LEGO Masters has been quite the popular and successful reality competition on UK television with support enough from a LEGO fandom audience to earn a second season, and a trip overseas for localization in mainland Europe and Australia courtesy of Endemol. The latter version’s already revealed its host. Now it’s introducing one of its judges.
It being aired on the Land Down Under, it’s only natural perhaps that the new LEGO Masters will find a judge for the contest from the best of the best of its already-established giants of LEGO building. Thus there can be no real surprise that Ryan “Brickman” McNaught was chosen.
McNaught is a LEGO Certified Professional (LCP), a trusted business partner of The LEGO Group that has turned their lifelong hobby into a well-paying career. He is one of only 14 LCPs and the only one based south of the equator. Samples of his work include brick exhibits at Dreamland theme park and a display model of Australia’s Parliament House.
Like its original British version, LEGO Masters Australia will have eight building duos being given 2.5 million LEGO bricks and time to make the sweetest construct they could, according to a different theme every week. Ultimately one winning pair will win the AU$100,000 grand prize.
LEGO Masters Australia, with Brickman as judge and Hamish Blake as host, will premiere on Chanel Nine network in 2019 with its German counterpart. The UK original is due to start a new season itself.