We’ve got a date! Channel 9 (and 9Now) have confirmed that LEGO Masters Australia will begin on Sunday April 28th at 7pm. There’s going to be nine episodes, and it’s looking exciting!
We’ve also got some information on the teams that will be competing on the show to win the prize money of $100,000. You can read more about them on their individual pages on the Channel 9 site.
Jimmy & Maddy
With acting, writing and comedy skills up their sleeve, this vibrant married pair had a LEGO themed wedding. Jimmy even hid the engagement ring in a box of LEGO.
David & G
Workmates with mining and mechanical backgrounds, this pair have been hooked on LEGO their whole lives. Between them, they have around 150,000 LEGO bricks in their personal collections.
Henry & Cade
Two dads with a passion for LEGO. Henry’s creations are regularly shown at LEGO exhibitions. Cade helped build a life-size LEGO caravan made of 288,630 bricks, earning a Guinness World Record for his efforts.
Jordan & Miller
These uni student best mates have been into LEGO since the first day they could pick up a brick. The boys, who can’t believe that they’re in a LEGO building contest, enjoy “greebling” – where a LEGO piece is used in a non- traditional way to add detail.
Bilsy & Kale
Radio DJ Bilsy has a dedicated LEGO room at home, plus two built-in cupboards and half a garage full of LEGO. Kale makes a living out of LEGO, by selling photos of his creations. He also runs a LEGO fan site and has won numerous awards for his builds.
Marielle & Kaitlyn
These design gurus will add a carefully considered approach to their builds, not to mention cascades of colour. Kaitlyn harbours dreams of a design job with LEGO. Marielle finds building LEGO therapeutic, with the rainbow of colours bringing her joy.
Matt & Lyn
The oldest and youngest competitors in the game are a formidable grandmother and grandson combo who bring a lifetime love of LEGO to the table. Matt was introduced to LEGO by Lyn as reward for effort while toilet training, earning a set piece by piece.
Dinushi & Gayan
These best friends and neighbours run a Sri Lankan food truck purely to fund their love of LEGO. At home they have entire rooms dedicated to the humble brick. Together they own more than 500 LEGO sets.
If you’ve still not seen the trailer, take a look.
I recognise a few names in the contestants list, so this is sure to be an exciting battle! Combine that with Hamish Blake and Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught as the host and mentor respectively, and I think this will be a winner of a show.
BricktasticBlog will have more information from the show when it airs. I’m excited!