Howdy, fellow Bricksetters, I have volunteered to host the Bonusball Extravaganza!
As most of you know, the first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a number for Saturday's UK Lottery Draw. I'm sure someone can post the winning number on Saturday, as I still haven't been able to figure out which one is the correct one. (Maybe that's the reason why I can't seem to win it, either!)
The winner will receive something out of my much too extensive Lego stash: poly bag, CMF etc. The drawing winner needs to PM me their shipping address so I can get it to you.
This weeks question has already been posted so I'm expecting great stories but if you missed it, here it is again:
"What is your favorite Star Wars memory?"
I don't want some reddit story or meme. I don't want to know what your favorite Star Wars scene is or how you despise a certain character from Episode 1. I'd like know how this cultural phenomenon has affected your life (besides emptying your wallet)!
As an added bonus this week, the winner of the best story will receive a separate prize which is a Miro78 R2-D2 that I have an extra of. Here is how that will work.
1. Cut off for best story will be noon Eastern Standard Time so you can miss the first 59 for the draw but still be eligible.
2. After story submission has closed, vote by sending me a PM of your favorite story with the following rules:
a. One vote per person
b. Must have at least 20 posts on Brickset so no ballet box stuffing!
c. Voting cut-off is midnight EST, 28 May with the winner announced sometime Monday, 29 May.
I'll post all voting results. Have fun!!
I'll go first. My most recent favorite memory is being on the winning team for the 2016 Battle of the Bricks.
But my favourite memories now are the ones I'm creating with my young daughters (4&2). If they're Ill or just can't sleep, they allowed to come downstairs ( typically 2 in the morning) & we'll stick one of the films on. 20 minutes or so later, they're settled enough to sleep. I've done the films in the machete order so the whole story makes most sense.
One particular highlight was my elder's reaction to Vader turning on the Emperor. Her jaw dropped & she just goggled at the screen for a whole minute before she recovered enough to speak.
^Toc13 - I had a similar reaction at Vader turning on the Emperor, only when I saw the latest Bluray release with "no....NoooOOOO!".
There was this lady who lived down the bottom end of our road where we used to live. She was known as Star Wars Sue to is because she worked in the press office promoting Star Wars. Once a week she would stop off at our house on the way home to off-load a ton of surplus toys. You can imagine what there was. Everything. We had everything and didn't pay a penny for it. Where it all went I have no idea but is obviously something I occasionally think about given today's values. I suspect if our back garden was to ever be dug up they'd find a few figures.
My treasured memory is my dad taking me and a friend into Leicester Square to view an exclusive preview of ESB for the cast and staff the day before it premiered. What I wouldn't give for a more detailed memory of it though but understand everybody was there. I was 4.
Still makes me smile when I think of how much it swept me up. It is still a big part of my life but in a very different way.
And then followed it up with: 'They're less annoying than Jar Jar.'
Love it when you can share your passion with your kids and they enjoy it too.
Thanks for hosting!
While cleaning house not too long ago, I found a Quigon Jinn minifig. Good thing I looked through that bag of crap!
Then my friend had ROTJ on pirate video, so we all piled round his place to watch it. My parents made me take my little sister as she was upset she wasn't seeing it, and tell them that they'd gone out so I had to babysit her.
Anyway. The day before our plan got a little switched around - my friends all had a suprise test in chem (or maybe physics.... so not the point) so it turned out *I* had to be the one to skip all my classes and save our place in line! It was a fun day because the whole line was really into it - someone had toy light sabers and challenged me to a duel, people played the soundtrack on their speakers, some people were dressed up, that sorta thing - but because the cinema had no room to house us for like a whole day, we had to queue outside. I spent the whole school day worried my mom would drive by and spot me. >.<
Kids! Don't do this at home. Even if it is for Star Wars!
I was at a mall and randomly decided to go into a KB Toys. On one of the shelves they had a #7153 Jango Fett's Slave 1 set. Normally, I wouldn't have looked twice at it, but it was 50% off and I thought Jango Fett was beyond cool. It was close to my birthday, so I figured why not and purchased it.
15 years and many thousands of LEGO sets/figures/later, #7153's original Jango Fett is still my all time favorite minifigure.