Best Lego Themes

The Top Ten

Ninjago

Ninjago has everything you could want and it is not based on a movie, giving it the ability to expand in many ways.

Ninjago has many great enemies, vehicles and weapons as well. Ninjago is by far the best theme ever made.

But then it also has nothing to back it up. Which, in my opinion, makes it quite lamer.

Who could hate Ninjago? It's better than Star Wars!

There is simply no other show like Ninjago..If you haven't watched it I suggest you do because it has amazing characters and storylines better than any other show made. In my opinion Ninjago is the best show of all time and I'm sure if you watch it you will think so too.

I have been obsessed with this show ever since I first discovered it on Netflix in 2014.

Bionicle

4th? Well it isn't so bad to see Bionicle being 4th but I think they deserve to be first. Bionicle was probably the best, greatest, the most popular, and the most successful Lego theme they have ever made. They are better than Ninjago. I also like Star Wars too, they are my 2nd favorite but I think Bionicle is better and it deserve to be first, because first of all, bionicle was one of the most successful theme for Lego. It even saved the company Lego from its financial crisis in the late 1990s. Which means on that time, Lego had a low profit and it could've been bankrupt but until bionicle came, a lot of people would start buying it and they start making so much money out of it that soon it got so popular and successful. Pretty much u should thank bionicle for saving Lego. Also another thing is that they were also very cool and fun to play with and very unique. They are great sets. They had a good story. The games are fun to play. The movie was okay, it's just it could've been ...more

I love Bionicle not only for the unique building system, the amazingly designed figures, and the extensive amount of lore, but because of how nostalgic it is to me. Bionicle actually inspired Lego to make products with their own complex story lines such as Ninjago, and it changed the brand forever.

Saved the company because of the excellent story line. It was best in the 2000s though the reruns were kinda like movies that came after other movies like back to the future. (forgot the word.

BIONICLE was a huge homerun for LEGO. The sets were amazing, ranging from humanoid to animal-like to vehicles. They were like nothing we have ever seen before, with wonderful articulation, incredible masks, and creative styles of building that allowed young and old fans alike to make cool unique action figures. I absolutely loved collecting and building them. And the story... Briliant! Of all LEGO themes, it without a doubt had the best and most engaging storyline ever. Since it was not a licenced product, LEGO was able to write their own tales, and try new things. And to top all that, it lasted a whole 9 years. No other LEGO theme will ever come close to being able to replace this one. BIONICLE, in my opinion was the #1 LEGO theme of all time, and my favorite toyline and storyline ever!

Star Wars

It's the oldest Lego film based on a piece of film media, so it definitely deserves to be number 1 over Ninjago

Original theme that makes up for a lot of the companies sales. Very good sets with mostly epic minifigs. UCS sets are good for people who don't even like Star Wars. LEGO wouldn't have been the same if this theme wasn't a theme.

Lego star wars is buy far the best all the action with the clone war to the romanic side on the hidden love of anicin and Panama

It really says something when you never have to cycle out of a theme.

City

Great for what it is. We have kid sets as of 2020 and the older part of the line is more of a balance of adult and child collectors.

One of the most successful lego themes opens up for a lot of creativity with the minifigs.

Basically the go-to theme for realistic cities. That's why this LEGO theme was called CITY. Cheap costs, superior functionality and above average quality for such a simple concept are what makes this theme unique and essential to creating a city. There are MOC's too and assembling them could be cheaper than an official set, but if you don't have the spare time, then get a ton of City sets and you're good to go.

SO AWESOME BECAUSE I TRIED THE OTHER ONES BUT THEY WEREN'T VERY GOOD. I LOVE LEGO CITY BECAUSE It FOCUSES ON EVERYDAY LIFE. YOU GET TO CREATE THINGS YOU SEE EVERY DAY. EVERYTHING IS REALISTIC AND LIFELIKE. OTHER THEMES ARE TOO FANTASY LIKE.

Wow. Someone hates fantasy. I've never run into people who never use their imagination

Lord of the Rings

Helm's deep, Pirate ship ambush, Tower of Orthanc, Mines of Moria do I need to continue

How is this below lego city? Should be number 1, but I guess I didn't expect it to beat out longer run series like bionicle and star wars. Seriously, though, the sets were the coolest, the minifigures were not only the best, but came with the right sets. Read or watch LOTR and tell me you don't want the Mines of Moria set or Helms Deep. It doesn't matter if you're a kid or an adult, Lego LOTR is a dream!

It shows younger children the enjoyability of following Frodo's journey. It helps them interact will themes that might be known only by older children. Every minifigure is completely accurate to the actors who play the characters in the movie. I love this and I hope it lasts for many years. This should be number 1, not star wars (Though star wars is cool) There is only one word to describe this theme: EPIC!

After years of crappy castle themes (the last good one was the one with troll/orcs) finally a phoenix rises from the ashes. The fact that Lord of the Rings has toys, books, movies, video games, board games, now Lego video games, Legos, and Lego board games is one great achievement. I hope this theme doesn't die for many many many years to come. I'm still hoping for a Lego witch king, sauron, and balrog.

Harry Potter

Harry Potter is just like no, the worst theme ever, cut the budget WAY to much.

Harry potter should stand along side star wars as the best sets ever made

How is legends of chima before harry potter. Harry potter is the best theme and should be 1

I love Harry Potter, and the cool pieces and sets. It also has lots of room to create MOCs with.

Atlantis

Atlantis is so awesome. The fish warriors the treasure keys the divers. I'm like totally crazy about the divers names like Lance spears, Captain Ace speed man. Totally creative. Also all but 2 of the sets are under 50$. So if you are fascinated by divers squid, Sharks, Barracudas and lobsters this is the series for you. Also they did an excellent job on making the golden Trident.

Honestly truly a great theme, it had really interesting sets that rivaled many others at the time. Cut from shelves way too soon.

it has gotten so popular in such a short amount of time

Best original theme. Cool colour scheme, good moulds and vehicles. Just overall a solid theme.

Legends of Chima

This is my inner furry speaking.
Chima was a great theme, it's too bad you can't find them anymore.

Original. Minifigs looked weird tho story was good. Sets were cool.

I LOVE IT I think it was very creative and I loved the characters

I think that the only reason why this thing flopped was because of the timing and it replacing such a big franchise as ninjago. It got me into legos and I ended up taking over a whole entire bedroom with the legos. I still like to come up with creative plots with them. I think it should get a lot more credit than it is given, and the hate shouldn't of even existed. So many people are stupid when they look at it and say it sucks just because they wish their old line was still running. If people used their brains, like me and a few others, maybe they would realize how good it is. People are such potato heads!

Indiana Jones

Honestly the best licensed theme, this was great for both Indiana jones fans and also just people who want 1930s style stuff!

This theme had way too much untapped potential. It's a shame it got canceled so early.

They did a great job with this theme. I own a good amount of the sets and I can say that this was my favorite theme.

This theme had wonderful pieces and Minifigures. I should have bought more sets from this theme! *Sigh*

Batman

I loved Batman and I have bunch of sets so that is why I love this

I have the 1989 batmobile which is aged 16+ and I love it. This should be ranked first!

When you mix the best hero with the best toy you can't lose. How isn't number one?

Batman truly is the best hero ever! In fact, this theme is among my favorites. - NoEntranceHere

I have built many Batman sets with my son, and I love them as much as he does!. , Jokers Ice cream surprise truck is ingenious

The Contenders

Castle

Jaron! Jaron the ascendance king of Carthya! All hail the king!

Castle, Space and Pirate are all the best themes, but if I HAD to choose one it would be Castle. I guess this is just my age speaking but I hate all these licensed sets based on movies and whatnot. I loved the original Lego sets, ones created just for Lego. I loved all the different subthemes of Castle, from Black Knights, to Wolfpack, to Royal Knights, Dragon Knights, Fright Knights...all of them were fantastic.

This has been the source of adventures for basically 4 generations. It provides army building, creativity, and if you didn't get the castle, no problem, you just wait for the new sets. Castle should be number 1 because of its agelessness, creativity, army building, and variety.

Had amazing enemies from the skeleton to to trolls and dragons not any other theme can touch it in my opinion

Exo Force

Who does not love giant robots and people with sick hairdos? By the way, WHY NINJAGO?!

Definitely my favorite theme, why isn't it in the top ten? Pretty much all the sets are worth buying especially the striking venom and the huge green and black vehicle!

This was my favorite Lego theme out of all of them. When I was younger, I've always wanted to build the perfect Lego mech, and along came Exo-Force. I bought the hell out of these sets and I gotta say that I've never been more satisfied. Also, you gotta love the anime faces on the minifigures.

Great story, great characters, great villain, great character designs, one of the first Lego set to incorporate an anime theme and I even notice references to other anime, heck it should've had enough budget to get it's own anime. by the way I miss my childhood from 2006.

Marvel Superheroes

Every LEGO marvel set is action packed and full of amazement! From the first brick connection to the last brick disconnection and all over again, it amazing

Lego "DC Super Heroes" is just a bunch of Batman sets, which I have no problem with to be honest. Seriously, random DC characters are shoehorned into Batman sets. The Superman vs. Lex Luthor was the only other real set that isn't Batman. In marvel, while they focus on the movies and Spiderman cartoon. They've at least been concentrating more on other heroes and villains which I love.

It is quite accurate and helps kids get into the theme of marvel. Its kind of advertising the comics which is cool. Quick message to anyone who has never read a marvel comic: Buy and read one now! (Avengers comics are the best! )

I like this theme the most because it focuses more on the action side of legos, such as vehicles and mechs. I might sound like a six year old for saying this, but I like playing with legos still. It's based off a huge movie franchise and it has some of the best games too.

Agents

Lego Agents should be number one! Its sets were so great. Agent Chase, Dr Inferno, all of the characters were awesome and badass, unlike that horrible low quality rip off derivation known as Ultra Agents. Seriously, Lego Agents were realistic enough to be a reflection from spies and notorious syndicate corporations which summed up my perfect childhood. Seriously, most lego themes these days just copies super heroes all the time. Lego Agents deserve to continue on, even though its been eight years since they stopped producing them.

Agents was a great one. I still own the headquarters truck. It's a great collectible.

Lego agents should definitely be on the list!

The ultra agents are good

Minifigures

Love these series. I'm not a true collector, I just get the ones I like.

I wish you could see which mini figure you're getting instead of crinkling the bag to get the one you want. This method has hardly ever failed me, though. I'd always get the cool ones like a samurai and a snowboarder.

They should sell all minifigures ever made from every theme.

I have a book that lists all the mini figures in series 1-10

Mindstorms

Very cool. You get to program robots that have so many functions. You can make your robots talk, move, and act like a human. There are even robot clubs that uses Mindstorms.

Who doesn't want to build a robot?

So expensive but it looks good

Great fun, satisfying robots.

Hero Factory

I liked this a lot its one of my favourite series. That is all

God sets, bad story. Bionicle ripoff.

Should be much higher than Chima. This is coming out of a fan of both.

Some good sets but some weak sets and is too much of a bionicle ripoff

Friends

It became one of the major themes almost as soon as it came out! It should be WAY higher!

Just because it is for girl does not mean it is good. The normal LEGO sets were already gender neutral. They didn’t need to make this minifigures creepier than the Clone Wars sets. And the colors are ways to bright. All the shows made for it are abysmal. Especially the Netflix series that looks almost nothing like LEGO. Every girl I know hates LEGO Friends and hope it gets canceled.

It should be higher. I've been liking LEGO Friends since 2015. My favorite character was Livi.

This should be taken of the list of just how stereotypically girly it is, just about a bunch of dumb, blonde haired girls who are always smiling creepily and think everything is great in the world. Plus they don't even look like actual Lego figures. PLEASE stop making this Lego!.

The Lego Movie

This theme is awesome I have some of the sets I love the movie double decker couch is my most favorite

Every set has a memorable scene from the movie

How does the Lego movie get #25 almost all of the sets transform its awesome

LEGO movie should be number one you should have voted For it

Technic

Is a huge part of the LEGO System. Sets were good to display and play. No minifigs tho. LEGO would have the old and outdated system.

Why isn't this first I have the Lego Mack truck Press vote for this

As I have grown out of classic Lego (when around the age of 10, I am 12 now), this the best theme in my field of vision. Realistic, high playability, a great challenge... the list is endless.

While not the most kids friendly to build, the end results are always the best. I started off as a Lego Star Wars guy and after my first Technic set it was all them. They have the most playability and functions.

Creator

Great series. Cheaper sets for city. 3 in 1 is creative. Overall very creative city.

The Creator sets are fun and sometimes they can be creative (no pun intended). My favorite set was the Offroad Power (5398). So much detail on it. Another is the Highway Pickup (7347). Again, so much detail. Creator is the best at detail. (Or maybe it's Stars Wars? )

I love the creator sets especially the lego creator expert sets which lets you create a street and has lots of fun play ability features

Creator is better than most of these because it allows for so much more imagination with most sets being themed after a color and mostly having 3 builds in total

Rock Raiders

It was a very original theme with cool vehicles and an interesting premise (one which they later copied with power miners)

A strong original series still used as inspiration for other series, such as Mars Mission and Power Miners.

This theme was so cool because of all the cool pieces and minfigures

Rocheford
is the worst

Life On Mars
Pirates

I don't understand why this theme along with Space and Castle themes are not higher. My guess is because there's more kids that care enough about legos to come here and vote for their favourite set than old fart like me losing my time. Anyway, what I like about these themes is that they're continuously reinventing themselves, I personally think the sets from the late 80's and 90's are really good, not only because they're the one I played with as a kid, but because of the way they were built. For example take a look at the ships of Pirates of the Caribbean theme (black pearl and queen anne's revenge versus those first Pirate ships (black sea barracuda and skull's eye schooner). Sure at first glance those from PoC look better, there's 22 and 18 years between the old ones and those, but when you look further than the exterior you can see that the old one were better build, they put effort in the details to make it look realistic. They had detailed hold for the cannons with closed cabins ...more

What a theme. It was a huge step for Lego. New faces, amazing sets built from do little Brick choice.

My first lego set was a jail and 1 pirate with 2 soldiers to keep him in!

Islands in the sun. Bounty! Loot! Secret pirate bases. Sea forts. Fair maidens. Mutinies. War on the high seas! Sunken ships. Buried Treasure! What's there not to like?

I loved the setting. With only minor modifications you can have historical battles as well.

Monster Fighters

These sets I've been waiting to get forever because my mom wouldn't buy them, they look so cool.

This one is good

The sets are awesome they glow too!

Should have been first

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