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Brickset Bendybadger Bonusball Bonanza - "3in1" the Mr_Cross edition

Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
It is my pleasure to bring you the Bonusball Bonanza this week.

My son and I really like the 3in1 creator sets, and have enjoyed building a fair few of them. So, the idea for this week is very simply this: your job is to conceive of a 3in1 set. No limits, other than your imagination, the three models could also be from a theme other than creator.

As an example and to try to convey the concept, mine would be called #918,918,918! Classic Space Mania (and would be known by AFOLs worldwide as 'the (neo?) classic space, trans yellow, blue and light bluish grey parts pack').
  • Main model: one man spaceship (but with a buggy) slightly updating #918 and featuring a dark red classic spaceman, a dark bluish grey classic spaceman and a minifig scale robot.
  • Second model: a moon rover and lab kind of updating #6927
  • Third model: a Lamborghini Countach, just because I used to try to build a blue one using parts from #918 & #6927 when I was a boy. It was pretty poor if I recall correctly.
Hopefully that makes sense.

In keeping with the three in one theme, there will be three prizes and three winners.

As usual, post your comment, first 59 answers get a number. If your number is then drawn this weekend as the UK national lottery bonus ball, then you win. Open worldwide.

  1. Matching the Bonusball will win #30051 mini X-wing
  2. My son's favourite idea will win #7799 cargo copter
  3. My favourite idea will win # 30003 road roller



  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter Member Posts: 46
    If love a small Harry potter one, not sure how it would work though. If it did I'd love to see a miniaturised Hogwarts,, dobby and a quidditch pitch would be awesome!

  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 638
    I'd love a 3 in 1 Technic Mercedes-Benz G-wagen set.

    1st model: standard G-wagen
    2nd model: G500 4x4^2
    3rd model: G63 AMG 6x6

    Or maybe reverse the order since the "coolest" model is usually the main model.
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 594
    Mine would be a reprise of #10183 Hobby Trains in more earth-tone, neutral colors (like the Emerald Night and Constitution Train Chase). Three instructions would include:

    1. Steam Locomotive with tender
    2. Passenger Wagon/Caboose
    3. Freight Wagon

    AKA the Train Parts Pack in green and brown
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    I would love some type of Mech pack, maybe in light bluish-gray and dark red.
    1. typical human shaped mech with a pilot 
    2. a four legged spiderlike mech
    3. a centipede-esque segmented crawler
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    edited January 2018
    Micro scale monuments from around the world.  Perhaps, then:

    1. Great Wall of China segment
    2. Taj Mahal (a portion of ?)
    3. Pyramid(s)

    Thank you very much @Mr_Cross for hosting a wonderful thought provoking contest.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    3 classically British sets:

    1. Red post box
    2. Red phone box
    3. Red double decker bus
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,398
    Mine would be the 3 in 1 Dr Who Set. The first build would be K9, the second build would be the  Tardis and the 3rd build would be a 1:1 scale Dalek (this would be made possible by all the extra bricks you get when you disassemble the inside of the Tardis).
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 268
    edited January 2018
    3-in-1 brick built figures/busts of TLOZ: Wind Waker-
    Makar/top of Great Deku Tree
  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 762
    3 in 1 - licensing madness
    1 - Batmobile
    2 - Avengers Quinjet
    3 - TIE Fighter
    Black, dark blue and Grey pieces.
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    Great concept

    I would go for 3 classic children’s vehicles:

    1) Postman Pat’s van
    2) Fireman Sam’s fire engine
    3) Thomas the Tank Engine (maybe James to continue the red theme)
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,558
    The reseller 3 in 1.
    1. A van, to take home the hoard
    2. A post box, to post the sold sets
    3. A money box, to store the $$$$$ from Little Timmy's parents
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,730
    I would like a 3-in-1 train set up.
    1. Boxcar with some sort of freight to load and functioning doors.
    2. Flat car with the other parts making a crane or loading platform
    3. Freight locomotive with additional instructions to add power functions if desired.
  • arathemisarathemis Member Posts: 627
    Lego shop 3 in 1:

    1. A lego shop with enclosed back (Not the silly models they have at the moment) and detailed interior with shelves/boxes/a small display.
    2. A collector`s lego room, with full details of a small lego setup, lego boxes storage, Lego display cabinets etc.
    3. A lego exposition event: again with a lot of small displays arranged on tables/shelves in a large open back room. There could also be a small lego selling booth where the lego boxes could be displayed.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    I think it would be cool if they could accomplish a set that had these three:

    1. Formula-1/IndyCar type race car
    2. Prototype type race car (think IMSA DPi or LMP1 or LMP2)
    3. NASCAR type race car

    I know there have been sets in the past based around race cars, but I don't recall one being able to capture all three distinctly in a single set.
  • KerreKerre Member Posts: 412
    edited January 2018
    Botanical bonanza 3-in-one for about a tenner:
    1. Lovely flower
    2. A thorny rose
    3. A venus flytrap
    Should be feasible in practice (greens reds and browns, claws/horns can be used for 2/3 or maybe all three)
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    edited January 2018
    My 3-in-1 set would be Tanks Through The Ages.

    The main model would be a classic rhomboid WW1 British Mark IV tank.

    Then the other builds would be a WW2 Cromwell tank, and a modern Challenger 2. There's plenty of scope to reuse the tracks and wheels across builds, and most of the other parts can be dark green. Size would be dictated by the tracks, so it would probably end up being about £90-£120.

    But above all, it's an excuse to include lots of track parts :)
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    1. Mini cityscapes 
    2. College/professional team logos 
    3. Local landmarks 
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    Not entirely original but I’d like to see a large Technic Creator set:
    1. Excavator
    2. Bulldozer
    3. Crane
  • StewedGiraffeStewedGiraffe Member Posts: 7
    Pirates 3-in-1.

    Main model is an Imperial Outpost.

    Second is a small Imperial war ship.

    Third is a small Pirate vessel.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 748
    I'd like a 3-in-1 Back to the future set 
    Build one would be the clock tower and the Delorean which can be switched into the second movie version just like the existing #21103, but the hood is redesigned to look smoother
    Build 2 would be the 1885 clock tower and 1885 Delorean
    Build 3 would be the Twin/Lone Pines mall and Doc Brown's Van

    I'd buy 6 of them...
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    An At-At that turns into a Star Destroyer that turns into a Death Star..BOOOM..
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,478
    Interesting concept applying the 3-in-1 to other themes

    How about a Marvel 3-in-1

    Main build - Hulkbuster mech
    2nd build - Lola
    3rd Build - Hawkeye's 1970 Dodge Challenger

  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    edited January 2018
    Always a fan of off road racing so my 3-in-1 would be:

    World rally car (subaru Sti styled)
    Dakar Unimog 
    Baja 1000 trophy truck / open wheel
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    If it was possible.. i would go...

    Alien xenomorph
    Alien chestburster
    Alien facehugger

  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,150
    edited January 2018
    A more simple 3-in-1 for me
    Prof. Pat Pending's car from Wacky Races with the variations being models B & C

    (My other thought was a red & blue set- a bird, a plane......)
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Great idea and some cool suggestions.

    I too love the 3 in 1 sets and I think it would be well cool to make three very different things, with very different set-up and techniques.

    First, A modular building, a school, the outside could have quite dark colour-scheme, like earth red so you can use the pieces to make a big Old Jaguar, preferably the one that Morse drives.
    And to conclude a beautiful red panda.

  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 728
    Hahah, I wondered why there were less answers than usual for the time of the evening! Bit of a tricky question and not got any serious ideas, so I'll just say

    1. Egg
    2. Chicken
    3. Chicken omelette

  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    Owww what a great idea, although it really makes you think.

    I would go for something that would suit all ages / bring families together so

    1)  Telephone box
    2)  Rotary phone
    3)  Mobile phone

    I think a set like that would be fun and a great nod to history. :)

  • tallblocktootallblocktoo Member Posts: 497
    How about an architecture 3 in 1

    1 Toronto
    2 Tokyo
    3 Vienna
  • vizzitorvizzitor Member Posts: 533
    edited January 2018
    Really good idea! Thanks for this @Mr_Cross.

    I'd like to see a 3 in 1 set with:
    1. A hotdog suit mech.
    2. A kind of sausagemobile with two domes; one for the driver, the other for passengers. Like the car Homer designed.
    3. With the round and curved pieces, there should be enough to make two old fashioned, one-seater, cartoonish UFOs. Hopefully one tan and one red so there can be a 50's B movie style battle.
  • ricecakericecake Member Posts: 878
    I like the Drift character from the Transformers: Age of Extinction movie, and he was shown to be a triple-changer:
    1. Samurai robot
    2. Bugatti sports car
    3. Helicopter
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I would like to see a 3in1 Castle motif:

    1. Siege Engine(Trebuchet or Mangonel)
    2. Small Keep
    3. Dragon
  • MasterBeefyMasterBeefy Member Posts: 122
    1. Castle keep
    2. High castle wall
    3. Lookout tower
     Make them modular and you could keep buying them to bulk up and customize your own castle or town.
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan Member Posts: 353
    1. Pirate ship
    2. Pirate fort
    3. Ship wreck
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    edited January 2018
    Ignoring licensing altogether, the "Up in the Air" edition:

    1. A dragon with red and yellow wings
    2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
    3. A fairground ride of own design (must include dragon wings and wheels)
  • toftof Member Posts: 147
    1. Tower of Orthanc
    2. Minas Tirith
    3. Edoras

    I know you need to be very imaginative on whether this is even possible :)
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,216
    I can't help myself.

    1.  The letter Z.
    2.  The number 4.
    3.  The letter Q (which should be built, taken apart, and built again, then taken apart, then built again).
    4.  BONUS!  MOC option is a Batman symbol.

    "Realistically", I'd like to see:

    1.  Mr. Freeze bust.  (My favorite Batman villain.)
    2.  Small scale robot shooting laser beams out of hands or something neat like that.
    3.  Kitty cat with a mouse hanging from it's paw.

    (Apparently I'm a little slaphappy from being overtired.)
  • BoomDiggityBoomDiggity Member Posts: 107
    1. A small castle/outpost 
    2. A carriage
    3. Something to ram the castle gates
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    Indiana Jones themed:
    1. Zeppelin
    2. Fighter Plane
    3. Tank
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,242
    edited January 2018
    I'd like a 3-in-1 Delorean.  Oh wait... I'd like a better 3-in-1 Delorean.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 Member Posts: 417
    edited January 2018
    Large creator set:
    1. Tesla model S
    2. Tesla model X
    3. Tesla model 3

    bonus Tesla roadster
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,833
    Large set island themed

    1. Pirate
    2. Solider
    3. Castaway
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    3-in-one TIE fighter pack. Includes...
    1. Classic OT TIE from ANH
    2. TIE Bomber from ESB
    3. TIE Interceptor from RTJ
    That would be my dream set, especially since it would have 1 option from each movie!
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    Star wars 3 in 1

    1 tie interceptor
    2 some kind of mech or walker 
    3. Imperial speeder
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Too much thinking. Was going to do heavy equipment but that is already taken so how about three different kinds of trees?

    1. Pine
    2. Elm
    3. Maple

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu Member Posts: 2,318
    Hollywood Vehicles 3-in-1:
    1. Dean's Impala from Supernatural
    2. K.I.T.T from Knight Rider
    3. B.A's Van from the A-Team
  • mak0137mak0137 Member Posts: 288
    3 in 1 classics set with three distinct mini figures:

    Classic space model with space mini figure
    Castle model with castle mini figure
    City model with city mini figure

    Brick colors will be predominantly grey, black, blue, brown and red for models. Mini figures will be unique.

  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548

    5-in 3-in-1 Grail Quest 

    * Castle Aargh (with French knights and cow-tapult) MoooOOOOOoooo!!! 
    * Siege Rabbit/Badger
    * Mysterious Dragon ship (with camera crew and police van)
    * Forest Which NONE SHALL PASS (with fish to fell largest tree - play feature!)
    * Cave monster (with rabbit, enchanted exploding rocks, and holy grenade)

  • BricklunchBricklunch Member Posts: 21

    I would like a 2001: A Space Odyssey themed set.

    1. Apes gathering around the Black Obelisk discovering tools.

    2. The EVA Pod with Bowman at the controls, remonstrating with HAL to open the pod bay doors.

    3. The Star Child floating above the earth.

    I could easily think of many iconic scenes from the film so narrowing it down to just 3 is next to impossible for me.

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