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Master Builder Academy
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Years:

2011-present

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LEGO Master Builder Academy is a series of kits that are released to help LEGO fans learn new techniques that Master Builders use. It is currently available in the USA, but is expected to be released across the world within the next year if it is successful. "MBA" is to be the replacement for the BrickMaster magazine. Master Builder Academy is sold in a series of 6 Kits (more will be released soon), which each include a building instruction handbook full of tips on the building techniques featured in the kit, and the bricks needed to build the models within it. With every new "level" of the series, a new minifigure is included with the first kit of that level. In every kit new accessories for the minifigure are included, which outfit the minifigure to the theme of the kit. Also, in each kit, new techniques or skills are featured for making LEGO models more stable and stylish.

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A description of LEGO MBA was included on the LEGO Club Website:

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The LEGO® Master Builder Academy is Coming!
Hey out there, LEGO Club and LEGO BrickMaster members! Here at The LEGO Group, we’re busy getting ready to launch something new that we think you’ll really like: the LEGO Master Builder Academy!

The mission of the LEGO Master Builder Academy program is simple: “Take Your Building to the Next Level”. And what do we mean by that? We want to help you use the expertise and official techniques of the real LEGO Master Builders to discover how to create better, stronger and cooler-looking models that you design all by yourself!

LEGO MBA will be a multi-level LEGO training experience. You know how in martial arts like karate, there are different colored belts that signify a level of achievement and rank? LEGO MBA will be like that too, with multiple levels of achievement. Each level has its own special color, but instead of a belt, you’ll receive a new exclusive MBA Minifigure in the color of the latest building skill level that you’ve achieved!

The first year of the LEGO MBA program features two skill levels – green Level 1 and yellow Level 2 – with more to come later on. You’ll master each level through exclusive LEGO MBA building kits and technique-filled Design Handbooks, three per level, each including pieces and instructions dedicated to a famous theme like space, robots, cars and more.

You’ll be able to find additional challenges and building ideas on the LEGO MBA website, along with skill tests to level up your building even more. As you meet and beat each challenge, your friends and family will be amazed at how much your building skills and creativity have advanced!

So what do you say? Want to take your LEGO building to the next level? Get ready, because the all-new LEGO Master Builder Academy launches this June in the US with plans to expand to other markets next year!


Notes

  • Most kits in LEGO MBA are 3 in 1's, or kits that come with certain bricks which can assemble in 3 different ways. "Level 3" introduced 11 in 1 kits.
  • LEGO MBA replaces the old Brickmaster magazine.
  • Each Level comes with a new minifigure, similar to earning a new belt in Martial Arts.

Sets

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Image # Set Pieces Figures Price Released
20200 20200  Space Designer  178  Level One Master Builder Academy Minifigure   $29.99  May 2011 
20201-2 20201  Microbuild Designer  222       2011 
20202-1 20202  Robot Designer  155       2011 
20203 Flight Designer-3 20203  Flight Designer  150  Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure     2011 
20204 Creature Designer 20204  Creature Designer  232  Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure     2011 
20205 Auto Designer 20205  Auto Designer  188  Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure     2011 
20206 20206  The Lost Village  229  Level Three Master Builder Academy Minifigure     2012 
20207 20207  The Forbidden Bridge  220       2012 
20203 20208  The Dark Lair         2012 
MBA kit 10 20209  Time Machine         Unreleased 
MBA kit 11 20210  World Architecture         July 2013 
MBA kit 12 20211  Inventor's Lab         July 2013 
4659018 4659018  LEGO MBA Kits 2-6 Subscription  947  Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure (Kit 4)   $69.99  2011 
3and2 5001270  MBA Kits 2-3         2012 
4and6 5001273  MBA Kits 4-6         2012 
6018031 6018031  Master Builder Academy: Kits 7-9 Subscription  632  Level Three Master Builder Academy Minifigure (Kit 7)   $59.99  1 May 2012 

Minifigures

The Kits

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Kit 1
  • Kit 1: Space Designer:
  • Space Fighter
  • Rocket
  • Helicraft
  • Space Pod (Exclusive alternate model[1])


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Kit 2
  • Kit 2: Microbuild Designer:
  • Airport
  • Race Track
  • Shuttle Launch


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Kit 3
  • Kit 3: Robot Designer:
  • X-91-B
  • Robo-Walker
  • Plasma Mech


Kit4
Kit 4
  • Kit 4: Flight Designer:
  • Biplane
  • Glider
  • Jet Plane
  • The Spark (Exclusive alternate model[2])


Kit5
Kit 5
  • Kit 5: Creature Designer:
  • Tyrax
  • Spacewhale
  • Fighter Ant
  • Sticker (Exclusive alternate model[3])


Kit6
Kit 6
  • Kit 6: Auto Designer:
  • Hot Rod
  • F-1 Racer
  • Dragster
  • Tow Truck (Exclusive alternate model)


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Kit 7
  • Kit 7: The Lost Village:


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Kit 8
  • Kit 8: The Forbidden Bridge:


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Kit 9
  • Kit 9: The Dark Lair:


MBA kit 10
Kit 10
  • Kit 10: Time Machine:


MBA kit 11
Kit 11
  • Kit 11: World Architecture:


MBA kit 12
Kit 12
  • Kit 12: Inventor's Lab:

M.O.C.s

On the MBA website, there are pictures of M.O.C.s (My Own Creation) made by original Master Builders or LEGO fans.

Gallery

External Links

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An event involving the theme.

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  • MBA's unreleased?

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    • You ding-dongs, all three level 4 kits are already out in one single box set, that means you get all three at the same time, and level 3 has b...
    • This is a conversation from January. We didn't know that then....
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