Who’s Who of LEGO Masters China 2021

LEGO Masters China

The LEGO Masters had proven to be successful reality TV show in UK, US and Australia. Finally an adaptation of the brick building competition is coming to Asia. LEGO Masters China would premier on Shenzhen TV on Oct 22. The competition would pit 8 pairs of contestants in set time frame to complete their design using LEGO elements. The judges are LEGO Certified Professional Prince Jiang and Wei Wei Shannon Gluckman from China. Given little was known about the contestants outside China, we decided to provide some details about them for the benefit of the readers in the west. All the data are gathered from publicly available sources.

LEGO Masters China Contestants Bio

Everyone smiles before the competition heats up. We would showcase the MOC that the contestants had built in the past when we introduce them team by team.

LEGO Masters China team of builders

Team 胖小齐 The first team is husband and wife 蒋步庭 (Jiang Buting) and 陈曦 (Chen Xi). Chen Xi is a architect graduated from Tsinghua University. She had a vlog at bilibili under the name 还原精灵胖小齐. They are from Beijing.

Their MOC, 荷塘月色 Moonlight upon lotus pond.

The floating city inspired by Chinese anime Ling Cage: Incarnation.

Porcelain Tower of Nanjing

Shenzhou 12 launch.

Team 树李化 Don’t get it wrong, they aren’t grandpa and grandson.The pairs are master 树大 (Shuda) and padawan 李铖 (Li Cheng). 树大 is the nickname given to the master in AFOL circle China though his actual name is 强兵 (Qiang Bing). He run a vlog at bilibili under the name 树影婆娑. The pairs are from Beijing.

MOC by Li Cheng

Titanic by Shuda

MOC by Li Cheng

MOC by Shuda

MOC by Shuda, 雪落下的声音 The sound of falling snow

Team 小刀叉 The only father and son pair 刘国翔 (Liu Guo Xiang) and 刘熙 (Liu Xi). The father’s MOC had more artistic flair while the son had strength in mecha design. Father and son currently reside in Guangzhou and Liu Xi is 3rd year university student.

Joint MOC of father and son.

Team 搬砖兄弟 The two got to know each others during 2017 AFOL Festival Shanghai. 陈诚 tony and 刘泉 (Liu Quan) aka 麻烦橙子 in AFOL circle. Tony specialize in Technic model while Liu Quan is good in diorama. Tony is a mechanical engineer from Wuhan. Liu Quan is from Henan and works as 3D graphic designer in Shenzhen.

Liu Quan’s MOC.

Tony’s MOC.

Liu Quan’s MOC.

Tony’s MOC.

Liu Quan’s MOC.

Team 鹏辰万里 They are strangers before joining the competition and paired up by the show producer. Interesting to know how the chemistry will work between the two. 董鹏飞 (Dong Peng Fei) aka 零 comes from Hanzhou and 李曼辰 (Li Man Chen) hails from Beijing. Peng Fei specializes in science fiction type of built while Man Chen likes to MOC plants and animals.

MOC by Dong Peng Fei

MOC by Dong Peng Fei

MOC by Li Man Chen

MOC by Li Man Chen

MOC by Dong Peng Fei

Team 福乐双宝 The duo are members of LEGO User Group in Fujian and known each other for three years. 陈长杰 (Cheng Chang Jie) aka 米叔 and 郑榕涛(Zheng Rong Tao) nickname 云总. They get to know each others through Shanghai AFOL festival. Cheng comes from Taipei while Zheng is from Fuzhou.

MOC of Cheng

MOC of Zheng

MOC of Cheng

MOC of Zheng

MOC of Zheng

Team 大吉组合 The team members 钱永杰 (Qian Yong Jie) aka GS and 郭浩宇 (Guo Hao Yu) aka G_phy are well known MOCers in China. GS is well versed in traditional China architectural diorama and G_phy specialized in Technic models. GS reached out to G_phy to participate in this competition because they could complement each others in different area. GS owned a workshop GegoVision that do commission works using LEGO and alternative bricks. GS is a designer from Ningbo while G_phy from Shanghai works in publishing industry.

MOC by GS

MOC by GS

MOC by G_phy

MOC by GS. The design was stolen by Super 18K.

MOC by G_phy.

GS’s commission work with alternative brick brand Pantasy. It’s a diorama promoting the brick building set from Chinese Anime “Ling Cage: Incarnation” and using parts from Gobricks.

Team 筑梦队 The team 刘棣楷 (Liu Di Kai) aka 凸凸凸 and 耿磊 (Geng Lei) had met a few times in local brick festival and MOC competition. Their strategy for the show is: Geng would responsible for outlining the structure of the MOC while Liu would add more details to the work. Liu is from Chongqing and currently resides in Shanghai and works as graphic designer. Geng Lei is a photographer from Beijing.

MOC by Geng Lei

MOC by Liu Di Kai

MOC by Geng Lei

MOC by Liu Di Kai

MOC by Geng Lei

MOC by Liu Di Kai

MOC by Geng Lei

Behind the Scene of LEGO Masters China

The setup is similar to LEGO Masters in other countries. The show is scheduled to go live on Oct 22 2021 at Shenzhen TV.

LEGO Masters China show set
LEGO Master China Show

Group photo before the show begins.

LEGO Masters China 8 team of competitors

The clock is ticking!

LEGO Masters China show in recording

LEGO supplied 5 million elements for the show.

The wall of minifigures numbered 2850 of unique figures.

As for the host, no Will Arnett because he doesn’t speak Chinese. The host are 张朋 (Zhang Peng) and 强子 (Qiang Zi) respectively.

LEGO Masters China hosts

Hope the show will go live as per schedule after production delayed in September. Wishing all the best to 8 teams of builders in the first season of LEGO Masters China.

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