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Lego Masters
Presented byHamish Blake
JudgesRyan "The Brickman" McNaught
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Running time90 mins (including ads)
Production company(s)Endemol Shine Australia
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release28 April 2019 –
present

Lego Masters is an Australian reality television show based on the British series of the same name in which teams compete to build the best Lego project. It is hosted by Hamish Blake and judged by Lego designer Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. The series premiered on 28 April 2019 on Nine Network.[1]

Format

The series has eight pairs of teams who work through different sets of challenges, the teams have to follow instructions however can make their lego designs however they like.

In an advantage challenge, the best design winners receive an advantage for that or the next round, it could include receiving extra time for their design or immunity from an elimination challenge.

In an elimination challenge, each team must create a design based on instructions given, at the end of the challenge two teams are called out, the judges critique their design and eventually will choose who is to be eliminated.

The team who wins the series will receive $100,000.

Production

Auditions for the series opened in June 2018, however no network had commissioned it at that time, filming would take place between October and December.[2] The series was commissioned in July 2018 by the Nine Network,[3][4] The series was officially confirmed at Nine’s Upfronts in October 2018, also announcing the series will be hosted Hamish Blake.[5][6]

The series will be sponsored by Lego, Honda, Kmart and The a2 Milk Company.[7]

Due to the success of the series, In May 2019 the series was renewed for a second season which will film later in 2019 set to air in 2020.[8][9]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Result
Season premiere Season finale Winning team Prize
1
9 28 April 2019 14 May 2019 Henry & Cade $100,000
2
TBA 2020 TBA TBA TBA

Teams

Team Ages Relationship Status
Henry & Cade 37 & 35 Best Mates Winners
David & G (Gerhard) 33 & 52 Workmates Runners-up
Jordan & Miller 19 & 20 Uni Mates Third Place
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale 34 & 41 Mates Eliminated
(Challenge 8)
Jimmy & Maddy 36 & 29 Married Eliminated
(Challenge 7)
Matt & Lyn 17 & 71 Grandson & Grandmother Eliminated
(Challenge 6)
Dinushi & Gayan 34 & 36 Best friends Eliminated
(Challenge 4)
Marielle & Kaitlyn 28 & 20 Design Gurus Eliminated
(Challenge 3)

Elimination history

Teams' progress through the competition
Team Challenge
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 GF
Henry & Cade Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Immunity Safe Winners
David & G Safe Safe Safe Safe Advantage Immunity Safe Safe Runners-up
Jordan & Miller Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Safe Third Place
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Safe Safe Safe Advantage Safe Safe Safe Eliminated
Jimmy & Maddy Safe Safe Safe Won Safe Safe Eliminated
Matt & Lyn Advantage Safe Safe Immunity1 Safe Eliminated
Dinushi & Gayan Safe Won Immunity Eliminated
Marielle & Kaitlyn Safe Safe Eliminated
Table key
Advantage Team received an advantage
Won Team won a challenge
Immunity Team is immune and safe from elimination
Safe Team was safe from elimination after passing a challenge/round.
Eliminated Team was eliminated for having worst design
Notes

*^1 Matt and Lynn played the golden brick that they won in episode one. Therefore, they were safe for elimination.

Series Details

Challenge 1

  • Airdate - 28 April 2019
  • Challenge: “Mega Cities” - Each of the eight teams had to create a city block (to connect to an already built city) in 15 hours, then they had three hours to show their building under attack.
  • Advantage - the winner of the challenge received “The Golden Brick”, which they can use to keep them safe from an elimination challenge.
Team Lego Design Result
Matt & Lyn Blue Building, under attack by Dragon Advantage
Jimmy & Maddy Showdown in Megatown, city defended by large lego Maddy2 Safe
David & G Cathedral, under attack by bombing Safe
Henry & Cade Treehouse, under attack by lego construction workers Safe
Jordan & Miller A trip through time building, under attack by UFO Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Tallest Building, under attack by aliens Safe
Marielle & Kaitlyn Art Gallery, under attack by agents of darkness Safe
Dinushi & Gayan Life after work building, under attack by asteroids Safe
Notes

*^2 As Jimmy & Maddy’s design was already under attack, they were tasked to make the city defense.

Challenge 2

  • Airdate - 29 April 2019
  • Challenge: “Blockbuster” - Each of the eight teams had 7 hours to create a spaced themed design, after which would be destroyed in 1 of 4 types of ways. The challenge winner received immunity.
Team Lego Design Result
Dinushi & Gayan Space Worm infecting a planet, destroyed by explosives Challenge Winners
Jimmy & Maddy Honeymoon Rocket, destroyed by 4 metre moon drop Safe
David & G Space Station, destroyed with baseball bat Safe
Henry & Cade Giant Purple Alien, destroyed with baseball bat Safe
Jordan & Miller Space Themed Noah’s ark, destroyed by 100 km/h track Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Space Hotel, destroyed by 4 metre moon drop Safe
Marielle & Kaitlyn Moon Mine, destroyed with explosives Safe
Matt & Lyn Solar System, destroyed by 100 km/h track Safe

Challenge 3

  • Airdate - 30 April 2019
  • Challenge: “Cut in Half” - Each of the teams had 10 hours to build a missing piece of an object. The team with the worst design was eliminated.
Team Lego Design Result
Dinushi & Gayan N/A Immunity
Jimmy & Maddy Original Half: mannequin
Designed Half: imaginative lego mannequin
Safe
David & G Original Half: projector
Designed Half: WWII Dogfight
Safe
Henry & Cade Original Half: Violin
Designed Half: Lady playing violin
Safe
Jordan & Miller Original Half: typewriter
Designed Half: fairytale book
Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Original Half: back of bicycle
Designed Half: unicorn
Safe
Matt & Lyn Original Half: blender
Designed Half: birthday cake gone wrong
Safe
Marielle & Kaitlyn Original Half: TV
Designed Half: TV under the sea design
Eliminated

Challenge 4

  • Airdate - 5 May 2019
  • Advantage Challenge: “Break and Make” - Teams were given four hours to take a lego parrot apart and build something new with all 1,600 pieces. The winner of the challenge received an advantage of an extra hour for the elimination challenge.
  • Elimination Challenge: “Apartment” - The Teams were given 11 hours to create an apartment complex with three flights of floors. The team with the weakest design were eliminated.
Team Lego Design Result
Advantage Challenge - “Break and Make”
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Band playing a stage Advantage
Matt & Lyn Robot fighting a kangaroo Safe
Dinushi & Gayan Theme Park Safe
Jimmy & Maddy motorbike rider who stopped riding to let a duck pass Safe
David & G Engagement in a park Safe
Henry & Cade Boxing Match Video Game Safe
Jordan & Miller Pirate Ship Safe
Elimation Challenge - “Apartment”
Matt & Lyn N/A Immunity
Jimmy & Maddy Haunted House Challenge Winners
David & G Honeymoon Apartment Safe
Henry & Cade Space Station Themed Apartment Safe
Jordan & Miller Fraternity House Party Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Childhood Dream Apartment Safe
Dinushi & Gayan Crazy Apartment Eliminated

Challenge 5

  • Airdate - 6 May 2019
  • Challenge: “Bridge” - Teams had 10 hours to build a lego bridge that could support itself and additional weight of 8kg, they were also judged on best design style. The winners won advantage of immunity for next elimination challenge.
Team Lego Design Result
David & G Bridge weight before breaking:
88 kgs
Advantage
Matt & Lyn Bridge weight before breaking:
34 kgs
Safe
Jimmy & Maddy Bridge weight before breaking:
34 kgs
Safe
Henry & Cade Bridge weight before breaking:
58 kgs
Safe
Jordan & Miller Bridge weight before breaking:
88 kgs
Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Bridge weight before breaking:
24 kgs
Safe

Challenge 6

  • Airdate - 7 May 2019
  • Challenge: “Evil Lair” - The teams had 13 hours to build an evil villain’s lair, complete with a getaway vehicle and a lair containing booby traps, an escape path and a mega weapon. The team with the weakest design was eliminated.
Team Lego Design Result
David & G N/A Immunity
Jimmy & Maddy Evil Cactus Girl Lair Safe
Henry & Cade Evil Bee Girl Lair Safe
Jordan & Miller Evil Genie Lair Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Evil Robot Lair Safe
Matt & Lyn Evil Leprechaun Lair Eliminated

Challenge 7

  • Airdate - 12 May 2019
  • Advantage Challenge: “Delorean” - The teams had to build an exact replica of The DeLorean from Back to the Future, the team who designs it most accurately won immunity from the Elimination Challenge.
  • Elimination Challenge: “Classic Movie Scene” - the teams had 10 hours to create an iconic scene from a movie of their choice. The team with the weakest design would be eliminated.
Team Lego Design Result
Advantage Challenge
Henry & Cade Lego Design of the Delorean from Back to the Future Advantage
David & G Through to Elimination Challenge
Jimmy & Maddy
Jordan & Miller
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale
Elimination Challenge
Henry & Cade N/A Immunity
David & G Movie: Jaws
Scene: Jaws attacking the boat
Safe
Jordan & Miller Movie: King Kong
Scene: King Kong climbing the Empire State Building
Safe
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Movie: Titanic
Scene: Rose & Jack “I’m Flying” scene
Safe
Jimmy & Maddy Movie: The Exorcist
Scene: Regan/Demon head spinning scene
Eliminated

Challenge 8

  • Airdate - 13 May 2019
  • Challenge: “Time Train” - The four remaining teams had 16 hours to build a world based on four different eras – The Future, Prehistoric, Medieval, the Wild West, as a train travelled effortlessly through each of the builds. The team with weakest design was eliminated.
Team Lego Design Result
David & G Future Time Train Through to Grand Final
Henry & Cade Wild West Time Train
Jordan & Miller Medieval Time Train
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale Prehistoric Time Train Eliminated

Grand Final

  • Airdate - 14 May 2019
  • Grand Final Challenge - Over 28 hours, the teams weren’t given a strict brief, instead tasked with delivering whatever they liked. The bricks simply needed to show off technical skills and the all-important story. Team with the most votes will win the series and receive $100,000.
  • Voting & Judgment - Assisting Brickman in judging was a fellow LEGO legend, senior design manager at LEGO, Fenella Charity.[10] The public were also going to be judging, with 250 people voting for their favourite creations. Completing the vote, Brickman and Fenella were given a Golden Brick worth 50 votes.
Team Lego Design Result
Henry & Cade Poseidon Themed Build - Poseidon protecting a boat full of warriors from being attacked by a serpent Winners
David & G Theme Park Build - attractions include Rollercoaster, Ferris Wheel, Big Drop & Go Kart Track Runners-up
Jordan & Miller Spaceship Themed Build - Mothership being robbed by Space Pirates while space crew fight with to protect Third Place

Ratings

No. Title Air date Timeslot Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 Challenge 1 28 April 2019 Sunday 7:00pm 1,377,000 1 159,000 1 1,536,000 [11][12]
2 Challenge 2 29 April 2019 Monday 7:30pm 1,053,000 1 197,000 1 1,250,000 [13][14]
3 Challenge 3 30 April 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 1,022,000 3 155,000 1 1,177,000 [15][16]
4 Challenge 4 5 May 2019 Sunday 7:00pm 1,091,000 2 137,000 1 1,228,000 [17][18]
5 Challenge 5 6 May 2019 Monday 7:30pm 1,022,000 3 203,000 1 1,225,000 [19][20]
6 Challenge 6 7 May 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 1,068,000 1 200,000 1 1,268,000 [21][22]
7 Challenge 7 12 May 2019 Sunday 7:00pm 1,126,000 1 140,000 1 1,266,000 [23][24]
8 Challenge 8 13 May 2019 Monday 7:30pm 1,075,000 2 196,000 1 1,271,000 [25][26]
9 Grand Final 14 May 2019 Tuesday 7:30pm 1,249,000 2 202,000 2 1,451,000 [27][28]
9 Winners Announced 14 May 2019 Tuesday 9:00pm 1,493,000 1 241,000 1 1,734,000 [27][28]

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