Will Arnett Explains the Satisfying Feeling Behind the Explosions on ‘LEGO Masters’
Will Arnett is currently hosting his second season of LEGO Masters, a show full of dramatic explosions. He joined The Late Late Show With James Corden virtually to discuss how LEGO has become such a huge part of his life. Plus, he answers the burning question on everyone’s minds about what it’s actually like to destroy a LEGO masterpiece.
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James Corden pointed out that the tagline for LEGO Masters is “bigger and better.” He suggests that the new tagline should become “let’s blow up some LEGO.” In one challenge this season, viewers got to see 12 awesome LEGO explosions to create slow-motion action shots. Arnett confirmed that the LEGO explosions are just as satisfying to watch in person.
“Basically everyone just wants to watch you destroy stuff especially if you’re a parent, you’ve built LEGO, you’re like ‘I want to get even with LEGO a little bit so I want to smash it,'” Arnett said.
In another challenge this season, the teams had to build towers to withstand some seismic activity. The challenge started off with a mock earthquake shaking the set and causing a LEGO tower to go crashing to the ground. It was pretty epic and definitely shook up some of the teams.
“It is so fun we have all of these incredible builders from around the country who come in, you know, we’re not one of those gotcha shows where we just get contestants all boozed up and watch them fight,” Arnett continued. “We want people to do well so it’s a really fun show and we want families to be able to watch together and have a good time. That’s what makes the show so fun.”
Arnett also stars in all three animated LEGO movies. At first, he was confused when he got the call to voice the role of LEGO Batman in the LEGO movie franchise. LEGO has become a huge part of his life over the past few years. His son even bought a LEGO Ferrari recently. Arnett wants to make it clear to everyone that he is not getting free LEGO from the show and has to purchase it himself.
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Arnett’s enthusiasm about LEGO led Corden to point out something that most parents at home would probably agree with. Stepping on a LEGO really hurts!
“I actually don’t think there is anything more painful in life than if you kneel down on a piece of LEGO,” Corden said. “I actually think like that’s what police and special services should use to like interrogate people.”
Arnett agreed to this as he did the interview from a dark room with no windows. He joked that he is in “witness protection” and he hopes he will not be there all summer. The 51-year-old definitely has a different idea of summertime fun now that he is a father of three.
“Look I’ve got a lot of kids now so I’m kind of you know, I’m a little out of my element but if I could I would be Ibiza 24/7,” he said. “I would be bringing back the foam party.”
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, Arnett joked that he is always like a “grandad in the corner with a tie and a scarf” when it comes to receiving gifts. He pretended to get emotional recalling the gift that his girlfriend’s parents gave him this past Christmas. It was a big vinyl version of “Who Let The Dogs Out” by Baha Men and another vinyl of “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba.