List of Lego themes

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A Lego theme is a product line of Lego construction toys produced by The Lego Group based on a central concept.

Before 1978, Lego produced several construction sets with common themes, but they were not necessarily branded as part of a single series or theme. Following the introduction of minifigures in 1978, owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen pushed a new strategy of creating and marketing a series of sets he termed a "system within the system"[1] and the three original environments were launched: Town, Castle,[2] and Space.[3] In 1987, Lego created themes within these environments, as well as introducing branding that identified a set as part of a theme. The company also produced product lines that used pieces outside of the standard Lego System such as Technic and Fabuland. Since then, many new themes have been introduced and discontinued, including the inclusion of licensed themes in 1999 such as Star Wars. Not all sets produced are necessarily part of any official theme including store exclusive sets, one-off licensed sets, and most advanced construction sets released prior to the introduction of Creator Expert.

Current themesEdit

Name Subject Licensed Produced
Architecture[4] Buildings Various 2008–present
Art[5] Artwork Portraits Various 2020–present
Batman Batman DC Comics 2018–present
Boost Robotics Lego 2017–present
BrickHeadz[6] Buildable characters Various 2016–present
City City life Lego 2005–present
Classic Assorted Bricks Lego 2015–present
Creator 3-in-1 Models using few specialized bricks Lego 2003–present
Creator Expert Models using few specialized bricks Lego 2003–present
DC DC Comics DC Comics 2011–present
Lego Disney[7] Disney Princess and characters Disney 2016–present
DOTS[8] Arts and Crafts Lego 2020–present
Duplo Large blocks for preschoolers; two times as big as regular Lego and mostly interlockable with them Lego, Various 1969–present
Friends Five best friends Lego 2012–present
Frozen II[9] Frozen II Disney 2019–present
Harry Potter Wizarding World Warner Bros. 2001-2011, 2018–present
Ideas Community Supported Builds [10] Various 2008–present
Jurassic World[11] Jurassic Park/World Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment 2015, 2018–present
Lego Brick Sketches Brick-built Portraits 2020–present
Lego Education[12] For use by schools, particularly STEAM learning. 1999–present
Lego Originals[13][14] Giant-sized minifigures 2019
Super Mario[15] Super Mario Bros. Nintendo 2020–present
Marvel Marvel Comics Marvel Comics 2011–present
Mindstorms Mindstorms - Robotic Lego sets and kits aimed at teaching coding and robotics. Lego 1998–present
Minecraft Minecraft Mojang 2012–present
Minifigures Collectible minifigures Lego 2010–present
Minions: The Rise of Gru[16] Minions: The Rise of Gru[17] Universal Pictures and Illumination 2020–present
Monkie Kid[18] Journey to the West, Monkey King Lego 2020–present
Ninjago Ninjas Lego 2011–present
Overwatch[19] Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment 2019–present
Power Functions Electric motors for Mindstorms sets ?
Powered Up Motorized Sets ?
Serious Play "innovation and business performance" ?
Speed Champions Racing Lego, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche 2015–present
Spider-Man Spider-Man Marvel Comics 2019–present
Star Wars Star Wars Lucasfilm Ltd. (1999–2012)
Disney (2012–present)
1999–present
Stranger Things[20] Stranger Things Netflix 2019–present
Expert Builder/Technic Gears, axles, functional machinery Lego
  • 1977–1985 (as Expert Builder)
  • 1986–present (as Technic)
Trolls World Tour[21] Trolls World Tour Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation 2020
Lego Vidiyo[22] Music Video Maker Universal Music Group[23] 2021–present
Xtra Accessories 2018-present

Discontinued themes and environmentsEdit

Town, Space, Castle, Pirates, Aquazone, and Time Cruisers are more accurately called Systems or Environments than themes. The relationship between themes and factions is complicated.

Theme or Environment Subject Factions/Themes Licensed Produced
Creative Building Children 4 years old or more Lego 2006–2008
Lego 4+ Children 4 years old or more Lego, Marvel 2003–2004
Lego Adventurers Adventurers and exploration
  • Dino Island
  • Egypt
  • Jungle
  • Orient Expedition
Lego 1999–2003
Lego Agents Agents Lego 2008–2009
Lego Alpha Team Secret agents Lego 2001–2005
Lego The Angry Birds Movie[24] The Angry Birds Movie Columbia Pictures
Rovio Animation
2016-2017
Lego Aqua Raiders Not to be confused with Aquazone theme of the same name Lego 2007-2008
Lego Aquazone Underwater exploration
  • Aquanauts (1995–1996)
  • Aquasharks (1995-1996)
  • Aquaraiders (1997)
  • Hydronauts (1998)
  • Stingrays (1998)
Lego 1995–1999
Arctic Arctic exploration 2000-2001
Lego Atlantis Underwater exploration Lego 2010–2011
Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender Avatar: The Last Airbender Nickelodeon 2006[25]
Lego Baby Baby Lego 1983–1990, 2000–2001, 2004–2005
Lego Batman Not to be confused with current theme of the same name DC Comics 2006–2008
The Lego Batman Movie The Lego Batman Movie Lego / DC Comics 2017–2018
Lego Belville Girl-oriented designs Lego 1994–2009
Lego Ben 10: Alien Force Ben 10: Alien Force buildable figures Cartoon Network 2010–2011
Lego Bricks and More Children 4 years old or more Lego 2009-2010
Bionicle Māori-inspired biomechanical beings fighting over masks Lego 2001–2010, 2015–2016
Ships/Boats Lego builds that float on water.
  • 1979 (as Ships)
  • 1980-1997 (as Boats)
Lego Cars 2 Cars
Cars 2
Cars 3
Disney, Pixar 2011–2012, 2017
Lego Castle Castle
  • "Castle" (1987-1991)
  • Crusaders (1992–1992)
  • Forestmen (1987–1992)
  • Black Knights (1992–1996)
  • Wolfpack (1992–1994)
  • Dragon Masters (1993–1995)
  • Royal Knights (1995–1997)
  • Dark Forest (1996-1997)
  • Fright Knights (1997–1998)
Lego 1978–1998
Castle II Reboot of Castle theme. 2007-2009
Castle III Second reboot of Castle theme. 2013-2014
Hidden Side[26][27] Ghost, Supernatural and Mystery solving with interactive Augmented Reality[28] Lego 2019–2020
Knights' Kingdom Like Castle
  • King Leo
  • Cedric the Bull
2000
Knights' Kingdom II Based on Knight characters of different primary colors. Similar in concept to Ninjago. 2004-2006
Kingdoms Similar to Castle. 2010-2012
Lego Clikits Girl's jewelry
  • Beads
  • Accessories
Lego 2003–2006
Lego Dacta Education Lego 1960-2003
Lego DC Super Hero Girls DC Super Hero Girls DC Comics 2016–2018
Lego Dino Dinosaurs Lego 2012
Lego Dino Attack Theme where dinosaurs attack people. The builds are designed to capture dinosaurs. Lego 2005
Lego Discovery Discovery Channel Discovery Channel 2003
Divers Present-day deep-sea exploration 1997-1998
Lego Elves Elves Lego 2015–2018
Lego Exo-Force Mecha Lego 2006–2008
Extreme Team Builds of vehicles, typically of vehicles used in unusual or extreme sports. 1999
Lego Fabuland Fabuland, similar to Duplo. Did not use Duplo brick system. Meant for young children. Lego 1979–1989
Lego Factory Service that allowed fans to design their own Lego sets on a program, and then order the set from Lego. Lego 2005–2008
Lego Forma[29] Lego 2018–2019[30]
Lego Fusion The combination of construction sets and game app. Lego 2014–2015[31]
Lego Galidor Galidor Lego / Tom Lynch Company 2002
Lego Games Board games Lego 2009–2013
Lego Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Columbia Pictures 2014-2020
Lego Hero Factory Hero Factory Lego 2010–2014
Lego The Hobbit The Hobbit Warner Bros.
New Line Cinema
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
WingNut Films
The Saul Zaentz Company
2012–2014
Lego Homemaker Lego 1971–1982
Lego Indiana Jones Indiana Jones Lucasfilm Ltd., Paramount Pictures 2008–2009
Lego Island Xtreme Stunts Stunt performers Lego 2001–2003
Lego Jack Stone Sets centered on a character, Jack Stone. Action themed, utilized normal Lego bricks, but figures were of a new type. Lego 2001–2002
Lego Juniors Easy to build Lego, Various 2014-2018
Lego Legends of Chima Legends of Chima Lego 2013–2015
The Lego Movie[32] The Lego Movie (franchise) Lego 2014–2015
2018-2019
Lego Little Robots Little Robots CBeebies 2003–2006
Lego The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films 2013-2014
Lego The Lord of the Rings The Lord of the Rings Warner Bros. 2012–2013
Lego Master Builder's Academy Master Builder's Academy Lego 2011–2013
Lego Mickey Mouse Mickey Mouse Disney 2000–2002
Mixels Small creatures
  • Series 1–9
Lego 2014–2016
Lego Model Team Advanced vehicle models Lego 1986, 1990–1999, 2004, 2006
Lego Monster Fighters Monster Fighters, Monsters, Zombies and Ghosts Lego 2012–2013
Ninja Ninjas
  • Shogun's Defense (1998-1999)
  • Robbers (1998-1999)
  • Red Ninjas (1999)
Lego 1998–2000
The Lego Ninjago Movie[33] The Lego Ninjago Movie Lego 2017–2018
Nexo Knights Sci-Fi/ Medieval Fantasy mashup Lego 2016–2018
Outback Rural Australia 1997
Paradisa Tropical vacations 1992-1997
Lego Pharaoh's Quest Based on archaeologists and fighting mummies. Lego 2010–2011
Lego Pirates Pirates
  • Soldiers (1989–1991)
  • Pirates (1989–1997)
  • Imperial Guards (1992–1995)
  • Islanders (1994–1996)
  • Imperial Armada (1996–1997)
Lego 1989-1997
Pirates II Similar to Pirates 2009
Pirates III Similar to Pirates 2015
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Pirates of the Caribbean Disney 2011
2017
Lego Power Miners Mining, underground monsters Lego 2009–2010
Lego The Powerpuff Girls[34] The Powerpuff Girls Cartoon Network 2018-2019
Lego Prince of Persia Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Disney 2010
Lego Quatro Very large blocks; two times as big as Lego Duplo and mostly interlockable with them Lego 2004–2006
Lego Racers Racing
  • Xalax
  • Drome Racers
  • Radio Control
  • Willams F1
  • Power Racers
  • Ferrari
  • Tiny Turbos
  • Lamborghini
  • Air Stomper
Lego, Lamborghini, Ferrari 2001–2012
Res-Q Rural rescue 1999
Lego RoboRiders Motorcycle-based robots Lego 1999–2001
Lego Rock Raiders Mining, underground monsters Lego 1999–2000
Lego Scala
  • Jewelry (1979–1980)
  • Ball-jointed dolls (1997–2001)
Lego 1979–1980, 1997–2001
Lego Scooby-Doo[35] Scooby-Doo Warner Bros.
Hanna-Barbera
2015[36]–2017
Lego The Simpsons The Simpsons 20th Century Fox 2014–2015
Throwbots Disk-throwing robots Lego 1999–2000
Lego Space Space exploration
  • Blacktron (1987–1990)
  • Futuron (1987–1990)
  • Space Police I (1989–1991)
  • M-Tron (1990–1993)
  • Blacktron Future Generation (1991–1992)
  • Space Police II (1992–1993)
  • Ice Planet 2002 (1993–1995)
  • Unitron (1994–1995)
  • Spyrius (1994–1996, 1999)
  • Exploriens (1996–1997)
  • Roboforce (1997)
  • UFO (1996–1999)
  • Insectoids (1998–1999)
Lego 1978–1999
Life on Mars Mars exploration 2001-2002
Mars Mission Mars exploration 2006-2009
Space Police Reboot of Space Police theme 2009-2010
Alien Conquest Alien invasion 2011-2012
Galaxy Squad Conflict between humans and aliens in space
  • Humans
  • Aliens
2013
Lego Speed Racer Speed Racer Tatsunoko Productions 2008
Lego Spider-Man Spider-Man Marvel Comics, Columbia Pictures 2002–2004
Lego SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants Nickelodeon 2006–2012
Lego Sports Sports Lego/ NBA / NHL 2000–2006
Lego Spybotics Spy-based robotics Lego 2003
Lego Studios Film studios Lego/ Steven Spielberg / Universal Pictures / Marvel Comics 2000–2004
Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Viacom 2013–2014[37]
Lego Thomas & Friends Thomas & Friends Hit Entertainment, PBS Kids 2005–2009
Time Cruisers Time Travel
  • Time Cruisers (1996-1997)
  • Time Twisters (1997)
Lego 1996–1997
Lego Toy Story Toy Story Disney, Pixar 2009-2010
2019[38]
Town Modern suburban life
  • Service and Repair
  • Repair and Service
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Emergency
  • Rescue
  • RSQ911
  • Flight
  • Airport
  • Launch Command
  • Race
  • High Speed Adventure
  • Max RPM
  • Nautica
1978-1999
Trains Electric Trains 1986-1996, 1999
Lego Ultra Agents Agents Lego 2014–2015
Lego Unikitty! Unikitty! Lego / Cartoon Network 2018
Lego Vikings Vikings Lego 2005–2007
Lego Wild West Wild West Lego 1996–1997, 2002
Lego Williams F1 Williams F1 Williams F1 2002–2003
Lego Winnie the Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh Disney 1999–2001, 2011
Lego World Racers World Racers Lego 2010
Znap Wire-frame sets Lego 1998–1999

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