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LEGO MBA Invention Designer (20215) Kit 12 – Inventor’s Lab Review

The third and final book of the LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer (20215) is Kit 12 – Inventor’s Lab. This book focuses on different inventions and mechanisms inspired by Leonardo da Vinci from LEGO Designer Steen Sig Andersen. Like the first two books, there are instructions for a main model and three springboard models. In addition, you can access seven more springboard models on the LEGO Master Builder Academy website.

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LEGO Booth Offer at 2013 San Diego Comic Con

LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer Poster

If you’re going to San Diego Comic Con this week, you can get a FREE LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer 16″ x 20″ poster signed and numbered by the artist with a purchase of the Invention Designer set (20215). The offer is valid only at the LEGO booth store (#2829) while supplies last.

You can read my reviews of Kit 10 – Time Machine here and of Kit 11 – World Architecture here.

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LEGO MBA Invention Designer (20215) Kit 11 – World Architecture Review

In the second book of the LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer (20215), we have Kit 11 – World Architecture. This kit focuses on architectural designs taken from real world structures. LEGO Designer Samuel Johnson takes you through the builds that are inspired from different parts of the world. In addition to the three builds in the book, there are also four additional springboard models that you access from the LEGO Master Builder Academy website.

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LEGO Master Builder Academy Invention Designer (20215) Kit 10 – Time Machine Review

In April, it was revealed that LEGO would be releasing Level 4 of the Master Builder Academy (MBA) called Invention Designer (20215). From the initial images, the set would be based on a steampunk design. The Invention Designer set contains 675 pieces and retails for $79.99 which is about $0.12/piece. The contents of the set include three high-quality and very in-depth instruction booklets, three numbered bags, one unnumbered bag, and a black tool belt – 17M. Each book corresponds to each bag and will let you build from a particular theme. For Kit 10, you will be building a Time Machine and other springboard models using the same pieces. The book itself gives you a back story of steampunk and various building techniques that you may or may not already know about. LEGO Designer Mark Stafford takes you through the various builds that are available with the Time Machine theme.

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LEGO Announces Master Builder Academy Level 4 – Invention Designer

LEGO Master Builder Academy Level 4 - Steampunk

Today, LEGO announced on their Facebook Page there will be Level 4 of the Master Builder Academy. As you can see from the image above, it will be called “Invention Designer” which is pretty much a steampunk theme. The image shows many buildings with steam vehicles and airships including blimps and hot air balloons. The LEGO Master Builder Academy Level 4 includes kits 10-12 with 13 different designs and will be available in July.

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TRAVEL TO THE PAST…AND DESING THE FUTURE!

Launch your Invention Designer adventure!

LEGO Master Builders merge the futuristic idea of time-travel with the clockwork gears and puffing steam-engines of the Victorian 1800′s – Steampunk!

Steampunk is a science-fiction art-form that imagines the future as people might have in the past. Let it inspire all kinds of new ideas, and pick up some tips from professional LEGO designers on how to make your creations look futuristic, industrial or just plain cool!

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MASTER HISTORICAL DESIGNS…TO BUILD MODELS FOR ANY PLACE OR TIME!

Designing & building realistic architecture!

LEGO Master Builders are influenced by real-world architecture when they design new LEGO sets. Learn how they use different styles from different eras or cultures to create all-new models!

Whether it’s Roman windows, Asian temples or medieval houses, mastering these styles expands your building skills and helps you see new uses for all your LEGO pieces!

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YOU ARE THE INVENTOR…ADD MOVEMENT AND FUNCTIONALITY TO YOUR CREATIONS!

Follow in the footsteps of the great inventor Leonardo da Vinci!

Build a model of one of his most famous inventions, a boat with two large paddle-wheels on its side!

As you build it and more designs in this set, learn how to add gears and other mechanisms to your models to create real movement and functions! Be inspired by the LEGO Master Builders – and Leonardo – to imagine your own inventions!