Now here’s a TV show we can get behind. Channel 4 is putting together a new show, that aims to find who the UK’s best LEGO builder is.
Across four hour-long episodes, the show – which goes by the name of LEGO Masters – will see contestants of all ages put together a variety of creations. Then it’s up to the panel of guest judges – including Bill Bailey, Dara O Briain and Richard Osman – to help sort out who is the Master Builder.
Melvin Odoom is hosting the show, and the first episode will go out on Thursday August 24th. It has an 8pm start time. We’ll leave you with the synopsis for episode one…
The hunt is on for the UK and Ireland’s best Lego builders, as some of the country’s most skilled brick fanatics do battle to be crowned Lego Masters. In the first episode, 48 pairs are whittled down to just eight final teams through a series of challenges. Next, the eight teams must create a spectacular brick banquet, including an impressive chair that not only looks the part, but also strong enough for presenter Melvin Odoom. The teams must also make at least one supersized masterpiece for the banquet table. The results include a crispy aromatic duck and prawn toast, a hog roast, and a gravity-defying cuppa. Judging the models is a man who knows a thing or two about bricks, The LEGO Group’s Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design. Joining Matthew this time is structural engineer Roma Agrawal, who will be looking at how the seats sit up under scrutiny. Two teams must be eliminated. Who will tower above their opponents, and who will come tumbling down under the pressure?