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Lego Masters 3 is now casting teams of two—or not!

Lego Masters 3 is now casting teams of two—or not!

Lego Masters season 3 is on the way next year, with Fox committing to another season of the Will Arnett-hosted brick-building—excuse me, story-building—competition.

The show has abundant creativity from its talented contestants, and subjects them to what I find to be some mighty frustrating judging and editing that minimizes the creative process. Alas.

Fox is promising “even more talented contestants and even crazier LEGO challenges than before, producing LEGO builds that take it to the next level.”

Who Lego Masters wants for season 3

Lego Masters judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard with host Will Arnett
Lego Masters judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard with host Will Arnett. (Photo by Tom Griscom/FOX)

Casting began last month for those contestants, and season 3 will film in the spring, with five to seven weeks of filming tentatively scheduled for February to April 2022 in Atlanta.

That scheduled could mean a premiere date in early summer; season 2’s air date was June 1.

The show is casting for “passionate and innovative Lego builders,” and asks, “Can you create unique and inspirational builds from scratch? Can you tell an imaginative story with your Lego builds?” Ah, yes, story.

Interestingly, the casting application asks people to apply as teams of two, though it also says “If you do NOT have a Teammate you can still apply!”

I assume that means the show is not moving to some kind of individual competition, and will still have pairs of people competing, but that it will continue to pair strangers with each other.

While Lego Masters has not explicitly acknowledge creating teams in the casting process, it’s very clear which teams in the first two seasons did not know each other before the show began (Sam and Jessica, for example, ahem).

The fine print of the legal agreement also has this line:

“Producer reserves the right to consider and select contestants who are not able to attend an open casting call and that Producer shall have sole discretion and control over every aspect of selecting contestants”

That sounds to me like an acknowledgement that the show will recruit contestants—which is pretty standard practice by now (although Survivor actually stopped recruiting players).

The application’s fine print also says “that the contestant selection process will involve subjective decisions made by certain individuals” who “may be acquainted with or have some familiarity with some or all of the applicants to varying degrees.”

The final three Lego Masters teams during the Star Wars episode, all of whom went on to the finale, because ugh.
The final three Lego Masters teams during the Star Wars episode, all of whom went on to the finale, because ugh. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/FOX)

But the application also explicitly says that applicants cannot be:

  • “recognized by the LEGO® company as a LEGO® Certified Professional for their involvement with and/or contribution to any LEGO® creations, or engaged in any activities as a business partner in any capacity with the LEGO® company”
  • “in the past five (5) years, worked as a LEGO® model builder or designer at any LEGO®-affiliated model shops”
  • “employed by, affiliated with, rendered services for or otherwise been involved with LEGO® product marketing design”

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