List of Lego themes
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" and the three original environments were launched: Town, Castle, and Space. 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.
|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||Disney Princess and characters||Disney||2016–present|
|DOTS||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||Frozen II||Disney||2019–present|
|Harry Potter||Wizarding World||Warner Bros.||2001-2011, 2018–present|
|Ideas||Community Supported Builds ||Various||2008–present|
|Jurassic World||Jurassic Park/World||Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment||2015, 2018–present|
|Lego Brick Sketches||Brick-built Portraits||2020–present|
|Lego Education||For use by schools, particularly STEAM learning.||1999–present|
|Lego Originals||Giant-sized minifigures||2019|
|Super Mario||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|
|Minions: The Rise of Gru||Minions: The Rise of Gru||Universal Pictures and Illumination||2020–present|
|Monkie Kid||Journey to the West, Monkey King||Lego||2020–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|
|Star Wars||Star Wars||Lucasfilm Ltd. (1999–2012)
|Stranger Things||Stranger Things||Netflix||2019–present|
|Expert Builder/Technic||Gears, axles, functional machinery||Lego||
|Trolls World Tour||Trolls World Tour||Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation||2020|
|Lego Vidiyo||Music Video Maker||Universal Music Group||2021–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||
|Lego Alpha Team||Secret agents||Lego||2001–2005|
|Lego The Angry Birds Movie||The Angry Birds Movie||Columbia Pictures
|Lego Aqua Raiders||Not to be confused with Aquazone theme of the same name||Lego||2007-2008|
|Lego Aquazone||Underwater exploration||
|Lego Atlantis||Underwater exploration||Lego||2010–2011|
|Lego Avatar: The Last Airbender||Avatar: The Last Airbender||Nickelodeon||2006|
|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.||
|Lego Cars 2||Cars
|Disney, Pixar||2011–2012, 2017|
|Castle II||Reboot of Castle theme.||2007-2009|
|Castle III||Second reboot of Castle theme.||2013-2014|
|Hidden Side||Ghost, Supernatural and Mystery solving with interactive Augmented Reality||Lego||2019–2020|
|Knights' Kingdom||Like Castle||
|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||
|Lego DC Super Hero Girls||DC Super Hero Girls||DC Comics||2016–2018|
|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|
|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 Fusion||The combination of construction sets and game app.||Lego||2014–2015|
|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.
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The Saul Zaentz Company
|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||The Lego Movie (franchise)||Lego||2014–2015|
|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|
|Lego Model Team||Advanced vehicle models||Lego||1986, 1990–1999, 2004, 2006|
|Lego Monster Fighters||Monster Fighters, Monsters, Zombies and Ghosts||Lego||2012–2013|
|The Lego Ninjago Movie||The Lego Ninjago Movie||Lego||2017–2018|
|Nexo Knights||Sci-Fi/ Medieval Fantasy mashup||Lego||2016–2018|
|Lego Pharaoh's Quest||Based on archaeologists and fighting mummies.||Lego||2010–2011|
|Pirates II||Similar to Pirates||2009|
|Pirates III||Similar to Pirates||2015|
|Lego Pirates of the Caribbean||Pirates of the Caribbean||Disney||2011|
|Lego Power Miners||Mining, underground monsters||Lego||2009–2010|
|Lego The Powerpuff Girls||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, Lamborghini, Ferrari||2001–2012|
|Lego RoboRiders||Motorcycle-based robots||Lego||1999–2001|
|Lego Rock Raiders||Mining, underground monsters||Lego||1999–2000|
|Lego Scooby-Doo||Scooby-Doo||Warner Bros.
|Lego The Simpsons||The Simpsons||20th Century Fox||2014–2015|
|Lego Space||Space exploration||
|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||
|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|
|Lego Thomas & Friends||Thomas & Friends||Hit Entertainment, PBS Kids||2005–2009|
|Time Cruisers||Time Travel||
|Lego Toy Story||Toy Story||Disney, Pixar||2009-2010|
|Town||Modern suburban life||
|Trains||Electric Trains||1986-1996, 1999|
|Lego Ultra Agents||Agents||Lego||2014–2015|
|Lego Unikitty!||Unikitty!||Lego / Cartoon Network||2018|
|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|
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