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Brickset Bonusball Bonanza - Samiam editon - Random numbre generator 14/07

snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,052
Since the last bonusball went a bit haywire, @samiam391 's policeman is still up for grabs. The bonus ball draw is already quite close at hand so I am just going to use a random number generator once we reach 59 entries.

The question.
I am immensly looking forward to the Harry Potter sets. I am usually don't understand people staying up till 12 or really wanting to have something day 1, I like to wait for discounts. This time I am going for a day one purchase, at least of the two castle sets. I think it's mostly since my son and I are both massive Harry Potter fans (he's listening to the books for the 8th time at the moment) and we totally missed out on the first wave, except a couple of polybags I got as a Xmas present once. So really happy we get a second chance and I am enjoying the Brickheadz to bridge the gap...

I want to know which sets you've bought or are going to buy straigtaway and why. If you have never had this urge I applaud you and you can just tell us the last set you've built.


  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,622
    I think TLM2 Ultrakitty might be for me.
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Northumbria UKMember Posts: 413
    Ooh am I first? TBH not a huge HP fan at all but liking FB as a stand-alone. Shall be getting Newt’s case and maybe the carriage thing on AFOL day. Not even sure if I’ll bother with the CMFs this time. However, new Lego Movie 2 sets will be day 1 purchases. 
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,188
    Bought all the Jurassic world fallen kingdom sets straight away cause the movie series was my childhood and I’m working on a jp moc. 
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,897
    I'm going to buy the Aston Martin as long as it's in stock when I'm in Germany in a few weeks. Since everyone else seems to hate it I like my chances.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    I will be getting Harry Potter sets on day one too. 
  • M_BossM_Boss Houston, TexasMember Posts: 252
    I bought the Saturn V day one in store, only after seeing how fast it sold out on [email protected], as I didn’t want to wait for it to come back in stock. Same with the UCS MF, but I was able to grab one online. 
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,751
    I bought the original Star Wars Battlepacks... three weeks before they were released.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 781
    I am not a Day 1 kind of person. I can usually hold off for a 20% off sale, which I hope to do for Harry Potter. It'll be around for more than a year so I'm in no hurry. That is, unless my son puts it on his birthday list next month.

    As far as building goes, we are working on the second level of the Palace Cinema. It's our project while we are on holiday.
  • BillyBricks84BillyBricks84 United StatesMember Posts: 355
    I will most likely go in search of a few of the HP CMFs as soon as those are released. 
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    I've been to every "Force Friday" event at my local Lego store for the past couple of years to buy some (if not all) of the sets day one. When it's a new movie I just can't resist the hype!
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    The latest UCS MF as I wanted the brilliant black VIP card which got me double points on a battle pack I bought earlier this year
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    The Harry Potter cmfs will be a day one purchase for me, I am currently working on acquiring the new sets and have about half of them so far.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,635
    Mine was Saturn V. Lift off!
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 888
    The 60s Batcave was a day one purchase for me, I believe.  I used around $90 of VIP rewards.  Had to have it before it sold out.  Little did I know they would later discount it,  which I assume is due to the then upcoming Joker Manor set.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 208
    The Harry Potter CMF’s will be my first ever (I think) day one purchase, genuinely excited to get them
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 331
    Never felt the need to buy sets on day one... However, I will go hunting for CMFs when they are released.., Although release dates from Australian retailers seems utterly random.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,066
    edited July 2018
    Voltron.  Voltron.  Voltron.  And Voltron, Va-Va-Va Voltron.


    Edit:  Voooooooooooooooooooooooltron.


  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    I like collecting odd/eccentric items so I’ll be buying something to get the new sugarcane plants pack in August. 
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 317
    I have bought a couple of the modulars on day 1, and probably a few Star Wars sets, #9493 if I remember correctly. 
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 1,015
    I would say the modulars since they rarely go on sale anyway.  
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 702
    I just had to buy the Saturn V immediately, I couldn't risk not being able to get one... definitely my favourite set by far!

    Thanks for hosting it again @snowhitie and @samiam391 :)
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 700
    Wanted to buy the Docks immediately, but feel like I can wait for a good promo. Series 18 had me hunting to find them early for a policeman and will do the same for Graves in the Harry Potter series.
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 307
    There's nothing coming out at the minute I'm particularly hyped for, but the first set I ever bought day 1 was the Ferris Wheel, having just bought the Mixer a few weeks earlier in preparation.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,097
    I'm not a day one person. I can quite happily wait until a decent discount.
    My other main hobby is board-gaming & I'm the same there. Definitely not a member of the Cult of the New. Barring one or two odd exceptions, my games tend to be charity shop finds or heavily discounted.

    The last sets I built were a couple of City polybags that my three year old insisted on building when she was awake at 2 in the morning (#30358 & #30349). She then raced them about a bit along with some other Lego cars before playing a couple of games & taking herself back to bed

  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,421
    Think the only day one purchase I’ve ever (deliberately) made was #76028 Darkseid Invasion. I’m a massive fan of Hawkman and at that point getting any characters other than Batman, Superman and Wonderwoman in DC sets was unusual so I was showing LEGO that I approved with my wallet!
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,451
    The MilF (or MegaFalcon as we call it in our house) was my last day one purchase. I'd like to do the first group of upcoming Harry Potter sets and CMFs but alas, hard currency does not allow at present.
    Last thing I built was the frankly awesome #75060!

    Thanks for hosting!
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 286
    Tron ideas set
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    USC Falcon. The rest, I wait for double points.
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Northern IrelandMember Posts: 593
    Voltron! As I had the original toy as a child. 
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 1,008
    Harry Potter sets will be my first day 1 purchases otherwise I ususlly wait until discounted. I’ve preordered the big sets this time as they’re for my daughter.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 549
    I've never bought a set day 1 since I prefer to wait for deals/discounts.  Unfortunately, that meant sometimes I never got a set since it went EOL before a good deal could be had.
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    I'll he getting some of the cheaper harry potter sets on day 1, won't be able get others until they've at least been put a while, might even wait until a discount
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,412
    Always happy to wait for a discount/GWP.

    #70827 Ultracatty (aka Unikitty ate a Ninjago dragon for breakfast) will likely be an exception.

    Might also be required by my wife to buy the Harry Potter sets on Aug 01 when they are finally available in Europe.

    Thanks for hosting @snowhitie and @samiam391 for providing the prize!
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,677
    edited July 2018
    I booked my flight from LA to London so I could go to sleep the afternoon I arrived, wake up at 3am and drive 300 miles to the North of England so I could snag a UCS Falcon the moment the store opened. And yet I still haven't built my Falcon yet! At least I got a black VIP card and have been revelling in all the free booty we've gotten over the past 7 months :/

    I will also likely pick up that spaceship from TLM2 day one.
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,457
    I've never had that urge.. I have lots of backlog and definitely prefer to wait for discounts or a good gift :)
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 243
    I buy the Ideas sets asap only because I’ve missed out on a couple and really regretted it.

  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,697
    I got the TRON Legacy set and The Phantom II for characters that I never thought would make it into Lego form. I couldn't get them day one, but I did eventually get them. I'm now the proud owner of Thrawn and the minifigs from TRON.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 734
    HP Cmf's as soon as unfortunately..bigger stuff will wait for a decent discount or promo..cos that's the way i roll baby...
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    The holiday village sets.  Can’t wait for this year’s.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,958
    edited July 2018
    #41999 and #42056 ordered both at 6am on day of release. I happened to have early starts for work and was up anyway, so got in quick. Crawler took almost a month to arrive and the 911 I ended up cancelling and picking up in store as they kept delaying the shipping date for me because of the packaging issues.

    I was also at the signing event for the Old Fishing Store too.

    New sets, I'm not sure theres anything out soon that'll be a day one purchase for me.
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,829
    There has only ever been one midnight purchase for me.....

    ...and what a midnight it was.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    I've never bought a set on day one. Buying on the last day is more fun!
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    #21037 LEGO House
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    2 voltrons
  • ericbericb Member Posts: 91
    Voltron because:
    - Nostalgia, as I grew up watching it before elementary school
    - the set looks great and full of color
    - I'm interested in learning building techniques which allow for the transformation from lions into mech
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan MichiganMember Posts: 347
    The first set I have EVER bought day 1 was the Silent Mary.

    As for HP, we bought 2 trains, 2 great halls, willows and 1 quidich. 
  • kiki180703kiki180703 Montreal, CanadaMember Posts: 1,051
    I never really bought any set on the first day but I recently got the Technic Bugatti Chiron.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,578
    I always buy the modulars on day 1.
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 392
    any lego jurassic world set that I`ll come accorss, because dinasaurs.
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 272
    edited July 2018
    Only ever proper day 1 purchase for me was Saturn V, that in itself was through pure coincidence as I had to be in South Wales for a family gathering. The even bigger coincidence was that the spare time I did have to pop into Cardiff was first thing as the doors opened, so I can fairly confidently say that I was the first ever person to buy one from the Cardiff store!
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