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Bonus Ball Drawing 3/10/18 SeijiAmasawa Part Deux

SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa USMember Posts: 233
edited March 2018 in Everything else LEGO

Q: Some threads on this forum are like siren songs luring unsuspecting bricksetters into themes/money pits they would not otherwise think twice about. Name one of these threads/themes so that we may each investigate it. Or if you are impervious to sirens, name a recent set you built where you learned a new technique.

A: Great ball contraptions in Building and Techniques – go look! I built the Captain Phasma brickheadz and I really liked how the helmet was created especially the eyes.

For anybody wondering how this works, well, it's simple. Answer the question 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.

I’m not sure what the prize is yet but I can guarantee that it will be Lego-related.

Good luck!



  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Massachusetts, USAMember Posts: 693
    I haven't fallen yet, but all this discussion about Speed Champions has been tempting me to investigate further.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,686
    Well, I didn't learn this building technique from a set, but I just figured out that this piece: can be attached upside down by the hole on the top. 
  • raygunnraygunn Member Posts: 91
    edited March 2018
    Oh, it has to be
    It doesn't cover a theme as such, but instead inspires yet another aspect of LEGO collecting.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 485
    For me it was the Brickheadz discussion thread. At first I wasn't going to get any, then it was just Star Wars ones, and soon (if I'm not careful), it will be all of them!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Any thread marked "Closed".
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,526
    Just built 10174 and learn that there are two types of wall panel a thin type and a fat type. 
  • DB361DB361 UKMember Posts: 264
    Any thread in the Shopping UK sub-forum. As soon as I decide to go cold turkey and aim for a month, up comes a deal too good to say no to! So far, March has been successful. So far....
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,123
    Mine wasn't actually a thread here (it was a BL forum post), but a similar thread does now exist here: monochrome minifigs. And realising I could make half a dozen from what I already had got me started on what I thought would be relatively easy and painless. It wasn't and still isn't.
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter UKMember Posts: 46
    Not sure if this counts, but the brag thread makes me want to get sets for cheap discou rd like others, the discounts are too tempting!
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 370
    The star wars thread got me into buying ucs sets. Built yhe y wing recently. Quite surprised how sturdy The wings were
  • thedingman5thedingman5 Great Lakes, USAMember Posts: 275
    The thread on collecting certain parts only is leading me to some dark, expensive places!!!

  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 811
    Have the agree that the Sausage thread always intrigues me.  Not sure I would consider it a money pit, but I do have this strange sensation that I must have multiple copies of the Hot Dog Cart polybags that are now popping up...
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    The leaks thread always entices me. I love getting little tidbits of new info about upcoming LEGO sets. The monthly contests are fun too. 
  • PebblesPebbles EnglandMember Posts: 173
    Definitely the collecting certain parts only. It's a rabbit warren that i'm tying so hard not to fall down. However the collections look so neat, that I look longingly at my parts of varying colours and think I could do that. So far I have resisted, but if they guys and gals on the thread could post more about how expensive it is I would find it easier to steer away from the temptation. :D
  • FodderFodder AustraliaMember Posts: 321
    I’m glad I’m not the only one who looks at the Certain Parts Only thread with wonder and admiration
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,334
    edited March 2018
    Any thread can do it to be honest. I'll find myself innocently browsing a seemingly innocuous thread and someone happens to mention that they think a certain minifigure is cool or highlights a new piece or mentions a piece I haven't seen before and the next thing I know, I'm ordering it on Bricklink!
    The new parts thread would be the worst for me, but as parts are usually being spotted in upcoming sets, I'm spared the immediate buying reflex by virtue of the unavailability of the piece in discussion.

    Thanks for hosting!
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,160
    I enjoyed how they did the rear wing on #75877 Mercedes-AMG GT3.

    It's such a little thing they do with it by attaching the droid arms to the back of the wing instead of the front, but it makes it look so much better than some of the other models.

    Another one would be the steering mechanism in #42054 CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC. Using a simple sliding mechanism to dictate the different steering modes is brilliant to me.

    As for a thread, the Speed Champions thread seems to have gotten a few people interested in that theme.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,002
    edited March 2018
    Interesting question, look forward to see what gems people dig up. Thanks for hosting!

    I think I want to point you to @bendybadger first ever bonanza (before he even named it that) which this generous person did in May 2015. He did them for a long time, and a month after the first one they were called bonus ball bonanza's and it's great to see we got volunteers to keep these going, even though bendy has been away from the forums awile. Genuinely lovely bloke and I hope he'll be back soon.

    Regarding to techniques, I've just been building the #31024 Roaring Power creator set this week and I just love to see how you can make three totally different models out of the same set of bricks, it's what Lego (and this month's monthly build contest) is all about. Otherwise, I loved how the Saturn V came togheter, think that was one of the best things I've build.

  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,966
    Sausage Facts!
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,648
    What are you buying/building? threads, its interesting to see what everyone else is up to.

    Having built the new City tractor this week, I love the use of wall double corner piece, stacked four high to make steps up the side.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 370
    Sausage facts
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,002
    --- double post ---

    Really sorry, I've misunderstood the question, thought it was 'interesting thread period' -but it's 'interesting threads that make you spend money'. Scuzi, I blame the brain fog.

    The what are you building/Moc thread  usually has good inspiration to spend :)

    Sorry about double posting, I know that makes the list-making harder so to make up for it, I'll make the list!
  • Matt89190Matt89190 UKMember Posts: 307
    Brickheadz and everything about them are a rabbit hole and a half...
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 622
    I've recently built Vernie from the Boost sets, and he's a great mixture of Technic and system, I've never really built that way before!
  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 302

    For me it's that thread.
    A view on how some display their collection: check!
    Massive ideas how to arranger your house: check!

    That thread has cost me alot of money already. Not only on bricks but also on display cases etc... :-)

  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,159
    Being a forum junkie and reading most threads as they appear, I can't really say that any one thread should be read more than any other (but I do pick up a lot of stuff that I wouldn't have known otherwise).
    As for building techniques, most sets I build manage to surprise or teach me something at some point or another but Technic sets always seem to blow me away with how they go together and function. I've yet to build one I haven't been fascinated by.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,562
    edited March 2018
    It's been a few years but I got sucked into the hype during the countdown of remaining stock of the Fire Brigade modular in the Predictions thread. Bought one and ended up loving it and have bought every modular since.
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 282

    Almost finished building the Diner... I'm sure there has been something new there, though I can't specifically identify it.

  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    I spent too much money because of this thread:

    I might have waited until I could have gotten a discount, but the stupid black VIP card suckered me in.  And now its just utter disappointment.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 506
    I stuck fast to my initial decision of not getting into Speed Champions, mainly because I didn't like the blocky designs and massive amount of stickers and also because I didn't want to get sucked into another theme.  However, it was either the TRU deals or Speed Champions thread that showed a great deal on one of the 911 sets or the Raptor set.  That's when I gave in but not entirely... still haven't gotten many of the sets that I'm interested in and already missed some that went into retirement.  But I'm trying my best not to fall too deep into this rabbit hole!
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 567
    Not LEGO related, but this thread has led me down quite a few rabbit holes. But anything big bang related draws me in for sure.
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 341
    edited March 2018
    Was mentioned already, but the UCS Millenium Falcon thread got me to spend a dollar or two more than I was planning last year.

    Was really hard for me not to get sucked into the hype leading up to the official reveal. I definitely would have bought it anyway, but due to the thread I was EXTRA stoked about it.
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 1,082
    The last one I recall standing out as a decent build was the Star Destroyer Microfighter I built a few months back (yes, I was late in getting one).
    It was one of those that just helped wrt building in multiple directions
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 778
    I fear the GBC thread is going to be a money pit for me. Already bought a couple of technic sets as parts packs.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,147
    It has to be all the Billund related threads. Or maybe just that one. It's THE destination, y'see. ;o)
  • alldarkeralldarker NetherlandsMember Posts: 225
    Current discussion about the UCS Imperial Shuttle is making me look twice at a set I passed over when it was available...
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Essex, UKMember Posts: 687
    Nothing particularly exciting, but tend to lurk around the Marketplace thread... normally for browsing purposes, kindof like window shopping, but occasionally setting up a purchase / trade. Have dealt with some genuinely nice people! And, hey: more LEGO!
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 746
    The discussion on modulars brought me into the theme 2+ years ago.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,583
    The "Dare I say Walmart" and "Target Deals" threads have sent me hunting for clearance deals that I otherwise probably would have missed, because I'll use brickseek to check a few more stores instead of just checking the closest ones once a week.
  • TheBigLegoskiTheBigLegoski Amsterdam, NederlandMember Posts: 1,418
    I told myself I was done with the CMF's: they are too expensive; I have too much Lego; I have no room; I want to cut back on expenditure on Lego purchases, etc. etc.
    ....... but then I took a look at the Series 18 CMF thread, and now I am contemplating how cool it would be to add all those awesome looking minifigs to my collection.
    Must .... resist .... temptation .... do not give in to this urge ...... dooh!
    Shut up, and take my money!     (probably)
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    Mine has been the "How do you display your minifigs?" thread.  I've bought a couple of the Ninjago Display boxes, and am considering one of the large shadow boxes I see on Amazon, etc.  I've even started just buying some minifigs instead of the sets themselves because of it.
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 152
    Any thread that mentions storage or sorting or displaying, I have hunted so many times!
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,524
    Like others, the Speed Champions thread and also Brickheadz have drawn me in. Not going for superheroes but the Ninjago Brickheadz are just great and I’m now keeping pennies to one side for the Star Wars OT and Harry Potter ones.  And just built the GT40 which is now my favourite LEGO car of all time.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    The UCS MF display thread keeps me coming back, i still need a solution for my own ship.

    also New Ferrari Garage, this was more of a feature of new pieces, but there were several new connection methods on the cars thanks to new detailing pieces. (check the nose of the 488 in the set.
    Monochromes and the amoumt of speed champions reviews on the main site.  I was actually getting a bit of SC fatigue from all the recent reviews, I now expect to be buying the Ultumate Ferrari Garage as soon as I see a reasonable sale.
    Thanks @SeijiAmasawa
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,745
    Discontinued sets...
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 577
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,268
    edited March 2018
    Monofigs 10x

    Although, since my time in the Forum, I have narrowed what I collect.  Kinda.  (Maybe?)
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