A childhood toy and hobby could net a Catskill inhabitant a hundred thousand dollars and the title of Lego Master. Richard Dryden loved Lego as a child and has now teamed up with another Lego enthusiast to appear on the “Lego Masters” reality show on Fox. They win and advance and tonight they try their fourth victory.
According to Times Union.com, “Lego Masters” is a competition where two Lego partners compete against another team to create unique Lego masterpieces. Whichever team impresses the judges the most, they go on to compete. The show is mid-season where there are only six teams left. There is a theme each week, and the theme for tonight’s episode is bringing the puppets to life. Last week Richard Dryden and his Chicago partner Dave Kaleta won with an impressive Lego masterpiece called “Gnome Matter the Weather”.
Richard contacted Dave when he saw a social media post supporting Black Lives Matter. It was a Lego creation of the Black Lives Matter symbol of a raised fist. As a black man, Richard said it really resonated with him and wanted Dave to be his partner.
I want to inspire children and families to keep learning from each other and to learn to build together and create. There is an endless amount of creativity in everything you do. It doesn’t just have to be Lego, but for now, Lego is our way of showcasing it.
“Lego Masters” airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox, which is channel 8.