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Brickset Bonusball - Nil Demotes Edition (09 February 2019 Draw)

Hello folks, I've been asked to do this week's "bonus ball" draw.

Just this week I've had to move (a lot of) stuff around, and I came to the realisation I have to get rid of (a lot of) stuff. I haven't yet decided on the prize for this draw, but it will be something interesting from my hoard.

So here goes...

I've become a fan of the original Iron Chef, a cooking show where guest chefs go head to head with an in-house "Iron Chef" to create the best dishes with a theme ingredient. I wouldn't mind seeing a LEGO equivalent on TV, though I'd have no idea how it would work. Who would you want to see appear on the show, either as an Iron Chef or a competitor?

To enter, simply add your answer to this thread. The first 59 entrants will be allocated a number, and the bonus ball drawn in the main UK lottery on Saturday 9th February will decide who wins. Entry is open to everybody.


  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,512
    I would want to see @DeMontes or others from the New Elementary crew compete. Their stuff is always impressive.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    I think it would be entertaining to see Jeremy Vine as a contestant. I have no idea whether he is any good at cooking, but whatever he ends up blathering about during the programme would probably be funny.
  • alldarkeralldarker NetherlandsMember Posts: 224
    First of all, thanks for hosting! I've never won the Brickset bonus ball, so here's hoping this will be the first time. 
    OK... I've never heard of Iron Chef, but then again I hardly watch television anyhow. Still, I'd love to see Francois Geurts, head chef of FG Restaurant (**) in Rotterdam, go up against the Iron Chef as a competitor. 
  • LegopantsLegopants GermanyMember Posts: 2,093
    Susan Calman.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,778
    I would like to see both @Pitfall69 and @Legoboy competing against each other...
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    I’ll watch anything with Chris Hemsworth so that would be my choice. 
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 831
    Gordon Ramsay :-D
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,144
    Jamie Berard, Mark Stafford and Markus Rollbühler vs Naomi & Stuart Crawshaw and Ed Diment if a 3 v 3 format would work. ;o)
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,367
    Duff Goldman
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,075
    edited February 2019
    Oooh cool question. I think the 'Iron Chef' or 'Iron Lego designer' in your case should be definlty one of the in-house designers and as competitors I'd like to see: Rowan Atkinson (for the laughs), Richard Armitage (for the great voice while he's building) and Helena Bonham Carter (cause she's fab).
    Thanks for hosting!
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Yellowstone, 1883Member Posts: 3,176
    As they're both celebrities and have a known interest in Lego, why not David Beckham and Ed Sheeran as contestants? 

    Not that I have a particular interest in either...they're just the first celebrities I could think of associated to Lego.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,822
    Brian Blessed. Just to hear his stories, and see how animated he gets.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,659
    edited February 2019
    I'll say Bill Bailey, because he's usually pretty funny...

    But, I'm not sure I'd be paricularly bothered about who the contestants were, what they were doing would be of greater interest to me.

    The odd component challenge.

    This would be strange or really rare components, "odd" parts or parts that were only ever available in one or a small number of sets, contestants have to use multiples of it to make something.
    This part:

    (that I just discovered today) seems like a good candidate.

    The mass component challenge.
    The contestants must make something using more than 10K standard commodity parts. Different theme each week, 8hrs to do it.

    Or similar sorts of specified challenges.

    Thanks for hosting @SilentMode
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,729
    If we're talking like doing Lego building, I'd like to see Jangbricks on a show like that. He's a pretty good MOCer, so it would be cool to see what he would be able to do on the fly.
  • redarmyredarmy AberdeenMember Posts: 741
    Donald Trump..because it would be the best food EVER!
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 630
    Jeremy Clarkson.
  • PJ76ukPJ76uk EnglandMember Posts: 945
    Second choice would be Jamie Oliver as he needs to learn to cook, but first choice has to be Gordon Ramsay for the entertainment factor...
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,457
    Rhett here was an Iron Builder contest on Flickr which was a lot of fun -[email protected]/ - unfortunately it hasn’t been run for a couple of years,but it was great. So I’ll say anyone who featured on that ;-)
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,778
    Mr Blobby.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,760
    Thanks for hosting @SilentMode

    I certainly wouldn’t want to see any of the celebs who appeared on the Christmas edition of LEGO Masters trying to build again.  But wouldn’t mind seeing what the late Professor Heinz Wolff would have come up with.
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 696
    Russell Howard because he's always willing to try anything and is (in my opinion) fricking hilarious!!
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    Definitely Gordon Ramsay!
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 741
    The cast of the Lego Movie could be an entertaining tie-in
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 1,026

    Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall… 

    I was a great fan of his during the early 'River Cottage' years; a work colleague even got me a signed photo (and made me a portable 'shrine' which I still have somewhere!).

  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 210
    Thanks for hosting

    I’d like to see David Platt and Paul McGrath, two Villa legends reminiscing about the old glory days...
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 749
    Jamie B as Iron Chef, and Jimmy Carr, Clarkson, Bill Bailey and Allen Davies as contestants would yield some fun i’d say.
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 2,249
    Thanks for hosting!

    Another fun twist would be to have celebrity contestants that have had minifigures made of them - such as Chris Pratt, Orlando Bloom,  and Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • f2iso100f2iso100 United StatesMember Posts: 67
    I'd like to see Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef. She gets to judge other people, so it'd be fun to have the tables turned! 
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,802
    edited February 2019
    71019 Gourmet Chef vs 71018 Sushi Chef vs ANG018 Chef Pig
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 542
    Gordon Zola vs Severin Black
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 192
    I am not a fan of the Iron Chef, although I did enjoy the LEGO I have no clue who I would want......Kevin Hinkle maybe?
  • khopewosinkhopewosin Member Posts: 101
    I havn't seen Iron Chef in ages.. I would say Alvin Leung?
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 263
    I’ll pick Gordon Ramsay for the colorful language and Nigella Lawson because she makes everything seem decadent.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,197
    Julia Childs - just for the polite trash-talking.

    (Thanks for hosting!)
  • mak0137mak0137 VirginiaMember Posts: 288
    Hotdog guy
  • sirrich69sirrich69 Member Posts: 528
    Some good suggestions here.

    I think I would like to see Jeremy Clarkson

    Thanks for hosting
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy USMember Posts: 315
    edited February 2019
    I’ll say Chris Pratt and Charlie Day going head to head. Would be entertaining. 
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,143
    Everyone involved with the Brexit negotiations.
    Not because I want to see them cook, I just want them nowhere near the negotiations.

    Thanks for the host
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Probably Gordon Ramsay vs. Paula Deen in a building contest
  • im2cre8ivim2cre8iv Utah, USAMember Posts: 166
    Martha Stewart - I wonder if she could make something without talking about each step along the way
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 592
    Chris Pratt
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,209
    I’d like to see @Pitfall69 competing! The cringe and laughs would be nonstop! :)
  • Leandro16Leandro16 New Jersey Member Posts: 98
    edited February 2019
    Gordon Ramsay
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 544
    James May, Jamie Berard
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 155
    The Muppets Swedish Chef
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 284
    I don't watch TV.
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 350
    Alton Brown in a Cutthroat Kitchen Crossover
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 797
    Ron Burgundy.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 392
    Elon  Musk.
  • messymessy CambridgeshireMember Posts: 253
    Nadia G 
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