil with the water,
and that then dissolves the design
and makes it magically appear.
Wow! It's a magical sink!
So we're just moving backwards and forwards.
Oh, look, I can see a tree.
Yeah. I see coconuts.
Look at that!
With Mia and Nell fully up to speed,
they crack on making more stencils,
whilst Holly and Ruby join in on the next step of the process.
So we've got the stencil here and we're now going to push it into
the big, cool cabinet, where the sandblaster will fire grit
through a nozzle and it will carve out the design for us.
Holly and Ruby help to make sure both the concrete slab
and the sandblasting nozzle are in the correct position,
and then it's sandblasting time!
It looks brilliant! It really does.
It's doing the clouds on your drawing.
It's quiet, as well.
-There we go.
..all that's left is to paint the engraved design
and peel off the stencil.
Yes! Look at that!
OK, so I'm going to leave you to do the other 199.
We've just got to go somewhere, OK? Bye.
Back at the build, the final happy path slabs are being laid.
And there's a special guest here to help out -
Lindsey from Blue Peter.
Right, let's get to work. Come on, team.
Are you meant to be leaning on that one, Joe?
What? Oh, no.
Ava, is it time for the slab, do you think?
You need to get it spreaded more.
-Let me try.
-I think Lindsey will be able to do it.
-Do you reckon?
-I believe in you.
-Thank you for having faith in me.
What you doing? What you doing?
You know what I mean, Blue Peter come
and they're just lobbing it about.
I'm so sorry, does that matter?
Oh, look, it comes straight off.
-George, you ready for a slab, mate?
-Not on the string!
With Lindsey and the Dengineers' help,
the happy path is finished in no time.
I've absolutely loved being here and being a Dengineer for the day.
I think anyone who's sent in a memory should be super proud
because, looking around, all you want to do is smile,
there's happiness everywhere.
The Dengineers have worked really hard today
and this is the last time they'll see the den
before the big reveal in two days' time.
I trust Sege because he is a good designer
and I think he'll make the den even better.
With loads still to do, the rest of the team
work late into the evening.
And I'm heading off-site to see what life is like for Dengineer Liam
when he's not helping to build dens.
If you wanted to get from there to here, what do we have to do?
Have to use the hoist up there.
It's got a remote control and you bring it over
-and it lifts me up.
-It's like a theme park in here, innit?
-It sounds complicated,
I shouldn't be in charge of something like that.
-Is your mum about? Mum!
You need to grab that while I grab the hoist.
This piece of equipment is really important for Liam
and he uses it every night when he goes to bed.
Once the sling is on...
-You're going to press the blue button.
-So I am colour-blind, so...
-So the one on the left?
Liam, are you happy for me to give this a go?
Liam's not sure.
Everything securely attached,
it's time for the hoist to do its work,
lifting Liam out of his wheelchair and over to the bed.
I'm a little bit in awe of you, mate.
That's something everybody does every day and takes for granted.
Well done, mate.
Whilst Liam gets stuck into one of his racing games,
I catch up with his mum to find out
how important this den really will be for him.
Normally when we go the hospice,
he'll be sitting inside playing the computer games,
but now, he's going to join in, cos that's what he wants to do,
and go outside and play with them.
And also it's a lasting legacy. It's going to be there forever,
and he can say, "I'm proud cos I was part of that."
It's the final day before the reveal of our biggest den ever.
And with so much work still to do,
Sege has called in some CBBC reinforcements.
Hang on a second, where's Hacker?
That meat paste smoothie has gone right through me!
There's so much for you guys to do over there,
I'm just going to send you over to all different parts of the den
and let you crack on. Ben Shires.
-You're off to the waterwheel please. Crack on.
OK, and where's Ayshah from Newsround?
I'm here, I'm here!
Zip line duty for you.
Naomi from Marrying Mum & Dad?
-Great, I need your help on a surprise we've got going on,
so if you head that way I'll come and see you
-and let you know what it is.
-So you guys must be CBBC HQ?
Your services are requested at Paradise Hut.
Ooh, that sounds good, doesn't it?
Hang on, take that dog with you.
It was too good to be true.
We are so excited to be here today, it's brilliant.
Yeah, this is such a fantastic project and I tell you what,
we are not leaving until THIS DEN IS DONE!!
No, we do that at the end.
It's just a bit weird if you do that on your own.
Where'd he even come from?
The first job Sege needs help with is a spot of painting
in the Paradise Hut, and CBBC HQ are raring to go.
So, Joe, how many children are actually going to use this den?
Well, over the years, it will be hundreds.
Not just the kids, for the families as well to come
and have a bit of quality time together.
That sounds amazing that, Joe.
Not one to be left out, Hacker is on hand
for a bit of verbal encouragement.
You're doing a rubbish job, paint better.
-Are you serious?
-You're not doing anything,
so you can't say anything can you?
Well, I'm dry clean only, Kathleen.
Whilst CBBC HQ crack on in the Paradise Hut,
Mr Ben Shires is having a closer look
at the den's wonderful waterwheel.
And he wants to pick Sege's brains about the effect
these waterworks have on the environment.
Won't you need to leave the tap running 24/7
so it keeps on turning around?
Ah, no, well you see, Ben, we've come up with
a really cool engineering solution.
So if I take this and drop it in,
so you need to imagine that this is our waterwheel in our water pit.
The pit has to have water in it to start with.
Inside is a little electrical pump, OK?
The pump sucks the water up through a hose,
up to this part of the waterwheel.
So if I just demonstrate to you what happens then.
The water starts to fill these buckets up, OK?
-Can you see the buckets?
-Oh, yeah, it's getting full.
And as they fill up, the waterwheel starts to move.
Oh, Sege! It's science, Sege. I love it.
And as it drops down, what actually happens is
all the water from the buckets drops back into the pit
and then the pump does the same job all over again,
sucks the water in, up through the hose and back round,
so actually we're not wasting any water,
we're just constantly using the same water.
I mean, how cool of an engineering idea is that?
That is incredible.
This waterwheel has been engineered to sit in a pit
which has a clever pump to send the water to the top of the wheel
for it to fall back down via the buckets.
The process repeats over and over again,
constantly recycling the water in the pit.
Back on site, our other CBBC chums are getting stuck in too.
Ayshah is helping Sege with some finishing touches to the zip wire.
Oh, I'm a pro, I've got it!
And Naomi is getting stuck in with the surprise communication pad
which will be home to some top tech.
It's a tile with the name of an emotion on there, so happy, sad.
And when the children come along, no matter how they're feeling,
they can wave their hand and it lights up
and shouts out "happy," "sad."
So even if a child can't speak,
-they can tell everyone how they're feeling?
Day five is nearly done, and although the team have
pulled out all the stops to get the den finished,
the amazing sensory garden is still to be completed.
So Sege needs all the CBBC crew to muck in and finish laying the turf.
-There we go.
-You've torn the turf!
How many idiots does it take to lay some turf?
Yes, yes, YES!
After a monumental effort from everyone on site,
our biggest den ever is complete!
This den is superb!
I mean, there's so many rooms to go into, they're all accessible.
It's just going to be great that
all the families can share time together.
We've really enjoyed it and the den is absolutely fantastic.
They're going to love it!
This section of the new hospice started as a blank canvas.
But after five days of incredible hard work,
Sege and his humongous team of dedicated Dengineers
have transformed it into a treehouse-inspired village of dens
where the whole hospice can make some amazing memories.
The stage is set to reveal the biggest den
the Dengineers have ever attempted
and over 150 guests have turned up, eager to see it.
I'm really looking forward to seeing the den
because it's going to really help the children that are coming today.
It's going to have an effect on lots of people's lives
and it's going to be really important.
These children deserve this den so much,
time is so precious, so allowing them to have a space
where they can create amazing memories.
It's just going to mean so much to everybody.
ALL: 3, 2, 1...
It's not a den, it's a village!
Our hospice Dengineers dreamt of a treehouse-themed den
where they could play, relax and make amazing memories
with their friends and family, and Sege and his team have delivered
the biggest den we've ever built.
What do you guys think?
That is amazing!
I couldn't have expected anything more.
It's massive and it's so colourful and bright.
I couldn't pick a better den.
This mammoth site contains not one but four individual dens.
It also has an awesome bridge, a magical tunnel,
a fantastic happy path
and an amazing sensory garden.
And on top of that, it boasts
a wonderful wheelchair accessible zip wire.
It's like a dream come true, what you've created for us.
The hospice is going to be the best hospice in the world now.
First up for our Dengineers is to see Sege's Paradise Hut,
a place where everyone at the hospice can chill
and feel like they're on holiday.
As well as an amazing tropical look,
this chilled space has a hidden feature
essential for a holiday hangout.
What you do is you open this
and you can even look out to the beach.
How about that?
My favourite part of the den is the Paradise Hut
because it's really relaxed.
Welcome to the Paradise Hut, you guys!
It's amazing. I'm absolutely overwhelmed, to be honest.
Just cos home life can be stressful for all our little ones.
-No stress in here.
-No, none at all.
When you've got a child that's sick,
it impacts on the whole family,
but to come and do something fun makes a massive difference
to all the children and the families.
Next up for the Dengineers, it's the fantastic fairground-inspired
Can Do Cabin which Maral helped to design.
Come in, come up here.
I painted the chairs, me and Holly did.
I'm out of words.
In here, there is loads of arts and crafts equipment
meaning the hospice children can do anything they like.
And when they want to chill out, there's some waltzer style chairs
and their upcycled fairground seats.
-Don't they look good?
It's just incredible. It's magical, isn't it?
It's more than we could ever have imagined.
For every child, for every age, there's something for everybody,
it is just fabulous.
The fair's quite noisy for Holly
and she can't really cope with everything that's going on.
So now Holly can go to the fair, which is great.
It was my pleasure.
Seeing their happy faces today has just meant the world.
The fact that we could have contributed a tiny bit
to their life experience has just meant a lot to me personally.
It's Olga's party zone next, which has a stylish retro look
and can be customised to any type of party the Dengineers desire.
-What do you think?!
-This is awesome.
It's going to have lots of memories in.
Or, like, the mum and dads can come in here and have, like, a night out.
What do you think? Mum and dads' night out?
My favourite bit is the disco room.
It's bright, it's cheery, the kids are just going to have
a ball in there, as will some of the adults.
Hit the music!
I think this place is going to mean so much to the kids
and to the parents, it's going to change their lives.
It meant a lot to be a part of this project,
I think it's going to stay in my memory for long.
It's time for the Dengineers to see Bravo Bridge,
designed by our awesome architects Tony and Satwinder.
What do you think to it?
It's like a big rainbow.
Lots of different colours and when you walk through,
you'll get all the light shining off the different cables,
it'll be just fantastic.
Just everything about the den is amazing.
This den will mean the world to our family
because obviously George suffers,
and before he's going to have to go to hospital,
I think he would love to come here and just enjoy himself.
Boys, as with everything you do, it's beautiful.
It feels really amazing
that the bridge has gone down so well with the children.
To know that it's going to have a special kind of place
in the children's hearts, for us, is absolutely fantastic.
It's great to be part of something that's bigger than just us.
Now it's the part of the Den speedster Liam has been waiting for.
Right, strap us in. Are you ready, Liam?
The hospice's very own wheelchair accessible zip wire.
3, 2, 1...
I think the zip line is really fun and fast
and I'd like to go on it a lot more.
Liam wanted speed. He asked for it and he got it.
The surprises keep on coming in the form of the communication pad,
a place where every child at the hospice can communicate
with one another.
There you are, well done.
Holly can't communicate with voice like everybody else,
so this room will be amazing.
It is just absolutely awesome.
You've created a whole new world for our children, not just a den,
a whole new world for them.
And that's there forever.
Can't put a price on that.
The den is proving a massive hit with everyone here
and the happy path is drawing a big crowd, all eager to see
the happy memories sent in by the Blue Peter viewers.
Me and Holly like the happy path
because you can see everyone's memories that you don't even know.
Blue Peter fans, Dengineers fans,
so it's really nice.
It feels so wonderful to know that
so many children are going to enjoy so much of what I've designed.
This is the biggest and most special den I've ever done.
This den is going to change hundreds and hundreds of children
and families' lives, and the excitement that this has created,
that's not what you expect in a children's hospice.
It could all be very much about death and dying,
and this is going to make it about life and living.
One of the big inspirations for this den was Leyton's brother Carson
and his treehouse, and we've got one final surprise in store.
You think he'd like it?
I think he'll love it. Thank you.
I think the sign at the start of the den is very special
because it's representing Carson and his treehouse
and how much fun he used to have in it.
All our Dengineers absolutely love the den
and there's one person in particular that they want to thank.
1, 2, 3...
ALL: THANK YOU!
Aw, brilliant! Let's have it!
Aww, thank you, thank you.
How grateful am I to all the Dengineers?
They've been absolutely amazing, every single one of them.
I've never seen such a large group of people
come together in one big team.
Everybody's worked so hard, it's been so friendly,
everybody's dug in for the cause.
Couldn't have asked for any more.
It's been my pleasure, I hope you all really, really enjoy it
and make some fantastic memories.
Group hug, look, everybody in.
It's what we asked you to do,
to create something where children, brothers and sisters
and the disabled children could play and be together.
You've done it, you know, it couldn't have been any better.
The experience has been absolutely amazing.
I'm so lucky to have worked with The Dengineers team.
Nell's been heartbroken losing her brother,
but this has put a positive feel back into her,
and to see her smile has made us smile.
It means more than you guys will ever know.
The Dengineers are part of our hospice family now
and you're all welcome back here any time.
My message to The Dengineers is thank you so much
for making the hospice's dreams come true.
There are hundreds of people here
and they're all in total agreement about this incredible space.
ALL: THIS DEN IS DONE!