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Brickset Bonusball Bonanza - UK draw 13 May 2017

catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,854

It's everyone's favourite part of the week (except possibly @SumoLego)! For anyone who's new to this, how it works is that a question is posed, and when you answer it, you get a number from 1 to 59. Then we wait for Saturday's UK lottery draw, and the bonus ball number will reveal the winner of a Lego prize! 

Inspired by @snowhitie's thread last week about our favourite childhood comics, I decided to stick with the childhood theme and ask:

What's your earliest memory?

(Mine: lying in my carrycot in the living room, when my mum came in from answering the phone and announced that it was a wrong number. This is so prosaic, but we'd been given the old number of a prominent local politician and it happened so often that apparently it stuck in my mind...)



  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,773
    edited May 2017
    Two years old hitting another toddler round the head with my plastic spade.  Same summer I got sung by a bee whilst sitting on the garden swing waiting for mum to get me off.  I was screaming for help whilst it buzzed round me but she was too busy chatting to the neighbour to get me off so I got stung.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,005
    Baking at my nan's house, but that was at about 4 years old. I remember nothing from before that.
  • alldarkeralldarker NetherlandsMember Posts: 225
    edited May 2017
    Getting my first two Lego sets for my 4th birthday! I remember getting and, and playing with it on our shag pile carpet underneath the piano. 
  • RedbullgivesuwindRedbullgivesuwind Brickset's Secret HeadquatersMember Posts: 1,877

    Some people would say mentally I am still a child....

    I remember when I was three my mum hand made me a Thomas the Tank cake. It was amazing. There is a photo of me completely shocked at it.

  • RoskoboyRoskoboy Aberdeen, UKMember Posts: 128
    Three years old and getting a matchbox car

  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    Nap time at school.  Best time of the day.
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 756
    Climbing 5 a storey staircase up to my Nan's flat.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    At 18 months old I remember my Dad driving us up Whitby bank in reverse because the way his Vauxhall Viva's tank drew fuel meant that going up a very steep hill forwards with 1/4 tank led to it cutting out through fuel starvation.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,939
    I don't think any of us will beat Princess Leia telling Luke her memories of her mother (in the Ewok village during ROTJ), who died the day Leia was born -what a memory!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,149
    edited May 2017
    Running through the house to see Issac do the finger pointing at the beginning of 'Love Boat'.

    And vagely remembering a mobile hanging above my head.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,452
    Woah, I have no ide... EARLIEST memory :o

    I do remember when I was 4 I finally decided to hit back at a bully, I slammed him into the wall pretty hard and of course I got the blame for the whole thing. Then again I'm still quite proud of that moment, but I'm trying to not pass that idea on to my daughter ;-)
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,343
    This is a difficult one for those of us who try to focus on living in the present...

    i guess mine is probably sitting on the sideboard in the kitchen "helping" mum cook

    here helping refers to chatting away inanely about the day's events 
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,343
    Not sure about the order of my earliest memories...

    Might be getting my foot cut by a piece of glass left on the beach, and my older brother taking me to a nearby pharmacy to get it bandaged. I should probably focus on the playing on the beach, in the sun, part of that memory ;)

    Thanks for organising @catwrangler!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,541
    Sitting in my great grand parents sitting room which my mother said I was only in once when 16 months old.
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 406
    The earliest that I can date accurately is going out to watch my dad help with preparations for the Queens Silver Jubilee street party and the Sex Pistols came on over the PA system.
  • MextenMexten MexicoMember Posts: 66
    I remember vaguely running around in a circle on a wooden floor with a piece of red and yellow candy. Unfotunately I dont remember the context though.
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 291
    I think I remember being in my great-grandfather's house just about 2 years old and wondering why it seemed so dark. Probably all the brown: carpet, sofa, tables, almost everything!
    I definitely remember having a new 3 wheel bike, wearing a baseball cap and my mam stopping me from going straight out onto the road. That must have been closer to 3 years old.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    Riding the bus for the first time to school when I was 3.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,139
    Are we talking this life or previous ones as well??  :)

    To be honest I don't remember a whole lot of personal stuff from my childhood - just odd moments perhaps.
    It's weird as I can remember whole loads of crap about anything (or anyone) else, just not me.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    Hitting my head on the ground when I was about two years old at my great grandmas 90th birthday party. 
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 289
    Getting my first matchbox crane. When I was 3. 
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 523
    Something around Duplo railroads but cannot pinpoint when... somehow a bunch of memory corruption happened at that part of my brain
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 439
    carrying bricks with my dad in the front garden.  Small enough that I was still wearing a nappy and could barely lift half a brick.
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 USAMember Posts: 981
    Living in Rochester NY and using large icicles as lightsabres, had a great duel with the old man.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Running around our house butt naked with my mom chasing me trying to put a diaper back on me. That was when I was like 2 or something. 
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 364
    I moved house when I was about 4, so have loads of memories in the old house, but not sure which are first.

    Some that stand out are playing in the front doorway to the house and having a neighbours cat coming by. It was huge like a tiger. Or that's what it seemed like given how small I was a at the time.

    I also remember climbing out of my cot and jumping across to my parents bed.

    Sorting Lego on the play room floor. We'd tipped it all out in to a big pile and my Mum was helping to sort it in to the different parts.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,049
    I have a few random early memories, but some seem so early that I can barely believe they are real.

    I rember my car seat, with the twist lock mechanism for escaping it. The seat had red vinyl trim. I remember by blue pushchair with big silver wheels too.

    And this one I just don't know how I could remember. My father had a two tone blue Ford Cortina Mark 1 estate. Specifically, it had a brown stain around the petrol cap.

    The reason this is so odd, is that my father bought a brand new Vauxhall Viva estate in 1970. I was born in December 1969. We also have no photos of the Cortina, and any photos we have from that era are black and white anyway.

    How could I possibly remember this?

    Fortunately my dad must have bought a better Viva than the @monkeyhanger family as we could go forwards up hills ;-)

  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644

    earliest memory would have to be when I was 2.

    I stayed up late to watch "The Jet movie" which in reality was Top Gun. I don't remember the movie that night but I do remember what happened just a few moments after it ended. I was being ushered to bed and as I walked out of the room I slipped and fell down the stairs to our basement. and after all the tumbling had stopped I was trapped upside down against the basement door with my little face pressed against the wood. I can still to this moment see that door like it just happened.

  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 732
    Picking up my baby brother from the hospital when I was 3 is probably my clearest and earliest memory.
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 302
    Getting my new red, I rode all day long on that bike.
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    I remember playing with the Hot Wheels playset pictured below in the front room of our first house in Florida. I would've been around 4. I loved that thing and also had a snow-related one. In fact, I'm hunting eBay right now for one for my boys. 

  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 317
    I have a vague recollection of sitting on my dad's lap sipping on his beer when I was about 4...
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,516
    I guess playing in the yard at the house I grew up in. Since that is boring I will also add I remember playing with the Odyssey II video game console on my grandparents cabinet TV but I would probably have been at least 5 at that point to be able to play/remember it.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 485
    My first Birthday Party when I was 2. Still have vague memories of it, especially the cake!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 800
    I'm not sure.  Honestly, it may be playing with Duplo.  That's the first thing that comes to mind, but I'd have to really sit and think and try to determine if there was anything before that.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,963
    The earliest thing I remember is having a nosebleed for the first time and not realising why my "runny nose" was all red (I was pretty young!)

    I remember being taken to the doctors and then puking up blood everywhere, and then being put into the back of the doctor's car and taken to hospital. I remember all of that quite vividly, but I can't remember anything after that!
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 341
    edited May 2017
    One of the only memories I have of the apt. where my parents first lived was when i was 2 or 3, waking up in the middle of the night, being tangled up and unable to movie in my blankets and freaking out because it was pitch black. 

    Thanks for getting me to jog that memory....makes me realize that as a parent, it's easy for me to get annoyed or roll my eyes at things my kids freak out at...but to them it's VERY real.

    Reminds me of this Brian Regan bit:

  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Playing with a child's China tea set in the bedroom I shared with my sister. 
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,957
    Sitting with my sister under the clothes tree in our hallway.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    My dad was trying to pull a tree stump out of the ground at my grandmother's house with an old van of his. He'd wrapped a chain around the stump attached it to the van.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,080
    Riding a primary coloured trike in the back garden. Somewhere around 2 or 3
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,976
    Going to the local photographer with my mother for some portraits. I remember climbing up onto a big wicker chair in my green sweater-vest. I've been told I was 2 when that happened. 
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,994
    Fun question :)

    Mine is falling off the slide and being unjustly punished for doing it on purpose by a nun.
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy US of AMember Posts: 121
    Stealing a candy cane off of the Christmas tree a few days earlier.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 208
    Swapping my brothers silver and gold coins for my 2 pence pieces, used to tell him the bigger the coin, the better...
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 368
    Taking a photograph with my sisters camera
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Kicking a red and white ball in a garden, not sure whose garden it was but remember various family being there. Guessing 2 or 3?
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 566
    Getting pulled around in a wagon by our enormous Samoyed. I don't even remember her name, I just called her "doggie". She died when I was 3, so it was before that. 
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    Laying in my crib when i was just a baby and my parents dog barking at me all the time. From what my mom says the dog was jealous of me.
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Getting to Holland and see tulips lol. I was 2 or 3 yo..
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