While Fox has not yet officially renewed competition series Lego Masters, fans can expect a second season due to the decent ratings it received. Here’s what they would change for Season 2.
The premise of ‘Lego Masters’ Season 1
The U.S. adaption of the British series premiered on February 5, 2020, with 10 teams, consisting of two members each, all competing for a $100,000 grand prize, a trophy, and the title of Lego Master.
Every week, the teams face off and must build a project using Legos based on the given theme in a 15 to 18-hour period. Host Will Arnett as well as “Brickmasters” Amy Corbett, a senior design manager at Lego, and Jamie Berard, the overseer of Lego Creator Expert and Lego Architecture lines, check on the contestants while they’re building and offer advice.
Once their time expires, the Brickmasters judge each build and select the winning duo as well as the bottom two teams. After their explanation, the experts then eliminate the team of their choosing.
In the first episode, friends Aaron and Christian won the best build of the day and thus were awarded the Golden Brick, in which they could turn in at any point for immunity.
Feeling unsafe about their build based on a movie genre, the two exchanged it in the fourth episode. Friends Mark and Boone then won the coveted Brick two builds later, thanks to their impressive super bridge.
The bearded duo, alongside artists Sam and Jessica and married expecting couple Tyler and Amy, have advanced to the finals where they have 24 hours to create the best build they can for the cash prize, trophy, and Lego Masters title.
Even though Fox hasn’t publicly greenlit the second season yet, fans already know what they would change to make the show appeal to them more.
What fans would change for ‘Lego Masters’ Season 2
Many viewers did not like the Brickmasters as they felt like they were “too biased” and inconsistently judged the teams. Therefore, several want a more “dynamic judging system” and believe the experts should only give feedback as opposed to solely judging.
While one fan suggested a voting system where each contestant rates every build. However, someone else pointed out that the players could easily “manipulate” it and run the game based on alliances.
Another thing viewers would change about the Lego series is the elimination process. Someone suggested the losers go to a “separate room” instead of getting sent home so fans can “still see their interpretations of the themes rather than only five people toward the end of the season.”
One viewer pitched the idea of the top two and the bottom two teams receiving advantages or penalties for the following build instead of getting eliminated.
The user continued and explained that every week the bottom two teams would get zero points, the top two duos receive two points, and then the other teams earn one.
Then, their cumulative points would determine the top three teams who compete in the finale. If eliminations stay, then some viewers believe “weight should be given to prior performance,” as several fans don’t think it’s fair that Sam and Jessica are still in the competition after being “at risk” four times.
They believe if a team is “consistently” performing poorly, then they should go home “at a certain point,” even if another team has a worse build that week.
Fans would also change the amount of time they see the duos create their builds as they’re interested in the details that go into it. Similar to glass blowing competition show Blown Away, viewers would like to see less drama and more explanations about the creation process of their projects.
Finally, many fans could do without the comedians that visit the show and then leave halfway through without having anything to do with the builds or judging. While they enjoyed characters R2-D2 and CP3PO visiting during the Star Wars theme, they find the other guests distracting.
The Lego Masters finale airs tonight, April 15, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.