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C4 searches for “Lego Masters” in new competition series

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a new competition series that could be The Great British Bake Off for bricks. Lego Masters will see amateur Lego builders compete against one another to create ambitious brick creations. Produced ...
August 10, 2017

UK pubcaster Channel 4 is launching a new competition series that could be The Great British Bake Off for bricks.

Lego Masters will see amateur Lego builders compete against one another to create ambitious brick creations.

Produced by UK indie Tuesday’s Child, eight pairs of contestants ranging from nine-year-old best friends to 40-something adult fans of Lego, will have their creativity, construction skills and imaginations put to the test throughout the series.

In each episode, the teams who impress judges the most will progress to the next round until the finale, where just one pair will be named Lego Masters.

Radio DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom will take up hosting duties for the new series with judging led by Matthew Ashton, VP of design for the Lego Group. Joining Ashton 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.

The 4 x 60-minute series is executive produced by Steph Harris. It has been commissioned for C4 by Dom Bird, head of formats and Kate Maddigan, formats commissioning editor.

Lego Masters premieres Aug. 24 at 8 p.m. on C4.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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