Holmen LEGO Masters meet fans at Sparta museum
A near packed house at the Deke Slayton Space and Bicycle Museum on Tuesday to listen to two Holmen LEGO Masters talk about their TV fame.
Jacob and Caleb Schilling, recent college graduates, were finalists in a 2021 season of the Fox competition show “LEGO Masters, while the museum has its own LEGO holiday village on display through Jan. 28.
Jacob said their talk dealt with “what we learned from (the show), what others can learn from it and just enjoying the hobby of LEGO overall.”
During their presentation, Caleb admitted it was a bit nerve-wracking to try creating LEGO sculptures for cash prizes with TV cameras everywhere.
“Any time you move, they come towards you,” Caleb said. “And by the end it was just comical.”
“At first, it’s like really intimidating and I think it probably made us more accident-prone because we’re trying SO HARD not to mess up for the camera,” he joked.
The brothers said the TV show has opened the doors to other opportunities to speak about LEGO and do similar projects.
The show pits pairs of LEGO builders against each other to compete for a grand prize of $100,000.
Jacob and Caleb were asked to wear plaid shirts while working on the show, so they could be promoted as the Plaid Brothers team.