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Brickset Bonus Ball 17 November 2017 - Luxembourg edition

stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,287
Before there's a panic again, yes: this week's Bonus Ball is here!

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

What's the prize this week, you ask? I don't know yet! But I'm sure I can make a match between the winner's wanted list and my boxes with polybags!

So, on to this week's question:

I'm currently constructing a house (well, a Lego room, with a house around it) and have reached the stage where we need to pick a colour for the facade. So far we have "no light/dark grey or white/grey combo", the current in-fashion colour schemes around here. It looks good when 1 house does it, not when all the houses in the street are grey! What colour (combo) would you paint your dream house?

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


  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,962
    Being in the UK, I'd go with a bare brick exterior like most other houses. From a practical angle, It would last for years without having to be repainted or rendered. I've never been too bothered about the external appearance of something that I spend most of my time inside! :)
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 366
    I’d go for a shade of blue - like houses at the seaside.
  • janscjansc The Netherlands Member Posts: 60
    I like the colour scheme of the Fire Brigade.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 705
    edited November 2017
    Bricks, of course. Red bricks.
  • norm103norm103 Member Posts: 287
    Tan with white trim and a red door. 
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 222
    Red brick is nice and low maintenance. Red with white trim if the exterior must be painted.
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,533
    Tan or blue (light)
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,157
    Olive Green/White.
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 470
    Sand green, I presume we are using a Lego colour scheme 
  • PoMoPinkPoMoPink UKMember Posts: 274
    Purple. I'm preparing for being old.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,058
    Wedgewood blue with white trim - in the style of Regency houses
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,075
    Another vote for simple red brick here. Low maintenance, minimum input and maximum longevity. I do like many of the sandstone looks too.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,889
    Honey coloured stone, or grey/white mix bricks that you only seem to see on Victorian era houses.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Well, our current house - that we designed and had built, is a dark greenish grey for the bulk of the house, with the trim being a greyish green, with an almost hidden purple accent colour. 

    My dream house would probably be more in the blue range of colors - maybe blue and white, or two shades of blue with white accents.

    Congrats and enjoy this part of the process!

    Thank you for hosting!
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 563
    Dark green and dark tan
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,898
    Dark green with a very light yellow trim.
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    For my dream house I'd prefer all brick or stone exterior with no paint.  But if I had to pick a color, I'd go cream. 

    Thanks for Hosting.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,511
    My house is chartwell green and white.
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    some sort of pastel green
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,450
    Another fan of plain old red brick here.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,060
    Thanks for hosting @stlux.
    Personally I always liked seeing houses with either a Pastel Pink/white or Mongolia/white outside. It always makes the them look cheery, even on a dull day. 
    The added bonus is that pink goes with grey so won't look out of place if that's what everyone else has.  :)
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 422
    Royal or cobalt blue would be lovely,
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 289
    When we built our house, we were given 2 choices of brick. Red or Dark Brown. We went with dark brown, and I'm pretty happy with it
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,923
    edited November 2017
    Hmh, difficult question and one I never thought of before. We just bought a house so didn't have to make that choice :) to be honest, the inside is the crucial part for me.

    But if I had enough money to build, I think I like a pastel house, some kind of yellow. Or if I'm totally honest, Christmas red with sparkles :)

    Thanks for hosting mr Luxembourg.
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 256
    edited November 2017
    Thanks for this.

    I've never really thought about the question before...

    Greys and black and white don't have to be boring though:

  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 738
    Black and white, always black and white.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO B'ham/SolihullMember Posts: 208
    A light pastel colour like yellow (with wwhite trim etc)
  • mampepinmampepin CanadaMember Posts: 63
    edited November 2017
    I only decorate in black or very very dark grey.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,287
    I really can’t ever imagine painting the exterior of our house, but I am planning on wrapping the front door with vinyl and have been tempted to put a crazy print on it. 
  • Raven13Raven13 FifeMember Posts: 16
    Will be painting my house again in the spring. White again!
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 299
    White and touches of wood.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,299
    Hm... Dream house.

    I'd have large "geometric" letter-like shapes of my favorite letters- L... E...G... maybe an O...  (in no particular order), with a thin trim of black around them and then a very thin trim of yellow around the black. Then I'd just go wild with a nice, soft red all over the rest of the house.

    I'm not sure what that would look like exactly, but I Think I'd like it.

  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 356
    tan and light brown work well together

    or ivory with dark brown/wenge
  • sukhsukh Member Posts: 142
    Dark brown and Beige
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 579
    Some combination of white, grey, and black for a modern house wouldn’t seem to bad to me.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,743
    My current house is a steely blue with dark gray/white trim. Can't say that I picked those colors, but I love the look of them!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,312
    Sand green
  • adiemcadiemc UKMember Posts: 516
    New Dark Red
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    Maersk Blue of course! 
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 953

    Imperial Grey.....  :-)

  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    White and grey.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,531
    Black or really dark gray. Being from Chicago I will always have a soft spot for Chicago Brick and the color it has.  Always wanted to live in a modern log cabin so that would make it a reddish brown color. 
  • eanaireanair IrelandMember Posts: 150
    edited November 2017
    Pale pink!

  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    I'd love to get a black and white Tudor style house with a thatched roof. 
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,666
    White and maybe some red highlights.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,666
    Lobot said:

    Imperial Grey.....  :-)

    Ahem, it's actually white. You know, Star Destroyer white and all that? ;)
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I like blue and green.
  • thenateraterthenaterater UtahMember Posts: 10
    edited November 2017
    Red with light grey accents.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,703
    Red walls, white window frames and doors, blue roof. With a big star in the middle, just like the Captain.

    Seriously, I like red brick walls, slate roof, and durable plastic, usually white, for doors and windows. I would do without the star - I’m a Captain America fan, not a fundamentalist. :-)
  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 376
    Dark Green and White.
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