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Final Vote for LEGO Classic Theme Anniversary Set

You might remember that last month LEGO asked fans to help choose a classic LEGO theme to be reimagined as a single new product scheduled to be released in 2022. For the first voting round, LEGO created a list of 30 favorite classic LEGO themes, and LEGO fans had a chance to choose their three favorites (see: Vote for LEGO Classic Theme for 90th Anniversary Set!)

The first voting round is now over, with more than 77,000 people voting for their favorite classic LEGO themes. The LEGO Ideas team was absolutely blown away by the incredible interest and support, and they wanted to thank everyone who made their voices heard in the first fan vote.

Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard in this fan vote. We have seen every single one of your votes and comments both on LEGO Ideas and off, it’s mind-blowing how excited you all are. And we are too! – The LEGO Ideas Team

The classic themes you could choose from in the first round were as follows: Trains, Town, Classic Space, Classic Castle, Lion Knights, Black Falcons, Model Team, Forestmen, Blacktron, Black Knights, Pirates, Imperials, Space Police, M-Tron, Wolfpack, Paradisa, Dragon Knights, Ice Planet, Aquazone, Spyrius, Exploriens, Time Cruisers, Divers, Adventurers, Xtreme Team, Rock Raiders, Studios, Bionicle, Arctic, and Alpha Team. The top three voted themes were: Bionicle, Classic Space, and Pirates. You can see the full numbers for each theme below:

  • Bionicle – 24,799
  • Classic Space – 18,171
  • Pirates – 15,884
  • Trains – 14,855
  • Adventurers – 13,988
  • Classic Castle -12,603
  • Forestmen – 8,056
  • Lion Knights – 7,117
  • Imperials – 7,012
  • Town – 6,610
  • Black Knights – 6,427
  • Model Team – 6,397
  • Dragon Knights – 6,334
  • Space Police – 5,738
  • Rock Raiders – 5,298
  • Studios – 5,179
  • Blacktron – 5,088
  • Ice Planet – 4,503
  • Black Falcons – 4,244
  • Aquazone – 4,051
  • M-Tron – 3,555
  • Alpha Team – 2,807
  • Paradisa – 2,584
  • Time Cruisers – 2,234
  • Wolfpack – 2,111
  • Exploriens – 1,695
  • Arctic – 1,620
  • Divers – 1,424

Although three winners emerged, the LEGO Ideas team had seen an absolutely huge amount of support for Castle and each of the subthemes of Castle. They believe that they have made a mistake in not having all the Castle themes as just the one option to vote on in the first round. Even if you combine ‘Classic Castle’ and ‘Forestmen’ and not all of the other Castle subthemes, it pushes the number of votes up and Castle would be in the top three. This is what the results would look like with consolidated sub-themes for Castle:

  • Adding up every user that cast either 1, 2, or 3 votes for Castle, that’s 33,489 users (more than double the necessary votes to make the top three).
  • Adding up all of the non-fantasy castle themes, excluding Classic Castle (Lion Knights, Black Falcons, Black Knights, Forestmen, and Wolfpack) there are 20,821 users who cast a vote for at least one of these themes.
  • Adding up Forestmen, Lion Knights, and Black Nights, (the three themes to succeed the Classic Yellow Castle) there are16,030 users who cast a vote, again enough to take the 3rd place position from Pirates.

Because of this, the LEGO Ideas team decided that for the second round of voting, they increase the originally planned three options to four, including Castle, as to not push out Pirates. This means that the second fan vote includes the following options: Bionicle, Classic Space, Pirates, and Castle.

We feel as though this is one of the best ways not only to honor the winners of this fan vote, but also to let the voices of 33,489 people who voted for Castle or a subtheme be heard. If we consolidated any other sub-themes together, for example ‘Classic Space’ and ‘Space Police’ or any other subtheme, it wouldn’t change the top three, and the winners. The only exception is Castle! We hope you understand why we’re changing the rules slightly, and that you’re excited to cast your final vote to help us decide which themed set to launch in 2022! – The LEGO Ideas Team

Now that all of that got sorted out, it’s time to cast your vote again amongst the top four. The second vote will close on February 10th at 11AM CEST. It’s already guaranteed that one of these four themes will be what the 90th Anniversary Set will be based on, but the LEGO Ideas team still wants to know what the most popular of the final four is! Below is the link to vote in the second round.

What do you think? Are you excited about this announcement? Which classic LEGO themes did you vote for in the first round and which one would you like to see turned into an anniversary set? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Martin February 8, 2021, 11:35 AM

    Castle. Voting for castle.

  • hushpuppy February 8, 2021, 11:58 AM

    How did Bionicle get to the top?! I didn’t know it was still so popular. Anyway, voted classic space.

    • Robert R. February 8, 2021, 12:11 PM

      I was reading that Bionicle fans may have used bots or something. I don’t know, but they sure came out of the woodwork. Have you seen all the Bionicle memes?

      • Rex Dangervest February 8, 2021, 12:19 PM

        Eh, I doubt they will pick bionicle. They don’t have all the specialized parts anymore. Voted for pirates, because we can never have enough pirates.

        • yoladiel February 8, 2021, 12:39 PM

          Lego wouldn’t have put them on the list unless they already had some ideas on how to make it happen. I was surprised they were on top though. I expected them to be on top, but not first place. I’m voting for classic space because I want more non-star wars spaceships. SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP, SPACESHIP!!!!

  • Undercover Afol February 8, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Even though I love pirates and classic space, I voted for castle because that’s what we have been missing the most. We got barracuda bay for pirate fans, and we always have some kind of spaceship that can be modified.

  • Håkan February 8, 2021, 1:14 PM

    According to StoneWars,de, it seems that Spyrius took the 29th spot, and Extreme Team the 30th.

    And the Bionicle fandom is somewhere on the side of regular Lego fandom, so it might have been underrated. You can check out DuckBricks YouTube channel, he’s explaining a lot of the Bionicle issues quite eloquently.

    • Håkan February 9, 2021, 6:52 PM

      *underestimated*, I meant…

  • Pepper February 8, 2021, 1:47 PM

    Why can’t they just do all four themes? They are all popular. The results of the first survey aren’t exactly a surprise. Afols have been asking for all three classic themes for like forever. Bionicle fans are younger, but they have been asking to bring back Bionicle for a long time too. Just make four anniversary sets, celebrating the four most popular themes of all time.

  • Legostuff14 February 8, 2021, 4:19 PM

    Wow! Pepper . You must have read my mind. Why should Lego go through all this trouble ( as well as why should the fans go through it)? If Lego puts out one theme each year or put out two themes each year. Than they would be set for a very long time. Than Lego won’t have to ask us what theme should they do or to create something new. At this piont the concept of listening to the fans should come in handy. 👂🤔.

    • Håkan February 9, 2021, 12:06 PM

      YouTuber DuckBricks has analyzed that the way the second vote is non-transparent, and the phrasing that Lego would have final say on what set to produce, anyway, is an indication that the results would be slightly rigged in the favor of some pre-conceived sets. In general, this would be more like free market research on AFOL’s interests, than an actual binding poll.

      Thus, the most popular options would be likely to get some throwback some time, just maybe not in 2022.

      Just don’t hold your breath for an Extreme Team remake, or the Monorail, due to the oftentimes stated economical reasons…

  • Henry III February 8, 2021, 10:15 PM

    It’s good for them they included Castle. It’s interesting that Classic Castle got the most votes. Do people really want a yellow castle? I would rather have something more realistic from later years.

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