LEGO Master Builder Academy was a series of kits that are released to help LEGO fans learn new techniques that Master Builders use. "MBA" was the replacement for the BrickMaster magazine. Master Builder Academy was sold in a series of kits 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!
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!
- Most kits in LEGO MBA are 3 in 1's, or kits that come with certain bricks which can assemble in three 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.
- The LEGO MBA logo can be seen on the side of some vehicles in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
|Image||#||Set||Number of pieces||Minifigures||Price||Release|
|20200||Space Designer||178||Level One Master Builder Academy Minifigure||$29.99||May 2011|
|20203||Flight Designer||150||Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure||2011|
|20204||Creature Designer||232||Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure||2011|
|20205||Auto Designer||188||Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure||2011|
|20206||The Lost Village||229||Level Three Master Builder Academy Minifigure||2012|
|20207||The Forbidden Bridge||220||2012|
|20208||The Dark Lair||2012|
|20210||World Architecture||July 2013|
|20211||Inventor's Lab||July 2013|
|4659018||LEGO MBA Kits 2-6 Subscription||947||Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure (Kit 4)||$69.99||2011|
|5001270||MBA Kits 2-3||2012|
|5001273||MBA Kits 4-6||2012|
|6018031||Master Builder Academy: Kits 7-9 Subscription||632||Level Three Master Builder Academy Minifigure (Kit 7)||$59.99||1 May 2012|
- Kit 1: Space Designer:
- Space Fighter
- Space Pod (Exclusive alternate model)
- Kit 2: Microbuild Designer:
- Race Track
- Shuttle Launch
- Kit 3: Robot Designer:
- Plasma Mech
- Kit 4: Flight Designer:
- Jet Plane
- The Spark (Exclusive alternate model)
- Kit 5: Creature Designer:
- Fighter Ant
- Sticker (Exclusive alternate model)
- Kit 6: Auto Designer:
- Hot Rod
- F-1 Racer
- Tow Truck (Exclusive alternate model)
- Kit 7: The Lost Village:
- Kit 8: The Forbidden Bridge:
- Kit 9: The Dark Lair:
- Kit 10: Time Machine:
- Kit 11: World Architecture:
- Kit 12: Inventor's Lab:
On the MBA website, there are pictures of M.O.C.s (My Own Creation) made by original Master Builders or LEGO fans.
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|Level 1||20200 Space Designer | 20201 Microbuild Designer | 20202 Robot Designer|
|Level 2||20203 Flight Designer | 20204 Creature Designer | 20205 Auto Designer|
|Level 3||20206 The Lost Village | 20207 The Forbidden Bridge | 20208 The Dark Lair|
|Level 4||20209 Time Machine | 20210 World Architecture | 20211 Inventor's Lab|
|Subscriptions/Other||20214 Adventure Designer | 20215 LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer | 20216 Robot & Micro Designer | 20217 Flight Designer | 4659018 LEGO MBA Kits 2-6 Subscription | 5001270 MBA Kits 2-3 | 5001273 MBA Kits 4-6 | 6018031 Master Builder Academy: Kits 7-9 Subscription|
|Minifigures||Level One Master Builder Academy Minifigure | Level Two Master Builder Academy Minifigure | Level Three Master Builder Academy Minifigure | Level Four Master Builder Academy Minifigure|