So this show was teased during the Super Bowl and looked like a lot of fun, especially for our girls as they’ve been really into Lego Friends lately. Did anyone catch the first episode last Wednesday? Runs at 9pm here in CA so a pretty terrible time for a show that a family could watch together. Luckily it’s on Hulu the next day so we were able to watch the pilot yesterday. The show is apparently the US version of a British show that first aired a few years ago.
Will Arnett is the host and we thought he did a great job. Ten teams of two face off each week in a building challenge, with the bottom two in danger of elimination. The judges are two Lego Masters and they both seemed to have impressive design resumes. The set looks pretty cool, with tons of Legos available and there’s even a display of Lego figures taking up a section of wall.
The initial challenge was to build a section of a massive theme park, creating your own rides and including at least some type of functional powered mechanics. The teams had 15 hours to complete the first challenge, which sure seemed like a long time. Apparently it’s not though, as these designs are pretty damn intricate and involved. I’m curious to learn if they actually build/design for 15 hours in a row or if it’s split into multiple days. The show seems to imply the former, as everyone is wearing the same clothes the entire episode, yet no one seems overly exhausted by working for such a long stretch.
So anyone else remember to watch?