2001 - Present
The LEGO Message Boards are an official forum on LEGO.com, in which fans may discuss LEGO-related topics online. Since the forum is intended to be safe for children, all posts are reviewed by moderators before becoming public. Users must have a LEGO ID to be able to post. On November 2, 2012, the Message Boards were updated with new features such as new ranks, badges, and users' separate and individual profiles.
Higher ranks can be achieved by posting more. Starting at 48 posts needed, the numbers will approximately double every rank you go up. The following is a list of the old ranks:
Apprentice is the starting rank on the Message Boards. You automatically earn it after you join, but you are not visible to others until you have one post.
Journeyman is earned at 48 posts.
Initiate is earned at 95 posts.
JuniorBuilder is earned at 192 posts.
MasterBuilder is earned at 384 posts.
Craftsman is earned at 754 posts.
Artisan is earned at 1,505 posts.
Inventor is earned at 3,009 posts.
- Old Timer
Old Timer is earned at 6,017 posts.
Maniac is earned at 12,032 posts.
Legend is earned at 24,064 posts.
After the 2012 update, the old ranks were replaced by new ranks. They are achieved by quality not quantity. The only known ranks so far are Caveman, Pharaoh, Spartan Warrior, Gladiator, Roman Soldier, Minotaur, Viking, Samurai Warrior, Knight, Highland Battler, Forestman, Ninja, Aztec Warrior, Conquistador, Jester, Alien, Bandit, Cowboy, Deceive, Pirate, Hippie, Musketeer, Pilot, Spaceman, Rapper, and Royal Guard.
Stud Ranking Edit
On the old LEGO Message Boards, you could see eight studs above the person’s avatar’s head. Some may be yellow, and some may be white. The yellow ones are the ones that the poster has, and the white ones, the ones that they don't have. You gain one of these for having so many posts. What makes these different from the ranks, is that the amount of posts you need goes up as more people gain more posts. Therefore, you get a stud for being in the top so many posters.
|1 stud||Top 500|
|2 studs||Top 200|
|3 studs||Top 150|
|4 studs||Top 100|
|5 studs||Top 75|
|6 studs||Top 50|
|7 studs||Top 25|
|8 studs||Top 10|
- The Message Boards were updated in 2005 and were supposed to be updated again in 2011 along with the rest of the LEGO.com website, however, they were not updated until November 2, 2012.
- Before 2001, Moderators were trained to view the messages submitted to the Message Boards. In 2011, they trained a new group of moderators and since then, moderation has been much faster.
- Charge is seen on the front page in his Deep Freeze outfit.