Best Lego Themes

The Top Ten Best Lego Themes


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. - TheHabsFan

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 story lines 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.

Ninjago is one of the very few LEGO shows that actually lasts! It's my favorite show because the writers aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and there are awesome life lessons. The animation is excellent and the voice actors are great at expressing emotion and tone. Ninjago is a remarkable example of how action, adventure and comedy should be mixed together.


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 - JustRandomDude

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.


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. - Kwaysar


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

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 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.

Atlantis highlights the underwater world. something lego could do even more of

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

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*


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? - MEparandriod

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


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. - zam67

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. - Mcgillacuddy

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

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.

I prefer marvel because they always have something new in each set unlike the dc sets with the same Batman in 5 sets you get new figures and builds

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.


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. - Mcgillacuddy

Lego agents should definitely be on the list!

The ultra agents are good


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. - Mcgillacuddy

They should sell all minifigures ever made from every theme.

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


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. - Extractinator04

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


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. - SweetPenny

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


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.

So much better than any other themes other sets r for 2 year olds


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? )

HOW is this 30th?!? The detail on every set is excellent, along with the storylines that come with some sets. However, this line is more for teens/adults.

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

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

is the worst

Life On Mars
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 - ElSherlock

The sets are awesome they glow too!

Should have been first

Mars Mission

This should be number one in my opinion. How in the heck is this not even in the top 10? The story may be fairly simple, but the model designs in this one are awesome. And the Crystal Alien Conflict game is the most well made game that originated on the website. Honestly, Star Wars sets are literally based off of already existing ships, whereas this one has completely new and unique designs. I can't believe how low on the list Mars Mission is.

I never cared for futuristic stuff, but the atmosphere, vehicles and design were amazing. Literally my favorite set of all time. Reminds me a lot of Metroid.

If only it had lasted longer! This series exhibited a great combination of awesome space ships and amazing ground vehicles, with two distinct architectural styles to differentiate the aliens from the humans. Apparently, the aliens weren't from Mars, they also came from another planet. I always wanted to know where they had come from...

When I was first introduced to Lego, I wanted to build awesome spaceships. I remember walking into the store and seeing these sets on the shelf. I bought 5 of those astro fighters. These were amazing sets, and they definitely stand out over the rest of the themes.


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

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.

This theme is a classic. How is it not higher?

Power Miners

Yup, definitely nostalgic for me since its bricks were unique and everything, and there were cool drills, monsters and they really could be put into role-play

Power Miners had some of the best vehicles, and has the best play value out of any Lego theme I own.

This series has great vehicles, great minifigures, a great story and many rare pieces and colors that are exclusive to the series.

One of the best but I don't have time to get the big truck?


It was a super small series, but it was the first to use computer functions and served as the predecessor to Mindstorms. For that, it at least deserves to be on the list.


Beautiful display pieces. Wish they weren't as expensive though.

Lots of great models for collectors. Definitely my #3 behind Star Wars & LEGO movie.

Build microscale models of famous structures in Lego. Cool sets.

I love the models. If only they weren't this expensive - AnAngryYordle

Pirates of the Caribbean

Nice Disney accurate theme I don't have any sets though hope it comes back next year with the new movie

Movie accurate sets, cool minifigures, and really fun builds. Too bad it didn't last very long. I still think they should have made the Flying Dutchman with the kraken

I always wished I could get these, but I couldn't, and it stunk!

This should be in the top ten

Toy Story

I very much enjoyed this theme. It was fun, creative, and really cool. I got one of these sets in like, 2011, and I really liked it. Plus, they did what was good about The Simpsons: Molded heads. They looked odd without them. Funny, good-looking, and very well made, this was a delight for casual LEGO fans and hardcore Disney/Pixar fans. - NoEntranceHere

This was one of my favorite themes and I hope it will get into Lego Dimensions

Why isn't slinky an actual slinky?

I like This Theme

The Hobbit

Not quite as good as LOTR, but still deserves to be much higher. My primary criticism is the amount of unneeded rocks and trees that prevented cooler opportunities.

So underrated, very cool and exciting

I have some of the sets and they are action packed:-)

I love the hobbit sets.They are awesome and has got a lot of play features.

DC Universe

I think that because of Batman I got hooked on this and I love legos

Dc is way better than marvel it should replace marvel

It's a great lego theme, with a lot of great minifigures and set pieces.

This should replace Lego marvel on the list

Alien Conquest

I got all of these sets and they are GREAT! Tons of cool aliens and an awesome theme about aliens coming to earth to steal Brian power! What could be cooler?!

This is my absolute favorite LEGO theme of all time. It is really cool, including fun minifigures, cool looking builds, and an odd premise. The A.C.U Squad was a great inclusion, and the aliens looked really cool. Plus, it is one of the most interesting non-licensed LEGO theme, aside from Ultra Agents, Atlantis, Ninjago, etc. I really enjoyed this theme. It was the perfect inclusion to LEGO's roster of amazing themes. I'm surprised it is so underrated. - NoEntranceHere

Ultra Agents

Interesting theme! I don't get why it's so unpopular.

Should be on the top 10!

VERY cool theme!

This is a great theme Lego added in 2014, and I believe that this should be on the 10 list! This one is so much better that the Agents theme before it! These are the rason it should be on the 10!
-Better storyline
-Instead of the monotonous black-and-orange colors for the bad guys there are more diverse villains with unique abilities and colors
-The agents are cooler with a better color scheme
There are so many more reasons as well!

Galaxy Squad

It has very cool pieces!

Why the heck is this so low? it's definitely in my top ten, they need to continue this!

I love the insectoids and the space theme. The bad guys are really interestingly made and cool to look at.

Underestimated with fantastic origional builds

Space Police

if you don't know about space police you have ti check it out it has the sweaters space cars of all time and brick daddy in his limbo or the twins in their muscle car come on

This Theme was probably the most memorable space theme I could remember from my childhood, just thinking about the storyline of potential baddies in the galaxies really makes you imagine what kind of stuff could happen in the future if we had stuff like that, I remember playing with the sets so much that I still have some of the sets and they give me so much good memories of my childhood, lego needs to bring themes like this back to life, otherwise kids may never experience the themes that we had in our childhood.

This should come back

Its got an amazing story line, cool sets, and can help people imagine blasting off into space.


Ghostbusters is amazing it should be in 6th!

I have the Ecto-1 but wish I had the Firehouse


Modular Buildings

Great displaying. Also has great play. Great for cities must have for AFOLs

Probably the most detailed lego gets, and the best building experience they have to offer.

This should be at least number two, the sets are expensive, but are very realistic and are very high quality.

The best looking Lego sets there is and also the highest quality.

SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 20 years, and is beginning its 12th season. more.

LoL I was really big on SpongeBob when I was little, so I couldn't help but buy the LEGO version of him! - Mcgillacuddy

My first lego set was one of these - Pieclone

I used to collect these, but not much anymore.

I had them all, until they got stepped on...

Knights' Kingdom

All I'm wondering is why all these bad themes. it should at least be top five!

Had a great story, and neat characters, something the other castle themes lacked, and didn't sacrifice set quality to do so.

These action figures were so great. And the special features in the Castles. It is the Best set ever made!

It is fun to build but they changed the stupid theme name


I believe what you meant was Adventurers, not Adventures. Anyway, Adventurers is an amazing theme that is extremely creative for the fact that is was just meant to cash in on Indy's popularity. The earlier sets weren't THAT good, (Dino Island was pretty bad) but when they brought back Adventurers in 2003 with Orient Expedition, the theme became one of the best in LEGO history. The sets in Orient Expedition were beautiful full of new play feature, updated character designs, molds at their best ( Have you SEEN the dragon?) and the sets were cool. I don't understand why certain themes got better votes considering Adventurers is very popular. Lego Universe had one polybag, Space Police three was too generic, Mars Mission is AWFUL, the new CMF lines are trash, Agents has no personality, Exo-Force is a cash grab, City is too repetitive, and Hero Factory is a Bionicle rip-off. With this logic Znap should be #1.

Lego Universe

This went out of business

It got reviewed as severly mediocre by critics, but that's because the price was too much. If it was $5 instead of $30 it would have done even better. I cried when it left.

Lego universe (the game) was not what I expected but that doesn't make it terrible. the micrtransactions make it terrible

This series was awesome, why did they stop it. #NOT HAPPY :(

I loved the game it was great, I hated them discontinuing it. :(

P.S : please bring back Lego Universe.

Jurassic World

With the new fallen kingdom set's out it makes this line bigger definitely should be in at least the top 20

Yeah it should because I loved dinosaurs more than anything when I was little

This should be up higher. A lot of the themes above this don't even have a game

This should be higher


Western, very classic. I like how they have added Indians in 1997. I wish they could make a new epic unlicensed theme just like Atlantis, But I hope they don't make another crappy theme like Agriculture.

Classic! VERY VERY Classic! If there's trouble, the sheriff is on the Double
Full of explosives, guns, bandits... I wish it came back

Aqua Raiders

Honestly the best theme in my opinion, kids can be interested in the cool vehicles and treasure, meanwhile the rest of us love the realistic sea creatures and diving stuff!

Personally a massive Lego nerd. But Aqua Raiders has always been my favourite! The clever subs the range of sets. Well detailed! Honestly has it all!

How the hell is this not in the top five?

This inspired lego atlantic, a great theme. this is awesome.

The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2019, making it the longest running animated sitcom. It is about a man named Homer more.

The Simpsons set is amazing especially when they can do so many sets. The only problem is how small all of the waves are.

One set has been released but more are coming

My favorite theme

The sets are alright but the minifigures are super weird


Ah yes, the lego scooby-doo theme.
I loved the films and sets.
I hope after corona we can make another lego scooby movie. after all, scoob offers a lot of potential

I am a sucker for Scooby-Doo. When I learned it was going to be in LEGO, I just about flipped out. But, see, what a great theme it is. The sets are really inspired, and they stay true to a lot of things from the franchise. They are giving this theme a lot of love right now. LEGO Dimensions packs, and even its own theme. Crazy! I can not begin to describe my love for this theme. This definitely one of my own favorites. - NoEntranceHere

Why is it so low? It had new hair mold for the Mystery gang and Scooby! Sad it only lasted one year!

I think that the new Scooby Doo theme coming will be a good theme for fans of both

Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

GOTTA GO FAST! I love the minifigs and the levels (what I call sonic sets), and the lego dimension for this is just stunning.
And the game's voice acting is stellar

With its introduction in Lego Dimensions later this year, and because smaller things like Toy Story and Vikings got on here, I feel like Sonic the Hedgehog deserves to be on this list.

Even though it's just on Lego Dimensions (which I probably should play), SOMEONE MAKE THAT AN OFFICIAL LEGO THEME RIGHT NOW! - PhoenixAura81

This theme doesn't exists - ElSherlock

Pharaoh's Quest

BEST THEME EVER! You have to love this epic theme! The set and the minifigures are great!

One of the best non-licensed themes, in my opinion. Second only to Atlantis for non licensed themes,

This theme didn't last long enough...

It was great until it ws sold out.

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