Hamish Blake returns to Kiwi screens on new show Lego Masters

Hamish Blake is coming back to Kiwi screens, but this time with a different onscreen counterpart.

The radio funnyman is fronting new reality show Lego Masters, along with slickly nicknamed ' The Brickman', Ryan McNaught - one of the top Lego builders in the world.

The pair will oversee couples in what's been dubbed 'The Masterchef of Lego,' coming to Three this week, where teams of builders are set an idea, time limit and endless supply of bricks to create whatever their imagination can conjure.

Hamish Blake returns to Kiwi screens on new show Lego Masters
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With eliminations throughout the series, the race is on for the 16 contestants to become the first 'Lego Master' along with a cool AU$100,000.

Blake told Newshub his reality show is a counter to some of the ones that have been storming our screens, a sort of "anti-MAFS" (Married at First Sight).

"Obviously we're fully invested but it feels like we have the right balance," he says. "The contestants are super into it, [and are] so stuck into the competition and taking it super seriously, but there's only so much drama you can have with Lego."

Hamish Blake returns to Kiwi screens on new show Lego Masters
Photo credit: Supplied.

Blake says the challenges are all different, with episode one centered on a city block made entirely of the tiny bricks.

"You get to see how different people's minds work and under a time pressure," he explains. 

Blake says he was a Lego fan as a kid, and now is having resurgence of interest as an uncle and dad to his two kids, Sonny (4) and Rudy (1). But there's a pretty big difference between the creations on the show, and the ones on his living room floor at home.

"Obviously on the show the actual building is hyper realistic, but when you're playing Lego with kids, their imagination is so super powerful, I do have to catch myself sometimes," he laughed.

"If my nieces and nephews are like 'that's a spaceship', they don't need Uncle Hamish to give them an aerodynamics lesson."

Lego Masters starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday on Three.

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