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Brickset Bonusball Bonanza - Billund edition v2 - UK draw 19 May 2018

stluxstlux Member Posts: 2,450
It's Friday, so time for a Bonus Ball! And yes, it's another Billund edition!

I'll be in Billund for most of next week, so it's only proper to share some of the joy with fellow Bricksetters. The prize this week is again some LEGO House swag for the winner. If you already have those, or you simply don't fancy them, I'm sure I can dig out something else!

For anybody new to this: it's simple. Answer the question below, and get a number based on your post in order between 1 and 59. If your number gets drawn on Saturday night for the UK national lottery bonus ball you win the prize. If you don't make the first 59 replies, well there's always next week to be a little quicker. 

So, on to this week's question:

Of the sets you have built so far this year, what is your favourite? Mine is #40235 Year of the Dog. It's just so cute! 

Don't forget, we are always looking for draw hosts. So if you'd like to volunteer please drop @snowhitie a PM.


  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,730
    This question made me realize how depressingly few sets I've been able to build this year. A few tiny things aside all I have built is the new Diner and watched my son build the new Technic Rally Car which were both excellent. 
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,478
    Without a doubt #41597 - such a fun set to spend a day playing with, tempted to get more to make more people!
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    I'm going for one I didn't even build myself (but I partially helped my daughter).

    #41193 Elves - Song of the Wind Dragon.

    You really see different things in a set when you watch a child build then play with it. Some of these Elves sets are so well designed and stuffed full of play features.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,485
    My set building has been fairly limited this year, but I'll go with #70615 Fire Mech. 

    Along the lines of CCC above, I more partially helped my son as it was his birthday present. But I found it to be an enjoyable build!
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,150
    It'd have to be #41015 - Dolphin Cruiser.
    Did a double build with my eldest daughter. She building the new one she got for her birthday, me building one I'd found in a charity shop, adding the half dozen missing parts.
    It's probably also been the most played with so far this year
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 Member Posts: 102
    I’d have to say #21310 Old Fishing Store. It was a fantastic build, my favorite in quite a while.
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    I haven't had much time to build at all this year, so I'll have to say #30526 Mini Ultimate Batmobile. I have 3 copies so I built all three models (Batmobile, Batwing, and Battank) and combined them.
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,216
    Crap.  What have I built recently?  I built #75169 for my 4 year old.  Really liked the nostalga of the scene (I had seen the Episode One in theaters with my parents and siblings), and was fascinated by the play feature once it was all assembled (the opening/closing of the "laser gate").
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,482
    Probably the Friends amusement park sets I built to use in a club amusement park collaborative layout.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 748
    edited May 2018
    #70618 for sure. Such an incredible model.
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,827
    Shit, I haven’t built anything!

    What do I have but not yet built?  A really tough question.

    Maybe #10018 Darth Maul?
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    My favorite build this year (not really a set) was the Arvo Brothers Chestburster. Its ace. Now I want to build an Aliens APC to minifigure scale.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    Definately #31053 with my daughter, she was well chuffed to build Peter Rabbits secret lair :-)
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Member Posts: 2,338
    Good question, probably #75209 Solo's speeder. Its a compact model, but so many pieces and features.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,398
    My favourite set built this year has been #75178 the Jakku Quadjumper. 

    To be fair this is only about the third 'set' I've built this year due to most of my Lego related year being taken up with either sorting and counting bricks for my Rebrickable stash or building other creations. 

    Which brings me nicely to my all time favourite build of the year (and so far) which has to be Mortesv's stunning Tantive build.
    This took a long time to come to fruition but in the end was such a fun and worthwhile project that turned out so much better than I was originally anticipating (to the point where it's the only thing I've built that I don't plan on taking apart).
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie Member Posts: 1,832
    The full set of series 18 CMFs that I left my grandson alone with for a few minutes. Came back to find 22 opened bags and one big pile of parts, and we had fun sorting everything out and putting them together.

    A close second would be #493 Classic Space Command Center that had been in my cousin's attic since since the early 1990s.
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    The only things I've managed to build this year have been for set reviews. Probably my favourite, and surprising even myself is #21140 Minecraft Chicken Coop. It's just a bonkers thing and I like that.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    I’ve got a bit of a back lot of sets. But I loved the brickheadz brick yourself. I’m not much for mocking but this gave me a taste. 
  • caterham7caterham7 Member Posts: 409
    Finally managed to build many of the sets stashed away the last few weeks, Ninjago City was fun.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    The Old Fishing Store.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 Member Posts: 254
    Haven’t built any new sets this year, but I did disassemble and rebuild my UCS Millennium Falcon, which felt good. 
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,241
    Um.  I built... the minifigures for S18?  And I helped correct some errors on the #21137 Minecraft Mountain Cave.

    Maybe in 2019 I'll get to the backlog...
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 268
    Built #21130 with my nephew and really loved how the railway and car work together. 

    Captain Phasma BrickHeadz was pretty good, too.
  • adiemcadiemc Member Posts: 592
    edited May 2018
    As I’ve only built one set  #75187 BB-8 it has to be that! 
  • AleyditaAleydita Member Posts: 955
    Set #60181 Forest Tractor - not really my thing usually but it caught my eye on the shelf and I built it as soon as I got home. It's a simple enough build but it looks fantastic, exactly like the 2 used by the nearby farmer, same colour scheme too except for the wheel rims.
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter Member Posts: 46
    Definitely #75187, looks great on display and was fun to build!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,795
    Has to be Ninjago city for me, although the forest tractor and go brick me are close joint seconds. Thanks again to @stlux for hosting.
  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    Oww for me it would be #21310 the hidden detail of the spider really made me smile. Thank you for hosting and have fun in Billund :D
  • teal93mr2teal93mr2 Member Posts: 1,017
    Definitely Assembly Square, quite a fun build!
  • MarmiteMarmite Member Posts: 14
    It might be quite an old set but I picked it up in a sale and found the Ninjago #70738 Destiny's Bounty set a great detailed build. The dragon looks brilliant guarding the books on my bookshelf. :)
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 594
    I've been focusing on MOC this year, but I really enjoyed playing with Go Brick Me #41597
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
    The only sets I've built (nearly on my own) this year were #76107 and #76102, got them for parts but without minifigures on ebay. Nice builds and I love the joining of the two ships.
    Otherwise all my "building" has been more "finding parts" for my son whilst he builds. Still fun and in many ways nicer than building on my own, but rewarding in a different way.

    Thanks for hosting!
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Member Posts: 1,079
    The Force Awakens AT-ST (don‘t have the hand),nice build and satisfying result! :)
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Ooh, that's a difficult but good question, good thing I got my photo diary to check what I built this year ;) Ninjago City was great and very divers. Big Ben felt like a big achievement since it was over a long period and lots of fiddling and I love the finished look of the model. It was also strangely calming. Go Brick Me has given me lost of fun and the Green Creator dinosaurs are so versatile with a little amount of pieces. The Old fishing store was only finished yesterday so is freshest in my mind and definitly one of the top ones. There's been so much Lego building fun already.

    But I think the best one is the Diner. It looks amazing and it was great fun to build. Lots of interesting techniques and it just looks A-MA-Zing finished too.

    Thanks for hosting another Billund edition @stlux and have a great amount of fun over there!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    The new UCS MF. followed by Yoda's hut.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Probably not what many would expect, but I quite liked making #60119 Ferry! Enjoyably simple, and a fun result.
  • raygunnraygunn Member Posts: 95
    I haven't managed to build a lot yet this year, but it will be hard to beat Ninjago City which was a great build. Looking forward to the Docks now too.
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Destiny’s Bounty for me. Certainly the best ship I’ve had the chance to build and great value.
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    #10237 Tower of Orthanc :-D
  • messymessy Member Posts: 253
    My favourite build this year is a piece of mosaic!
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    Been a light year for me, so I'd have to say the new speed champs Ferrari garage. The cars though sticker heavy are fantastic (and thanks to a 50% off deal I lucked into a fair price)
  • benbacardibenbacardi Member Posts: 712
    I really enioyed the three little mini builds that came in the Women of NASA set. I haven’t built many sets this year to compare it to though!

    Thanks for hosting :)
  • daniellelego82daniellelego82 Member Posts: 38
    Disney castle for me. 
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 627
    I would have to say the kwik e mart.  Packed with details.  Loved it
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 360
    Saturn V by a long way...
  • DB361DB361 Member Posts: 299
    So far this year it's #21310 Old Fishing Store - Such a good looking model and interesting to build from start to finish.
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    Assembly Square #10255 for me :)
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    edited May 2018
    I’ve bought quite a few sets, but really haven’t built many yet, unfortunately. I did build #21310 Old Fishing Store which I love and still stands in the dining room. Most sets get relegated to the Lego room after a few days, while this has been standing for 2 months now. Quite the honor!
  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 762
    I bought a B-wing off of this very forum. That's probably my favourite that's new to me. As far as brand new sets I love the little Guardians' ship polybag #30525
    #8799 Knights Castle Wall
    Im a bit behind on my build list!
    Thanks for hosting @stlux
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