‘Lego Masters’ Game Show Is For AFOLs, Not Kids Says Will Arnett and Producer

by Jeremy Spirogis
Lego Masters: Will Arnett

Will Arnett hosts Lego Masters on Fox. Arnett would be the star of The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie however on his present, actual individuals who construct Legos are the celebrities. The competitors pits pairs of Lego builders in opposition to one another to construct probably the most artistic Lego throughout the recreation challenges. And this competitors is for grown-ups, Adult Fans of Legos or AFOLs.

Lego Masters: Will Arnett
Will Arnett | Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Arnett and government producer Anthony Dominici spoke with the Television Critics Association on Jan. 7, 2020. They described the AFOLs who compete on Lego Masters, which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

‘Lego Masters’ courted AFOLs to compete 

Lego Masters relies on a British competitors present, so that they already knew there have been AFOLs on the market. 

“Everyone thinks they’re toys for kids but as you know, there’s a huge AFOL, Adult Fan of Lego community,” Dominici mentioned. “That’s who our builders are. We really wanted to celebrate that. We wanted to cast people who were not only great builders but great characters and as diverse as possible. Totally different backgrounds, different building styles which all came out as part of the show.”

Will Arnett discovered that each AFOL is completely different

As the host of Lego Masters, Arnett has the enviable place of watching all of the masters at work. He is impressed by how numerous the AFOLs’ creations are.

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L-R: Contestants Trais, Corey and host Will Arnett | Ray Mickshaw/FOX

“They did have different building styles,” Arnett mentioned. “You think of, at least I would as a layman, you’d think they’d just be good at building Lego. What you’re finding is they’re all, as artists, they all have a very different kind of approach. Some are more technical. Some are more purely artists and they all bring a different thing.”

Some AFOLs turned groups due to ‘Lego Masters’

Lego Masters has a whole lot of pre-existing groups who joined the present to compete. Some, nevertheless, turned groups due to the present.

“One of our teams actually met during the casting process,” Dominic mentioned. “There’s a huge Lego community, many Lego communities so they knew each other or were fans of each other before but one team met as part of the casting and decided ‘we can do this together.’”

‘Lego Masters’ pushes builders’ boundaries

The Lego Masters challenges are designed to push builders out of their consolation zones. Arnett was impressed to see builders, who already impressed him, develop into much more spectacular.

Will Arnett hosts Lego MastersWill Arnett hosts Lego Masters
Will Arnett | Ray Mickshaw/FOX

“It was interesting to see certain teams who did come in with various skill sets already but watching them grow as builders during the show,” Arnett mentioned. “You’d see there would be teams that week one, week two are great technical builders but had to learn how to become better storytellers. And then there were great storytelling and great artistic teams that had to learn to become better engineers if you will.” 

Kids will seem in a future episode

For now, Lego Masters is a grown-up present. There can be at the least one episode wherein children can take part although.

“We have kids show up as one of our challenges in the show during the season,” Dominici mentioned. “They’re brilliant and funny.”

Arnett joked, “I think we did the best job of using kids that anybody does, which is as props.”

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