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Sports was a System compatible toyline that involved tabletop versions of team sports such as Basketball, Football (Soccer) and Hockey, as well as other sports like skateboarding or snowboarding (both under the name Gravity Games). Most sets included normal System elements and even normal minifigures but also featured many new unique pieces to enable various new playability functions that were characterictic to this theme and set it apart from other sports-related conventional LEGO sets.

The name Sports and the logo first appeared in 2003, although the first Sports-styled soccer-sets already appeared in 2000. But these were then sold under their own logo and not under the Sports brand until 2003 when LEGO added additional forms of sport to its portfolio.

Licensing contracts allowed LEGO to sell many of its sets with the official logos of major sports organizations related to the sport featured in the sets, such as NBA, NHL, NHL Players' Association and Gravity Games or sporting good manfacturers like Adidas.

Featured sports

Soccer / Football

Football was the first sport featured in the sports theme. The first sets were released in 2000. The play principle involved minifigures on fixed positions that were mounted on flexible stands in the center of small pits on the field. The football would fall into one of the pits and flipping back and releasing the respective figure would flick the ball out of the pit into the desired direction. With this concept, two large football fields for team matches and several small training setups with fewer figures were released.

Basketball

Basketball worked in a similar way as soccer, but the ball had to be picked up from the pit first by bending the minifigures over so that the ball was grabbed between the arms. It was then flipped back and upon release the ball was flicked away. The minifigures have special leg segments with springs so they could be bent over easier.

Hockey

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There were some sets featuring LEGO Hockey Minifigures, as well as larger figures that moved their hockey stick when hit on the head using TECHNIC parts. Also seen was a set based on Street Hockey. Interestingly, while this is a System theme, there were only two System sets but a large number of TECHNIC sets.


Skateboarding and snowboarding (Gravity Games)

These sets featured normal minifigures on small boards that could be used in a way similar to fingerboards. The sets also included several accessories such as ramps, rails or half pipes.

Sets

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
TS14.jpgTS14T-Shirt, Soccer1  
1428 Kick 'n' Score.jpg1428Kick 'n' Score  2002
1429 Package.jpg1429Goalkeeper Training231 2002
1430 Precision Training.jpg1430Precision Training  2002
3310-1.jpg3310Press Box932 1998
3311-1.jpg3311Television Tower98Camera Man , Camera Woman 1998
3312-1.jpg3312Paramedic Unit782 1998
No image3389Skateboarder   
3390-1.jpg3390Streetball Player51 2003
3401 Box.jpg3401Shoot 'n' Score222$5.992001
3402 Small Grandstand with Lights.jpg3402Grandstand592$10.002001
3403 Box.jpg3403Grandstand with Scoreboard793$14.992000
3404 Black Team Transport.jpg3404Black Team Bus1266 2001
3405-1.png3405Blue Team Bus1266 2001
3406 Americas Bus.jpg3406Americas Team Transport1266$19.992000
3407 Red Team Transport.jpg3407Red Team Transport1266 2001
3408.jpg3408Super Sports Coverage2135 2001
3409.jpg3409Championship Challenge274Goalkeepers (2),

Red and White Players (5),

Green and White Players (5)
$49.992000
3410 Field Expansion Set.jpg3410Field Expansion Set494$15.002000
3411 Team Transport.jpg3411Team Transport1266$20.002000
3412 Point Shooting.jpg3412Point Shooting241$4.992000
3413 Goalkeeper.jpg3413Goal Keeper271$4.992000
3414 Box.jpg3414Precision Shooting231$4.992000
3415.jpg3415Japanese Soccer Team  Unreleased (Would have been 2001)
3416 Women's Soccer Team.jpg3416Women's Soccer Team626$10.002001
3418 Point Shooting.jpg3418Point Shooting24Soccer Player 2001
3419 Precision Shooting.jpg3419Precision Shooting23Soccer Player 2001
3420-1-2.jpg3420Championship Challenge II37612 2002
3421-1.jpg34213 vs. 3 Shootout2256$30.002002
3422-1-2.jpg3422Shoot-N-Save1062$20.002002
3423-2.jpg3423Freekick Frenzy51Person (x2)$9.992002
3424-1-2.jpg3424Target Practice371 2002
3425-football soccer2.jpg3425Grand Championship Cup54822 2002
3426 Adidas Team Transport.jpg3426Adidas Team Transport1256 2002
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
No image3431Street Ball 2 vs 2   
3432-1.jpg3432NBA Challenge44110 NBA Players 2003
NBA Challenge.png3433Ultimate NBA Arena48110 2003
No image3440NBA Jam Session   
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
3535 Box.jpg3535Skateboard Street Park691$9.992003
3536 Box.jpg3536Snowboard Big Air Comp82Snowboarder 2003
3537-1.jpg3537Skateboard Vert Park Challenge882 Skateboarders$20.002003
3538-1-1.jpg3538Snowboard Boarder Cross Race1972 Snowboarders 2003
3540-1-1.jpg3540Puck Passer44 2003
3541-1-1.jpg3541Slap Shot45 2003
3542-1-1.jpg3542Flip Shot46 2003
3543 Box.jpg3543Slammer Goalie43 2003
3544-1.jpg3544Game Set146 2003
3545-1-1.jpg3545Puck Feeder152 2003
3548 Slam Dunk Trainer.jpg3548Slam Dunk Trainer161$4.002003
3549-1.jpg3549Practice Shooting181$4.002003
3550.jpg3550Jump and Shoot171 2003
3557 Blue Player and Goal.jpg3557Blue Player and Goal34$3.992003
3558 Red Player and Goal.jpg3558Red Player and Goal34$4.002003
3559 Red Player and Blue Player.jpg3559Red and Blue Player41 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
3568-1.jpg3568Soccer Target Practice262 2006
3569-1.jpg3569Grand Soccer Stadium38614$49.992006
3570 Street Soccer.jpg3570Street Soccer1994$20.002006
3573.jpg3573Superstar Figure9Super Goalie 2007
3578-1.jpg3578NHL Championship Challenge374Hockey Player 1 Hockey Player 2 Hockey Player 3 Hockey Player 4 Hockey Player 5 Hockey Player 6 Hockey Player 7 Hockey Player 8 2004
3579-1.jpg3579NHL Street Hockey1142 Street Hockey players$19.992004
3584 Rapid Return.jpg3584Rapid Return461 2003
3585 Snowboard Super Pipe.jpg3585Snowboard Super Pipe2252 2003
4202652.JPG4202562Football1 2005
4443 Defender 1.jpg4443Defender 141 2002
4444 Defender 2.png4444Defender 241 2002
4445 Midfielder 1.png4445Midfielder 141 2002
4446 Forwarder 1.png4446Forwarder 141 2002
4447 Forwarder 2.png4447Forwarder 241 2002
4448 Defender 3.png4448Defender 341 2002
4449 Defender 4.png4449Defender 441 2002
4450 Midfielder 2.png4450Midfielder 241 2002
4451 Forwarder 3.png4451Forwarder 341 2002
4452 Forwarder 4.png4452Forwarder 441 2002
4453 Goal Keeper.png4453Goal Keeper41 2002
4454 Referee.png4454Referee61 2002
4455 Hotdog Girl.png4455Hot Dog Girl6Hot Dog Girl 2002
4456 Doctor.png4456Doctor51 2002
4457 TV Cameraman.png4457TV Cameraman41 2002
4458 TV Camera.png4458TV Camera11 2002
4459 PK Kicker.png4459PK Kicker4 2002
4460 Goal.png4460Goal7 2002
4461 Bench.png4461Bench7 2002
4462 Hotdog Trolley.png4462Hotdog Trolley19 2002
4463 Light.png4463Light16 2002
4464 Bottle Case.png4464Bottle Case7 2002
4465 Vending Machine.png4465Vending Machine6 2002
4466 Sign Board.png4466Sign Board3 2002
4467 Strecher.png4467Stretcher3 2002
4468 Stand.png4468Stand9 2002
4469 Drink Stand.png4469Drink Stand8 2002
4470 Ball.png4470Ball2 2002
4471 Secret Set A.png4471Secret Set A4Coca-Cola Sponsor 2002
4472 Secret Set B.png4472Secret Set B4Coca-Cola sponsor 2002
5012.jpg5012Footballer and Goal151 September 2003
No image5013Free Throw   
5014 2 Players.jpg50142 Players28 2003
No image5015Skateboarder   
5016-1.jpg5016Player and Backboard17Basketball Player 2003
5017 2 Players.jpg50172 Players36 2003
5018.jpg5018Snowboarder17Snowboarder 2003
7917-1.jpg7917Blue Basketball Player5 2004
7918-1.jpg7918Green Basketball Player5 2004
7919 Hockey Player.jpg7919White Hockey Player61 2004
7920-1.jpg7920Blue Hockey Player61 TECHNIC Hockey player (blue) March, 2004
7921 Skateboarder.jpg7921Skateboarder61 2004
7922 Snowboarder.jpg7922Snowboarder51 2004
7923-1.jpg7923White Football Player61 2004
7924-1.jpg7924Red Football Player61 2004
10121-1.jpg10121NBA Basketball Teams165$10.002003
10127-1.jpg10127NHL Action Set with Stickers59$8.992003
Rk1280 2 7.jpg65182Slammer Stadium146 2003
78800 Soccer Co-Pack.jpg78800Soccer Co-Pack1255 2001
Soccervl.jpg7676139LEGO Vertical Lunch $21.00 
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