A new LEGO TV show, that sees builders compete in a series of challenges, is coming to Channel 4 later this month.
The competition starts with eight LEGO building duos, who will be whittled down over the course of four episodes until the winning team is crowned. Matthew Ashton, the LEGO Group’s Vice President of Design, will sit alongside two guest judges each week to determine who the most talented builders are.
The first episode airs on August 24.
Here is the full press release:
Melvin Odoom hosts Channel 4’s brand new competition series to find Britain and Ireland’s most talented amateur LEGO® builders.
Eight pairs of amateur fans will compete against each other building ambitious brick creations in new competition series LEGO MASTERS. The pairs of all ages ranging from 9 year old best friends to 40-something adult fans of LEGO – will have their creativity, construction skills and their imaginations put to the test in a battle to be crowned masters of the brick.
The series is hosted by radio DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom. Each programme tests a wide array of disciplines from the playful to the technical to the unexpected and judged by a pool of judges led by Matthew Ashton: a man who has made his passion his work as Vice President of Design for the LEGO Group. Joining Matthew in each round will be different expert judges from the fields of engineering, art and design and guest celebrity LEGO fans including Richard Osman, Bill Bailey and Dara O’Briain. In each programme, the teams who impress the most will progress to the next round until the finale, where just one pair will be named LEGO MASTERS.
Dom Bird, Head of Formats at Channel 4 comments: “This contest will recognise some of the best and brightest amateur LEGO builders, both young and old. We’re excited to bring this celebration of innovation to a family audience”.
Steph Harris, Executive Producer adds: “This playful new format demonstrates that LEGO bricks are more than just a toy – or something to step on – and will appeal to the child in all of us, showcasing spectacular builds and inspire the next generation of artists, engineers, architects and builders”.
The 4 x 60’ series is made by Tuesday’s Child East under Executive Producer Steph Harris. It has been commissioned for Channel 4 by Dom Bird, Head of Formats and Kate Maddigan, Formats Commissioning Editor.
Keep Brick Fanatics bookmarked for full coverage of LEGO MASTERS.