If you like LEGO (which you probably do if you’re here) and you like Great British Bake Off, then the new channel 4 show LEGO Masters could be right up your street.

The Great British Brick Off?

The similarities between bake off and LEGO Masters are plentiful. Contestants from all over the UK compete to prove they are a Master Builder. Each week the contestants battle it out to prove their skill with LEGO bricks. The main difference between LEGO Masters and Bake Off is that here, the contestants are in pairs and the age range is far more varied. This competition pits young against old, and there are teams of young and old too.

The show is hosted by Melvin Odoom and the Judes change each week, well, one of them does. The main judge is Matthew Ashton a man who knows a thing or two about LEGO as  Vice President of Design for the LEGO Group.

Every week there is a guest judge to help with judging duties and week one that honour fell to Roma Agrawal – multi-award winning structural engineer best known for her work on The Shard.

In coming weeks the judging shoes will be filled by Celebrity Lego fans, like Richard Osman, Bill Bailey and Dara O’Briain.

Check it out the show for yourself here

Channel 4’s description:

The hunt is on for the UK and Ireland’s best Lego builders, as some of the most skilled brick fanatics do battle

Check Out The LEGO Masters Trailer

This preview should give you an idea of the show, and the first one was pretty fun.


When is it on?

Lego Masters first episode aired tonight, Thursday 24 August at 8 pm on Channel 4, and will air for a fairly short four weeks. I guess they are testing the waters with the show. Becuase of the short run, they actually got rid of 2 sets of contestants this week.