Lego Masters (Australian TV series)

Lego Masters is an Australian reality television show based on the British series of the same name in which teams compete to build the best Lego project. It is hosted by Hamish Blake and judged by Lego designer Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. The series premiered on 28 April 2019 on Nine Network.[1]

Lego Masters
Presented byHamish Blake
JudgesRyan "The Brickman" McNaught
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Production
Running time90 mins (including ads)
Production company(s)Endemol Shine Australia
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format
Audio formatStereo
Original release28 April 2019 
present

Format

The series has eight pairs of teams who work through different sets of challenges, the teams have to follow instructions however can make their lego designs however they like.

In an advantage challenge, the best design winners receive an advantage for that or the next round, it could include receiving extra time for their design or immunity from an elimination challenge.

In an elimination challenge, each team must create a design based on instructions given, at the end of the challenge two teams are called out, the judges critique their design and eventually will choose who is to be eliminated.

The team who wins the series will receive $100,000.

Production

Auditions for the series opened in June 2018, however no network had commissioned it at that time, filming would take place between October and December.[2] The series was commissioned in July 2018 by the Nine Network,[3][4] The series was officially confirmed at Nine’s Upfronts in October 2018, also announcing the series will be hosted Hamish Blake.[5][6]

The first season was sponsored by Lego, Honda, Kmart and The a2 Milk Company.[7]

Due to the success of the series, In May 2019 the series was renewed for a second season which will film later in 2019 set to air in 2020.[8][9] On 16 October 2019, the second season was officially confirmed at Nine’s upfronts.[10]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired Result
Season premiere Season finale Winning team Prize
1 9 28 April 2019 14 May 2019 Henry & Cade $100,000
2
TBA 2020 TBA TBA TBA

Season details

Season 1 (2019)

The first season aired on 28 April 2019 and ended on 14 May 2019. The season was won by Henry and Cade and received $100,000 in prize money.[11]

Team Ages Relationship Status
Henry & Cade 37 & 35 Best Mates Winners
David & G (Gerhard) 33 & 52 Workmates Runners-up
Jordan & Miller 19 & 20 Childhood best mates Third Place
Bilsy (Adam) & Kale 34 & 41 Frienemys Eliminated
(Challenge 8)
Jimmy & Maddy 36 & 29 Married Eliminated
(Challenge 7)
Matt & Lyn 17 & 71 Grandson & Grandmother Eliminated
(Challenge 6)
Dinushi & Gayan 34 & 36 Best friends Eliminated
(Challenge 4)
Marielle & Kaitlyn 28 & 20 Design Gurus Eliminated
(Challenge 3)

Season 2 (2020)

Viewership

Season Episodes Premiere Finale Source
Premiere date Premiere
ratings
Rank Finale date Finale ratings
(Grand final)
Rank Finale ratings
(Winner announced)
Rank
One 9 28 April 2019 1.377 #1 14 May 2019 1.249 #2 1.493 #1 [12][13]
Two TBA 2020 TBA TBA 2020 TBA TBA TBA TBA

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2019 AACTA Awards[14] Best Entertainment Program Lego Masters Won

References

  1. Knox, David (15 April 2019). "Airdate: Lego Masters". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. Knox, David (21 June 2018). "Auditions: LEGO Masters". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  3. Knox, David (3 July 2018). "LEGO Masters confirmed for Nine". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. "Nine Commissions Lego Masters For Australia". nineentertainmentco.com.au. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. Knox, David (17 October 2018). "Upfronts 2019: Nine: SeaChange, Australian Open, Lego Masters, Bad Mothers". TV Tonight. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. "Nine 2019 Upfront: Lego Masters Provides Point Of Difference To Nine's Other Consistent Reality Formats". nineentertainmentco.com.au. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  7. Mcdonnell, Josh (24 April 2019). "Nine reveals sponsors for debut season of Lego Masters". Adnews. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  8. Blackiston, Hannah (13 May 2019). "Nine renews Lego Masters for a second season". Mumbrella. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  9. "Apply to be part of Lego Masters second season". Nine. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. Knox, David (16 October 2019). "Upfronts 2020: Nine: Informer 3838, Halifax, returning reality juggernauts". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  11. Ryan, Aine (14 May 2019). "'LEGO Masters' 2019: Henry and Cade win, reveal how they'll spend $100,000 prize money". TV Tonight. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  12. Knox, David (29 April 2019). "Sunday 28 April 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  13. Knox, David (15 May 2019). "Tuesday 14 May 2019". TV Tonight. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  14. "2019 AACTA Awards". Tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
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