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Christmas Day Brickset Bonus... Bonusball - Santa Claus Edition

SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
Aloha, fellow Bricksetters.  This is a special pseudo-incognito version of the Bonusball...

The first twenty five (25) unique posts get a number from a random number generator.  I'm not sure if there is a UK Lottery drawing today, so I'm not going to chance it.

Up for grabs is another Christmas themed prize... maybe bigger than the last, maybe not.

Given that I'm in the midst of a three-day Christmas Extravaganza, what's the best unexpected gift you received?  And it doesn't have to be one from this Holiday Season, but mine is.  (Thank you, Cathy!) 

Good luck everyone!


  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    Too many to choose from due to all the great gifts I've received over the years,  but the best one I got this year was definitely the #75190 First Order Star Destroyer! Can't wait to build it!!!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Ireland Member Posts: 1,575
    A porg funko pop, they'd all sold out locally so getting one today was great!
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,343
    Ok well 'best' is debatable, but my sister and brother-in-law sent me a Whataburger employee polo shirt to Bulgaria this year. I laughed a lot so that is what counts I guess?
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    When my husband surprised me with a trip to Mexico 
  • SirBrickalotOfLegoSirBrickalotOfLego WalesMember Posts: 629
    I got a lovely watch today I wasn’t expecting!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,341
    Mine was this year as well as an unexpected parcel was received from the wonderful @snowhitie.
    It was one of the most surprising and thoughtful gifts I have received that not only contained a gift for me but a present for my wife as well (and chocolate minifigures). It made my day when I received it, was a lovely surprise when I opened it and I will enjoy every minute of building it.
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 2,153
    Another from this year. After Little Miss Speedman open the cargo train there was a smaller box behind it......with a tag to me on it....from Santa. I have the Christmas train and the power functions to go with it so we don't have to share trains!
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,450
    Some nice ramen bowls. Properly sized bowls for soba noodles had been on my wish list for a while. Apparently my brother had some proper ramen for the first time in his life last week, so he finally knew what I was on about, and recognised them in the shop!
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 626
    It is hard to put my finger on the best but I know for sure that one of the top gifts that I have received was actually a pair of socks. I had seen them before in a souvenir boutique store and thought they were the coolest socks in the world. They were a bit expensive there so I didn’t buy them but I guess I continued to talk about them for quite a bit after. Last Christmas a friend was able to track down the socks and gave them to me as a gift. These socks were not only crazy in design but also has the phrase on it, “Carpe the f*** out of this diem.” I now go out of my way to wear these socks if I attend some large event, if I’m about to do a large presentation, or really just any random day that works and just love them as they are a reminder to really make the absolute most out of each day. Small gift but certainly one with a great impact.
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 154
    A beautiful pair of diamond earrings hidden in a pair of cozy slippers. I don't usually wear jewelry but I wore them all the time for years until I lost one.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 728
    I don't know if this is the best unexpected gift I've ever gotten, but it's fresh in my mind. This year my brother gave me this awesome toy story t-shirt with the pizza planet aliens coming out of a pocket. I didn't take a picture and I'm at a Christmas party, so you guys will just have to imagine what it looked like. Suffice to say it is awesome.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,288
    One time my parents went to Disneyland by themselves and they brought me back packets of parmesan cheese and Tabasco sauce from one of the restaurants.
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 291
    Again, 'best' is a very subjective matter, but the one that I've probably got the most use out of in recent times was a Thrustmaster T300 steering wheel for my PS4. Some considerable hours have been put into F1 2016/17 since!
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,476
    Few years ago my parents got me a 3DS because they’d seen an online conversation between me & my brother talking about them. One of those surreal technology moments
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 543
    Team santa boxer shorts from my kids

    wait that sounds weird.....
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,967
    One of my best unexpected gifts was when I had manflu a few weeks ago - a bag containing lemsip, Vick's vaporub, paracetamol, maltesers, Taylor Swift CD and lots of tissues.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,063
    I'll stick with this Christmas as it's so fresh in my mind. This morning I opened a tiny parcel that was given to me by Mr and Mrs @bandit778 when we met at Bluewater in November.

    It was out the blue, totally unxpected, I'd never have guessed (as it didn't have the tell-tale rattle I'm accustomed to), but it was a custom printed minifig bearing my avatar on it with a background print of my Hover Scout Ideas Project:-)

    Pics to come when I have good light tomorrow.

    I was dumbstruck and beaming ear to ear. Still not sure what I've done to deserve it.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 722
    Cookies my mom sent me in the mail when I was extremely busy and stressed out at school.
  • messymessy CambridgeshireMember Posts: 251
    A pair of bespoke oak display shelves, totally unexpected but exactly what I (didn't know I) wanted.
    Merry Christmas :-)
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 440
    edited December 2017
    The big box under the tree that I hadn't touched before today was actually for me. My whole family chipped in for a new Xbox One and some games. I was only expecting socks and slippers and would actually have been happy with just those!

    No one panic though, there were socks under the tree too and Star Wars slippers.

    Oh and tickets to Flight of the Conchords. All in all, this has been a fantastic Christmas for presents.
  • eanaireanair IrelandMember Posts: 155
    A €500 voucher from my companies founder. Totally given out of the blue to all 600 of us employees!
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 307
    3D printer last Christmas. Those things are awesome!
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 257
    Time for myself
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 315
    A weekend at sea booked by my wife in january for the whole family!
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,490
    edited December 2017
    Last year's Brickset secret santana gift. Very thoughtful and unexpected.
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,735
    Liquor. Always liquor.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,632
    I actually got #70922 for Christmas. Very surprised. 
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 589
    My Brickset secret Santa gift (I knew just about everything else that I was getting)
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
    AllBrick said:
    Last year's Brickset secret santana gift. Very thoughtful and unexpected.
    This is my thread, so I'm posting a meme...

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,343
    SumoLego said:
    AllBrick said:
    Last year's Brickset secret santana gift. Very thoughtful and unexpected.
    This is my thread, so I'm posting a meme...

    I hope it featured Rob Thomas from Matchbox 20. Would've been the smoothest gift ever.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 15,067
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 154
    Thanks for organizing @SumoLego
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,060
    Well done @Matt89190 !

    Cool to read fun gift/surprise stories.
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 307
    Yay! Looking forward to receiving my prize and massive thanks to @SumoLego for hosting!
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