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Fox greenlights “Lego Masters” from Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Endemol Shine NA

Fox has greenlit the reality competition series Lego Masters from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America. Originally created by Tuesday’s Child for Channel 4 in the UK, ...
July 18, 2019

Fox has greenlit the reality competition series Lego Masters from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Endemol Shine North America.

Originally created by Tuesday’s Child for Channel 4 in the UK, Lego Masters will feature Lego enthusiasts – consisting of 12 teams of two – in head-to-head brick-building competition to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur Lego builders.

Each episode of the series will see competitors attempting to impress the judges and progress to the next round. Three teams will ultimately reach the finale where they will face off against one another for the Lego trophy and the grand title of Lego Masters. An exact premiere date has yet to be set.

Lego Masters has everything you want in a reality-competition: an incredibly quirky and unique twist on a brand revered by billions of people, exciting team-based battles driven by creativity, and a premise that’s ultra-family friendly,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials for Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “It’s bold, fun and unlike anything else on television, and we’re thrilled to bring Lego Masters to American fans.”

Lego Masters first launched in the UK via British pubcaster Channel 4 in 2017. The series ranked as the network’s highest-rated new series, nearly doubling its primetime average with young adults. The series has since been renewed by C4. The format has also expanded its footprint globally with Endemol Shine Australia producing a local adaptation for Nine, and Endemol Shine Germany producing the series for RTL.

Endemol Shine North America’s Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman will executive produce the competition format alongside Tuesday’s Child’s Karen Smith and Steph Harris. Jill Wilfert and Robert May exec produce for The Lego Group.

The U.S. format rights were acquired by Fox Entertainment.

(Pictured: Channel 4′s Lego Masters)

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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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