While The Great British Bake Off may not be for everyone, there’s no denying that the quirky UK reality baking show has its fair share of fans. Even while here in the US we have The Great American Baking Show, there’s something about the original, British version of the formula works better.
Maybe it’s the accents, or the laid-back attitude, but for some reason, this show has won more than a few fans around the world, while it’s an enormous cultural phenomenon in its home country.
You might not be too interested in a baking show, and that’s fine, but no matter what your opinion on cake decorating, it’s hard not to get excited about LEGO Masters, which will apply the exact same formula to contestants who set out to prove themselves champions at tiny plastic construction assembly.
This will only be a miniseries at first – presumably the UK’s Channel 4 is hesitant about committing to a full show just yet – but each of the four episodes we’ll get will be an hour long. There’ll be three different two-person teams taking part; a mom and daughter combo, a pair of nine year olds, and a couple of grown up fans of LEGO to round things out.
Yes, this show will pit grown adults with years of brick building experience against children, and will consider that a fair playing ground. LEGO Masters’ formula might not be perfect just yet.
Do you know what, though? This sounds absolutely amazing! Who doesn’t love LEGO? Who isn’t thrilled to see the kind of stuff that these teams will create when provided with unlimited access to everyone’s favorite tiny tripping hazard?
What’s more, it’s a great game show for audiences to play along with at home. Getting out a bunch of pots and pans, and sifting flour, while watching Bake Off or The Great American Baking Show, is naturally going to be a big hassle.
If, on the other hand, you have your own supply of LEGO bricks in a big tub somewhere (we all do, and it’s totally cool), you can take on the challenges yourself while watching the main contestants create things to a time limit.
Heck, you could even stage your own mini-contest among your friends! There are worse ways to spend an evening.
So here’s hoping that LEGO Masters becomes a staple of television, and that we get an American version as well before long. In the meantime, it might be worth looking into ways to get hold of this British show, and to see what all the fuss is about, when it airs on August 24th.