Lego Masters (Australian TV series)
|Presented by||Hamish Blake|
|Judges||Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||9|
|Running time||90 mins (including ads)|
|Production company(s)||Endemol Shine Australia|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Original release||28 April 2019 –|
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.
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.
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. The series was commissioned in July 2018 by the Nine Network, The series was officially confirmed at Nine’s Upfronts in October 2018, also announcing the series will be hosted Hamish Blake.
|Season premiere||Season finale||Winning team||Prize|
|9||28 April 2019||14 May 2019||Henry & Cade||$100,000|
|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|
|Jimmy & Maddy||36 & 29||Married||Eliminated|
|Matt & Lyn||17 & 71||Grandson & Grandmother||Eliminated|
|Dinushi & Gayan||34 & 36||Best friends||Eliminated|
|Marielle & Kaitlyn||28 & 20||Design Gurus||Eliminated|
|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|
|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|
*^1 Matt and Lynn played the golden brick that they won in episode one. Therefore, they were safe for elimination.
- 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.
|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|
*^2 As Jimmy & Maddy’s design was already under attack, they were tasked to make the city defense.
- 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.
|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|
- 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.
|Dinushi & Gayan||N/A||Immunity|
|Jimmy & Maddy||Original Half: mannequin
Designed Half: imaginative lego mannequin
|David & G||Original Half: projector
Designed Half: WWII Dogfight
|Henry & Cade||Original Half: Violin
Designed Half: Lady playing violin
|Jordan & Miller||Original Half: typewriter
Designed Half: fairytale book
|Bilsy (Adam) & Kale||Original Half: back of bicycle
Designed Half: unicorn
|Matt & Lyn||Original Half: blender
Designed Half: birthday cake gone wrong
|Marielle & Kaitlyn||Original Half: TV
Designed Half: TV under the sea design
- 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.
|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|
- 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.
|David & G||Bridge weight before breaking:
|Matt & Lyn||Bridge weight before breaking:
|Jimmy & Maddy||Bridge weight before breaking:
|Henry & Cade||Bridge weight before breaking:
|Jordan & Miller||Bridge weight before breaking:
|Bilsy (Adam) & Kale||Bridge weight before breaking:
- 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.
|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|
- 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.
|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|
|Henry & Cade||N/A||Immunity|
|David & G||Movie: Jaws
Scene: Jaws attacking the boat
|Jordan & Miller||Movie: King Kong
Scene: King Kong climbing the Empire State Building
|Bilsy (Adam) & Kale||Movie: Titanic
Scene: Rose & Jack “I’m Flying” scene
|Jimmy & Maddy||Movie: The Exorcist
Scene: Regan/Demon head spinning scene
- 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.
|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|
- 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. 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.
|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|
|No.||Title||Air date||Timeslot||Overnight ratings||Consolidated ratings||Total
|1||Challenge 1||28 April 2019||Sunday 7:00pm||1,377,000||1||159,000||1||1,536,000|||
|2||Challenge 2||29 April 2019||Monday 7:30pm||1,053,000||1||197,000||1||1,250,000|||
|3||Challenge 3||30 April 2019||Tuesday 7:30pm||1,022,000||3||155,000||1||1,177,000|||
|4||Challenge 4||5 May 2019||Sunday 7:00pm||1,091,000||2||137,000||1||1,228,000|||
|5||Challenge 5||6 May 2019||Monday 7:30pm||1,022,000||3||203,000||1||1,225,000|||
|6||Challenge 6||7 May 2019||Tuesday 7:30pm||1,068,000||1||200,000||1||1,268,000|||
|7||Challenge 7||12 May 2019||Sunday 7:00pm||1,126,000||1||140,000||1||1,266,000|||
|8||Challenge 8||13 May 2019||Monday 7:30pm||1,075,000||2||196,000||1||1,271,000|||
|9||Grand Final||14 May 2019||Tuesday 7:30pm||1,249,000||2||202,000||2||1,451,000|||
|9||Winners Announced||14 May 2019||Tuesday 9:00pm||1,493,000||1||241,000||1||1,734,000|||
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