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Notes to help keep track of stuff as we (me?) wrangle themes into submission.

  • A Supertheme is like a Theme's genre
  • Other possible choices are things like Explorers, Monsters, Dinosaurs, Spies...but we probably don't want to go too "unofficial"
  • One interpretation of a Subtheme would be as a new take or rebranding of a Supertheme. In this way, City and World City are Subthemes of the Town Supertheme.
  • For Themes with a story, a Subtheme can also be thought of as an arc
  • With Themes like Marvel Super Heroes, Subthemes can be thought of as different parts of the universe (such as X-Men and Spider-Man) when an arc is not apparent
  • The system is the "medium" of a set; what pieces make it up. The classic interlocking brick system would be LEGO System. Other systems are TECHNIC, DUPLO, and CCBS.
  • Toyline is something which I think we can define for ourselves. I'm thinking that this is not about the subject of the set (that would be the Theme) as much as what type of set it is. And no, that does not mean the System. A toyline can span multiple themes, whether they be super-, sub-, or unrelated.
  • This is why I am considering things like Spinners and Speedorz part of a separate toyline; they are different from the "classic" construction sets.
  • What about Ninjago sets that include spinners though?
  • What about Nexo Knights Ultimate sets which are pretty normal, but still that theme's equivalent of Spinners?
  • Likewise, for Ideas, the difference is releasing sets based on fan vote.
  • And Dimensions, Collectable Minifigures, LEGO Games....
  • Also would include action figure themes and girl themes. Probably education stuff too.
  • Gear, Books, Video games, etc.
  • Would this include Exclusives, D2Cs, etc.?
  • Currently, we tend to conflate System with Toyline or sometimes, especially with DUPLO, Theme
  • Constraction is a toyline. I've been confusing it with CCBS, which is a System.
  • In TECHNIC's case, it is also a Toyline, which is in turn the Toyline's Theme (or main outlet if it is easier to think of it that way).
  • I guess this is why we just use the regular Theme to denote vanilla Subthemes
  • I barely understand what that means

Theme nesting

  • Adventurers
  • Adventurers Egypt
  • Adventurers Jungle
  • Dino Island
  • Orient Expedition
  • Agents
  • Alpha Team
  • Mission Deep Sea
  • Mission Deep Freeze
  • Aqua Raiders
  • Aquazone
  • Aquanauts
  • Aquasharks
  • Aquaraiders
  • Hydronauts
  • Stingrays
  • Atlantis
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Batman
  • Belville
  • Beach
  • Cold North
  • Dollhouse
  • Equestrian
  • Fairytales
  • Flower Fairies
  • Golden Palace
  • Hospital
  • Princesses
  • Ben 10
  • BIONICLE
  • Mata Nui
  • Metru Nui
  • Voya Nui
  • Mahri Nui
  • Karda Nui
  • Bara Magna
  • BIONICLE Stars
  • Okoto
  • Castle
  • Classic Castle
  • Black Falcons
  • Black Knights
  • Forestmen
  • Crusaders
  • Wolfpack
  • Dragon Masters
  • Royal Knights
  • Dark Forest
  • Fright Knights
  • Ninja
  • Knights' Kingdom
  • Knights' Kingdom II
  • Castle (2007)
  • Kingdoms
  • Castle (2013)
  • Nexo Knights
  • Dino
  • Dino 2010
  • Dino Attack
  • Dinosaurs
  • Disney
  • "Stand alone" sets (no subtheme)
  • 427 Pluto ; Toyline: Wooden toys
  • 21303 WALL•E; Toyline: Ideas
  • 71012 The Disney Series; Toyline: Collectable Minifigures
  • 71040 The Disney Castle; Toyline: System? Direct to Consumer? Something else?
  • Disney Princess (Toylines: DUPLO and System?)
  • Palace Pets
  • Disney Junior
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Sofia the First
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Miles From Tomorrowland
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Disney's Baby Mickey
  • Mickey Mouse & Friends
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story 3 (Toylines: System? and DUPLO)
  • Cars (Disney) (really ought to be renamed to just "Cars" - nobody knows the other one)
  • Cars 2
  • Prince of Persia
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • On Stranger Tides
  • We don't have pages for the other PotC movies. Should we create them?
  • The Lone Ranger
  • Planes
  • Elves
  • Exo-Force
  • Golden City
  • Deep Jungle
  • Legends of Chima (W/ Constraction, Speedorz, Battle Packs, etc. products)
  • Legend Beasts
  • Outlands
  • Fire vs. Ice
  • Fabuland
  • Friends
  • Animals
  • Jungle Rescue
  • Pop Star
  • Party
  • Adventure Camp
  • Amusement Park
  • Galidor
  • Ghostbusters
  • Harry Potter
  • Sorcerer's Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Phoenix
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows
  • Hero Factory
  • Rise of the Rookies (how terrifying)
  • Ordeal of Fire
  • Savage Planet
  • Breakout
  • Brain Attack
  • Invasion from Below
  • Indiana Jones
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Temple of Doom
  • Last Crusader
  • Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Jurassic World
  • Minecraft
  • Mixels
  • Whatever we do with Minifigures
  • Monster Fighters
  • Ninjago
  • Rise of the Snakes
  • Stone Army
  • Rebooted
  • Possession
  • Skybound
  • Rise of the Villains
  • Power Miners
  • Rock Raiders
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Space
  • Classic Space
  • Blacktron
  • Futuron
  • Space Police
  • M-Tron
  • Blacktron Future Generation
  • Space Police II
  • Ice Planet 2002
  • Spyrius
  • Unitron
  • Exploriens
  • UFO
  • Roboforce
  • Insectoids
  • Rock Raiders
  • Life on Mars
  • Mars Mission
  • Space Police III
  • Alien Conquest
  • Galaxy Squad
  • Time Cruisers
  • Time Twisters
  • Speed Champions
  • Spider-Man
  • SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Star Wars (W/ System, TECHNIC, Constraction, Microfighter (or Chibi?) etc. products)
  • Episode I The Phantom Menace
  • Episode II Attack of the Clones
  • Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Episode IV A New Hope
  • Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  • Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  • Episode VII The Force Awakens
  • The Clone Wars
  • Rebels
  • Legends
  • Rogue One
  • Super Heroes (W/ System, Constraction, Juniors, DUPLO, BrickHeadz, and Mighty Micro (or Chibi?) products)
  • Marvel
  • DC Comics
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • One for the movie? What would we call it?
  • The Angry Birds Movie
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Simpsons
  • Ultra Agents
  • Pirates
  • Pirates (faction)
  • Imperial Soldiers
  • Imperial Guard
  • Imperial Armada
  • Islanders
  • Pirates (4+)
  • Pirates (DUPLO)
  • Vikings
  • Western
  • Cowboys
  • Bandits
  • Cavalry
  • Indians

Things to note:

  • "Girl" toyline won't work; that would mean separate DUPLO toylines
  • 4 Juniors is a toyline (in the same way TECHNIC is)
  • I kind of want to make Batman part of the Super Heroes supertheme. I'm a bit confused about what to do with Spider-Man though, since that had a different license before
  • I guess that the new Marvel stuff does include at least one Sony product though. Spider-Man is Spider-Man?
  • I copied the Belville subthemes from the infobox; none of them had links and don't appear on Brickset.
  • I got tired of listing toylines () when we haven't even got a terribly definitive idea of what those'll end up being.