The Banijay format LEGO Masters is set for a local version in New Zealand, produced by Screentime New Zealand.
With this latest deal for LEGO Masters, the competition reality series has now been picked up by 14 broadcasters globally. New Zealand joins recently confirmed adaptations for Spain and Norway, with more major deals in the pipeline.
Banijay serves as the exclusive format and finished tape distributor globally for the format, which was created by Tuesdays Child Television and the LEGO Group.
LEGO Masters sees pairs undertake numerous challenges that test their creativity and building expertise. LEGO Certified Professional Robin Sather will be the judge and oversee the contestants in the New Zealand adaptation, offering advice as the stages get increasingly harder and pairs are eliminated until only the winners remain.
Lucas Green, global head of content operations at Banijay, said: “The LEGO brand is universally loved. It champions innovation and talent, and this, paired with the jeopardy and competition of creating jaw-dropping builds, is proving compelling viewing for all ages. The international momentum of LEGO Masters shows no sign of slowing down, and we’re incredibly proud 14 broadcasters have picked up the show.”
Philly de Lacey, CEO of Screentime New Zealand, said: “Following the success of LEGO Masters in Australia, the U.S. and Europe, we’re so excited for LEGO fans in New Zealand to finally have the opportunity to compete in this incredible series. We can’t wait to see what amazing designs Kiwis will bring to the LEGO table.”