(Written by Sarah)
I have very exciting news for fans of the LEGO Master Builder Academy (LEGO MBA)! There will be a level 3, with kits 7 through 9! It was recently announced, and those who are current LEGO MBA subscribers should have gotten an email about it. It’s currently available for pre-order at $59.99 and kit 7 will ship in May. Before I get to talking about it in detail, here is what LEGO posted on their product page:
More adventure, more techniques, more building!
Take your building to the highest level yet with LEGO MBA Level 3, the latest addition to our popular LEGO Master Builder Academy series! Three kits connect together to create an awesome adventure written by best-selling author, Daniel Lipkowitz! Learn the art of building scenes for your own stories with bricks, just like LEGO Designers do when they create new models! Master the techniques to create details like trap doors, stairways, arches, thrones and more with 33 new building instructions! Your Level 3 subscription includes:
- LEGO MBA Kit 7 – The Lost Village: Learn how LEGO stories and themes are created as you practice the techniques of story building and modular building! Includes 1 exclusive LEGO MBA minifigure, a brick separator, and a brick storage box with sorting tray. (229 pieces)
- LEGO MBA Kit 8 – The Forbidden Bridge: Learn how to create hidden functions to liven up your adventures, like trap-doors, rotating panels, secret treasure-troves and booby traps!! (220 pieces)
- LEGO MBA Kit 9 – The Dark Lair: As you reach the ultimate challenge of your Level 3 adventure, you’ll learn the special art of building models for your story’s villains! (183 pieces)
- Includes 1 LEGO MBA kit delivered every two months, for 6 months: 3 kits in total.
- Each kit includes a total of 11 separate building instructions in the Designer Handbooks and online.
- Each kit includes one 84-page Designer Handbook teaching 2 LEGO MBA techniques, building instructions to build 3-4 models, one at a time, and minifigure accessories for the Level 3 minifigure that is included in Kit 7. Another 7-8 building instructions per kit are found on LEGOmba.com.
- Learn more about Kit 1 and Kits 2-6 Subscription.
As you can see, this LEGO MBA level goes in a completely new direction with building actual buildings and structures. I’m very happy about this since this is the type of building I want to do. I have learned - and am learning - a lot of cool techniques from the first 6 kits, but most of the kits I’m not very interested in. I don’t build cars, planes, spaceships, or robots much, er… well…, not at all other than for these kits. I did enjoy the micro-building very much and I’m looking forward to the creatures one.
There is also speculation that this will tie-in and may be promoting the new LEGO Monster Fighters theme coming out this summer. I sure hope so! I’m also very anxious to get the new LEGO Monster Fighters. I think it’s been a long time coming. There needs to more monsters and more Halloween themed sets. If Christmas gets so much attention, why not Halloween?
For these new LEGO MBA kits, the only thing I’m concerned about is whether they will live up to the advertisement. Will there be a unifying story? I’m especially skeptical about the extra instructions online since they promised the same thing for the first 6 kits and they’ve mostly shown alternate models without providing the instructions. Only time will tell.
Either way, I am definitely getting this, and hope others will too. Don’t let the price discourage you. It sounds like there will be a lot packed in. Plus, the instruction-books have been worth every penny. Especially now that they ship the kits in boxes – nothing should get damaged.
And you can get quite the deal if you pre-order during March 12-15th. There are several deals going on right now and they all overlap for those 4 days:
- Double VIP points on all purchases (March 1-15)
- Free Shipping on orders of $75 or more (March 12-31)
- Free LEGO Master Builder Academy Poster with any LEGO Master Builder Academy purchase (March 12 – April 5)
So all you need to do is order something that cost at least $16 more and you can get free shipping, earn double points and get an MBA poster!
So who here is going to get the new MBA kits? What are you looking forward to the most with these new LEGO MBA kits? Who’s not going to get them and why not? Anyone been getting the first MBA kits? What have you enjoyed the most? Please let me know in the comment section below.
To learn more about the LEGO Master Builder Academy, check here:
And to sign up for the LEGO Master Builder Academy, go here:
- LEGO Master Builder Academy Kit 1
- LEGO Master Builder Academy Kit 2-6
- LEGO Master Builder Academy Kit 7-9