When my husband and I were watching television over the weekend, a commercial came on for LEGO® Masters, the latest competition show to be released on FOX in February, 2020. I didn’t have to look over to know how excited he was about the show. Moreover, in the depth of his man body is the soul of a five-year-old who wants nothing more than to play with LEGOs all day, every day.
His happy place, after a long day at work, is a beer and a new LEGO set to put together.
As if on queue, he said, “Oh man, I need to be on that show!”
Genesis of LEGO Masters
LEGO Masters launched in Britain as a reality show in August, 2017 to a warmer and more popular reception than similar type reality-based competition shows like The Great British Bake-Off.
International versions are scheduled to air, with auditioners clamoring for a coveted position on the next season of the show.
So far, Australia has already screened Season 1 and they’ve already got Season 2 in the lineup, with casting calls in progress.
The Dutch version of LEGO Masters is in production with no release date yet announced.
Finally, the American version of LEGO Masters is being teased and promoted to launch its premiere on FOX, February 5, 2020 at 9 PM ET.
LEGO Masters Press Release
U.S. Version to Air on FOX and be Produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesdayʼs Child and Plan B Entertainment FOX Entertainment has acquired the U.S. format rights for the hit British reality-competition series “LEGO® MASTERS,” to air on FOX and be produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesdayʼs Child and Brad Pittʼs Plan B Entertainment, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President of Alternative Entertainment and Specials, for FOX Entertainment.
Let the competition begin
Hosted by Will Arnett, the LEGO building competition has 20 contestants, two on a team, and they range in age from 23 to 65. For the LEGO kidlets, the competition is open as long as your teammate is 18 or older.
Here are the teams:
BOONE & MARK
The Bearded Builders are both 35 from Oregon. Boone is a Pre-K Teacher and Mark is an HVAC Installer.
CHRISTIAN & AARON
Calling their team Clark Kent & Superman, Christian, age 23, is from Louisville, Kentucky and he’s an Army Sergeant. Aaron, age 24, is from Manchester, New Hampshire and he’s a LEGO Educator.
FLYNN & RICHARD
Both from Oakland, California, their team name is Married Thespians. Both age 52, Flynn is a LEGO Engineering Teacher K-6, and Richard is a Theatrical Lighting Designer.
JESSIE & KARA
Team Name: The Higher the Hair the Closer to God, Jessie is from Captain Hook, Hawaii, she’s 47 and is an Office Manager for a Psychiatrist. Kara is from Rogers, Missouri. She’s 49 and a Retail Manager for a landscaping company.
KRYSTLE & AMIE
The Unicorns is a team from Dallas, Texas; both age 34. Krystle is a Special Ed Teacher and Amie is a Software Engineer.
MANNY & NESTOR
Father & Son BFFS is what they’re calling their team. Both are from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Manny is 35 and works as a Barber, while dad, Nestor, 65, is a retired Truck Driver.
MEL & JERMAINE
East Coast Bricksters is their team name. Mel, 39, is from Maryland and works in Law Enforcement. Jermaine, 37, is from the Bronx, New York and works as a Technical Cellphone Consultant.
SAMUEL & JESSICA
Calling themselves The Eccentrics, Samuel is 44 and hails from Los Angeles, California, while teammate Jessica, 29, comes from Redding, Connecticut. Samuel is a Set Builder and Jessica is a “Free Spirit/Caretaker.”
TRAVIS & COREY
Brothers Who Brick come from New Jersey. Travis is 29 and he works as a Preschool Teacher. Brother Corey, 34, works as a LEGO Engineering Instructor. Well, this might be a bit of an advantage!
TYLER & AMY
Calling themselves The Newlyweds, both are from Brandon, Florida. Tyler, 32, is a Model Designer and Amy, 28, is a Piano Teacher.
LEGO Casting Call
You think you’ve got what it takes to compete on the national stage in front of millions of potential viewers? Well, you’ve got an opportunity to apply.
If you don’t have a LEGO builder partner, no problem! Just let them know on the application. It’s a fairly lengthy questionnaire that requires some personal information like real name, address, and occupation. It also asks your level of skill with building with LEGO bricks and you are prompted to add some pictures of your favorite original builds.
Remember, you’re not building from pre-packaged models with instruction books! This is a competition after all!
What would you do if you had unlimited LEGO bricks to build with?