Lego Masters (American TV series)

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Lego Masters
Lego Masters Us Logo.png
Directed byRich Kim
Presented byWill Arnett
JudgesJamie Berard
Amy Corbett
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes33
Production
Executive producers
ProducerAntonia M. Green
Production companiesEndemol Shine North America
Tuesday's Child
Plan B Entertainment
The Lego Group
Electric Avenue
DistributorBanijay Rights
Release
Original networkFox
Original releaseFebruary 5, 2020 (2020-02-05) –
present

Lego Masters (stylized as LEGO Masters) is an American reality competition television series that premiered on Fox on February 5, 2020. The series is based on the British series of the same name.[1] Each episode features teams of two building Lego projects from a vast array of bricks and parts to meet both creative and practical goals set by the challenge for a particular episode. The show is hosted and executive produced by Will Arnett, with Lego Group creative designers Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard serving as the show's judges. Various guest stars have also served as hosts and judges.

In December 2021, the series was renewed for a third season that premiered in September 2022.

Format[edit]

The series follows teams consisting of two Lego-building competitors, tasked with building creations out of Lego pieces based on a given theme within a given time period. After the allotted time to build, the teams demonstrate their creations to host Will Arnett and two expert judges from the Lego Group: Amy Corbett, a senior design manager at Lego, and Jamie Berard, who oversees the Lego Creator Expert and Lego Architecture lines at Lego.[2] The experts name the winning build and as well as the bottom two teams, explaining why teams were selected in this fashion. They then announce the losing team, who, save for the first week, is eliminated from the competition. In addition to this judging, Amy and Jamie provide suggestions to the teams mid-way through the build.[3] The first episode awarded the team with the best design judged by the experts with the Golden Brick, which they can use on any other challenge, after the build period but before the judging, to automatically advance to the next challenge if they do not feel confident about their work. Once they turn in the Golden Brick for immunity, it is then made available as the reward for a future challenge. The season will culminate in a finale, in which top teams compete for $100,000, a Lego Masters trophy, and the title of Lego Master.[1][4]

Production[edit]

The series is jointly produced by Endemol Shine North America, UK-based independent production company Tuesday's Child, and Plan B Entertainment.[5] All episodes were shot at Chandler Valley Center in Los Angeles.[6]

Casting for the series was announced at San Diego Comic Con 2019[7] and was described on the casting website as seeking "the most creative, passionate, and innovative Lego builder teams of two."[8] The casting website stated that filming was to take place over seven weeks between October and December 2019.

According to Corbett, there were more than three million Lego bricks available for teams to use during the challenges.[9] Lego artist Nathan Sawaya served as a consulting producer for the show, helping to design some of the example pieces, the challenges, and the show's Lego-based trophy.[10]

On November 11, 2020, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season.[11][12][13] Production on the season began on March 15, 2021 at Atlanta Film Studios in Georgia.[14] On April 7, 2021, it was announced that the season would premiere on June 1, 2021.[15][16]

On December 3, 2021, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a third season,[17] originally slated to premiere on May 31, 2022.[18] On May 16, 2022, it was announced that the series will be getting a celebrity spinoff titled Celebrity Lego Masters: Holiday Bricktacular, while the third season was pushed to the 2022–23 season.[19][20] On June 6, 2022, it was announced that the third season would premiere on September 21, 2022.[21][22]

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally airedTeamsWinnersRunner-upsRef(s)
First airedLast aired
110February 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)10Tyler Clites
& Amy Clites
Boone Langston
& Mark Cruickshank
[23][24]
212June 1, 2021 (2021-06-01)September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)12Mark Erickson
& Steven Erickson
Zack Macasaet
& Wayne Macasaet
[25][26]
313[27]September 21, 2022 (2022-09-21)December 14, 2022 (2022-12-14)[27]13TBATBATBA

Season 1 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [27][28]Original air date [27][28]Prod.
code [27]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Dream Park Theme Park"February 5, 2020 (2020-02-05)LEG-1014.73[29]
22"Space Smash"February 12, 2020 (2020-02-12)LEG-1023.50[30]
33"Cut in Half"February 19, 2020 (2020-02-19)LEG-1032.98[31]
44"Movie Genres"February 26, 2020 (2020-02-26)LEG-1043.03[32]
55"Mega City Block"March 4, 2020 (2020-03-04)LEG-1052.90[33]
66"Need for Speed / Super-Bridges"March 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)LEG-1063.43[34]
77"Storybook"March 18, 2020 (2020-03-18)LEG-1073.61[35]
88"Good Vs. Evil"March 25, 2020 (2020-03-25)LEG-1083.48[36]
99"Star Wars"April 8, 2020 (2020-04-08)LEG-1093.61[37]
1010"Finals"April 15, 2020 (2020-04-15)LEG-1103.80[38]

Season 2 (2021)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [27][39]Original air date [27][39]Prod.
code [27]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
111"LEGO Day Parade"June 1, 2021 (2021-06-01)LEG-2011.69[40]
122"Hero Shot!"June 8, 2021 (2021-06-08)LEG-2021.59[41]
133"Make And Shake"June 15, 2021 (2021-06-15)LEG-2031.66[42]
144"Hats Incredible!"June 22, 2021 (2021-06-22)LEG-2041.67[43]
155"One Floating Brick"July 6, 2021 (2021-07-06)LEG-2051.61[44]
166"Demolition Derby"July 20, 2021 (2021-07-20)LEG-2061.55[45]
177"Bricking Wind"August 10, 2021 (2021-08-10)LEG-2071.53[46]
188"Puppet Masters"August 17, 2021 (2021-08-17)LEG-2081.38[47]
199"Land & Sea"August 24, 2021 (2021-08-24)LEG-2091.48[48]
2010"Flip My Block"August 31, 2021 (2021-08-31)LEG-2101.48[49]
2111"Cliffhanger!"September 7, 2021 (2021-09-07)LEG-2111.41[50]
2212"Master Build - Day & Night"September 14, 2021 (2021-09-14)LEG-2121.43[51]

Season 3 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [27][52]Original air date [27][52]Prod.
code [27]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
231"Ready to Launch"September 21, 2022 (2022-09-21)LEG-3011.47[53]
242"Jurass-brick World"September 28, 2022 (2022-09-28)LEG-3021.53[54]
253"Brickin' Bull Ride Rodeo"October 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)LEG-3031.51[55]
264"Out on a Limb"October 19, 2022 (2022-10-19)LEG-3041.50[56]
275"Brickminster Dog Show"October 26, 2022 (2022-10-26)LEG-3051.78[57]
286"Pirate Ships Ahoy!"November 6, 2022 (2022-11-06)LEG-3061.12[58]
297"Camp Click-A-Brick"November 9, 2022 (2022-11-09)LEG-3071.09[59]
308"Mini Golf Masters"November 16, 2022 (2022-11-16)LEG-3081.45[60]
319"Wrecking Balls to the Wall"November 23, 2022 (2022-11-23)LEG-3091.56[61]
3210"Marvel Masters"November 24, 2022 (2022-11-24)LEG-3102.94[62]
3311"Start Your Engines"December 7, 2022 (2022-12-07)LEG-311TBD
3412"Water Works"December 14, 2022 (2022-12-14)LEG-312TBD
3513"Finale: Master Build"December 14, 2022 (2022-12-14)LEG-313TBD


Special[edit]

Title [27][52]Original air date [27][52]Prod.
code [27]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
"Lego Masters Sneak Peek: Jurassic World"June 5, 2022 (2022-06-05)SP-22210.71[63]

Reception[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2020 Critics' Choice Real TV Awards Best Competition Series Lego Masters Nominated [64]
Best Show Host Will Arnett Nominated [64]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program Rich Kim (for "Mega City Block") Nominated [65]
Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program Samantha Diamond, Dan Hancox, Karl Kimbrough, Ian Kaufman, Kevin Benson, Josh Young and Jon Bilicki (for "Mega City Block") Nominated [66]
2021 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show Lego Masters Nominated [67]
2022 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show Lego Masters Nominated [68]

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