Best Lego Themes

The Top Ten
1 Ninjago

I'm in high school, and I discovered this while in high school. Compelling, funny, emotional, and certainly appealing to more than just its target demographic.

Lloyd is my favourite.

Well, Lego Ninjago is good and every year they release a new series for the T.V. show which means every year it gets cool new characters and themes. It has a lot of unique elements to lego and the video games are awesome. (Not to mention the new Lego incredibles game might be just a little bit better) But I think it should be more popular because marvel and DC just get all the love. I guess star wars is more popular but if you watch the T.V. show, you're gonna want the sets. I guess some Lego ninjago characters that are only in one franchise should be in the others like Skylor from series four. And I don't think garmadon should have sacrificed himself at the end of series four.

Smh I don't know why people hate it but its really great if they watch it. Even girls are given pride despite being a boys show (take Nya , Skylor and P.I.X.A.L) and I love their style of animation.

Ninjago is the best Lego Series that I have ever seen in my entire life and I just can't stop watching it every second. It has really interesting legends and backstories that I can relate to my own life. But one thing to keep in mind is that some series or stories can take people away from reality. Like for example, Ninjago has a lot of magic shown ever since the first season have been published, and I had a dark feeling about this shown to little kids. It attracted me away from my Christian life. When I talked to my dad about it, he said that we as people shouldn't be attracted by supernatural things such as zombies, witches, dark magic, etc. Then he showed me a Bible verse that got stuck into my heart 'till this very day. In Hebrews 13:9, it says,"Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them." It means that we shouldn't be attracted by things that are ...more

2 Bionicle

Do you kids have any idea of what Bionicle is? I mean really? Ninjago? NINJAGO? Why not just put that Chima bull while you're at it? I give Star Wars credit for getting Lego through some hard times. But Star Wars could never hope to achieve the gold standard that Bionicle did. Star Wars, while classic, required zero creativity. Lego didn't create it. Bionicle is the best Lego theme that has ever been created and will continue to be the best. You know why? Because it wasn't just a Lego toy. The sheer awesomeness of Bionicle allowed it to transcend mere limitations of being a mere plaything, it was its own mythology. Bionicle relied on the creativity of the user to become great.

And that is what makes Lego so great. That's the very essence of Lego. Imagination. Good trumping evil. Not just a bunch of stupid sets.

Honestly, this series means a lot to me. I collected more Bionicle sets than anything else in the world and, frankly, I wouldn't replace it with anything. The story is one of the most engaging and expansive in Lego's library and was their first original concept that really took off. A lot of the themes on this list exist solely because of Bionicle's existence and the continued popularity of Lego is caused by its success.
Simply put, Lego would not be around if Bionicle was not produced; at least, not in the form that we know it as. Yes, Star Wars is more recognizable and will probably win due to the support of wider audiences, but disregarding 3rd-Party IP's, Bionicle reigns supreme. The closest contender is Ninjago, but that series owes a lot of its success to Bionicle as well. If Star Wars was removed from the list, these two would probably tie.

Bionicle was honestly the best theme LEGO has ever. Inspiring a generation younger people, myself included to create our own stories and characters. Especially since Bionicle had a complex but unique story, creatures, characters and cultures that could only be describe as both fictional story telling and sci-fi fantasy at its best.

I use make my own Bionicle characters (MOCs standing for "My Own Creations) and make stop-motion videos where I would upload them onto YouTube for viewers across the world to both watch, comment and give 5-star ratings (that was before YouTube had the like and dislike feature).

Bionicle had truly sparked my interest to have a creative career which I am working towards having.

Bionicle had it all. The sets were amazing and fun to play with. The story was detailed and fun to explore (the dumbing down of the story was the big downfall when they brought in back a few years ago, in my opinion). The potential to create using the parts was not only enjoyable but supported by the creators with competitions and such. It was so timeless and only got better as time went on and the fans grew up and the story got deeper. Compared to the worlds Lego are building (har-har) now, Bionicle was above and beyond, so much so that even now the fandom has endured. It deserves a place in Lego's Hall of Fame and should, in my opinion, be placed pride of place at the #1 spot every time.

3 Star Wars

How are Bioncle (so awful they canceled it) and Ninjago, which is just cringy weird vehicles and dragons that all look the same better than this amazing, (though not the best) LEGO theme? This list is obviously biased or just messed up.

Star Wars is A+mazing! It's better than Ninjago because Ninjago is stupid. It's better than City because all City has is Police. Star Wars is so awesome I can't even begin to describe it!

Oh FYI for you Friendsfans out there, girls aren't some pink Barbies... They can - gasp*- actually live outside of makeup and boys! I'm not some extreme feminist or anything, but Star Wars and Marvel heroes (2 of my fave series' despite being a non-lesbian girl) can be for chicks too!

When I was younger, I wasn't big on Lego Star Wars. I was collecting Legos from other themes more, but once I bought my first Star Wars set, I was thinking "more... I need MORE! "

Me being a huge Lego fan who's tried out Ninjago, Bionicle, Exo-Force, City, Creator, and a bunch of other great themes, I have to say that Star Wars surpasses all of them. The sets are epic collectibles and I still adore the AT-AT walker I have.

how do people think ninjago is better? bionicle I can understand, but ninjago have flimsy sets. and sure ninjago is flexible and crap, but is it really as popular as show like the mandalorian or stranger things. I like the ninjago intros, but most sets looked rushed. can't they just do something different. But some sets are goodd. And lego sw is good in quite a bit of ways. The shows are lame but the theme is an original. rn the winter 2021 wave rumor lists sucks. The game is good. Its just good overall
considering how much cool vehicles and content there is

4 City

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.

Lego city model minifigs and parts are excellent for stop motion animation projects. While the buildings aren't great, they provide inspiration to make better ones yourself. As of now, definitely my favorite Lego theme.

I'm a big simulation guy, you know, MLB 13 the show instead of Mario Baseball, Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder rather than SSX etc.
So Lego City is perfect though I would like a space subtheme because I'm into Sci-fi too.

There are so many sets that cover a range of things an they come in all sizes. Space is still my favourite along with alien conquest, but city is amazing too.

5 Harry Potter

Making a harry potter theme was a great idea. I think they executed it perfecly. Lots of adventure and fun. Though harry looks awful they should improve his look

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

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

Extremely good nowadays. Own every Harry Potter set ever, and Diagon Alley is top notch, easily the greatest LEGO set ever

6 Lord of the Rings

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!

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!

LotR and The Hobbit Lego is a world of its own. Stories by Tolkien are there to create, but the bricks and minifigs also prive a great source material for other popular fantasy themes like Game of Thrones. Combine these LotR sets with some of the greatest Kindoms/Castle sets (Medieval Market Place, etc.) and you'll have an endless Lego playing experience. And finally, the minifigures are so well-designed that these fantastic characters will provide instant creativity. Thank you Lego and New Line Cinema!

I am 30 years old, and I got back to buying Legos again just because I love the Lord of the rings sets...
P. S bought the complete lord of the rings and hobbits sets, and if Lego makes more of them, I would definitely buy all of them

7 Indiana Jones

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

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

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

8 Legends of Chima

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!

This is my all-time favorite lego theme. As much as I love lego, this one is just my favorite. I really like the sets. They are extremely creative, awesome-looking, and fun to build. I also think it's Lego's most creative theme yet. Even though I've never had any Ninjago sets or watched the show, we've seen ninjas in the media a lot. Ninjago is creative, but definitely not as creative as Chima in my opinion. I really liked that we see animals instead of humans in a Lego theme (it is also the first theme to use animals as minifigures). The vehicles and characters are and look AWESOME! It's not a Thundercats rip-off (well, I can't be sure because I've never seen Thundercats). The show is also REALLY AWESOME! The worst part was that it was short-lived. I even created an idea for a follow-up a few years ago. My favorite characters were the wolf tribe and the phoenix kingdom and my favorite set is Worriz' Combat Lair. Truly underrated (Ninjago is overrated) and the best theme. More of this ...more

In my opinion Chima is one of the best themes that Lego has made. Sure the story isn't as developed as Ninjago, but it has an amazing theme, the sets were cool and
story was...ok and over all it's Chima will always be my favourite.

Chima has only been on for two years and the show is very childish. I've personally watched many episodes and can claim this. I cringe at the things they say. "All you have to defeat is that sneaky wolf worriz! " I mean really? It's for 5 year olds

9 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.

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

Holy cow this theme has a lot of unique pieces.

10 Exo Force

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.

A great Anime-esque series. Despite having many sets, each was unique, and the characters were good. It served as some of the inspiration to Ninjago and Chima, neither of which live up to Exo Force, in my opinion.

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!

The Contenders
11 Batman

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

I bought the Tumbler a long time ago. Probably one of my best lego choices next to the AT-AT walker.

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

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

12 Marvel Superheroes

This theme is one of the greatest! It began in
2012 with a few X-Men sets and many Avengers
Sets including the Avengers, Loki, and the Chitauri.
In 2013 we got some Iron Man 3 sets including
Malibu Mansion (awesome! ). Then last year we
Got a wave of Guardians of the Galaxy sets and
Some Spider-Man sets and a giant Helicarrier! This year beats all with Avengers: Age of Ultron sets! Can't wait for 2016'sCaptain America: Civil War sets! This theme provides an armory of Iron Man armors, including Mk 6, Mk 7, Mk 17, the awesome Mk 33 to be
Released later this year, Mk 42, Mk 43, and Mk 45.
Also set 76031 features the Hulkbuster, and there
Are War Machine, and Iron Patriot figures available,
As well as Iron Legion. Totally worth the money!

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.

While I actually prefer DC in everything else (DC rocks), LEGO is the only exception. MARVEL sets are really great, with an array of characters, cool vehicles, new molds, builds, and overall feel-good vibe. They are some of my favorite sets ever.

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! )

13 Castle

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.

I actually hate the fact that this series keeps getting rebooted in different ways. First, it was the castle series from Lego System, then it was Lego Knights Kingdom, then Lego Castle, then Lego Kingdoms, now it's Lego Nexo Knights.

Lego castle is a theme that never gets old. With it's epic storys and wars is just the tip of the sword!
With there weapons, buildings, creachers, and us of mechiens. This theme also gives you the most for your money, unlike the other themes. And you now you whant your army of knights.

14 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?

Great fun, satisfying robots.

15 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.

Lego Agents was not the best but it was pretty cool and had some really cool pieces/minifigures. a villain with eight legs!

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

Lego agents should definitely be on the list!

16 Friends

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.

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!.

Best Lego Theme ever this must have been made by boys because if it was made by girl it would be #1 boy legos are the worst and SO BORING! like cops and robbers really people now lego friends ha intresting legos and its overstocked because they need to buy so many so they'll be enough for EVERYONE!

Friends is selling out of stores, it helped girls enjoy the Lego experience thanks to friends 35% of Lego buyers are now girls :3. F
Friends is one of the few Lego themes not to have war or combat in it. Instead it focuses on five best friend's life.

17 Minifigures

This series does something that no other series does: sell minifigures that either a) have been edited from previous outdated versions or b) have never been released before and introduce to the Lego Universe new and awesome parts. Also there will be an MMO later in 2014 that looks amazing!

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.

Collecting theses are so fun. There are so many franchises and companies that have a mini figure series. There are just the normal 18 series, omplyic 2012, Lego movie, simspions, Disney, Harry Potter, Lego batman movie, Lego ninjago movie, Unikitty, Lego movie 2 and German footballers. So much fun.

Minifigures is a legend. You can collect 16 awesome figures (with exception to the Disney and team GB but all the figures in the series were awesome just that they didn't have 16 figs in the series. Good thing its in the top 25.

18 Hero Factory

I couldn't believe they cut Bionicle for this one but it wasn't too bad of a theme. I also like the mechs they released at one point, but I was a big fan of Exo-Force so of course I like lego mechs. I'm very happy they brought back Bionicle, though.

Don't listen to those arrogant Bionicle. This was theme was really cool. I especially loved the Brain Attack line! Bionicle is cool too though.

As a Lego fan I was greatly disappointed in HF, lame sets, and a lame story. Just a cheap line.

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

19 Mars Mission

I understand that Mars Mission is not the higher set in this list (actually I love Bionicle too), and I think it is because it doesn't have a story as good and as developed as the other ones. However, it has a playability as great as, for example, other sets of this kind such as Power Miners, and it has the coolest designs. Just look at the alien ships: they're so unique compared to other space-themed Lego sets! Also, the game crystalien conflict was the first rts I ever played and I love rts. I only have one regret about this theme: why can't aliens move their arms?!

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.

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...

Of all the Lego I hade when I was a kid, Mars Mission was the favourite. Me and my pals were great fans of it and the day that Mars Mission was no longer on the shelfs in the toy store, was a devestating day for us. Not until now, when I ran across the game, I never really thought much about it, which made me feel most nostalgic. Thumbs up for the Lego I always will resemble with my childhood!

20 Technic

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.

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.

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.

It's fun to build one and all of the sets look awesome not to mention they can have epic features and sometimes Power Functions! Best Lego theme in my opinion.

21 Creator

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 Expert series like the Fire Brigade, Grand Emporium, Petshop and the list keeps going on. Every year, they announce a new set that has advanced building techniques and looks so awesome!

Creator has some excellent sets, especially if I want to build a city. I don't have to get original and use my spare pieces, I can just hop on over to the Lego store and pick up a building.

My favorite theme ever and definitely the most LEGO-like theme. The modular building are incredibly fun to build and look absolutley fantastic when completed. What's not to love?

22 The Lego Movie

The LEGO movie should be number one, not Ninjago, and plus this animation is very funny, while Ninjago just has too much color in it.

How the heck is this theme lower than ninjago. This is an entire theme about creativity while ninjago is the same thing each wave: oversized colourful vehicles

Ninjago is trash. Double decker couch is art

This is the best theme

23 Rock Raiders

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

24 Power Miners

Found It as an adult but found the same amazing elements original space, pirates and castle had. Great story, original builds and fantastic playability. Not to mention amazing Rock Monsters minifigures.

I'm surprised how negative Rock Raiders fans are around Power Miners. Maybe I'm just blinded by nostalgia, but I loved these sets as a (much younger) kid.

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

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

25 DC Universe

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

DC is the best thing you can think of.

Sucks marvel is better

It should be higher

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