LEGO Themes: 13 Important Facts to Remember!

LEGO themes are lines of LEGO sets produced by the LEGO group based on a central concept.

Before LEGO themes were introduced in 1978, LEGO sets are constructed with common themes and were not branded as part of a single theme or series. 

In 1987, LEGO started creating themed sets as well as introducing branding that identified a set as part of a theme. Since then, many LEGO sets were introduced and discontinued. However, not all LEGO sets produced are necessarily part of any official theme including one-off licensed sets, store exclusive sets and most advanced construction sets released prior to the introduction of Creator Expert.

 

What Is the Most Popular LEGO Theme?

LEGO City is currently the most popular LEGO theme. The theme has been around since 2005, beginning with the Police Motorcycle (5531), and has some of the most popular and best-selling LEGO sets out there.

The City theme made it possible for kids to create an entire city with landmarks, vehicles, police, civilians, and other things out of bricks to build their creativity by providing them with unique essentials to build realistic cities.

How Many LEGO Themes Are There?

There are currently 37 LEGO themes out there, with the most popular ones being LEGO City, Star Wars, Duplo, Friends, Ninjago, Creator Expert, Harry Potter, and Technic.

What Is the Best Selling LEGO Theme?

LEGO City is currently the best-selling LEGO theme. The theme has some of the best-selling LEGO sets including LEGO City Fire Station 60215, LEGO Architecture New York City 21028, and LEGO City Passenger Airplane 60262.

What Was the First LEGO Theme?

Town, Castle, and Space were the first LEGO theme, released in 1978.

The Town was replaced with LEGO World City in 2008 and later rebranded as LEGO City in 2005 and is based on city life, with the models depicting city and emergency services (such as police and fire), airport, train, construction, and civilian services.

However, the Town brand was briefly replaced with LEGO World City in 2003 and 2004 before it was simply rebranded as LEGO City in 2005.

Castle was known by fans as “Original Castle” and was introduced in Europe in 1978 and North America in 1981, and supported continuously until 1999.

What Was the First LEGO Theme?

Space is a theme that features astronauts, spaceships, and extraterrestrial life and is one of the oldest and most expansive themes in LEGO history, and contains over 200 individual sets. 

What Was the First Licensed Theme Set LEGO Produced?

Wooden Pluto is the first licensed theme set produced by LEGO based on the Disney character of the same name. The set was introduced in 1999 and was a pull-along toy that moves when it is pulled.

What Was the First Licensed Theme Set LEGO Produced?

Are LEGO Themes Linked to Each Other?

Yes, LEGO themes are somehow linked to each other with various figures being related and even being part of a different theme.

How Many LEGO Theme Parks Are There?

There are 10 LEGO theme parks all over the world located in Billund, California, Florida, New York, Malaysia, Dubai, Windsor, Japan, Korea, and Germany.

 

Does LEGO Have a Shrek Theme?

No, LEGO Doesn’t have a Shrek theme.

Does LEGO Have Army Themes?

No there are no Army LEGO themes. However, themes like Star Wars, Ninjago, and Medieval contain weapons and war machines.

Does LEGO Make a Softball Themed Set?

No, LEGO doesn’t make Softball themed set.

What Theme Was the First LEGO Minifigure?

LEGO astronauts, the first LEGO Minifigure is a part of the LEGOLAND Space theme. The Minifigures explore the galaxy with smiles on their faces and wear space suits, visor-less helmets, and air tanks.

What Was the First Themed LEGO Set?

LEGO Space Mobile Rocket Launcher, Alpha-1 Rocket Base, Space Cruiser, and Space Command Center were the first of many themed LEGO sets released in 1978.

What Was the First Themed LEGO Set?

What Are the Top 5 LEGO Themes?

The top 5 LEGO themes are:

  • LEGO City
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • LEGO Friends
  • Ninjago
  • Duplo

What Are the Current LEGO Themes?

The current LEGO themes are:

  • Architecture
  • Art
  • LEGO Avatar
  • Batman
  • Boost
  • BrickHeadz
  • City
  • Classic
  • Creator 3-in-1
  • LEGO Icons
  • DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Disney
  • Dots
  • Duplo 
  • Friends
  • Frozen II
  • Harry Potter
  • LEGO Horizon
  • Ideas
  • Jurassic World
  • LEGO Brick Sketches
  • LEGO Education
  • LEGO Originals
  • LEGO Super Mario
  • Marvel Super Heroes
  • Mindstorms
  • Minecraft
  • Minifigures
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • Monkie Kid
  • Ninjago
  • Overwatch
  • Power Functions
  • Powered Up
  • Serious Play
  • Speed Champions
  • Spider-man
  • Star Wars
  • Stranger Things
  • Expert Builder/Technic
  • Xtra

 

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.