All four of us -- plus the family dog -- piled onto the sofa Saturday night to watch a screener of the first episode. "Lego Masters" proves itself to be a truly imaginative reality show that both upholds and busts reality competition archetypes and expectations. The creativity on display by the builders is astounding and host Will Arnett, who voices Lego Batman in the big-screen movies, is given a degree of free reign to express his style of humor, which fits the established Lego comedy style.
The whole family was invested and impressed by the builders. The show even held our six-year-old's attention, a feat rarely achieved outside of "Wild Kratts" and "The Mandalorian."
I was disappointed "Lego Masters" wan't available for review in time for last week's column but now I can see why: After they are complete, some of the Lego creations are animated in the style of Legos in the Lego movies, surely a time-consuming process that adds to the show's post-production but offers another element that makes the series stand out.
It's not every day that I feel like a new TV show merits success -- and rarer still that I feel that way about a reality competition -- but "Lego Masters," already successful in the U.K. and Australia, offers family-friendly fun as it shows off brick building skill and creativity. It deserves to be a hit.