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The Bendybadger Substitute Bonusball Bonanza 11 March 2017- Brought to you by Speedman



  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    There's a man on the moon!
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 519
    I'll add to the Prince William birth and E.T. release to say Thriller was released.

    Thanks for organising this.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    UNIX time started.
  • AllBrickAllBrick Member Posts: 1,497
    Hmmm, sure this was a question used a while back..

    Apparently, Lego train tracks were introduced in 1980.

  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 was in the charts. That's All I remember, I was quite young at the time :)
  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey Member Posts: 390
    Celtic won the European Cup.
  • obi_gobi_g Member Posts: 612
    '75 - thatcher became the first female pm...
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,029
    1975 - Release of Monty Python's Holy Grail
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    obi_g said:
    '75 - thatcher became the first female pm...
    That was '79. She became leader of the Conservative Party in '75.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    I might be late to this but 1993 - The McLaren F1 supercar was released for sale. Appropriately, it's also the only supercar I've been a passenger in. Still waiting for a Creator Expert model of it!
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    France wins the World Cup
  • caterham7caterham7 Member Posts: 409
    edited March 2017
    A small company in my home town bought the rights to the 7 from Lotus
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    1981 - The Police released their Ghost in the Machine album: one of my favourites. 
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    edited March 2017
    1986 Challenger Disaster

    (hoping for some extra comments in there, probably not enough though)
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    I'll take that and raise you a psychedelic Billy Joel ...

  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    SkyLab started its crash into the Earth...

    (Missed the drawing!)
    ^ Here you go!

  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    Speedman29 said:
    Some great answers. Some of the answers make me feel very old as I remember the events well. When @TheOneVeyronian was just two, I was 18 and wandering around the Park Lane showroom checking out the bright red F1 they had in there, still got the brochure in my collection somewhere!
    I must admit, I feel the opposite! Sometimes I feel like I must be one of the youngest people here :o) I could have also added "1993 - Magic: The Gathering first went on sale" (another hobby of mine, in fact believe it or not it was first released very close to the day I was born!). I would have also added another interesting fact to my post, my favourite rock band Muse first formed, but unfortunately that was 1994, not 1993. It's funny how many things I'm interested in originated from around the time I was born. I wonder if the same is true for other people.

    (btw, the story about me being a passenger in a McLaren F1 road car, 100% true! I can even tell you whose McLaren F1 I was a passenger in. Funnily enough, I was 18 when it happened)
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Member Posts: 1,372
    @Speedman29 Nice! I'd post my own McLaren pics but I don't like posting pics of myself online, so here's a pic of just the F1, the one I've been in (complete with marauding kids climbing into it when they're not supposed to be). If you recognise it, it's the GTR version, it's the one that was displayed at Beaulieu Motor Museum a few years ago, and the car itself is owned by the Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason:

    To make this somewhat LEGO related, I kinda hope that LEGO make a Creator Expert model of this car, to me it's as iconic as any of the CE cars they've done so far.
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    ^ Birdshit?
    Legoboy said:
    Blimey, talk about luck.  I found a £1 coin covered in bird shit this morning too so luck is definitely in the air.
    For you? Perhaps.
    The bird? Not so much...
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    That's great @Legoboy (and congratulations BTW) , @Speedman29 was my last volunteer for the moment so good of you to host a week too.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,315
    Happy to help @snowhitie My daughter has had a rummage in the polybag pile and pulled one out. @legoboy drop me your address and I'll get it sent on
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John Member Posts: 2,405
    edited March 2017
    1955 - Polio is cured. LEGO launches the revolutionary "LEGO System of Play" – creating a new play platform. LEGO is first exported, the first country being Sweden. Mickey Mouse Club debuts. Disneyland opens in California. First McDonalds fast-food restaurant is opened.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 Member Posts: 1,181
    Tomorrow is my birthday. I'll be your huckleberry if someone is needed to host this week's event.
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