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Brickset Bonus Ball Bonanza - UK Lottery Draw 28th January 2017

iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,048
Brickset Bonus Ball Bonanza - UK Lottery Draw 28th January 2017

I noticed the draw had gone missing this week, so thought I’d step up to the plate and do it :-)

If any new people have recently joined and wonder what this is, it's simple. Answer a question, and get a number based on your post in order between 1 and 59 for the UK national lottery bonus ball.  If your number gets drawn on Saturday night you win the prize.  If you don't make the first 59 replies, well there's always next week to be a little quicker.

This weeks prize….. well as there’s so much love for LEGO helicopters ;-) I’d thought I’d stick in a City #30311, and to add to the pot, a Nexo Knights #30372

So speaking of stepping up to the plate…. shoes! What are your favourite shoes? Or what shoes would you like to own if you could afford them? Do you have a pair with memories? A pair that makes you feel good? A sexy pair? A lucky pair? Whatever… Feel free to post pics (as long as they’re not too big) or links.

Nothing too fancy for me - but I live and die in Adidas Superstars and love getting new colourways. I have a few pairs for day to day, plus some MISB (yes, really). Dark colours for crap and wet weather, and light colours for good weather. Plus a vivid green pair for best.

These are the latest on my want list...

Post away!



  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,575
    Flip flops. Because if I'm wearing them it means I'm at the beach.
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    My olive green wellies that I keep in the boot of my car. Lost count of the number of times they've bailed me out, mud, floods....
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,948
    edited January 2017
    Great stepping up to the plate mate and an original question!

    I love Clarks...
    My favourite everyday wearing pair will be the 'Hamble Oak' brogues - been in a bit of limbo since I'm not allowed to wear heels anymore but I wear dresses all the time so it needs to be elegant. These are soooo comfortable and look pretty nice too. Started with a pair in tan, then I've in black, than one (on sale) tan with pink and a green one for my brother's wedding (on sale too). Before you think I'm an addict, this is over a period of 2 years :) you can see two of them in the picture.

    A third shoe is shown, it's my all time favourite one (Clark's again) with a little kitten heel. My 9inch ones got tossed but for a special occasion I get these out, I feel so feminine and fancy in these, and I feel Gene Kelly could pop by any minute and we start tapping the night away. They are very, very, very, very old but when I'm in need of cheering up I'll put these on for a little while :)

    I do miss heels but on the flip side, at least I can use my money for Lego instead of Loub 's
    (Not that I ever owned a pair of those ;) )

    Edit - made the picture size smaller
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    Another Adidas Originals fan here  I'm normally wearing Gazelles, Spezials, Topangas or Hamburgs (not keen on the shell-toe personally) - they all look very similar.

    I wish you could still get them (or that Adidas revived them) but my favourite childhood trainers were Adidas Avengers. I went through plenty of those, and I do remember laughing uncontrollably when my mate got a pair, put them on in his conservatory and then stepped out into the garden, first step out was straight into dog shite that his dog "lady" had left on the patio.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,304
    Red converse all stars
  • mr.pigglesmr.piggles Snow FortMember Posts: 326
    I wear Chuck Taylor All-stars more often than not. I get teased because I have them in red, black, grey, pink, purple, and light blue and I coordinate, but they're low key, bright, and comfortable and my days demand all three things.
  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 207
    My neon yellow Nike Air Max - I saved so hard and bought them in New York - couldn't get them in England at the time :-) oh or maybe my Buffalo boots - very popular when I lived in Germany, made me 2 inches taller - then I wore them home to England and everyone was like "what the hell are you wearing?!" - good memories...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    I wear Chuck Taylor All-stars more often than not. I get teased because I have them in red, black, grey, pink, purple, and light blue and I coordinate, but they're low key, bright, and comfortable and my days demand all three things.
    I do dislike how trendy Converse are in the UK right now, because you used to be able to get them for coppers (£15 a pair) - and now they're £45 a pair. My wife has 24 pairs of low converse in an array of colours, and I have a couple of pairs. Please disregard this post for entry purposes, I already have another one in.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,534
    Anything comfy probably slippers!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 769
    Honestly, as long as it fits, looks decent, and the supports feel like they are in the right place, that is my favorite pair of shoes!
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    Pair of Snakeskin Cowboy boots for the LOLs :0D
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    edited January 2017
    Another Adidas Originals fan. Just like @monkeyhanger I like any without that horrific shell toe. I currently have these in my collection sitting in the Lego Shed.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181

    I swear one day ill fly the helicopter straight into the lighthouse so Lego and everybody else can move on to something else !

    I won last raffle so I don't want to be in this one. I just wanted to say that...

    Is Bendybadger alright...? He's been kinda missing. I've dealt with many inhabitants of the animal kingdom but I'm not really familiar with Badger behavior (come on .. do you really need an extra vowel there :/ ).

    Anyways good luck and Godspeed
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 979
    During the week it's a boring sensible shoe for work but otherwise you can't go wrong with a nice pair of slippers. Tartan ones of course.
    must be showing my age when I look forward to Christmas and receiving a new pair of slippers.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,299
    I like Pumas as I can count on them to fit nicely. Plus I really like big cats so win-win
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 558
    Doc Martin's. I used to live in a town where I could get Doc Martin's from a store that sold 'irregular' shoes, i.e. shoes that had a bad stitch or the wrong color soles or whatever. I was paying way less than half price for shoes that essentially had nothing wrong with them.

    I miss that place because no way I'm paying full price for Doc Martin's now. 
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    I'd say LEGO shoes, but I dare say they'd be a bit uncomfortable for walking around in :oS
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 707
    Chuck Taylor II's are my jam. Also love Rockports for work. Most comfortable dress shoe I've had.
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 513
    not very picky. they just have to be comfortable and keeping the toes warm... (cold toes suck when waiting at train station with the usual delays)
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 971

    New Balance trainers; they're the only make I've found that have different width fittings! I've tried virtually all other makes, but they're the only ones that I don't seem to wreck, due to my annoyingly wide feet!

  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,963
    Not a shoe as such, but whenever I have an excuse to wear my Yaktrax, I love it! You can pretty much run around on ice that you would otherwise have trouble walking slowly on. It's like enabling God mode IRL.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,759
    No introduction required.

  • Pate5346Pate5346 Member Posts: 796
    Any pair as long as they're comfy. 

  • LegogramLegogram PA USAMember Posts: 319
    I love wearing my Bass boat shoes, because I only wear them when I have the opportunity to go to the boat.

    If it is okay, I would like to volunteer to do the bonus draw next week.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,466
    Used to love my Docs, and converse but these days whatever fits. I've only got size 6 feet and so many shops start at 7, which is a real pain in the arse.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    Crocs - you can go anywhere with them in the summer

  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,560
    A pair of Redwing boots I've worn everyday for the last 5? years. Unfortunately I don't think they have too much life left in them. 
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy US of AMember Posts: 121
    Any Jordan's would be my shoe of choice, but I mostly stick to actually buying Chuck Taylor's for casual wear.
  • MextenMexten MexicoMember Posts: 64
    My favorite ones are these Converse. I bought them about 10 years ago and they are all worn out now, but when the weather is right I still wear them from time to time.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 226
    My absolute faves were these Nikes that looked like this but in black:

    Don't know the name but damn I miss them. Nowadays, any Nike or Adidas gym shoes that's cushiony does it for me.

  • janscjansc The Netherlands Member Posts: 60
    Nike Air Max (back in the 80's) which were recently back in stores.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,073
    edited January 2017
    I live in my Cat desert boots day in, day out.
    If I (she)had the money, a trip to London to pick up a few pairs of Christian Louboutin for the wife would happen. She really likes them & I'd like to see her in them.
    Julias Marlows when required - barefoot the rest of the time if possible!
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 568
    Chaco Z1 Sandals 
  • Gruff666Gruff666 United KingdomMember Posts: 209
    My boba fett vans 
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 353
    I had a pair of Adidas running shoes with blue stripes that I wore for years until eventually the soles started separating from the rest of the shoe.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 897
    I have a pair of Salomon boots that I love. Got them sent from Europe as you cant get them here. Basically ski boots without the 'ski'. Warm, dry and comfy as hell, perfect when its miserable weather. The only issue with them is that they aren't the best for driving.
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,853
    Skechers men's trainers. I have, through extensive touring of shoe shops (which ironically wore out my shoes even further), learned that these are the only shoes that fit my feet. Apparently women aren't supposed to have wide feet, or at least this is what the paucity of suitable women's trainers is trying to tell me. :P
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    My dress shoes hands down.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 481
    Since I live in Oregon, of course my answer will be anything Nike.
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 288
    Any kind of boot. 
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,319
    My favorite boots for the weekend:

    These can take me anywhere on my hikes. Usually there's a bit more mud on them, but the past few weeks have been rather dry and cold over here. So frozen ground instead of the usual muddy ground :)
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Bought a pair of leather flo-jo flip flops ten years ago. I've worn them every summer since and the still look brand new. 
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547
    Bought a pair of leather flo-jo flip flops ten years ago. I've worn them every summer since and the still look brand new. 
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 687
    edited January 2017
    Not really that bothered about shoes. However, my favourite footwear has to be the slippers from Arthur Christmas.

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,742
    edited January 2017
    The same color as my pants. A minifig's life is complicated enough as it is!
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 281
    Chucks.  I've had at least 75 pairs over the years in various colors and styles.
  • princedravenprincedraven Essex, UKMember Posts: 3,768
    Worn pretty much nothing but Nikes for as long as I can remember, even wear black Nikes with a black swoosh to work :-)
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,853
    ^ Same but some times the swoosh isn't even black.
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