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Brickset Bonusball Bonanza - UK draw 13/10/2107

Gather round one and all, it's time for the weekly Bonus Ball. I'm a bit of a history buff and would like to know from you the following. Imagine you had to live in a different period, pre-Lego, pre-indoor plumming, pre-computers, when would you like to live?  I will give you the benefit of living to a ripe old age and you won't die from appendicitis or anything.

Prize-wise, I've not got much tagged 'historic' in my doubles list, except for a Battle Dwarf or a Highwayman from series 17. Even thought the battle dwarf is probably only historically correct in a stretch, you can choose between those two.

Simply answer the question, you then get a number based on your post  and 1st 59 answers get a number.  If your number then is drawn on this weekends UK national lottery bonus ball then you win. 

If you would like to volunteer for any of the coming weeks, feel free to drop me a PM, I think a lot of people enjoy these so would be fun to keep them going.


  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,793
    Oooh, nice one.

    I'd love to see the pyramids being built...
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    Great question! Thanks for this.

    Renaissance Italy to see some of the buildings and artwork in progress.

    It's not pre-indoor plumbing though so does that count?
  • Wookie2Wookie2 Member Posts: 230
    Victorian-era England.
  • LuLegoLuLego Member Posts: 1,010
    The 1920s - only cos I’d like a walking cane and hat.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco
    edited October 2017
    civus Romanus sum...
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Medieval times!
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    Oh I'd very much like to have lived in Japan during the Edo Period. (1600s - mid 1800s)
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    Revolutionary era America! Would have loved to see how it all started.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    The 1920s
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Member Posts: 1,018
    Rome at the height of it's world dominance.
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,555
    1750s Venice
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Member Posts: 596
    Jurassic age- so I can answer all my sons never ending dinosaur questions!!!
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,475
    Not sure if US entries are allowed... so disregard if necessary. 

    I'd have to go with the Renaissance Period!
  • LegogramLegogram Member Posts: 321
    The Roaring Twenties have always sounded great to me.
  • sid3windrsid3windr Member Posts: 1,460
    I actually have no idea, I can't imagine life without computers! (or maybe without LEGO even...)

    Life as a king with a huge (yellow) castle and not as a servant maybe?
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    Wild west - around 1850 or so... 
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    Feudal Japan would be interesting.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 1,017
    Roman times
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 266
    I recently watched an older documentary called Filthy Cities-Paris. It shows how wretched life was in revolutionary Paris. I don't know that I'd want to live then and there but it may be nice to visit and see for myself.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,587
    Somewhere in a revolutionary era and really see change. 
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,477
    what era were dragons around? That one!
  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 762
    I think i'd choose India, before us Brits turned up.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 594
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 302
    Medieval Timeframe 
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    Last Thursday, as I had chili for diner and it weren't arf bad. 
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    After reading this book in the 80s, I always thought it would be pretty cool to live when there were dinosaurs.

    Of course, I have since realised that there weren't actually any humans around at the same time as most dinosaurs. But I guess that's why it was in the Time Machine series of books. Oh well, that's my answer, as greedy as it seems - I'd like to live in several different times and check out all the dinosaurs :)

    After all, being a caveman foraging for food is not that much different to how I am now.
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,482
    Billund in the 1930s. :)
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    I'm having a hard time selecting an era.  It was much harder being a woman in those times, and while I'm not implying it's easy now, we are in a much better place in regards to opportunities and choices for and by women, and acceptance of women as different but equals. Actually, acceptance and equality for all humans.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,337
    The beginning of time itself would be fun, nothing and then a big bang! Or the the late 1800s and the invention of the internal combustion engine and the dawn of motoring would be cool.

  • AyliffeAyliffe Member Posts: 323
    Whenever sliced bread was invented I guess
  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 632
    I think to live in Roman times would be pretty cool. 
  • LittleLoriLittleLori Member Posts: 155
    Roaring 20's
  • TkattTkatt Member Posts: 472
    I'd go with North America anytime before Columbus. I'd like to have seen this country while all the natural beauty was mostly untouched.
    And if I happen to win, I'd like the prize to go to lucky number 13.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    Victorian London, but only if I was relatively well off and didn't have steal to get by. Would love to have been a "real" Sherlock Holmes.
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253
    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away.....
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    Anytime when there was a lot less people.
  • CoviCovi Member Posts: 339
    I would say that I wanted to be part of the Marco Polo expedition. Travelling around the world and making all those discoveries written in books as legacy.
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy Member Posts: 122
    edited October 2017
    Constantinople post 542 AD, I'd love to see the one of the great cities at it's height anytime after bubonic plague.
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    Babylonian Times
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 638
    The beginning of time.
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Edo period in Japan
  • nexandernexander Member Posts: 908
    So many to choose from but I would have to say the industrial revolution/Victorian times, the time of tesla, world fairs etc. So much changing in the world, so many inventions etc taking place
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,895
    A lot of my choices, based on the excitement of politics and the arts at particular times, are coloured by the thought of how it'd be to be female in those times... I'm going to go with prehistoric Europe - maybe Doggerland. I'd like to see what it was like before it was covered by the sea... for that matter, I'd love to see what Britain and Ireland were like before deforestation, which began much earlier than people realise. I don't think I've ever actually been in any of the surviving primeval forest, so that would be an experience...
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    I'd like to live in the future, specifically 90 years and a few days in the future. I can imagine LEGO sets, plumbing and computers have all disappeared by then.

    If I did I might just be the only one to win a rare plastic highwayman ;o)
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    Renaissance-era Venice.
  • RogerKirkRogerKirk Member Posts: 365
    Roman Britian, at the height of their rule in Britain.
  • stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
    edited October 2017
    Ancient Rome; Sulla or First Triumvirate?

    No Lego nor computers, but at least plumbing!
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Member Posts: 470
    End of the last ice age to see the giant ice sheets retreating
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