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Brickset Bonus Ball - Win Wintermas wonders

bendybadgerbendybadger ::1Member Posts: 1,141
Hi all,

Apologies for missing last weeks draw, but here we are again back to the usual draw.

This week as it is Wintermas you can win  #30028 Christmas Wreath and a #30603 Mr Freeze

Usual rules apply just answer the question and 1st 59 get a number for a chance to win.

This weeks question is "What was your favourite ever Christmas present?"

Mine was a Scalextric set with a JPS Lotus 77 car.  It was a fantastic thrill and the smell of a sort of burning that the cars would give off still reminds me of Christmas. Oh but the number of arguments it caused as it was a joint present for me and my brother. Thinking about it now makes me want a Scalextric set again.  


  • thebeermonkeythebeermonkey GlasgowMember Posts: 390
    edited December 2016
    A Chopper Bike

  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,561
  • William_TownsleyWilliam_Townsley Perth, Scotland Member Posts: 880
    I would say Lego 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,442

    my dad is a smart arse so the year I asked for s GameCube he got me one...but hid it in an Xbox box...
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 906
    The one that sticks out is the my pet monster. I had it for years.
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 308
    When I was a child I once got the 4563 freight train. Man that was just sooooo awesome. I'm still very fond of that train and still got it.
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 530
    a few  years ago #6211
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 547

    3 years ago my wife surprised me with a pair of handmade fur trimmed bison gloves. It was one gift in my life I had absolutely no idea I was getting but couldn't have been a better gift. It's -27 degrees C here in the middle of North America today so they are as relevant today as they were when I got them. 

    Although they do make it difficult to build Lego...
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 7,057
    Black Monarch Castle jointly given to me and my sister. By pooling our wishlist together we got a much bigger set than my parents could've afforded otherwise. There were other great sets other years and bikes and such but that giant castle stands out in my mind as the biggest 'O Wow!' Christmas moment.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,402
    I got my first telescope when I was 7 and it opened my eyes and imagination toward space like never before. It still stands out as one of the best I've ever been fortunate enough to receive! 
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    One year I got the #75021 Republic Gunship inside a clothing box. That was a nice surprise!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,662
    Ho ho ho.

    Definitely a bike. Always wanted a Raleigh chopper but ended up with a racer which I covered many, many miles on.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    One year I got the original NES with the Power Pad, and it came with Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, and World Class Track Meet. I got a lot of use out of that Nintendo.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 598
    Toyota 4 Runner. Got it in 2004. Christmas present to myself. Yeah, those commercials with idiots buying cars at Christmas? True. :o
  • MextenMexten MexicoMember Posts: 73
    My best christmas present was a parakeet when I was 10. It was also the worst because it died 6 months later.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,718
    My first lego set #590 Engine Co. No. 9. I still have it but I had to buy some of more delicate pieces that didn't survive my childhood. 
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 536
    edited December 2016
    This. I still have it in my attic. And the box though it is crushed a bit!

  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    The grand emporium.
  • SalamalexSalamalex UKMember Posts: 297
    A home made game charting our interminable trip (generally done in four hours it took us four days) round the beautiful Ring of Kerry.
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy US of AMember Posts: 121
    Probably my first mp3, it was so cool to be able to listen any where all of a sudden. A select few Lego sets stand out but that mp3 had a greater effect.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,842
    My favourite Christmas present was a Lego Afventurers temple, played with it for hours.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 636
    God knows! I could think about it longer to try and remember all the gifts I got in my childhood, but for now the #10197 I bought myself a couple of years back just before it was EOLed will do...
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,914
    Steer 'n' Go.

    It was second hand and I had to share it with my brothers, but we played this for hours.

  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,173
    The Build-a-Bear Workshop Zombie bear with Jedi robe and lightsaber I got last year. I named him Obi-Han. :)
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363
    Hard to decide between #912 in 76 or 77 and #853 in 78. 
  • mmozzanommozzano UKMember Posts: 413
    Sega Megadrive and Golden Axe game back in the day! 
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,834
    My first pair of Jordans.  1992.

  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,436
    edited December 2016
    A couple of years ago my wife had painstakingly obtained the last 20 volumes of the 3x3 Eyes manga series I had collected during my childhood, but never completed. Having been out of print for well over a decade and knowing their availability, I suspect she ordered them from 20 different sellers...

    From Lego when I was a kid, probably #6285 Black Seas Barracuda and #6276 Eldorado Fortress. Those cannons really added an extra dimension. Somehow both managed to survive the endless volley of cannonballs they exchanged!
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 586
    #6086 Black Knight's Castle
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    Such a tough question.  Probably the Kenner PotF Star Wars Cantina
  • DawnDawn GoldMember Posts: 247
    Commodore 64
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,059
    ZX Spectrum for me.

    Oh for the thrills of swapping cassette bases games in the playground.
  • GothamConstructionCoGothamConstructionCo Colchester UKMember Posts: 785
    Wow, that's a tough one. But for the porpoises of this forum I'm going to say #8880 Super Car.
    I was even building it on the back seat of our car heading down the M4 on the way to our family's.
    My daughter secretly learned to play my favourite piece of music.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,914
    iso3200 said:
    ZX Spectrum for me.

    Oh for the thrills of swapping cassette bases games in the playground.

    And the fun of copying these by hand ... it was worse than getting lines.

  • diddypididdypi USAMember Posts: 25
    The year we went to Disney World for Christmas.  It was our first real vacation that wasn't camping, and our first trip to Florida.
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 943
    Wow, good one.  Either the Mr. Freeze action figure (from 1997's Batman and Robin) - could not find that one anywhere but my mom did - or a bunch of trading cards from that movie.  I would go grocery shopping with my dad and spend my allowance every week on a pack of those cards.  One week they were missing/sold out and I was bummed.  I received like 10 packs that Christmas.
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,495
    edited December 2016
    Mine has to be one of the following:

    LEGO #6970 Beta I Command Base
    Hornby Duchess of Sutherland OO gauge locomotive
    Mamod Cream Steam Roadster
    Commodore Amiga 500

    I can't decide which one I liked the most, as each was perfect at that point in time.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    #6080 King's Castle was my best ever Christmas present. It's one of the oldest I can remember receiving, and it's probably the reason why I'm on this forum today.
  • dspigeldspigel Seoul, KoreaMember Posts: 453
    By far my most favorite gift I ever got was the G.I. Joe aircraft carrier. It was amazing. I still have it in my dad's attic.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    Probably the Gamecube. 
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 762
    #182 train set
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    edited December 2016
    #6980 Galaxy Commander, never expected it, never thought I would have a flagship set (they were always for other kids). Even my dad commented about how good it was when I finished it. Either that or my Grifter XL. But the galaxy commander has stood the test of time much better than the grifter.
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 363
    SNES with Street Fighter 2 Turbo.

    That or the WWF ring and wrestlers.

    That make me seem like I loved fighting and stuff. Nothing could be further from the truth.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 244
    My uncle gave me and my sister NES for Christmas '87. Still have it!
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,075
    edited December 2016
    As per Adiemc, a Kenner AT-AT.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,292
    My favourite christmas present was the original Kenner Slave 1.
    I loved the Falcon but that ship was something different to everything that had gone before and it got swooshed about and played with more than any of my other Star Wars toys.

    Probably had some impact on the fact that when I first got back into Lego full time I overlooked Red Five and brought Slave 1 at RRP (something I have mild regret over due to the EOL of Red Five the following year).
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,075
    ^I got the Xwing one Christmas and immediately regretted applying the battle-scar stickers.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,757
    edited December 2016
    My first Castle, waaay back in 2003 - #6091 King Leo's Castle.
  • caterham7caterham7 UkMember Posts: 406
    Captain America and Lizardman action figures around 1978 or 1979
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