What is LEGO Classic? 10 Important Facts to Know!

Released in 2015, LEGO Classic is becoming popular in the LEGO community due to its rainbow of colors, large boxes, and endless possibilities.

They offer truly endless possibilities, allowing fans to build anything they can think of and caters to all age groups.

This article goes over the LEGO classic theme and answers important answers about the theme to give you a better idea.

Let’s get started.

What Is LEGO Classic?

LEGO Classic is a theme that consists almost entirely of bulk brick boxes, and sets. The sets include nothing more than basic LEGO elements in a variety of colors and no assembly instructions, but some suggestions for models that you can build with them – leaving the rest up to your imagination

The theme was introduced in 2015 and is a spinoff of the LEGO Creator theme, always includes basic brick boxes and sets using simple pieces with several alternate models, however, it also contained large sets like LEGO Creator Expert Builder sets which have thousands of pieces and cater to older LEGO fans.

The focus of the Classic theme is to help develop your child’s creative skills. Imaginative building play is easy with Classic sets as it contains bright, colorful, and versatile bricks, and each set includes classic LEGO bricks and a mix of special pieces and ideas so your child has everything they need to be inspired.

Houses, vehicles, and animals can be built with LEGO Classic, as your child discovers their creative building skills.

LEGO Classic spans so many different age groups, in fact, the official recommended age range by LEGO is 4-99 years! So there’ll be fun for all the family and imagination for everyone.

Classic sets include an absolutely beautiful rainbow of colors; greens, yellows, purples, browns, oranges, pinks, blues, grays, and black and white. This gives you plenty of options to create beautiful models with basic LEGO elements.

Features of Classic LEGO Sets

One thing that is worth mentioning about Classic sets is their storage boxes. The boxes of some Classic LEGO sets can serve as storage options, though it depends on the settings you end up choosing.

The boxes usually come in very sturdy card boxes with much stronger walls and a flip-flop closure which can really work well for storage, though it’s still cardboard and won’t last forever.

All classic sets feature a handy inventory outside the box with a picture and piece count of each element and you’ll be able to see exactly what’s inside the box.

Additionally, LEGO Classic sets also feature an orange brick separator which kids can use to take apart LEGO elements instead of using their teeth.

All the elements are grouped together by color inside plastic baggies and the instruction booklet which contains some suggestions about what you can build to give you some inspiration and help you get started.

Some of the step-by-step instructions are included in the instructions booklet while you can find others online at the official LEGO website.

How Many LEGO Classic Sets Are There?

There are currently 58 LEGO Classic sets released from 2015 to 2022.

What Is the Best LEGO Classic Set?

LEGO Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 is the best LEGO Classic set. The set includes 484 pieces and is designed with builders of all ages in mind.

The set is a collection of LEGO bricks in 35 different colors and includes windows, eyes, 18 tires and wheel rims, a green baseplate, and more to encourage open-ended building play and inspire any imagination.

 What Is the Largest LEGO Classic Set?

LEGO 10697 Building Large Box Creator XXL is currently the largest LEGO Classic set. The set includes 1,500 pieces, measures 9.72 x 10.43 x 14.76 inches, and weighs 4.95 pounds.

The set is crammed full of LEGO bricks with 39 colors to choose from and includes special pieces such as doors, windows, wheels, and eyes, plus some building ideas to help you get started.

The LEGO 10697 Building Large Box Creator is ideal for both builders and construction experts of all ages and will make a wonderful supplement to any existing LEGO collection.

What Can You Build with LEGO Classic?

Anything is possible with LEGO Classic. You can build houses, cars, horses, and anything you can think of.

What Can You Build with LEGO Classic?

Do LEGO Classic Sets Come with Instructions?

Yes, LEGO Classic sets come with instructions but it is not a step-by-step instruction guide like one that comes with traditional LEGO sets but a guide that includes ideas and suggestions of what you can build.

Are LEGO Friends Compatible with Classic LEGOs?

Yes, LEGO bricks from all themes are compatible with each other and you can use the pieces from LEGO Classic with Friends’ bricks and any other LEGO sets you may have.

Are LEGO Classic Boxes Worth It?

Yes, LEGO Classic boxes are totally worth it. They allow you to build anything you can think of to encourage open-ended building play and inspire any imagination.

They are also ideal for both builders and construction experts of all ages and are a wonderful supplement to any LEGO collection.

Their boxes are very sturdy with much stronger walls and flip-top closures which can also double as a nice storage option.

What Is the Difference between LEGO and LEGO Classic?

Some of the differences between LEGO and LEGO Classic include:

  • Number of elements
  • Colors: Classic bricks come in many different colors 
  • Packaging: LEGO Classic sets come in very sturdy packaging with stronger walls and flip-top closure
  • Instructions: the instruction booklet for LEGO Classic is just a set of ideas of what you can build not a step by step instructions

Lisa D. Marsh

Hi, my name is Lisa and I'm the editor of BrickMechanics.com LEGO has been part of my life ever since I was young. I have a deep love of LEGO and it has guided me through my early years, through school, and eventually through my degree in Engineering.