Here’s Your Chance to Revive a Classic LEGO Theme Set

Classic LEGO Theme

Today is the last day for LEGO Ideas’ latest online activity. In case you missed it, LEGO has launched a new LEGO Ideas Activity to mark the LEGO Group’s 90th Anniversary. And as a way of paying forward to its ever-growing adult LEGO fan base, LEGO is giving us the chance to determine which among its 30 favorite classic LEGO themes will be revived as the basis for its 90th Anniversary Set. This classic LEGO set will then be released sometime in 2022 as part of the LEGO Adult Portfolio.

The contest is divided into two parts, with the first voting cycle launching last week, January 17, and slated to end on January 25 giving loyal LEGO adult fans another day to cast their votes.

For the first round, LEGO fans can select up to 3 candidates from the following themes and subthemes: Trains (1966), Town (1978), Classic Space (1978), Classic Castle (1978), Lion Knights (1984), Black Falcons (1984), Model Team (1986), Forestmen (1987), Blacktron (1987), Black Knights (1988), Pirates (1989), Imperials (1989), Space Police (1989), M-Tron (1990), Wolfpack (1992), Paradisa (1992), Dragon Knights (1993), Ice Planet (1993), Aquazone (1995), Spyrius (1994), Exploriens (1996), Time Cruisers (1996), Divers (1997), Adventurers (1998), Xtreme Team (1998), Rock Raiders (1993), Studios (2000), Bionicle (2001), Arctic (2000), and Alpha Team (2001).

The results from this first round of voting will then be carried over as the basis for the second round of voting which will run from February 3 to 10. The top three themes to be selected from this final round will be the basis for the LEGO 90th Anniversary Set that LEGO intends to be a surprise.

As shared by The Brick Fan, the top three leading themes as of Thursday last week are Bionicle, Classic Space, and Pirates. Though a lot can still happen by the end of the first voting period, I find it more feasible that Bionicle may eventually rise as the theme of choice considering that we already have a recent, Pirates-inspired set in the form of the LEGO Ideas Pirates of Barracuda Bay (21322).  Furthermore, LEGO Ideas also has its share of Space and NASA-based sets in the form of the LEGO Ideas NASA Apollo Saturn V (92176) and International Space Station (21321). And though LEGO tried to revive interest in the Bionicle theme with its 2016 offering, this latest LEGO Ideas activity may somehow show that LEGO Bionicle is still very much in the minds of adult LEGO fans.

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The LEGO Bionicle Pohatu (8531), one of the earliest sets released under the theme back in 2001.

Remember that you still have 24 hours to cast your vote over at the LEGO Ideas platform. So what classic LEGO theme do you think the 90th-anniversary set will be based on? Will LEGO Bionicle come on top? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

2 thoughts on “Here’s Your Chance to Revive a Classic LEGO Theme Set”

  1. Vikings. Probably the best Lego sets ever. The long ship, the castle, the Dragon and the serpent. Fantastic
    Scandinavian History.

    1. Yep, I’ve included that in my vote as well along with the classic Castle and Bionicle themes. 🙂

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