Channel 4’s ‘nail-biting’ brick-building series Lego Masters set for second series after successful TV debut last year

LEGO lovers are in for a treat as Channel 4’s original concept series ‘Lego Masters’ is set to return for a second series hosted by Kiss FM’s Melvin Odoom later this year.

The series pairs amateur Lego builders competing against each other in a series of challenges with access to one million bricks.

Lego Masters. Photo: Channel 4

In each episode, the teams who impress the judges most progress to the next round until the finale, where just one pair is named Britain’s best amateur building team.

The teams’ creativity, construction skills and their imaginations will be put to the test by lead judge, The LEGO Group’s Matthew Ashton, and this year is joined by new regular judge, scientist and engineer at heart Fran Scott.

They’ll team up alongside a host of celebrity guest judges to help whittle down the competition.

In last summer’s debut series, teaching duo and self-confessed “AFOLs” (Adult Fans Of LEGO) Nate and Steve scooped the winners’ trophy after building a life-scale model entitled “Embrace Your Inner Child”.

Lego Masters. Photo: Channel 4

A spokesman for Channel 4 said: “The series launched in the summer of 2017 wining an average audience of 2 million viewers.

“It was one of Channel 4’s most popular peak-time series for under-16s last year.

“With 15% of the audience in the 4 to 15 age group – the biggest share of young audiences since 2006.

Dom Bird, head of formats at Channel 4, said: “As one of the most-watched shows by under-16s on Channel 4 last year, we’re delighted to bring LEGO MASTERS back for a new bigger and better series that we hope will again inspire the young and young-at-heart to explore their imaginations like never before.”

Lego Masters. Photo: Channel 4

Steph Harris, executive producer added: “Series 1 showed us that we could never underestimate the talents of LEGO fans of all ages.

“We’re looking forward to dazzling viewers with bigger and more ambitious fantastical creations at the hands of our talented teams”.

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