LEGO fans rejoice – if you ever dreamt of LEGO reality TV, it’s finally here. LEGO Masters is a four-part brick-building competition that will see amateur builders use their skills to compete in a battle like no other. Judging by the creativity of the builds, Channel 4’s LEGO Masters is not to be missed!
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Originality, construction skills and faultless design are all up for judging in Channel 4’s LEGO Masters series. This is definitely not the kind of lazy LEGO building we all do around the kitchen table. This is serious business!
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Who are the LEGO Masters?
Joining series host Melvin Odoom to judge the builds are Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design for the LEGO Group, as well as a panel of expert judges from the fields of engineering, art and design, and celebrity LEGO enthusiasts like Dara O’Briain, Bill Bailey and Richard Osman.
The first expert guest judge is multi-award-winning structural architect Roma Agrawal, best known for her work on The Shard.
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Facing the competition
The first episode will show 48 pairs vying for a place in the competition to find the UK and Ireland’s best LEGO builders. These contestants are soon narrowed down to eight pairs, who must each create brick masterpieces in order to move on to the next round.
The final eight pairs include an entertaining mix of both adult and child LEGO fans, including a mum and son duo, Cambridge University engineering students, and nine-year-old pals.
The challenge for the teams in the first episode is to build a show-stopping banquet table, including an impressive chair that is strong enough to hold series host Melvin Odoom. In addition, they must create a super-sized masterpiece for the banquet table. The results are phenomenal!
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What happens next?
Episode two’s theme is Movement and sees the contestants create their own mode of transport in the unplanned build, followed by ridiculously impressive miniature fun-fairs with at least one moving ride in the awe-inspiring final build.
Episode three centres around nature. The remaining teams must create as many miniature insects, birds and animals as possible – the catch is only getting 15 minutes and only being allowed to use 15 bricks per model. And I thought following the instructions was hard!
Be prepared to be utterly wowed in the final episode, as the last of the teams demonstrate their supernatural LEGO skills by building 2m x 2m LEGO creations and using up to 500,000 bricks each. That’s a serious amount of bricks.
Channel 4’s LEGO Masters series starts on August 24th at 8pm. We can’t wait!
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