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LEGO Masters TV Show Announces Contestants

As we discussed previously, LEGO MASTERS is coming to the U.S., and they recently announced the contestants who will be participating in the TV show. Paired in teams of two, 20 LEGO fans will put their building skills to the test. Below is the press-release with information about both the show and the contestants. This is going to be fun!

Let the brick-building begin! 20 men and women have been selected to showcase their expert LEGO experience in the new competition series LEGO MASTERS, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Hosted by Will Arnett, the series will put these contestants – ranging from ages 23 to 65, and hailing from every part of the country and all walks of life – to the test. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges until the top teams face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy, and the grand title of LEGO MASTERS. Throughout the competition, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders and introduce incredible challenges, as one contestant pair is sent home each week, until the final duo is crowned LEGO MASTERS. Meet the 20 LEGO MASTERS contestants below.

Boone and Mark – The Bearded Builders

  • Ages: 35 / 36
  • Hometowns: Troutdale, OR / Oregon City, OR
  • Occupations: Pre-K Teacher / HVAC Installer
  • Strengths: technical builds / apocalyptic worlds

Mel and Jermaine – East Coast Bricksters

  • Ages: 39 / 37
  • Hometowns: Glen Burnie, MD / Bronx, NY
  • Occupations: Law Enforcement / Technical Cell Phone Consultant
  • Strengths: great storytellers / tall skyscraper buildings

Krystle and Amie – The Unicorns

  • Ages: 30 / 34
  • Hometowns: Dallas, TX / Dallas, TX
  • Occupations: Gaming Designer / Software Engineer
  • Strengths: great storytelling / character assembly

Manny and Nestor – Father and Son BFFs

  • Age: 35 / 65
  • Hometowns: Bethlehem, PA / Bethlehem, PA
  • Occupations: Barber / Retired Truck Driver
  • Strengths: organic builds / minifigure character development

Travis and Corey – Brothers Who Brick

  • Age: 29 / 34
  • Hometowns: Irvington, NJ / Monmouth Junction, NJ
  • Occupations: Preschool Teacher / LEGO Engineering Instructor
  • Strengths: Creativity / Ingenuity / Speed

Sam and Jessica – The Eccentrics

  • Age: 45 / 29
  • Hometowns: Los Angeles, CA / Redding, CT
  • Occupations: Set builder / Artist
  • Strengths: ingenuity / storytelling

Flynn and Richard – Married Thespians

  • Age: 52 / 52
  • Hometowns: Oakland, CA / Oakland, CA
  • Occupations: LEGO Engineering Teacher K-6 / Theatrical Lighting Designer
  • Strengths: artistic look / EV3 builds with sensors and motors

Tyler and Amy – The Newlyweds

  • Age: 32 / 28
  • Hometowns: Bradenton, FL / Bradenton, FL
  • Occupations: Model Designer / Piano Teacher
  • Strengths: sculpting – capturing shape & movement / resourcefulness

Jessie and Kara – The Higher the Hair the Closer to God

  • Age: 48 / 49
  • Hometowns: Captain Cook, HI / Rogers, AK
  • Occupations: Administrative Assistant / Retail Manager, Landscape Company
  • Strengths: team Communication / focus

Christian and Aaron – Clark Kent and Superman

  • Age: 23 / 24
  • Hometowns: Louisville, KY / Manchester, NH
  • Occupations: Army Sergeant / LEGO Educator
  • Strengths: vehicle builds / complex shaping

As I mentioned above, LEGO MASTERS will premiere on Fox in the USA on Wednesday, February 5 at 9.00pm ET/10.00pm PT. Anthony Dominici will executive-produce the FOX series, along with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America, Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child, and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The LEGO Group. Will Arnett also serves as an executive producer. LEGO MASTERS will be produced by Endemol Shine North America, Plan B and Tuesday’s Child under license from The LEGO Group, for The LEGO Group.

What do you think? Are you planning to watch LEGO MASTERS? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Martin December 26, 2019, 10:31 AM

    Wow! What an interesting mix! I wasn’t too interested in this show because it seemed they mostly do large builds, but now I want to see the dynamics between these folks. 😀

    • alan first December 26, 2019, 10:46 AM

      No kidding! I just want to see a battle between these people. I don’t care if it’s lego or a survival show.

      • Håkan December 26, 2019, 1:33 PM

        I believe there was one of the series, with a make-up/ SFX theme, where the bickering battles never started, since people were always so friendly to each other.

        One friend watched it and felt it was quite liberating…

  • Legostuff14 December 26, 2019, 11:56 AM

    This is so awesome. I would love to see what kind of techniques they use on building certain projects. To me it would be a learning show.

  • Walter Wojciechowski December 26, 2019, 1:35 PM

    Has anyone discovers the Master Builders kits that are not on the Lego website. I know they exist but can’t find them except on Amazon. What kind of capitalist games is Lego playing?

    Every time I tap on the subscribe to comments feed I get a text page.

    • admin December 26, 2019, 1:57 PM

      Walter, I have all five levels of the LEGO Master Builder Academy. They were only available in the US, and only between 2011 and 2013. They were an experiment LEGO was doing on subscription-based educational sets. I have to say that they are fantastic, and I highly recommend them. However, they are very hard to find. Here are the listings on Brickset: https://brickset.com/sets/theme-Master-Builder-Academy

      Please note that the sets were released in several different types of packaging as it was originally a subscription service, so that’s why you see more than five listings on that page. Finally, they settled on boxed sets, which are the ones I have. The boxes are very nice too, so it’s worth getting that version. Again, they are hard to find, but BrickLink sellers should have them: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=S&catString=764&itemBrand=1000

      • admin December 26, 2019, 2:02 PM

        As far as your other question/comment, the Subscribe to Comments button allows you to subscribe to comments on a particular posts. How the button behaves depends on what kind of reader and browser you’re using, but it should allows you to subscribe to new comments.

  • brickmaster December 26, 2019, 1:59 PM

    It looks like this show is going to be a blast with those players! Looking forward to it.

  • Adam III December 26, 2019, 2:55 PM

    LOL! The higher the hair the closer to God? Where did they did up these people? Are they real Lego fans, actors, or some random people?

    • DavidH December 26, 2019, 2:58 PM

      I think that’s a Dolly Parton quote from the days women wear really big hair. It’s funny though.

      Based on their profiles, it seems like some of them work with lego full time, and others may be just funs. I don’t think any of them are actors.

  • Victor December 26, 2019, 10:38 PM

    Haha! I don’t know anything about this show, but it sounds like it’s going to be fun.

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