Disney+ Has a New Carpentry-Inspired Competition Show That Highlights the Talent of Young Builders

updated Feb 10, 2020
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If you love NBC’s “Making It,” you’re going to love this: Disney+ just announced that they’re coming out with a new carpentry-inspired show to win the title of “Shop Class Champs.” Oh, and the best part? The contestants are kids. 

Debuting February 28 on the streaming network, “Shop Class” is a crafting competition that showcases the talent of young builders. There are 18 teams made up of two kids and a mentor competing for the top title, and they will be challenged to design, build, and test various crafts over the entirety of the season. 

In addition to being executive producer, actor Justin Long is the host of the upcoming TV show, who expressed to PEOPLE how moved he was by the young talent. “I was genuinely blown away and impressed by how inventive and creative the kids were,” Long said. “All the kids were also genuinely sweet and supportive of one another—it was nice to witness, and surprising, considering it’s technically a competition show. They were far more evolved than I was at that age.”

Every episode, three teams will be tasked to create a unique craft that will be tested by a panel of judges, and the champions will be announced on the final episode of the show. “We can have fun but it’s also got to function—little teaching moment,” said one of the mentors in the official trailer. 

With little information out there about the show, we’re grateful that it’s a matter of weeks before the competition is hitting our Disney+ accounts. Hello, Leap Day binging sesh!