We’re planning on the first ‘season’ running over 4-5 weeks on each Saturday at a location in Leicester. Each session will be around 2-2.5 hours and we’re looking to start in Summer 2023. As we’re a non-profit making event, we’ll likely require an entry fee of around £30 which will cover all the sessions in the season. This will go towards the venue rental, snack and drinks and prizes.
Free build time
To let everyone settle in and get warmed up, there will be 15 minutes of free build time at the start. We think this is especially important if you’re a bit shy, so you can have some time to build and chat without too much pressure.
We’ll then start with a 10 minute mini challenge in your teams. Think tallest tower, or blindfolded build. A short sharp burst of fun to get going.
The main build challenge each week will then take place over 90 minutes and be a bit more in-depth. There will also be drinks and snacks if you need a break.
At the end, any team that wants to show their challenge to the rest of the participants can (but don’t feel like you have to). We’ll then take photos to put on the website to show your friends and family (again, only if you want to).
Winners and Prizing Giving...
We’re obviously not going to follow the TV show format of eliminations, and while we do feel competition is healthy, we don’t want it to be the main focus of Mini Brick Masters.
Each week the mini challenge will just be for fun, and the main challenge will have criteria of what makes a good build. We’ll also have a ‘build team of the week’ who best met the criteria.
In the last session of the season we’ll then have a prize giving ceremony at the end, where there will be a series of awards (most comedic team, best parts usage etc) which will all win a small LEGO® set (one for each team member). We’ll then crown the Mini Brick Masters based on their performance through the who season. They’ll win a larger LEGO® set each and we may also have a mystery guest to announce the winners.