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TOP 5 DISCONTINUED THEMES THAT NEED TO COME BACK! (Least to best)
Hey Lego collectors, Today I am counting down the top 5 Lego themes that need to make a comeback!!
NOTE: This is only my own opinion!! Please be respectful if you disagree, Thanks!
This theme may not have lasted long, But the few sets released were really good. To The iconic Spinx to a great pyramid build, it would be great to see this theme come back
I think that many fans have a lot of nostalgia when it comes to the Monster fighters Line. What a shame that we only got one wave!!
3) Legends of Chima
This one is kind of personal and may not apply to everybody, But chima was one of my favorite themes of all time, and it would be great to see new tribes if the show and sets would come back.
another theme full of nostalgia, Like star wars this is one of the most iconic movie franchises out there, and With the 5th film coming out soon it would be a great opportunity to bring back the theme, with both new and old sets!!
1) Last but not least LORD OF THE RINGS
LOTR is one of the best lego themes out there with some of the most outstanding builds and minifigures. this is really what lego is missing The classic Knight feel that LOTR has is something very important to LEGO
That covers it for this list!! let me know what you think down below!!!!!
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Bonus choice: Castle
5. Adventurers - need an excuse for more exotic animals
4. Pirates - want another imperial flagship, red coats or blue coats
2. Western - something about the Wild West and steam engines draws me
1. Space - classic or Mission to Mars
Monster Fighters definitely deserves a return though, particularly if they went a bit more gothic.
For castle i would love to see some more from the fantasy era.
With western i was a huge fan of the lone ranger line, I would love some more sets from that.
LOTR and Indiana Jones would be welcome also. I wouldn't be upset if they did another wave of monster fighters. The haunted mansion is one of my all time favorites.
There is certainly a gap in Lego’s historically themed sets. At school, children are always learning history topics and it’s a shame lego don’t produce more/any such sets these days. The Roman and Egyptian themes by Playmobil are lovely and my youngest son loves them. I wish lego produced these! I wonder if there are any AFOP!
I know there are CMFs of historical times so it’s frustrating these aren’t developed further currently.
But Lego knows what it’s doing, so presumably there isn’t a market these days for history sets (apart from my kids).
I've recently bought a couple Alien Conquest sets which i like a lot too. I'd vote for a resurrection of that line any day along with Scooby-Doo..
* Something more substantial than the small sets currently offered...
Character going back thru time visiting historical places or key moments. Great educational opportunities!
but to play along.
Indiana Jones - with a fifth film in the offing I think there is a very real chance we will see more. There are a lot of scenes and character missing, maybe even worth doing a what’s missing segment :)
pirates - always welcome and again I think quite likely we will see something at some point in the future
3. Space (some sort of non-Star Wars space exploration theme)
5. “From the Vault” In other words, anything I’m forgetting that could be re-released as a “from the vault” theme :)
Not to mention, Hitomi (Sensei Keiken’s granddaughter) was by far my favorite character in the original story. So if they made the next mecha theme like that a little less strictly boy-targeted I wouldn’t mind that one bit. I recognize chances are pretty slim at the time being, since the mecha genre is far from a well established cash cow in the girls’ toy market, but on the other hand, The LEGO Movie 2 is starting to push boundaries in some interesting ways.
If anything it tends to be AFOLs who are hung up on the idea that a castle is not a “real” LEGO castle unless it meets certain Castle theme design standards, namely being primarily grey/black, sticking strictly to bog standard medieval fantasy tropes, and using traditional minifigures.
But are kids who don’t care about the heritage of the theme really likely to care so much whether their castle fits with a decades-old collection of previous Castle sets and factions — particularly when their interest in fantasy adventures probably extends to other interests like movies, toys, books, and video games that aren’t LEGO-related to begin with? Like, if a kid likes Minecraft AND castles, it stands to reason they wouldn’t be biased against a LEGO castle because it happens to be a Minecraft set.
Having grown up in the 90s and 2000s I’m very aware of how many AFOLs at that time outright hated stuff like Aquazone, Exploriens, Time Cruisers, Fright Knights, Life on Mars, Bionicle, Knights’ Kingdom II, or Vikings that didn’t live up to or fit in with their more or less arbitrary standards of what LEGO themes SHOULD be like, and it certainly didn’t diminish my enjoyment of those sets or themes… even the ones with genuine design weaknesses that wouldn’t become apparent to me until I looked back on them as an adult.
Now, I’m well aware that kids can be just as arbitrary in their sense of how things should or shouldn’t be as adults… I’m remembering a particular LEGO Message Boards topic from a few years ago that lambasted the LEGO Elves theme because “real” dragons are a fearsome force of nature that people can’t hope to ride or befriend, among other oddly specific facts about “real” dragons that must have been picked up from some particular book, movie, or series.
But I think a lot of AFOLs are often too quick to assume that kids’ toy related tastes and prejudices mirror their own. I mean, it’s downright normal for each generation of kids to go crazy for music or toys or movies or games or tv series their parents and elders just don’t get.
Personally Elves was the fantasy Castle type theme I really wanted, just it used minidolls where I’d have preferred minifigures but that wasn't at all a deal breaker for me.
Stuff like Cinderella based castles could probably better be described as palaces, which would explain the typical castle fans don't even look at them. As for Nexo Knights, while I can see where it has castle roots the style of the builds is far more Sci Fi so it's hard to really see it as castles with the exception of some of the villain based sets. Similarly with Minecraft, a lot of it is so stylized that it's hard to not see it simply as Minecraft sets, regardless as to if they are Minecraft castles they'll still look more Minecraft than castle.
Harry Potter is an interesting one, because the setting is essentially a castle, it's only the minifigures and some parts of the sets that separate it as such, so it would be very easy to just build the castle elements, sell the minifigures and redress the castle as a more historical than fantasy setting. That said I know for a lot of people the effort of customising sets is too much and they just want official sets, which is fair enough, but as AFOLs we have to accept that what we want isn't going to be the same as what kids want.
Power Miners, Atlantis, Alien Conquest, etc.... these were all huge themes for my son, and as they faded away and TLG moved to more licensed sets, he has always had a harder time finding sets he likes.
My top wants.
1) Elves (This was one of the best lines, with color, detail and uniqueness)
2) I would have loved the Disney Castle to not be a one and done, but to be part of a larger theme of adult Disney sets.
Doesn't McFarlane have TWD license? I don't know how well that theme did for them, but I wouldn't mind having Lego produce some sets.
Lego combined Space and Castle with Nexo Knights. What about Space Pirates? Along the lines of the Ravagers in Guardians of the Galaxy. They could have some interesting ship designs.