Lego Masters (British TV series)

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Lego Masters 2019
Presented byMelvin Odoom
Judges
  • Matthew Ashton
  • Roma Agrawal (S1)
  • Fran Scott (S2)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes10
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original release24 August 2017 –
present
External links
Website

Lego Masters is a British reality show in which teams compete to build the best Lego project. It is hosted by Melvin Odoom and judged by Lego designer Matthew Ashton and structural engineer Roma Agrawal (series one) and Fran Scott (series two).[1][2] Lego Masters premiered on Channel 4 on 24 August 2017.[3][4] There will be an American version of the show on FOX.

The series has received strong reviews and positive comparisons to The Great British Bake Off.[5]

International versions[edit]

Australia[edit]

An Australian series was commissioned in July 2018 by the Nine Network,[6][7] and officially confirmed at Nine’s Upfronts in October 2018, also announcing the series would be hosted by Hamish Blake.[8][9] Auditions opened in June 2018, and Season 1 was screened on the Nine network from 28 April to 14 May 2019. Season 2 has been ordered by the network after Season 1 being a huge ratings success with post-production currently in progress.[10][11]

The Netherlands / Belgium[edit]

A Dutch 2020 version of Lego Masters with participants from The Netherlands and Belgium is being prepared by RTL Nederland.[12] It will premiere 11 April 2020 on RTL4. In Belgium it will be broadcast on VTM.

United States[edit]

An American version of the show is made for Fox by Fox Alternative Entertainment.[13] It will premiere February 5, 2020,[14] and be hosted by actor Will Arnett, who also serves as executive producer. Contestants include notable 'LEGO Community' members Iceberg Bricks and Boone Langston (from Beyond the Brick), both of whom established a fanbase online prior to being cast in the show. [15]

Colombia[edit]

A Colombian 2021 version of Lego Masters with participants from Colombia is being prepared by RCN Televisión.

Chile[edit]

A Chilean 2021 version of Lego Masters with participants from Chile is being prepared by Chilevisión.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who are Lego Masters judges Matthew Ashton and Fran Scott?". Metro. 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ Minn, Hayley (24 August 2017). "Lego Masters is new TV show turning the toy into an intense competition". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ Harrison, Phil (24 August 2017). "Thursday's best TV: Lego Masters, Top of the Lake: China Girl; Insecure". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ Hogan, Michael (24 August 2017). "Lego Masters, episode one: an ingenious show but its construction is a little shaky - review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ O'Grady, Sean (4 December 2018). "Lego Masters is an unlikely contender for greatness". The Independent. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ Knox, David (3 July 2018). "LEGO Masters confirmed for Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Nine Commissions Lego Masters For Australia". nineentertainmentco.com.au. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ Knox, David (17 October 2018). "Upfronts 2019: Nine: SeaChange, Australian Open, Lego Masters, Bad Mothers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Nine 2019 Upfront: Lego Masters Provides Point Of Difference To Nine's Other Consistent Reality Formats". nineentertainmentco.com.au. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  10. ^ Knox, David (30 January 2020). "Lego Masters Australia wins US Award". TV Tonight. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  11. ^ Knox, David (21 June 2018). "Auditions: LEGO Masters". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  12. ^ "RTL looking for Lego Masters 2020 participants". www.rtl.nl. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  13. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (18 July 2019). "'Lego Masters' Competition Series Produced by Brad Pitt a Go at Fox (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  14. ^ Ausiello, Michael (24 October 2019). "Fox Unveils Midseason 2020 Schedule: Last Man Standing's XL Return, 9-1-1 Spinoff's Multi-Night Launch and More". TVLine.
  15. ^ Thorne, Will (30 October 2019). "Will Arnett to Host 'Lego Masters' Competition Series on Fox". Variety.

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