The hit television series LEGO MASTERS is coming to the USA with a local version of the brick building competition.
In 2017, LEGO MASTERS launched in the UK, bringing the creative LEGO building hobby to a broad audience. Since then, Australia and Germany have announced local versions of the series – and now it is coming to the USA too.
Endemol Shine North America and Tuesday’s Child, the company behind the UK version, will work with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment to jointly produce the US version of LEGO MASTERS. Conversations are soon to start with US platforms, suggesting that it may air on a streaming platform rather than traditional television.
“This is a project that I am truly passionate about, as LEGO bricks have played an instrumental role in my family’s life,” said Sharon Levy, President, Unscripted & Scripted Television, Endemol Shine North America. “We are thrilled to be bringing ‘LEGO MASTERS’ to the U.S. market with the original producers at Tuesday’s Child and the team at Plan B Entertainment.”
“It’s awesome to team up with Plan B and Endemol Shine North America to bring ‘LEGO MASTERS’ to the States,” said Tuesday’s Child Managing Director Karen Smith. “It’s a format filled with wonder, emotion, drama and loads of smashing bricks. The competitors excel in story-telling, engineering artistry, ingenuity and genuinely thinking outside the box. It’s a new talent show, but no-one sings or dances, unless they’re barefoot and stand on a brick…’
“We are pleased viewers in the UK and Germany have enjoyed LEGO MASTERS, and believe it will delight people of all ages around the world,” added Jill Wilfert, LEGO Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment. “The series celebrates creativity and the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick, not to mention the fun families and friends have when they build together.”
Each week in LEGO MASTERS, budding builders are set tricky challenges to test their ability with the brick. To find out more about the series, check out the extensive Brick Fanatics coverage of the first two UK series.