Lego Stars and Celebrities
Lego is a favorite toy of many celebrities and some even build their own sets with customized minifigures for themselves.
Oregon residents Boone Langston and Mark Cruickshank are well-known for their talent on Fox’s LEGO Masters show. Now, they will star in Celebrity LEGO Masters: Holiday Bricktacular as part of an upcoming holiday spinoff!
Early Life and Education
Up until the 1960s, Lego was just another construction toy gaining in popularity but not as widely seen as Tinkertoys, Erector Sets or Lincoln Logs.
“Lego Masters” on Fox network television pits people known for their Lego building skills against one another in themed challenges. Not only is time management, design and innovation required for success; so is building anything with Legos!
At six years old, Lancaster native Dominic Forte received his first Lego set and built it with his dad – bonding the family closer than ever! Forte now competes on Lego Masters Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular show’s holiday spinoff competitions.
Though many adult fans of Lego (AFOLs) can barely scrape by, some lucky AFOLs (adult fans of Lego) have managed to turn their passion into a full-time career – working at one of LegoLAND theme parks or 22 LEGOLAND Discovery Centers worldwide!
The Lego Masters: Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular special featured celebrity guests like singer Robin Thicke and actor Cheryl Hines from Curb Your Enthusiasm (Curb Your Enthusiasm), competing alongside fan-favorite builders from previous seasons for a $100,000 cash prize in an Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child, and Plan B Entertainment-produced series hosted by Will Arnett.
Blocks magazine was particularly impressed by this special, noting its relaxed tone compared to US version, and that host Nish had brought her own spin to it.
Achievement and Honors
LEGO Masters invited legendary figures Leslie Jordan (deceased), Robin Thicke, Cheryl Hines and Finesse Mitchell – former contestants themselves – to participate in two challenges. The first task required the teams to create new toys; for the second task they needed to build Santa sleighs that traveled as far as possible.
YouTuber Republic Studs has gone above and beyond with his creativity by recreating 100 iconic people using LEGO pieces, from Michael Keaton as Batman to Judy Garland from The Wizard of Oz – to name just two examples! His creations showcase his impressive creativity.
Actor Will Arnett returns as host, while expert Brickmaster judges Amy Corbett and Jamie Berard assess each week’s builds. The show is produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child Entertainment, and Plan B Entertainment under license from Lego Group.
Celebrities don’t hesitate to show their passion for Lego – from building custom minifigures or channeling their inner child, many celebrities are truly obsessed with these colorful blocks!
Ed Sheeran recently appeared on the Graham Norton Show and revealed his fondness of LEGO as a way of relaxing and has even shared this sentiment in song form.
Fox recently unveiled plans for a three-night holiday special of their Lego Masters series, with guest stars such as Mayim Bialik and Terry Crews joining Call Me Kat star Cheryl Hines and season one contestants Robin Thicke, Finesse Mitchell and Leslie Jordan competing in a range of holiday-themed challenges.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Arnett reportedly earns around $35 Million each year. He has appeared in popular films and television shows such as Parks and Recreation and Arrested Development; The Lego Movie 2; Maniac on Netflix; as well as lending his voice for MetalBeard from The Lego Movie 2.
Niels B Christiansen, CEO of LEGO Group. His leadership skills and strategic vision have propelled it to new heights while his philanthropic endeavors speak volumes of his remarkable character. Additionally, Susan Strans is a financial expert with an eye for celebrity gossip who lends her expertise to several online publications.