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New Year Brickset Bumper Bonus Ball Bonanza 30th Dec

iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
Roll up, roll up! It’s New Year’s Festivities on the forum and in place of the normal way we do the Bonusball draw, we’re going to play in a slightly different fashion so more people than the usual 59 can join in.

It’s still based on the UK National Lottery Draw, and the numbers we’ll be using will be drawn on Saturday 30th December 2017 19:30 UK GMT. Answers will need to be on the thread by this time. No answers posted after this time will be valid.  Any entries after this time may be charged but not counted. Your call may be recorded for training purposes. Please press the hash key to hear the main menu options again. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. You say tomayto, I say tomarto. Blah blah blah… ;-)

So here we go for the game I’m going to call “Tats the way I like it”. Why? Because it gives me the chance to give away some of my old tat - or a potential star prize.

We’ll use the UK National Lottery draw 6 main numbers as our “answer’ and we’ll use the Bonus Ball to determine the prize. One post per person please.

To allow as many people as possible to enter, you’ll need to come up with a random number between 123456 and 535456575859. What?

Ok, so last Saturdays draw numbers in numerical order were 20-32-36-44-47-56 and the bonus ball was 41. Is this starting to make sense now? Our answer would be 203236444756 and the bonus ball 41 meant the winner would get the Ninjago Tat Pack prize (see below).Theoretically, the lowest possible number that we could make from drawing the main 6 balls numbered 1-59 is 123456 and the highest is 545556575859 so this is a bit like playing the real lottery except that a prize will be awarded to the person who gets the closest. Then the bonus ball will determine which prize I send out.

If the Bonusball is numbered 1-15 you will receive a Creator Polybag tat pack consisting of very wrinkly:-

#30283 Off Roader
#30284 Tractor
#30285 Tiger
#30472 Parrot

If the Bonusball is number 16-30 you will receive a Nexo Knight Polybag tat pack consisting of:-

#30372 Robins Mini Fortrex
#30374 Lava Slinger
#30378 Shrunken Headquarters
#5004911 Crafting Kit

If the Bonusball is number 31-45 you will receive a Ninjago Polybag tat pack consisting of:-

#30371 Skybound Plane
#30427 Ice Tank
#30428 Green Mecha Dragon

If the Bonusball is numbered 46-59 you will be sent the star prize - “Tats actually not too bad is it?"

#4000010 Lego House

Fate will decide what you win. Now what do you have to do...

First, as it’s New Year, and to keep this thread read-worthy instead of a meaningless barrage of random numbers, just tell us a little about what you’d like to do/achieve in 2018 - a bit like a New Year resolution I guess.

For me, I’m hoping to lose a bit more weight as it’s going the other way right now, and to do more photography projects as they've taken a back seat over the last year.

Second, give us a number between 123,456 and 545,556,575,859. Closest answer to the drawn main 6 lottery balls placed in numerical order wins.

Have fun...



  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,689
    Losing weight sounds good. I'm hoping to open a Bricklink shop next Sept, but first I need to renovate what was my office/studio and get rid of loads of junk. Having time to build Mocs would also be nice.
    Thanks for running this new year bonanza!

  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 747
    I'm hoping to sort the rest of my Lego collection this year, take apart some of my old sets that I don't care for, and maybe sell some stuff. 

  • MattDawsonMattDawson Member Posts: 1,490
    edited December 2017
    I've got several:
    1. Actually finish a passenger coach. I was 99% complete save for 2 pieces in the wrong colour.... then I went to I wide and started from scratch again...
    2. Get fit. Partly for health reasons, partly to make myself stable and partly for display purposes.
    3. Complete my college course. I'm lagging. Again...

    And 862950!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,585
    Build more, buy less. But it doesn't work like that....

    20-17-18-8-14-26 or 20171881426
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,779
    Graduate for the second out of 3 or 4 times...
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,177
    Lose weight and strengthen my body, for one.  8675309...
  • MaffyDMaffyD Member Posts: 3,535
    I have a great many things to do in 2018 - but if I could choose a top 4: help my eldest daughter get to the college she wants to go to, eat more healthily and exercise, encourage more family activities and communication, and finally - to start going to bed earlier more regularly!

    201820182018 :-)
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Dropped 20 pounds this year so would like to continue with 15 more (since 5 came back to visit for the holidays). Start a major remodel project.  Unload a bunch of Lego sets sitting in the attic. Build more and buy less. 83,475,719,153 

  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Hope to get a wife says I have enough Lego we should just build one.

  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 723
    edited December 2017

    I want to actually get some MOCcing done! Have been very short on time the last few years, but it's finally starting to shift.
  • davetheoxygenmandavetheoxygenman Member Posts: 214
    Finally finish sorting the loose piece collection so it can actually be used for building.


    Thanks for hosting @iso3200!!
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 356
    edited December 2017
    Get a job that doesn't require shift work....
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,229
    edited December 2017

    My goal for 2018 is attaining the thankless job I've set on for two years...

    And insulate/drywall my LEGO-area of the basement.
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 301
    20,31,43,18,7,11  or  20,314,318,711
    find room to build more. 
  • sweetness34sweetness34 Member Posts: 415
    edited December 2017

    My goal would be to get back into the gym and get in better physical condition.
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 592
    Finish one of my in-process MOCs, out of the dozen of so in various states of planning/construction.

  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 758
    STOP BUYING LEGO - Ha, no chance

  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 265
    1 get fit
    2 stick to 2 classes/term to finish Masters program
    3 buy fewer sets and build more 
    4 become more patient and not be such an asshat

    Thanks for the creative bonus ball. Best wishes to all for an awesome new year filled with good health, great wealth and much love and happiness.

  • TkattTkatt Member Posts: 472
    I'd like to see more of my ideas actually finished. 
    I also hope to live in a kinder world.

  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 631
    Personal goal this year would be to attend the rock climbing gym more often as I told myself I would climb more last year but could have done a better job at holding myself to it and not have let as many things get in the way.

    Lego goal would be to finally get to a point where I am satisfied with how much of my collection is sorted and I can begin to recreate old sets and build new Mocs. 


    This year I got 35 three times in a row on three separate bonus balls. Hopeing it’s a sign for some luck this time around.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,383
    Plans for 2018 include,

    Getting rid of the extra ballast I seem to have acquired over the festive period.
    Build some of the sets I have purchased throughout 2017 before buying anymore.
    Get round to building the half dozen bricklink projects that I have the bricks for but never built.
    Learn how to use my camera properly so my pictures aren't quite so crappy.
    But most of all, spend more time with the boss and enjoy everything 2018 brings my way.

  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,469
    I’d love to get more sleep...but I don’t see that happening any time soon...

  • kiki180703kiki180703 Member Posts: 1,063
    Spend less and take the time to build my sets. That probably won't happen though...

  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,492
    1. LEGO related: Setup a large display for my minifigures. Finish my Helm's Deep MOC. Complete another MOC.
    2. Lost about 30 pounds this year, some hopped back on for the holidays, would like to lose about 20 more this upcoming year.

  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 604
    1. Try not to upset the wife too much with lego purchases. 2. Build more stuff. 3. Be more patient 4. Maintain phisical fitness. Ans the numbers: 12-17-24-38-46-55 or 121724384655
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    1. Lose weight.  2. Promote at work.  
    4-18-22-24-47-58  or 41822244758
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,638
    I need to workout more like most everyone so far. Need to read more and videogame less. Destiny 2 being worse in every way from the original is helping with that already. 4913582671
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 519
    Lego stuff:

    1. Get my display sets finally rebuilt after a summer apartment move and then work through a backlog of sets bought just before and after the move.
    2. Build at least one MOC to bring to a LUG exhibition.

    Other stuff:

    1. Get out more and talk to actual people.
    2. Learn something new or refresh the stuff I "learned" in college.

  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    Stick to my fitness regime and travel more. 

  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,122
    Buy less, build more.

    5 29 11 14 4 21

  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,144
    edited December 2017
    If that doesn't make sense, I blame the lack of coffee

    As for achievements- my 3rd child arriving safely sometime around the spring equinox 
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    edited December 2017
    Nice idea for the draw...

    Bar completing a few of qualifications I’m currently studying/will be studying, make the most out of the year with the partner and little one; the years are starting to rattle by now.


  • CoviCovi Member Posts: 334
    Want to lose also some weight in 2018 and do more sport (cycling and running).

    My number 13261102.
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    To get my 6 year old to see the world...or as much of it as possible..or as much as the bank will allow..or just buy Architecture sets..

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,315
    2017 was a big year as I hit 40, I ticked a few things off the bucket list. For 2018...

    1. I could probably do with losing a few pounds in weight (or growing another foot taller) but I've been this weight for the last couple of decades
    2. Tidy the LEGO room up, and I mean really tidy it up. Maybe sell off some sets to fund others or break stuff down for MOCs.
    3. Stick to my wanted list for the year and don't deviate.
    4. On the non LEGO front I need to get my 70s VWs sorted, the Beetle is currently in for repairs after a crash earlier in the year, the Camper is in real need of rust sorting.
    5. Organise something special for Mrs Speedman's 40th to rival a footplate ride on a steamtrain that she got for me.
    6. Put a few more faces to forum names.

    Thanks for hosting another draw.
    23-20-54-27-19-43 (232054271943)

  • brickedinbrickedin Member Posts: 568
    lego - re focus the collection, build more

    Life - spend more time with the family

    Thanks for hosting!

    7 58 41 6 32 1
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    Have a child!

    09 12 22 26 34 48
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Build more things (and not just Lego!)

  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego Member Posts: 629
    Get fit! And also, hopefully get the Assembly Square I ordered two weeks ago from [email protected], although I hope that won’t take until 2018!

    5 16 20 29 11 54
  • woony2woony2 Member Posts: 336
    Finish building 10179, I know everyone else has moved on, but it needs finishing. 53407751
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Thanks for hosting and the extra twist on the format. One man's tat is another man's treasure.

    My new year's resolution would be as strong and patient as I can be for my husband and son and bring as much joy as possible.
    Lego-wise there are some MOC's and sets on the horizon I'm sure.

    I'm going for

  • AllBrickAllBrick Member Posts: 1,497
    My giddy aunt, so many things to accomplish in the new year... 

    If I keep it Lego related then it would be...

    -To sort as much of the mixed lots I have
    -Piece together as many sets as possible 
    -Sell off what's not wanted
    -Buy the available modulars I don't have
    -Gather all of my Monster Fighter stuff and monster themed stuff together for Halloween

    The real life stuff is too much to explain here and not very jolly with the exception of having my old VW fully sorted.


  • dmcc0dmcc0 Member Posts: 778
    Place the last order for my bricklinked Sandcrawler and finally start building it - just in time for the rumoured new one to come out!

  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Not break anything.  :)

    1 23 45 67 89 10
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    07 15 22 37 44 47
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Hmm...tough choice..03 59 83 16
  • DB361DB361 Member Posts: 299
    Given how manic this year has been for me, I'm definitely feeling like a much quieter one next year - not moving house or helping anyone move house is absolute top of my list! In terms of stuff I do actually want to do, getting fitter would score highly on that. Sounds boring but oh well!
    6 9 16 29 31 42
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    Graduate from college a year early and get a better job. 
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    I’d like to spend more time Lego’ing with my son, now that he is 1,5 years old and really starting to understand Duplo and Lego.

    04-14-23-26-39-52 = 41423263952
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 Member Posts: 355
    Build more, buy less definitely sounds like a good one, and I'm sure the buying less will be helped by the fact that my first child is due in April, but I have a feeling this also means less building, too. 

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