Vancouver Canada LEGO Store Event: Master Builder Academy

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Next weekend, the Vancouver store will be hosting a weekend-long event to celebrate the MBA set launch with "MBA classes" being offered for all. The store staff are telling people to arrive very early, as they were sure that the classes would fill up very quickly!

It also appears that currently with a Lego Master Builder set purchase, you will receive a free "MBA-Canadian-Launch" poster.

This piece of Canadian news came from Brickset user John, thanks John for the heads-up.

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By in United States,

Sweet. I wish they would host these in the US stores soon.

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By in Canada,

Wait, what, did I miss something? Is MBA coming to Canada, or just at the Vancouver store for a special event? I'd snap (lol, pun) these up in a heartbeat if they got a wide release in Canada.

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By in Canada,

^ According to the poster they are giving away with purchase, it looks like its all of the "frozen north" (big Canadian flag at the top). I picked up Level 3 #20214 & Level 2 #20217 yesterday in-store (which is a bit strange, as they don't show as available yet on the CDN S@H). They were going fast though, so I wouldn't wait too long!

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By in Canada,

The Lego club magazine that arrived last week has a page saying MBA is here, but doesn't specify Canada. It also says Lego stores only, unfortunate for those of us not near a store.

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By in Canada,

I don't live near enough to a LEGO Store to act fast. If these are only available in stores, and not at S@H, I guess I'll have to just pretend that they're still American-exclusive.

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By in Canada,

It's available S@H in the USA. Only a matter of time before they are available in Canada.

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By in Canada,

I contacted the Calgary store yesterday, and all five sets of MBA are being sold there, too. The associate I spoke with told me that these were originally due in stores a couple weeks ago, but there were delays with the launch. Judging from that hiccup, he guessed that the sets will soon be available at S@H Canada, too, once the launch is all ironed out.

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By in United States,

Now that the MBA kits are no longer being sold according to a subscription model, that's one obstacle out of the way for international release.

There are other obstacles, of course — I think it'll be a long time before the manual is released in any languages other than English, and like the LEGO Studios and LEGO Mindstorms manuals, the manuals are incredibly text-intensive. Those manuals were localized specifically for certain regions and languages (example: http://cache.lego.com/bigdownloads/buildinginstructions/4520735.pdf ), and I expect MBA to be no different.

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By in Canada,

These have been in stock in the Oakridge (Vancouver) LEGO Store for several weeks. This is the first I've heard of the event itself, though.

-John.

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