Best Lego Themes

The Top Ten

1 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 - JustRandomDude

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!

If there was ever a Lego theme that was more deserving than this one, please name it for me. I absolutely love Lego Star Wars, and I sure as heck wish Lord of the Rings had come out when I was much younger. But BIONICLEs went from 2001-2010, and it managed to stay fresh and exciting every year, while still managing to hold together a great story that made you want to keep following it! This is one theme that I highly doubt Lego will ever be able to replicate in value; a truly marvelous breakthrough for construction toys.

I have a lot of star wars bionicles. They are some of my favriote toys.

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2 Star Wars

The winner of this one is SO Star Wars. It's been going for a very long time, and each year just gets better and better as they create new headpieces for aliens, ship hulls, and Darth Maul hairpieces. (It's so freaking awesome)!

The most iconic lego sets ever made and also the coolest lego sets ever made star wars deservervs to be number one!

Lego star wars has been around since 1999 and has been making newer better looking sets all the time. It honestly wipes everything out of the ball park. Can't WAIT FOR NEW 2013 EPISODE 2 SETS AT TE IS NOW ONLY 90 NOT 120 WHOO!

Better than bionicle by far

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3 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.

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

Ninjago is a very successful theme and by far the most popular. They also have a very successful and interesting television series.
Ninjago is unlicensed which has given the Lego company an opportunity to make a great story

I wouldn't say it's the most successful theme... but I still really like it. - NoEntranceHere

Ninjago is so much more than what meets the eye. It’s not just a kids toy, T.V. show, and movie; there is a lot more to it beyond that. It is one of the most heartbreaking and inspiring things I have encountered in a long time, and it should be apprraciayes for a long time too.

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4 City


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

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.

Lego city is just plain awesome. I love how it has a bunch of sub themes as well.

I love town and city brands and I love engineering.
This theme is a miracle.

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5 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!

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.

Lord of the Ring's sets have very interesting building styles, plus lots of cool characters.

Man, these were really good. definitely has the best video game, too

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6 Indiana Jones

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 don't like Indiana jones I love it!

I wish they could get the theme back. - Datguyisweird666

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7 Legends of Chima

Even though this series is made to replace ninjago until its return in 2014, the figures are still cool and the vehicles are beast

It's not a Thundercats ripoff, if you guys watched the show...

The sweetest theme ever made

This show was fantastic. The humor and action was a bit childish, but overall it was pretty good.

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8 Marvel Superheroes

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! )

Lego Marvel Superheroes is amazing with all the sets and characters they release. The only problem is that they are all relatively close.

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. - NoEntranceHere

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9 Harry Potter

It's just amazing.You would know what I mean after you own one set of the harry potter theme.

Harry potter themed sets during their time were perfect examples of the movies although some of the mini figures were bad

It should be considered as one of the best theme in the history of Lego production


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10 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

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

The movie sets are AWESOME - VideoGamefan5

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The Contenders

11 Castle

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

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. - Mcgillacuddy

It's exciting and stuff, but rather generic

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12 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

Ew so watery and grosss people

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13 Exo Force

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

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

Giant mechs, do I have to say more?
It prolly failed 'cause of the marketing.Lego tried to be ''cool''

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14 DC Universe

Dc is way better than marvel it should replace marvel

This should replace Lego marvel on the list

It should be higher

THIS SHOULD BE HIGHER! LEGO marvel is higher? REALLY?!?! If they add moon knight I might exept that! But there is no moon knight so I don't exept that! LEGO dc has been going on a lot longer then LEGO marvel!

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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.

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

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16 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.

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17 The Hobbit

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.


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18 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

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

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19 Power Miners

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?

Love these sets. Extremely nostalgic to me.

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20 Technic

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.

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.

It looks good just too hard for me

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21 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.

This is was my favorite theme, hands down. The models were the coolest looking things when I was younger, the ultra drill walker and the armored mining unit are great examples of the epic designs. I still have them for display just because they still look awesome. As others have said, the game on the Lego website was the best one they had. Too bad not very many people remember the series today. - Treehero

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!

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22 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

Ninjago is trash. Double decker couch is art - GGGofluckyourself

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23 Minifigures

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

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.

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24 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

25 Pirates

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.

It's ok it's not the best in my opinion. They could've added more things to their sets to make them better

Pirates is so underrated, it had amazing minifigures and amazing battles.

I'm not a 90s kid and I know!

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26 Space Police

This should come back

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

The figures in the theme are amazing!

Why the hell was this even replaced with Alien Conquest... Luckily we have Bricklink and Ebay

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27 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

This should be in the top ten

28 Life On Mars
29 Friends

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!.

Idiotic, stupid, girly, and overrated!

It's the worst Lego theme ever! This can't be here!

Hey chill bro, LEGO has to appeal to the girls somehow

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30 Spybotics

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.

31 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 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

If only they would cut the prices, then I would get more. Only need 10-15% off for most, thank you!

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32 Alpha Team

Definitely has the most playability out of any lego theme, ever. The functions and color schemes are amazing, and it even had the best lego online game to go with it, at least for Mission Deep Freeze. By far the best for playability.

My favourite Secret Agent themed series of all of them! The characters were great, for the first two story arcs at least. The sets were cool. And who can forget the Gilliam, Ogel? I mean, his name is Lego spelt backwards! He made cameo appearances and was referenced in many other original Lego franchises.

33 Knights' Kingdom

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

Set the standerd for things like ninjago and is the best castle themed generation ever

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34 Minecraft

This theme is actually really good. True some of the sets are money grabbing but if you get over that the theme is epic. I prefer ninjago, star wars, the lego movie, and a few more themes.

Why don't you just actually play Minecraft? This has got to be one of the worst ones. This one is just money-grabbing.

Not the worst but pretty awful. I would probably like it if I was 6.

This theme is AWESOME! I mean sure, you could build the set anytime, but what about the minifigures? Plus you probably haven't tried connecting all the sets together to make one SUPER lego Minecraft world. IT IS SO COOL! This is my favorite theme and it will be until I die.

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35 Modular Buildings

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.

The modular buildings are better than creator and I think are all around awesome.I think the modular buildings should be number 1!

The best line of sets ever (Although they belong to the Creator theme). Complex building techniques, rare pieces, and they look... Hmmm, what's the right word? Smashing, wicked, sweet, unbelievable, great, fantastic, cool, and just absolutley awesome when completed. Worth the money, and should be #1 on this list.

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36 Alien Conquest

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

37 Ultra Agents

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

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!

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38 Galaxy Squad

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

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39 Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters is amazing it should be in 6th!

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40 Dino Attack

First lego line that I ever got as a kid.

Best sets ever.

41 Monster Fighters

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

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42 SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 18 years, and is beginning its 11th season. The show 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

I used to collect these, but not much anymore.

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

I like this

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43 Aqua Raiders

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.

44 The Lone Ranger

The movie was terrible and the set was worse.

Why would they make this the movie sucked

I hate you

45 Lego Universe

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.

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46 Architecture

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

47 Adventures
48 The Simpsons The Simpsons The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening that originally started on April 19, 1987 as as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show. It got its own series on December 17, 1989 and is still running as of 2018, 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

The sets are alright but the minifigures are super weird

I have both sets and all Series 1 and Series 2 minifigures

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49 Dino

Unlike Lego Dino Attack, the dinosaurs were actually proportionally sized in this series.

Reminds me of Jurassic Park! Awesome!

I love dino, it was cool. it was also very fun to build

50 Sonic the Hedgehog 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.

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.

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