Season 1 of LEGO Masters US may already be over, but it seems that Australian fans of the LEGO-inspired reality show will now see more of Hamish Blake and seasoned LEGO Certified Professional Ryan ‘The BrickMan‘ McNaught as LEGO Masters Australia Season 2 kicks off today.
The highly successful collaboration between Tuesday’s Child Productions and the LEGO Group saw a huge audience viewership of more than 1.3 million all over Australia – prompting both companies to bet another season for the show. Here’s a look at this batch of LEGO Masters Australia Season 2 contestants, all vying for that sweet $100,000 prize and title to become the country’s next pair of LEGO Masters.
Andrew and Damian
Age: Andrew is 49 and Damian is 43
Occupation: Andrew is a music teacher, Damian is a graphic designer
Annie and Runa
Age: Annie is 30 and Runa is 29
Occupation: Annie is a tea leaf reader and Runa is a scientist
Jackson and Alex
Age: Both Jackson and Alex are 29
From: Western Australia
Occupation: Jackson is a multi-disciplinary visual artist, Alex is an environmental engineer
Jay and Stani
Age: Jay is 42 and Stani is 41
From: New South Wales
Occupation: Jay is an illustrator and Stani is a painter
Jennifer and Jodie
Age: Jennifer is 31 and Jodie is 38
From: Queensland/South Australia
Occupation: Jennifer is a researcher and program coordinator, Jodie is a stay-at-home mom
Summer and Iona
Age: Summer is 19 and Iona is 18
From: South Australia
Occupation: University students
Tim and Dannii
Age: Tim is 25 and Dannii is 26
Occupation: Tim is a furniture salesman, Dannii is a casual relief teacher
Trent and Josh
Age: Trent is 38 and Josh is 27
From: South Australia
Occupation: Trent is an accountant, Josh is a school chaplain and children’s ministry worker
Here’s a video that introduces our eight pairs of LEGO Masters hopefuls. What strikes me the most is that unlike our initial batch of contestants from the first season of the show, Season 2’s contestants seem to be more diverse, representing a larger portion of the LEGO fan community. One of the criticisms that were thrown over at the show during its first season is its seemingly “unbalanced” roster of contestants, consisting of professional LEGO builders as well. I’m not familiar with this next wave of contestants but based on their video interviews, I can fairly say that they represent a much better section of the larger LEGO fan community.
The first episode of LEGO Masters Australia Season 2 will air on Nine today, April 19, at 7:00 PM (AEST).