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LEGO Basketball was a subtheme of Sports that ran from 2003 to 2004 with sets and to 2005 with accessories.

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3432 NBA Challenge

The Basketball subtheme was originally licensed by the NBA in 2003, ending the next year. These sets were based on real games, court games, and simple street games.

The minifigures in this theme were known for their special design. They have spring-loaded legs and specially designed hands so players can shoot, pass and even reverse slam dunk. It took a team of four LEGO designers and six engineers a full year just to develop the arms and hands so that the minifigures could properly hold, and throw a small basketball piece.

These minifigures also featured more realistic skin tones, being based on real-life NBA players from real teams.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
10121-1.jpg10121NBA Basketball Teams165$10.002003
3390-1.jpg3390Streetball Player51 2003
3427 NBA Slam Dunk.jpg3427NBA Slam Dunk541 2003
3428 One vs One Action.jpg3428One vs One Action372$10.002003
3429-1.jpg3429Ultimate Defense802$15.002003
3430-1-1.jpg3430NBA Spin and Shoot712 2003
4b699d903acd9 31594n.jpg3431Streetball 2 vs 21824 2003
3432-1.jpg3432NBA Challenge44110 NBA Players 2003
NBA Challenge.png3433Ultimate NBA Arena48110 2003
3440 Jam Session.jpg3440NBA Jam Session Co-Pack682 2003
3500 Kobe Bryant.png3500Kobe Bryant4Kobe Bryant 2003
3529-1-1057214817.jpg3529Pau Gasol3Pau Gasol 2003
3530.jpg3530Tony Parker4Tony Parker 2003
3548 Slam Dunk Trainer.jpg3548Slam Dunk Trainer161$4.002003
3549-1.jpg3549Practice Shooting181$4.002003
3550.jpg3550Jump and Shoot171 2003
41NGVOjlZTL.jpg3560NBA Collectors10Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Pau Gasol 2003
3561 NBA Collectors -2.jpg3561NBA Collectors10Shaquille O'Neal, Antoine Walker, Tony Parker$8.002003
3562 NBA Collectors 3.jpg3562NBA Collectors11Gary Payton, Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter 2003
3563 NBA Collectors -4.jpg3563NBA Collectors10Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Toni Kukoc$8.002003
3564 NBA Collectors -5.jpg3564NBA Collectors10Karl Malone, Allen Iverson, Steve Francis 2003
3565.jpg3565NBA Collectors12Paul Pierce,

Jerry Stackhouse,

Steve Nash
 2003
3566-1.jpg3566NBA Collectors10Jalen Rose, Pedrag Stojakovic, Kevin Garnett$9.992003
3567-1.jpg3567NBA Collectors10Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Allan Houston 2003
3584 Rapid Return.jpg3584Rapid Return461 2003
5013 Free Throw.jpg5013Basketball251 2003
5016-1.jpg5016Player and Backboard17Basketball Player 2003
7917-1.jpg7917Blue Basketball Player5 2004
7918-1.jpg7918Green Basketball Player5 2004


Minifigures

Notes

  • Various minifigures from this theme appear in The LEGO Movie as Master Builders,
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