“Lego Masters: Grand Masters” will premiere on Easter Monday, putting it up against the premiere of “Farmer Wants a Wife” and week two episodes of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”.
It is the fifth season of the family-friendly show, which is hosted by Hamish Blake with Ryan “Brickman” McNaught” also returning as judge.
This season will pit the winners and top teams from previous seasons, plus a new wildcard duo, against each other.
The Nine Network said the toughest challenges ever, coupled with new twists and turns, will truly test the elite group of Lego builders.
McNaught said: “Being “Grand Masters”, the expectation is already there. They all know they need to bring something new and exciting, something beyond their best, something we’ve never seen before, and they sure do.”
Blake added: “To be invited back this season for “Grand Masters” I think really solidifies me as the best host that has ever hosted “Lego Masters Australia”, and that is a huge honour.”
The teams include Season 1 winner Henry, who is paired with Sarah, the winner of the “Brickmas” special. Season 3 winners David and Gus, and Season 4 winners Joss and Henry, are also competing.
The runners-up from Season 4 (Alex and Caleb), Season 3 (Scott and Owen) and Season 2 (Andrew and Damian) are also in the mix, as are third-place getters from Season 3, Ryan and Gabby. The wildcards, Kale and Trent, “fell painfully short in their respective seasons”, but Nine said “their combined skills might just turn things around”.
Season 5 of “Lego Masters” will also feature guest appearances from Sophie Monk, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Mickey Mouse.
“Lego Masters: Grand Masters” is produced by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company). The series is adapted from an original U.K. format from Tuesday’s Child Productions and The Lego Group.