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What is your favorite Theme?

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  • bellybutton290bellybutton290 Member Posts: 453
    Kfol:

    Classic space (especially space police)
    Town
    Pirates

    Afol:

    UCS
    CITY
    SW
    TRAINS
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Space (Classic Space/Futuron)
    Exo-Force
    Alien Conquest
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 503
    BIONICLE
    Star Wars
    Space
    Castle
    Town

    That's my top 5 right there. Out of the sub-themes in the "Classic System Themes", Blacktron 2, U.F.O., and Space Police II are my favorite Space themes; Race, Nautica, and ResQ911 are my favorite Town themes; and the Black Knights, the Royal Knights, and the Forestmen are my favorite Castle themes.
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,500
    As a kid, my favourite was Pirates, still carries on now with POTC I guess.

    Star Wars as it kept me interested in Lego during my teens and early twenties and now HP, modulars and winter village sets are among my favourites.
  • aplbomr79aplbomr79 Member Posts: 159
    edited March 2012
    In no particular order...


    Castle (except KKI &II)
    Winter Village
    City

    Space police
    Bionicle
    Exo-Force

  • TrueBlueCanuckTrueBlueCanuck Member Posts: 8
    Most Favorite
    Fantasy Era and Kingdoms
    Pirates including POTC
    Modulars

    Least Favorite
    Star Wars
    Bionicle
    Hero Factory
  • kufkuf Member Posts: 66
    Favorites:
    Kingdoms
    Creator Houses+Modulars
    Alien Conquest!

    I have a Tripod Invader over the Mini Modular street, and a mini UFO 'crashed' into the Log Cabin.

    Least Favorites:
    Bionicle
    Hero Factory
    the new Superhero sets where you build a larger character, whatever you call those
  • mkolandianmkolandian Member Posts: 25
    Favorites:
    Star Wars
    Technic
    Classic Space

    Least favorites:
    Bionicle

    Bye,
    Max
  • mobimobi Member Posts: 22
    edited March 2012
    1. Technic
    2. Creator (the houses only)

    Don't find any interest in others.
  • legos4everlegos4ever Member Posts: 45
    Least favorites: Bionicle, Harry potter and the new superhero ultra lame ultra builds.
  • duilimduilim Member Posts: 61
    I'm probably showing my age here but here goes...
    My top three;
    1. Classic Pirates - from the late 80's and early 90's. The Black Seas Barracuda and Eldorado Fortress remain two of my favorite sets to date....
    2. Classic Castle - again from the late 80's. Black Monarch's castle is still in my opinion the best castle that Lego have released, and the accessories and sets are far better than the recent "Castle" and "Kingdoms" theme(s).
    3. Classic Space - from a time before Blacktron, when all we had were the basic white, black, red, yellow and blue astronauts.

    Special mention goes to : the Western theme. Just loved it but because it only ran for two years, there aren't enough sets here to displace any of my top three.

    My bottom three;
    1. Galidor. What an absolute disaster.
    2. Time Cruisers. What were they thinking?
    3. Bionicle. Yes it was popular. Yes it probably helped save Lego along with Star Wars. But no, it's not classical Lego bricks and as an "older" fan, sorry but just never got into it.
  • SparkyHamSparkyHam Bristol, UKMember Posts: 133
    1. Forest Men (these guys always stood out for me in the 80's)
    2. Modular Buildings (even now they have a "wow" factor for me)
    3. City - an ever expanding city that can entertain Superheroes too
  • bixtrix77bixtrix77 Member Posts: 53
    Well my top three are:-
    Harry Potter
    Star Wars
    Batman/super heroes

    I don't really have a least favourite.
  • wertyjjwertyjj Member Posts: 64
    1.Star Wars
    2.Modular Buildings
    3.Collectible Minifigures

    My least favorites are
    1.Friends
    2.Belville
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    edited March 2012
    As a kid it was probably Classic Space. As a recent AFOL I would say the Creator buildings (log cabin, light house etc.). I really admire the separate build options, creative use of standard lego bricks and overall value. As others have said, the Creator series reminds me of the way Legos "used to be" (which makes me also sound old). I do like some of the under $20 sets like 7051 (tripod invader) and 6862 (Superman vs. Power Lex) because they're neat and don't cost a fortune. I'm not a big fan of the expensive play sets because Lego relies heavily on pre-fabbed, large bricks and there's not much creativity in building them. They're also overpriced compared to other non-Lego style play sets that you don't have to build. I would love to get into the modular buildings, but they're cost prohibitive.

    I personally think the Star Wars sets are overpriced and outside of the UC series don't look all that great compared to other non-Lego Star Wars toys.
  • DantosDantos Member Posts: 35
    What would you consider your favourite Lego theme to be, and why?

    Mine is by far the Classic Space theme. I know many of the sets are not great, but here are reasons I cannot not list it as my favourite:

    * The gold print+design on the space figures is better than any other print/design on minifigs I've seen. It's just a pity the print fades, should they ever re-release such sets (we can hope), they could provide a gold logo torso sticker for every figure so that once the original torso is faded, the sticker can be applied.

    * The transparent yellow bricks & plates - Since yellow is my favourite colour, I just totally space out on these. I admit to being a bit of a classic-space traitor for preferring to use these with black bricks rather than blue (which is more Blacktron style), but there were very few Blacktron sets I liked. Also the first green glass (I think with the Alien Moon Stalker set), and transparent blue bricks/plates too.

    * The amazing parts - White/blue wing pieces, jet-pack neckgear, computer print slopes, upside down computer print slopes, rubber tubes, 2x2 cylinder bricks, tap bricks, Large windows for transparent yellow glass, levers

    * The crater baseplates - Although later 80s sets featured these, they mainly came from Classic space sets. They might be a bit awkward to use, but they look good!

    * The boxes! Although I prefer the old-style polystyrene boxes (like technic sets were still using in the 80s), the large-set classic space boxes have plastic crater trays, a flap on the box, plus featured lots of alternate designs/models to build on the inside flap and back of the box. I really miss this about Lego sets.

    * The versatility of the bricks - Classic space sets had a healthy balance of special bricks and normal bricks and didn't feature too many colours in one set. These days it's difficult to make alternate models from the same set and lots of funky colours within the same set makes it even more awkward. I feel Lego looses it's shine somewhat when the bricks from a set restricts the ability to make good other models without buying a lot of other bricks of the same colours (especially when that's expensive). Perhaps if some coloured bricks were easier to come by, this wouldn't be so much of an argument.

    * The brochures - Small sets featured a small leaflet showing other Lego sets available at that time of the year. Larger sets including a larger brochure. I suppose what really made these great were all the great sets the brochures featured - including those from Lego castle and town sets.


    My other favourite themes would be 80's Castle and Chima. I only slightly prefer Classic Space to castle, were it not for all the special bricks in Classic Space, I'd prefer 80s Castle instead. As for The Chima range, I only like 1/3 of the sets but I love the figures and originality of the theme. I consider it to go well with many other themes, except for Western (which happens to be my 4th favourite)
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 614
    edited January 2013
    You might be able to tell my favorite theme...
    Dantos
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375
    All the good threads are buried....

    My favorite theme is the super heroes line. I grew up reading comics in the 90s so I know the source material. Currently, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Magneto are on the run from the Avengers and City Police. Turns out being a mutant in Lego World sucks, too...
  • 09090900909090 Member Posts: 47
    As for now my most favourites are Marvel/DC Superheroes, The Lone Ranger. However form the past themes my favourites are Adventurers, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter (mainly first wave sets).
  • GentlyBenevolentGentlyBenevolent Member Posts: 327
    I really like
    1: Monster Fighters, (Lego should have made more sets)
    2: LOTR / The Hobbit
    3: Galaxy Squad
    4: CMF's
    As a note I am losing the will to live with the Star Wars Lego line, I have gotten rid of a lot of Star Wars stuff lately, the only Star wars I have left is a NISB #9515-1 that I got yesterday and is on the brag thread.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,646
    as a KFoL my favorites were space and castle but to pick specific factions I would say Ice Planet 2002, Wolfpack, and Black Falcon Knights.

    as an AFoL mostly
    Star Wars
    Lord of the Rings + more advanced castle like MMV and KJ

    Of course if the set and price are right, I can be attracted to just about any theme.
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 503
    In short: Divers, historic and elves...

    1) AquaRaiders (2007)
    2) Prince of Persia
    3) Lord of the Rings
    4) Hobbit
    5) Kingdoms
    6) CMF
    7) Pirates of the Carribean
    8) Atlantis
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 503
    Dont like: Starwars, HarryPotter an MonsterFighters (Sorry for offending you all)
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    1)Star Wars
    2)Architecture and Buildings
    3)Some Atlantis, Super Heroes, Harry Potter, LOTR, Space, Galaxy Squad etc

  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    As A KFOL, I was into Bionicle, Creator and the early Harry Potter sets (ever since my parents picked up the Hogwarts Castle 2002 set for something like £15 complete with extras) (trying hard not to get upset over the fact that you could buy 700 piece sets for £25 eight years ago).

    But currently, as an AFOL and a fan of space, fantasy and studier of palaentology, these are my favourite themes (or at least themes which I own a lot of): Chima, Ninjago, Galaxy Squad and Hero Factory*, and to an extent, anything with a dragon or dinosaur in it. I also collect random Star Wars, LotR, Superheroes and Racers sets.

    But the truth is, I'm mostly into the non-licensed themes.

    *Yes, it's true, I'm an AFOL who likes Hero Factory. I totally understand why other AFOL's might not like it as much due to it's less Lego-like character, what with the ball joints and general lack of System. I just don't view it as normal Lego as such, and it makes some pretty unique stuff in it's own right. I even mould my own heads for them sometimes.
    skeet318
  • Stvoyager04Stvoyager04 Member Posts: 117
    My favourite three are;

    1) Star Wars
    2) Star Wars
    3) Star Wars

    My least favourite are;

    1) Star Wars
    2) Star Wars
    3) Star Wars

    I know that seems a contradiction but being an accountant parting with all that money is very difficult. I have a very strong feeling of ambivalence every time the new sets come out!
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    1. SW
    2. Exclusive stuff :))
    3. LOTR/Hobbit
    4. Trains
    5. Polybags
    6. POTC
    7. Forestmen
    8. Potter
    9. Superheroes Minifigs (I don't like most of the sets)
    10. Pirates / Castle - Old
    11. Indiana Jones, MF, Modulars
  • skeet318skeet318 Banned Posts: 375

    As A KFOL, I was into Bionicle, Creator and the early Harry Potter sets (ever since my parents picked up the Hogwarts Castle 2002 set for something like £15 complete with extras) (trying hard not to get upset over the fact that you could buy 700 piece sets for £25 eight years ago).

    But currently, as an AFOL and a fan of space, fantasy and studier of palaentology, these are my favourite themes (or at least themes which I own a lot of): Chima, Ninjago, Galaxy Squad and Hero Factory*, and to an extent, anything with a dragon or dinosaur in it. I also collect random Star Wars, LotR, Superheroes and Racers sets.

    But the truth is, I'm mostly into the non-licensed themes.

    *Yes, it's true, I'm an AFOL who likes Hero Factory. I totally understand why other AFOL's might not like it as much due to it's less Lego-like character, what with the ball joints and general lack of System. I just don't view it as normal Lego as such, and it makes some pretty unique stuff in it's own right. I even mould my own heads for them sometimes.

    The part about "anything with a dragon in it" made me chuckle....
  • 91stlegotrooper91stlegotrooper Member Posts: 92
    edited July 2013
    1) Star Wars, mainly the Galactic Civil War era (aka the Clone Wars). If I love anything more than Lego, it is Star Wars.
    2)City
    3)Bionicle
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    I had some time, so I went through the thread here with a very rough comb and came up with the following. Note, I didn't include anything with only one vote, combined a few and I added mine (Trains, Modulars, CMF, Monster Fighters, Winter Village).

    30 Star Wars
    22 Castle/Kingdoms
    16 Space
    15 Pirates
    14 Modulars
    12 City
    10 Creator
    9 Trains
    7 Super Heroes
    7 Harry Potter
    5 Indiana Jones
    5 Technice
    5 CMF
    5 LOTR/The Hobbit
    3 Alien Conquest
    3 Bionicle/Hero Factory
    3 Winter Village
    3 Galaxy Squad
    3 Western
    2 Agents
    2 Vikings
    2 Studio
    2 Chima
    2 Monster Fighters
    2 Atlantis
    skeet318piratemania7icey117
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    ^ wonder how indicative that crowdsourced total goes toward explaining resale...
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,029
    @tensor, haha thats great! Glad you had some extra time on your hands.

    @jasor, you raise a very good and prominent point. Just take the top 5 from each end, search on ebay and even compare prices on bricklink and you are on to something. I'd argue CMF does have certain appeal though, albeit for other reasons and I think The Hobbit is readily available most of the time, but with time, as sets retire, you may see this jump up in a positive way on the list.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    Weirdly though, even some of the Hero Factory, not always considered 'true' Lego, goes for crazy money six months post retirement, often triple or quadruple RRP here in the UK. Black Phantom, Witch Doctor and the other big ones are worth big bucks now. And a Von Nebula set? The most expensive of them all according to fleabay.

    Yet the sets are normally an AFOL's least favourite theme (me and a few others excepted), looking at other AFOL's thoughts on this thread. Not because the sets are bad, or the story or anything, it's the lack of true System in it. It's a branch of Technic, but even then only loosely. It's like it needs a class of it's own, that stuff.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    The reason for that increase in value is that nobody invests in these, so even if the demand is low the availability is even lower.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    edited July 2013
    It's sealed set availability here. It's next to none, very slim pickings, because this is one line where 99% of the sets sold get opened. The line is bought mostly for kids, not AFOL's. Even I open the ones I have, but always end up kicking myself once the set retires and I see it on eBay selling for 4 times the RRP. Especially when I've bought 4 of them and opened them all and threw out the boxes! Frustrating!
    I may have spotted a gap in the reseller market and am very tempted to fill it now. Maybe the next one to demand higher than RRP prices post-EOL will be #44014, because it has a box not a pouch. Risky though. But that's a discussion for another thread, methinks.
    But good to see that Hero Factory does indeed have an AFOL fanbase, albeit small, which drives up prices post-EOL too.
    All IMO, may I add.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,615
    Current Themes by Lego:
    1. Modular Buildings
    2. Winter Village
    3. The Lord of the Rings/ The Hobbit
    4. Star Wars
    5. Lone Ranger

    Discontinued Themes by Lego:
    1. Harry Potter
    2. Lamborghini
    3. Agents
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    My favorites
    1) Winter Village
    2) Creator
    3) Harry Potter
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 851
    1) Super heroes
    2) Star Wars
    3) tmnt
  • legonickblegonickb Brighton, UKMember Posts: 57
    1) superheroes
    2) star wars
    3) monster fighters
  • BoiseStateBoiseState Member Posts: 804
    Harry Potter
    Super Heroes
    Modular
    Monster Fighters
    Exclusive polys(Jor El, White Boba, etc)


    Dislikes-
    Chima
    Bionicle
    Galaxy quest
    Technic
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    Classic Space up until Futuron and Blacktron. Classic Castle and Forestmen. Star Wars UCS. Architecture (though I find the sets kind of boring). And recently I've become interested in trains a but I don't want to invest.
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    While I hate admitting that my favorite theme doesn't involve a single brick, the truth is what it is - I'm hopelessly addicted to CMF.

    Favs:
    1. CMF
    2. Modulars
    3. LotR

    * Kingdoms gets an honorable mention.

    Dislikes:
    1. TMNT
    2. Chima
    3. Ninjago

    I do find it a little odd that Monster Fighters didn't make my top list considering the Haunted House is by far my favorite set of all time.
  • geographybee2012geographybee2012 Member Posts: 26
    Favorite themes:
    Star Wars
    Batman
    Technic

    Least favorite:
    Chima
    Ninjago
    Cars
    Toy Story
    TMNT
    Ben 10
    The list could go on...

    It's not that I don't like the sets themselves for a lot of these, like Ninjago (the sets are really nice) but the theme itself disgusts me. Chima especially is like cheesy Star Wars with talking cartoon animals. Basically anything that has its own TV show is at the bottom of my list (excluding Star Wars, though their Lego TV outings were horrible too).

    Cars, Ben 10 and Toy Story look too much like Duplo for me to appreciate them as Legos - for me, minifigures are a large part of what makes the set, and molds that don't even look vaguely like the classic minifigs put me off.
  • sjerakatsjerakat Member Posts: 27
    Favorite Themes:
    1. Star Wars - this theme is why I'm here and why I've spent thousands on Lego
    2. Modulars- these brought me out of the dark ages. I love each one and all together they look marvelous
    3. Expert Landmarks - dont know the name of this line but I love Tower Bridge and can't wait to get SOH

    Least Favorite:
    1. Chima - wtf?
    2. Lord of the Rings- as an HP fanatic I cannot enjoy anything Lord of the Rings.. Although I really like the unexpected gathering set, the house is so unique!
    3. Galaxy Squad - this theme leaves much to be desired
  • Big_Blue_WinkyBig_Blue_Winky Member Posts: 181
    My favourites are:
    Rock Raiders
    Anything City related
    Adventurer

    Don't really have any dislikes as I think I just ignore anything that is of no interest to me.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,385
    ^ Lord of the Rings. All they did was walk. Even the trees walked. :-)
    sjerakatBig_Blue_Winky
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652
    @tensor- add another CMF, LOTR/The Hobbit, and Winter Village to that list of yours please.
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,029
    I get the winter village thing; it's probably near the top for me too. I'm just surprised so many people have mentioned that and called it out as their favorite.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    1st: Star Wars
    2nd: Superheroes
    3rd: Modulars
    4th: Sculptures
    5th: Ferrari/Lamborghini/VW
    6th: LotR
    7th: Winter Village
    8th: CMF
    9th: Trains
    10th: PotC
  • LegoMom1LegoMom1 Member Posts: 652

    I get the winter village thing; it's probably near the top for me too. I'm just surprised so many people have mentioned that and called it out as their favorite.

    It's a favorite of mine because it is a nice build, but more importantly, for Lego people, aka AFOL and TFOL, it's a way to display and celebrate the Christmas holidays with a bit of Lego style!

    TheLoneTensor
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