2022 is a monumental year for LEGO – everyone’s favourite toy brand turns 90 (!) next year and to celebrate its decades of heritage, LEGO is giving its fans unprecedented power – the ability to vote for one of 30 Classic Themes to be reimagined as a single new product for the 2022 Lego Adult Portfolio.
And yes, that means exactly what it reads. If you want Classic Space (or Castle, or Bionicles) to get the Pirates of Barracuda Bay treatment – this is your opportunity to make your voice heard.
The 30 Themes
- Classic Space
- Classic Castle
- Lion Knights
- Black Falcons
- Model Team
- Black Knights
- Space Police
- Dragon Knights
- Ice Planet
- Time Cruisers
- Xtreme Team
- Rock Raiders
- Alpha Team
Here’s a gallery of all eligible themes!
How will voting work?
There will be 2 rounds – the first round, where LEGO fans will be able to pick from one of 30 Classic Themes that LEGO have handpicked. Voting runs from 17 – 25 January 2021, and the results will be completely transparent.
The top three themes from this fan vote will then go into the Round 2, where LEGO fans will vote again on 3 February 2021.
The exact wording of how the winning set will be determined is pretty tricky, and nebulous:
We will run this fan vote of all 30 themes from today the 17th of January 2021, to the 25th of January 2021. Then on February 3rd 2021, we will launch a second fan vote of the top three themes from this fan vote which will run until February 10th 2021. One of these three themes will be what the 90th Anniversary Set will be based on, but we still want to know what the most popular of the final three is!
It’s pretty strange, but the way I’m reading it is that the Top 3 themes voted will be considered, but it will ultimately be LEGO’s prerogative on which theme actually becomes the 90th Anniversary set.
Unfortunately, this vote will not be transparent, so it’s still a little bit of a secret. Also, for extra secrecy, the winner of the 2nd round vote will be kept secret, until the reveal of the set in 2022.
All voting will occur on the LEGO Ideas website
Now, fans will be a little disappointed that the second (and most important round’s) vote results will be kept secret, but I have a great reason why.
It’s not going to be a secret because ICE PLANET is going to embarrass every other theme in the final round.
Seriously, if you consider yourself a Jay’s Brick Blog reader you better vote for Ice Planet above all else, even Classic Space and Castle.
In all honesty, taking predictions for the Top 3 themes – I think we’ll see Classic Space, Castle and maybe even a darkhorse candidate like Bionicle.
Bonus prediction – I think Bionicle will end up trouncing Classic Space in the finals BUT because of the opaque nature of the final decision, I have a hunch that Classic Space has already been decided as the eventual winner.
It’ll be interesting to see the fandoms duke it out!
Let me know in the comments what you’re voting for!