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Channel 4 launches contest to find most talented Lego builders

Published on: 14th August 2017

Eight pairs of amateur fans will compete against each other in new series Lego Masters.

The pairs, with ages ranging from 9 year old best friends to 40-something adult fans, will have their creativity, construction skills and imaginations put to the test in a battle to be crowned Lego Masters.

The series is hosted by radio DJ and TV presenter Melvin Odoom. Each programme tests a wide array of disciplines from the technical to the unexpected, and creations will be judged by a pool of judges led by Matthew Ashton, a man who has made his passion his work as vice president of design for the Lego Group. Joining Matthew in each round will be different expert judges from the fields of engineering, art and design, and guest celebrity Lego fans including Richard Osman, Bill Bailey and Dara O’Briain. In each programme, the teams who impress the most will progress to the next round until the finale, where just one pair will be named Lego Masters.

Dom Bird, head of formats at Channel 4, commented: “This contest will recognise some of the best and brightest amateur Lego builders, both young and old. We’re excited to bring this celebration of innovation to a family audience”.

Steph Harris, executive producer added: “This playful new format demonstrates that Lego bricks are more than just a toy – or something to step on – and will appeal to the child in all of us, showcasing spectacular builds and inspire the next generation of artists, engineers, architects and builders.”

Lego Masters begins Thursday 24th August, 8pm, on Channel 4.

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