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Brickset Bonus Ball Bonanza - Messy edition (09/09/17)

Hello, Good Morning / Afternoon / Evening and welcome to all you Brickset Bonus Ball fans!

Its Friday, another week has flown by, you must be aware of the format by now?

For those who are new (welcome!) and for those who have not been paying attention, simply answer the question below, the 1st 59 to answer get a number (based on their post position).  If your number is then drawn on this weekends UK national lottery bonus ball then you win.

After my good fortune last week (thanks again @catwrangler and @princedraven ), a question about the best day of your life seems in order :-)

What was the BEST day of your life and why?

For me actually having the luck of getting my bonus ball answer in the winning position would be up there but this technically hasn't happened yet, the day I delivered my youngest on the bathroom floor was truly amazing but incredibly stressful (and a bit messy)!  So if I am honest with myself one of the best days of my life was the first day of the Reading Festival in 1991 where (at 16) all my favourite bands played all my favourite songs, a day full of youthful exuberance and pure unbounded joy (and also a bit messy)!

Oh yes a prize, this week you could be the lucky winner of #30355-1: Jungle ATV and a randomly selected CMF. Good luck everybody!

Also if you fancy having a go at hosting one of the draws, please PM @snowhitie, who is ever so kindly organising the volunteers' list. 


  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman Member Posts: 1,524
    I'd say the first time I drove on my own and realised the freedom and joy it can provide would be up there.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    A bit lame in comparison to some, but my first ever visit to Tank Fest is up there. Getting to see so many things I'd never seen before!
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,164
    Wow, good question.  I have a lot if happy memories and "best days".  I'd have to go with bringing home my firstborn from the hospital on my birthday a couple of years ago.
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 481
    edited September 2017
    That one time I spend the entire day up a tree, possibly.

    Around 13 or 14 years old, a few of my friends and I decided to make a treehouse, got some wood, stole some nails and a few hammers from various parents' sheds and houses, then cobbled together a "ladder", "platform" and some "roofing". It wasn't great or anything but we sat up in it for days afterwards.

    There was no plan to do it beforehand, no plans involved in making it and a sunny, summer day to do all this nothing in. Wish I could have a day without any plans now!
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    Next Thursday the 14th.

    Obviously XD
  • CoviCovi Member Posts: 334
    Same as @SumoLego : 6 years ago my son was born and that day beats easily every other superdays I already had in my life.
    And normally in a couple of days my wife will give birth to a little princess, so that will make two best days!

  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    I'm not sure my best day has happened yet. It will be the day i find 5 UCS MFs at the end of my bed.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,293
    My wedding day and the birth of our daughter are both top obviously, but a bit cliché.

    So I'm going with my second wedding anniversary when my wife bought me a single lap of the Nurburgring while we were touring a bit of Europe in our 1971 VW Camper. I did a sub 20 minute lap time and had a blast. For those that know the 'ring, we monstered the track at a dizzy 60mph. I chickened out of dropping into the Carousel for fear of the van falling on its side, but as we went round the road on the top of the banked curve we were undertaken by a Dodge Viper GTS and 911 GT3, the passengers of which looked up and out of the passenger side to see me waving down on them!

  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Member Posts: 596
    Too many to mention I think, the obvious ones would be the birth of my kids, but to be a little out there- standing on top of a Mk3 Lynx Helicopter sitting on the flight deck of a ship in the middle of the Caribbean on a glorious sunny day when I was in the Navy, thinking "this has got to be one of the best jobs in the world!"
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    edited September 2017
    When I found out that I could trade a Deadpool minifigure for a whole entire, much wanted set! (well, it may not be The Best Day, but it ranks pretty high!)
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    Got to be the day the future MrsB agreed to be MrsB. 22 1/2 years ago now and still nothing to top feeling wanted like that.
  • M_BossM_Boss Member Posts: 256
    The day I realized how much all my sets were worth! Kinda felt bad, but that feeling seemed to disappear quickly :).
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    Soppy and predictable but I'm going to have to go with the obvious, the best day of my life was my first date with the boss.
    Wouldn't have enjoyed the last 15 years anywhere near as much without her.
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    Getting married 
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    When I found out I was accepted to my number 1 school. 
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    The days I knew I was pregnant with each of my kids.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    I can't believe no-one has yet said the day they lost their virginity, so given that I'm single, with no kids, that's what I'll go with :)
  • Matt89190Matt89190 Member Posts: 307
    I'm not sure... I can't actually think of any one example.
    (though next Thursday is a good shout!)
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,011
    My Wedding Day
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,581
    My birth 
  • AllBrickAllBrick Member Posts: 1,497
    Cliché one this.... The day my son was born... Not just because it's my son, he was a c section and I saw more than I was possibly allowed thanks to the power of reflective surfaces.
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    After meeting my SO, perhaps the day that our landlord at the time agreed that we could keep the stray cats we took in.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,275
    Best day of my life would have to be my wedding day. A few other close seconds to that, but it tops them all. 
  • dspigeldspigel Member Posts: 478
    I guess like many, it was the day I married my wife. I couldn't have been more proud. 
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 715
    I've had lots of great days, so very hard to say! Having music released on vinyl and played on the radio is definitely some of them, as were some particularly good gigs. Recently, getting a flat for the first time (having lived in shared housing for too long) was a definite great day... and it meant I finally had access to my Lego collection again!
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    My wedding day. So many memories from one occasion. 
  • InfinitymanInfinityman Member Posts: 124
    Birth of my son... too obvious?
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Maybe the day i was born?
  • diddypididdypi Member Posts: 25
    Besides the cliche getting married, etc...  When I got my dog for my 14th birthday!!!
  • JBricks27JBricks27 Member Posts: 678
    edited September 2017
    Being offered my current job via phone call while in Disney World on my honeymoon. That phone call just seemed like the catalyst that projected my life in the steepest sloping upward direction. Since that day, I've had 2 new cars and my first child :)
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    The day my son was born, although it was also nearly the worst. For 6 hours I and the med staff were in crisis mode as my yet unborn sons heart rate kept crashing (cord was being blocked) finally after the c-section was done everyone was strong and well. So yeah going from the most fear I've ever known to the most joy I've ever known is probably the best feeling possible. 
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    Too many to choose just one!
  • janscjansc Member Posts: 60
    The day my child was born. 
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 Member Posts: 1,009
    Best day of my life was Christmas 1987 when we got the NES, complete with power pad!
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    At first I thought that was a tough question. But it's in reality fairly easy, the day my daughter was born! Almost 6 years ago now.... time flies when you're having fun.
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy Member Posts: 121
    Off the top of my head without getting to personal, probably winning a basketball tournament in JH.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    Not sure I have a best day, my two lovely children being born are good but the first Labour ended in a rather worrying emergency C-section and the second one nearly killed my Wife. So I guess everyday since she was finally well again have been pretty good days

    So I think the day I got married probably ranks as the best.
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan Member Posts: 353
    Wedding day and birth of my son were both great days.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    Getting my first Lego set for Xmas. Or was that the worst day? As it started my life long obsession.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    Every day I build a new Lego set.
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    The birth of my children are my favourite days. I also was there when my youngest was born in our main bathroom.
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Birth of my first daughter 
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    Putting aside the obvious wedding day & birth of children, probably my 22nd birthday. 
    I was out in NZ at the time & got to watch South Africa play against the local regional rugby side followed up by drinks with family & then a midnight swim in a geothermally heated pool with an attractive blonde
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 264
    One summer day in 1993 when I decided to take a chance and go out with my best friend. While it's not always sunshine and roses, we're still happily together. 
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 592
    Today! It's the only one I can live right now!
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 599
    That would have to be my wedding day! I still remember being mesmerized by her in church, and thinking she really said "I do".
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