It is my pleasure to host the Bonusball again.
In a minor twist to the usual proceedings, you have almost a whole week to enter because I'm setting a building challenge. Inspired in part by snowhitie's recent GWP building contest.
1. Pick any polybag you own and build an alternate model.
2. Take a photo, doesn't have to be brilliant, this isn’t meant to be too serious.
3. Post your picture in this thread, stating which set you used. You don't have to write any supporting statement unless you want to.
I'd prefer you built something new, but as I'm not going to check the whole of the LEGOnet, I'm going to leave that to your own conscience.
Here is my 35 minute effort using #30349:
I have used every piece from the set including the extra pieces in my model, but you don't have to. I will accept a perfunctory joining of elements, mosaic like layouts and pretty much anything you see fit to submit as your entry but please do let me know which set you have used.
You may also add a minifigure and/or the obligatory Brickset sausages
to your build if you would like, but otherwise you should only use parts from one polybag. Again, I'm not going to check.
Crumbs aren't compulsory in your picture, I've added those simply out of contempt for the quality of my alternative build. I was also trying to photograph it quickly before my kids tried to “help”.
As I'm asking for a photo for each entry I feel I should also ask you to please try to reduce the size of your photo and try keep the file size down too, even if you are hosting it elsewhere.
As usual, first 59 posts are assigned a corresponding number, if your number is pulled as the Bonusball in the draw for the UK lottery in the draw on 21st April 2018, you win.
I have another #30349
as the prize this week and if I think a build is just really good, clever or amusing, I may dig around in my collection for something else, so missing the first 59 places might not matter, especially if your entry is truly brilliant.
Finally then, to reiterate, you must MAKE something
and include a PHOTO in your post, simply stating a polybag number and saying you'd build “something really cool” won't qualify, sorry.
As always, thanks must go to @snowhitie
who organises this weekly feel good frivolity, she is always looking for new hosts so please drop her a PM if you'd like to help.
There's a piece missing already, so that limited my options from the start. However, I give you my alternative take on 30606 Nightwing, complete with peeled wallpaper.
The #30152 City mining landspeeder x-52
(photo not taken next to my toilet like above!)
I used all the pieces from the build. None of the spares though (although I think there was only one). Lovin' all those Starlord guns.
This rebuild used all but seven or so pieces. The blue stand is just for support. A few more pictures can be found here: https://postimg.cc/gallery/1cnj503f4/
I had in mind a low ground clearance tank thing. Hopefully the pic gets that across.
The 'gun' on one side keeps hiding from me, despite it catching a highlight.
I've just checked & a minifig will sit perched in the central gap, if a little loosely
Edit wouldn't let me change for the Minifig pic so I've had to do a separate one
Used most of the parts, including some of the minifigure parts.
Only had a #30357 open so it was make the most of it time.
Had just a few parts left over...
All the track rack pieces and a few others left over.
And the creative work seen above encourages me to invite everyone not already a regular to join in the monthly building contests...
1. 19. & 37. @caterham7
2. 20. & 38. @dannyrww
3. 21. & 39. @CCC
4. 22. & 40. @donutboy
5. 23. & 41. @FowlerBricks
6. 24. & 42. @DB361
7. 25. & 43. @SeijiAmasawa
8. 26. & 44. @paul_merton
9. 27. & 45. @snowhitie
10. 28. & 46. @Toc13
11. 29. & 47. @iliketoast
12. 30. & 48. @Shib
13. 31. & 49. @Bobflip
14. 32. & 50. @Bumblepants
15. 33. & 51. @bandit778
16. 34. & 52. @Bricklunch
17. 35. & 53. @VorpalRyu
18. 36. & 54. @TheOriginalSimonB
That leaves five crucial spaces until the draw. Great entries all!
Lopsided lunar lander from poly #30404, Friendship Flower.
The F.O.H.A.W. Building.
58. N/A or last minute/late entry
59. @TheFew (in the spirit of good humour and for being cool when I contacted him about his "entry")
Good luck all and thank you.
...that makes @dannyrww this week's winner, PM me your details and I'll pop the #30349 in the post.
I loved quite a few of the entries, but Eddie the (generic construction worker) DJ was just briliant, so, @bandit778 if you PM me, I'll get a mystery prize off to you too.
Thank you all again for taking the time to enter. Finally, please do think about whether you could host a Bonusball and drop the lovely @snowhitie a PM.
There's been a couple of odd ones lately which may explain the confusion