LEGO MASTERS Meet The Contestants

Ahead of tonight’s first episode of LEGO MASTERS on Channel 4, it’s the perfect time to meet the faces who will battle it out with bricks to earn the right to call themselves LEGO MASTERS. Eight pairs of builders of various ages will have their design, originality and construction skills put to the test across the next four episodes. LEGO MASTERS begins in just under an hour (8pm) on. Channel 4.

The series is hosted by DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom. Each programme tests a wide array of disciplines from the playful to the technical to the unexpected and judging is led by Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design for the LEGO Group.

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GUY
AGE: 9

ABRAHAM
AGE: 9

BACKSTORY:
Youngest team in the competition from Telford. Their favourite things to build are spaceships and aeroplanes. Abraham never leaves the house without his ‘emergency lunch box’ full of his favourite LEGO bricks – “you never know when you might be inspired to build”. Guy is a relaxed builder, who finds LEGO creative and great for relaxing in the evenings and weekends. For Guy, “build time is chill time”.

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DANIEL
AGE: 38
OCCUPATION: Bank Operations Manager
HOME LIFE: Lives in Northampton

JACK 
AGE: 11

BACKSTORY: 
Uncle and nephew team from Northampton and Wiltshire. They have been united after Jack’s mum Lisa was diagnosed with cancer four years ago. Building with his uncle is what allowed Jack to have his own outlet during his mum’s illness. Lisa says that taking part in this competition is a cathartic experience for her son.

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MICHAELA 
AGE: 17
OCCUPATION: Dance Student

JADE
AGE: 24
OCCUPATION: Teaching Assistant (currently a full-time mum)

BACKSTORY: 
Building-mad cousins from Cheshire who are more like sisters they spend so much time together. When it comes to their building styles, Michaela has a more systematic approach and likes to take her time to plan and build precisely. Jade is a more ‘messy’ builder and prefers to get stuck into the build with a more ‘trial and error’ approach. She admits she could learn from her cousin’s more accurate building style.

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JAMES
AGE: 21
OCCUPATION: Engineering student at University of Cambridge

JAMIL
AGE: 21
OCCUPATION: Engineering student at University of Cambridge

BACKSTORY: 
Third year Engineering students at Cambridge University. They met in their first week of their degree, when they combined forces to design a LEGO robot for a coursework project. This collaboration inspired them to found ‘BLOC Soc’ – Building LEGO on Campus Society – Cambridge’s first and only LEGO society.

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FAOLÁN 
AGE: 13

JESSICA 
AGE: 47
OCCUPATION: Horticulturalist

BACKSTORY: 
Mother and son team from Kildare in Ireland. Jessica’s most prized MOC (“My Own Creation”) is ‘Her Majesty’s Theatre’ which used no less than 57,992 LEGO elements. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber liked it so much, his company bought it from Jessica.

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JONATHAN 
AGE: 11

ARTHUR
AGE: 
12

BACKSTORY:
They are brick-building best buddies from Dorset. Arthur would love to create a LEGO New York’s Times Square and Jonathan’s dream build is a life-size replica piano. The pair anticipate they would need around 20,000 bricks for the piano and would like to have the keys on springs so that it can actually be played!

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NATE
AGE: 29
OCCUPATION: Teacher

STEVE
AGE: 42
OCCUPATION: Teacher

BACKSTORY: 
The AFOL teachers from Retford and Chester are a dynamic duo. Both host afterschool LEGO clubs and Steve also produces stop motion animation films with LEGO bricks and mini-figures. He even produced a five-minute film to the Italian Job that took him 400 hours to complete.

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NICOLAS
AGE: 40
OCCUPATION: Senior Lecturer in Psychology

KOBE
AGE: 12

BACKSTORY:
Father and son team from Essex. Nicolas is a university researcher and teacher in cross-cultural psychology. Kobe loves to learn new facts, in particular – science and natural history. He has been called the “Google” of his class because he knows the answer to many things. Nicolas and Kobe often build together, which allows them to bounce off ideas and improve each other’s work through feedback.

Author: Adam White

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