Following the LEGO Masters season two renewal announcement and timed to Veteran’s Day today, we wanted to share the following news and video asset on the show’s partnership with Merging Vets and Players (MVP), a non-profit founded in 2015 by FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer, and former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer.
MVP empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by creating a supportive community for them after the uniform comes off. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person MVP events were no longer possible, and many veterans turned to LEGO building as a way to cope. Together, LEGO MASTERS and Will Arnett provided hundreds of LEGO sets to MVP with the hope of helping spark creativity and bringing joy during a challenging time.
In the video above LEGO Masters host Will Arnett and MVP co-founder Jay Glazer discuss why it’s so important now more than ever for veterans to get the attention and support they really need, and how veterans are using LEGO during COVID to help their PTSD.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil and newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (FOX), “MasterChef Junior” (FOX), “Utopia” (Amazon), “LEGO Masters” (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo), “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “LOL” (Amazon), “¿Quién Es La Máscara?” (Televisa), “Tu Cara Me Suena” (Univison), “Súbete a Mi Moto” (Amazon) and the upcoming launches of “Wipeout” (TBS) and “Ripley” (Showtime).
In July 2020, Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, U.K., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit, “Only the best is good enough,” the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. LEGO, its logo, the Minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2020 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.