Lego Masters Season 2 is right here and, we’re comfortable to report, every little thing remains to be superior. Fox’s feel-good, household competitors present warmed our hearts and blew our minds when it debuted in early 2020. It additionally gave everybody one thing constructive to look ahead to each week as 2020 became 2020. Not like a variety of actuality competitors exhibits, Lego Masters by no means thrived on the drama and as an alternative showcased all of the spectacular and imaginative makes use of for probably the most ubiquitous toy ever. We liked to see it—and we like to see it again for Season 2 .
The brand new season of Lego Masters builds on the strong basis laid in Season 1, with Will Arnett again as host and Brickmasters Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard able to get to work. Clearly so much has modified within the 12 months and a half since Season 1 debuted, however you—fortunately—wouldn’t understand it from Season 2. The present is each bit as optimistic and intense (you realize you begin sweating each time somebody has to select up a construct!) as you keep in mind. You possibly can completely go dwelling once more, if that house is constructed with Lego bricks.
Forward of Season 2’s highly-anticipated premiere, Decider obtained to speak with judges Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett in regards to the success of Season 1 and the way the Lego Masters workforce labored arduous offscreen to maintain the magic going onscreen.
Decider: Are y’all prepared for Season 2 to be on the market on the earth?
Jamie Berard: We had been simply speaking about that. We will’t wait.
Amy Corbett: We’re so excited. It’s been a quick turnaround however on the similar time, it’s been a extremely lengthy wait to really see the present, so—
Berard: —And we get as excited in regards to the teasers as most likely you guys do while you see them.
Decider: The manufacturing moved to Georgia for Season 2. Might you inform any distinction on set?
Corbett: No, you would not inform in any respect. I feel that set was completely, completely constructed. And it felt proper at dwelling once more.
Berard: Yeah, they do a superb job of making an attempt to isolate us from something round us. Whenever you go inside that field of a constructing, it’s completely Lego Masters. However outdoors of that, it was my first time spending time in Georgia, and so the meals—after we had been consuming day by day, I used to be like, “Oh man, I gotta be careful as a result of there’s some good cooking right here, however I gotta match into these outfits.”
Decider: What I actually love about Season 2 is that, despite the fact that it was filmed in the course of the pandemic, you possibly can’t inform. Season 1 was our consolation watch when COVID began, and it’s good that Season 2 nonetheless feels a lot like Season 1. What was it like to return into manufacturing?
Corbett: I’m so glad to listen to that you simply felt that as a result of I feel that was really the massive purpose in making the present that approach. We needed it to be an escape for folks from a few of these powerful issues with COVID that’s taking place on the earth. So we needed it to really feel prefer it might have been filmed at any time and likewise be timeless in that approach. And it was tremendous good for Jamie and I. As quickly as we walked out in entrance of the digital camera, we additionally forgot COVID was taking place. We had slightly escape. However saying that, everybody round us was ensuring that it was completely secure for us to be there, and we might calm down and we might be our greatest selves on set. After which as quickly as you bought off [set], then you definately noticed folks within the masks and protecting put on and being actually cautious.
Berard: Yeah, it did really feel actually particular. We felt fairly privileged as a result of the builders, Will, Amy, and myself, we had been on this particular bubble so we had been capable of be on the set and work together with one another identical to we at all times would, and that was so cool. However you probably did get an consciousness of what it took to create that setting. As quickly as you step these three ft off of the set, you grew to become very conscious of how a lot of an effort it took, however we had been so grateful for it.
Corbett: I feel one factor that was was totally different [in Season 2] is all of us nonetheless had that feeling of COVID, so we didn’t hug. We didn’t have a few of these goodbyes that we possibly had in Season 1. As a result of despite the fact that we’re on this little bubble, you continue to—I nonetheless really feel unsuitable to hug folks. It looks like we’re not supposed to do this. So I feel that was the one place the place possibly we didn’t go as far
Decider: The opposite large distinction this time is that all the contestants have undoubtedly seen Season 1. Had been the groups extra savvy this time round?
Berard: Positively. I might say most all people on Season 2 was very conscious of Season 1, and I might say probably the most noticeable factor was how after we would converse or Will would converse, they might pay attention so rigorously to each little factor. They didn’t need to miss a single factor. And even when we had been within the entrance and we had been having a chat about the place the groups at, Will’s simply speaking to us, you would see that ear from a desk coming near us. They only needed to assemble as a lot info as attainable. However I additionally assume that they knew what they had been entering into, so there was an vitality. The primary season, it was slightly little bit of the place are we going with this? What’s taking place? Among the builders had been slightly not sure as to how far in to go or not. However the builders this season, they’re like, we’re all in. We’re pumped. They had been simply actually energized.
Corbett: You might inform for positive they’ve been doing a little coaching and training at dwelling, which is nice. We would like folks to be their absolute best within the competitors, so we love that persons are training and making an attempt issues out. However we even have an entire new set of challenges for them, so irrespective of how a lot you observe or watch Season 1, there’s an entire load of latest challenges being thrown at them.
Decider: What challenges can followers count on from Season 2?
Corbett: That is the place we’re by no means that good at how a lot we will share! However I feel as at all times, you’re gonna see Lego in completely model new ways in which you’ve by no means seen earlier than. So we’ve obtained slightly trace of going into the style world and making an attempt a problem in that route. And we’ve obtained some parade floats the place we need to see the character of the contestants. We’ve obtained some explosions.
Berard: However we additionally obtained these loopy energy challenges as nicely. There’s one specifically in thoughts the place you see what number of methods persons are artistic in fixing this problem. I used to be simply—I used to be giddy.
Corbett: He couldn’t maintain again.
Berard: My engineering aspect began to peek by way of. Nevertheless it’s that good steadiness of getting, like Amy stated, the storytelling, characters, motion. It’s actually an incredible combine this season.
Decider: I feel that you simply clearly see that blend within the premiere episode, which features a workforce that’s carrying the Lego Dots bracelet in tribute to a member of the family who’s handed. I keep in mind Lego Dots had been the brand new toy when Season 1 got here out. What was it like seeing a extremely private approach persons are connecting with Lego merchandise?
Corbett: Yeah, [Lego Dots] simply launched because the present launched. And that’s really the undertaking that I work on, so I run the design workforce. And and I feel it was superior to see how artistic persons are being with Dots, and the truth that they had been utilizing it to commemorate their great-niece. I feel was was fairly particular. And, in a approach, she was there with them as a result of they’d that bracelet on. It was actually particular, yeah.
Decider: It actually speaks to the neighborhood that Lego has constructed. That’s actually on show in Season 2. Among the new contestants have constructed with a number of the Season 1 contestants. How has the Lego neighborhood responded to Lego Masters?
Berard: There’s undoubtedly some pleasure, to your level, about how all people’s linked. The truth that they’re identify dropping one another, after which the folks on the present are very conscious of Season 1 folks. It’s good while you see throughout the fan boards, now that they’ve seen a number of the teasers, and so they’re like, “Oh, Moto’s on there! Oh, Steven’s on there!” They know the names of the folks and so they get much more excited as a result of they know them and so they know what their potential is. That’s the way it interprets into the present. It’s actually wild and enjoyable to see. However no less than as a place to begin, [the community] is aware of, okay, they obtained some actually good folks on this season.
Corbett: I feel [the community] additionally is available in admiring them. They appear search for to one another and so they study from one another as nicely, which I feel is superior. And I feel the Lego neighborhood can be nice at cheering on different folks within the Lego neighborhood. So whether or not they’re are different folks within the present, or whether or not they’re sitting at dwelling watching it, they really need you or their workforce from their space of the Lego neighborhood to win. It’s actually particular, really, isn’t it?
Berard: Even a number of the challenges, you possibly can see folks within the room, like, “I can’t wait to see how this different workforce solves this as a result of that is completely what they do.” It’s enjoyable to see that anticipation.
Decider: The primary episode has—no spoilers—one particular actually jaw-dropping construct. However you two have most likely seen all of it in relation to Lego. Are there nonetheless moments that shock and shock you on the present?
Corbett: I feel one of many superior issues about Lego is irrespective of how a lot you’ve seen, folks can at all times shock you as a result of there’s at all times new methods you should use the bricks and mix them. That’s the superior factor in regards to the system. That construct for positive made my jaw drop from the second it began shifting. However I feel really the good factor within the first episode is the groups all are available in and so they’re like, “That is who I’m as a builder.” It’s their likelihood to point out their character, their constructing fashion. And I feel for us to be amazed by so lots of the builds, and episode one simply made my jaw drop—wow, that is gonna be a tricky competitors however tremendous thrilling.
Berard: Yeah, it was barely intimidating as a result of we’re like, that is the very first episode? We’re in bother. How can we ship any of those folks dwelling?
Decider: Talking of dwelling, Lego Masters Season 1 simply debuted over within the UK. What’s that been like for you, Amy? Are you getting a variety of messages from folks again dwelling?
Corbett: Sure! It’s nonetheless on for the time being. I feel the weirdest factor is when my mother and father or my brother get a message being like, “Is that your sister on TV? ” I’m getting a variety of love and it’s very nice to share it with my dwelling nation. That’s one thing I by no means had fairly the identical as Jamie within the US. My household is within the UK so they may solely see [Season 1] by way of me. They weren’t seeing it reside on the TV. And so to have the ability to share it with the UK and share what I’ve achieved is absolutely enjoyable and thrilling. And sure, there are a variety of large followers of the present and lots of people there are actually excited for Season 2 and hoping that it’s going to make its approach to the UK someday quickly.
Decider: Have you ever met any stunning followers of Lego Masters because the present debuted final 12 months?
Berard: I used to be anticipating folks would get excited, however I feel for me, it’s principally the youngsters which have actually, actually come out in full pressure. They’re simply so pumped. And we’re seeing them doing challenges on their very own, these household challenges on YouTube and stuff like that. I get actually excited once I see that.
Corbett: Yeah, I feel is much less of who we know watches it and extra of generally, we’re like, do you assume they may watch it? Generally we’re sitting within the resort after filming, whereas we’re filming season two, and we had been watching Shark Tank or one thing and [we were] like, “Do you assume they watch Lego Masters? Do you assume they’re followers? Do you assume they watch it with their youngsters?” I feel it’s enjoyable to take a position generally about who may need it on within the background, and even be hooked on the present and actually rooting for a workforce.
Decider: Are there any challenges from the present that you simply actually want you would have participated in?
Berard: Yeah, in Season 2 there are such a lot of challenges that we simply needed to get a desk and say, “We simply need to do that one.” However which one particularly? Really, I needed to do the style problem.
Corbett: We definitely had a variety of enjoyable filming the style problem this time, and there was a variety of vitality so we had a variety of concepts for that. In Season 1, the storybook problem, I feel it was my fave. When the youngsters got here in and made a narrative and other people needed to construct it, instantly I used to be imagining what this stuff might appear to be and the right way to carry the story to life. I feel that’s simply a lot my world. I get pleasure from constructing, so I’d like to be constructing in that problem.
Berard: Yeah. And I’ve a comfortable spot for Star Wars, so I might have liked it if C-3PO stated one thing wonderful about one thing that I constructed. It might have simply made me soften.
Lego Masters Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox