Warning! The following contains spoilers for the LEGO Masters Season 2 premiere "LEGO City Parade." Read at your own risk!
LEGO Masters' Season 2 premiere on Fox did not disappoint. Viewers were treated to some amazing displays by some of the best LEGO builders in the world, or at least it felt that way to someone who couldn't even build something with instructions as a child. The premiere came with an added twist for competitors when Will Arnett (also known as LEGO Batman) announced that no one would be eliminated in the first competition.
The news was definitely a welcome surprise for the two groups up for elimination (Maria & Phillip and Susan & Jen), as well the rest of the competitors. CinemaBlend's Nick Venable got a chance to speak to judges Jamie Berard and Amy Corbett about the decision, and as Corbett explained below, there was a great reason for giving all the teams a pass in the opening round.
LEGO Masters is a serious and intense competition with $100,000 prize money on the line, and it's clear Season 2 brought some of the best builders out to win that money in the sophomore season. Even the bottom performers of the round did pretty fantastic jobs, so it's hard to argue that anyone deserved to go home without at least one more chance to show what they're capable of. Plus, brothers Zack & Wayne ended up with the golden brick of immunity for their phenomenal dragon display, so there were still stakes in the premiere.
And while no eliminations in the opening week may feel unfair to teams who weren't up for elimination, Jamie Berard assured there was an advantage for being someone who wasn't on the chopping block. The premiere is really one of the few times competitors will go against the full lineup of competitors.
LEGO Masters Season 2 certainly looks off to a strong start, and with the talented displays we've seen so far, this may be a hard season to judge. Of course, tonight's premiere was a pretty smooth round, with no major mistakes made by any of the competitors. If this season is anything like Season 1 (which also didn't eliminate a competitor in the first episode), there will be plenty of mistakes made along the way that should make eliminations a bit easier.
LEGO Masters airs on Fox Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. A lot of work went into the series in Season 2, so be sure to read up on some of the behind-the-scenes work that helped make this season what it became.
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