Following the tremendous success of LEGO® MASTERS here in the UK, the format has been rolled out across the world. After two series on Channel 4 and a series in Germany, its Australia’s turn to enter the build room and get creative. The Australian version of the show will air on Channel 9 and follows a similar format to the UK edition, with pairs of budding Master Builders, set various build challenges. Endemol Shine Australia has released an impressive trailer for the show, with introduces us to the builders and the shows futuristic looking build area and elements room. The show will be hosted by Hamish Blake, who will be joined by certified LEGO professional Ryan McNaught. Check out the trailer below and for those in the US, expect some news of how you can apply for the American version of the show very soon.
Nine’s brand-new family entertainment series will be hosted by Hamish Blake and feature fanatical brick builders from all around Australia.
Production has commenced on Endemol Shine Australia’s brand-new family entertainment series, LEGO MASTERS®.
Bringing together the most fanatical brick builders from around Australia, the scene is set for a competition unlike any other where eight pairs of LEGO-loving characters surprise and delight with the funniest battle of the bricks ever staged.
Unashamed LEGO tragic and big kid at heart, Hamish Blake will be in his element as host and ringleader of the fun, ably assisted by judge and resident LEGO expert Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. As the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO-certified professional – and one of only fourteen in the world – no one is better placed than The Brickman to put these talented amateur builders to the test.
We’re expecting nothing short of jaw-dropping, show-stopping models that must be seen to be believed from each of our eight teams taking part. There will be challenges to test the LEGO lovers’ design and engineering skills, their storytelling ability and adaptability when all is not as it seems. With many hours of intricate building ahead, stamina and a sense of humour will be key as they are pushed to their LEGO limits.
Michael Healy, Director of Television for Network Nine, says: “We are very excited about LEGO MASTERS. It will redefine family entertainment in 2019 because there’s no greater brand that resonates more with families than LEGO.”
With $100,000 in prize money up for grabs and 2.5 million LEGO bricks in play, the possibilities are mind-bogglingly big. The team who consistently impresses with the best use of bricks, plates, tiles, studs, knobs and tubes – that’s LEGO to the rest of us – will walk away victorious, LEGO trophy held aloft and bragging rights intact for the rest of their days.
Filled with passion, imagination and creativity, LEGO MASTERS® is a production for Nine set to air in 2019.