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Brickset Bonusball, the "friday night" version (26th January draw)

Evening. I'd planned to do this earlier in the day while at work, but I couldn't think of a question, so here it is now instead with the least original question ever....

Its Friday night, Mrs Speedman is out helping run a Guide group, so its me and Little Miss Speedman home alone. We had pizza in the lounge, while running trains on a big LEGO train layout still up from last weekend, catching up on Great Canadian Railway Journeys with Michael Portillo. Then a chapter of Doctor Dolittle before she went to bed. Now I'm catching up on the forum and watching the opening stages of the Monte Carlo rally. A proper R'n'R Friday night! But the kind I love. So the question is, what is your best Friday night?

The prize will be a polybag picked from my stash by Little Miss Speedman.

The rules, write your answer below and the first 59 entrants will get a number, please try to avoid double posting until we get 59 entries. This is open worldwide.  And the bonus ball from the UK lottery on Saturday 26th will decide the winner.



  • BumblepantsBumblepants Member Posts: 7,730
    Well my Friday night went like this so far: Spotify dance party with the kids to burn off some energy before bedtime. Andrew WK, Queen, Galactic Empire (metal star wars cover band check em out, great stuff) headlined the playlist. I also read 195 fish to one of them on request. I liked the jellyfish page. So many weird ones. I washed some dishes. We put the kids in bed and watched Brooklyn 9-9 until Netflix asked if we were still watching. I also ate some cheese and peanuts. Now it is time to see how Arsenal will embarrass themselves and ruin the good vibes. And there it is, Sanchez scores on them in humiliating fashion as I write.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,170
    Actually getting to do a bit of Lego building once the kids gave gone to bed, if the missus has gone out.

    I had that Friday feeling on Tues, when I had the opportunity to get the huge stash of Lego out for my XL '66 Batcave and wing of Wayne Manor that's been ongoing for 2 years.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,833
    edited January 2019
    Since I hate going out and crowds it would be a night staying in with something good to eat. Building a LEGO Set. Having a good movie on in the background. Then a nice and sweet dessert.(probably something with chocolate)
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Building a Lego set is obviously at the top of the list and getting some work done on one of the novels I'm writing is a close second. Either of those things make a Friday good. But the best Fridays are when I have an Inklings meeting (it's a writers group).
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Just sitting at home with the family, watching a movie together.
  • pxchrispxchris Member Posts: 2,438
    While purposefully trying to avoid bringing religion into the forums at all, Friday night for us is the Sabbath so my idea of a best Friday night is home with family, finally relaxing from a long week, with a good drink in my hand, good food on the table, and if I'm lucky a bit of decompressing time with LEGO.
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,490
    My family has adopted a Friday night Family Pizza and Movie Night. It has quickly become the highlight of our week. I honestly sit at work all day Friday, waiting for the work day to be over so I can rush home and be with my family as we relax together. 

    One important detail is that the pizza is never bought, only ever made from scratch (including the dough)! It's the added element that makes it the perfect night.
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,781
    Beer and exploring new pubs and the characters in them.
  • BrickByBrickBrickByBrick Member Posts: 748
    Best friday is when I can build stuff, doesn't happen often during the school year. 
  • CaptainPirateManCaptainPirateMan Member Posts: 353
    We are making our own pizzas (we like to do that). Probably watch some sort of movie eventually. Just my son, wife, and I. Nothing special, but we like it.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    To quote the David Gray song:

    Friday night I'm going nowhere
    All the lights are changing green to red
    Turning over TV stations
    Situations running through my head

    Friday for me is is all about stopping, chilling, reflecting on the week and catching up on TV (currently Titans on Netflix).
  • khopewosinkhopewosin Member Posts: 101
    It's Friday, Friday
    Gotta get down on Friday
    Everybody's lookin' forward to the weekend, weekend

    Best Friday is when the kids are asleep at 8pm, the house is tidy and I'm watching Brooklyn 99 with the wife.
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 638
    Relaxing and watching a movie or binging a TV show with the option of eating something unhealthy before or during said activity.
  • SithLord196SithLord196 Member Posts: 1,161
    edited January 2019
    Seeing my high school win the county wrestling team championship tonight would certainly be high on the list. 

    A 'perfect' Friday night would probably be the ability to go home from work, run out for a nice dinner, and then come home to relax.
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    It's not happening tonight, but I do like a Chinese takeaway with so much food that there's always a few cheeky leftovers to stick in the fridge for Saturday. Perhaps accompanied by a movie while the cat tries to pinch bits!
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 268
    It’s not tonight. It’s 5 pm after a long week and it’s already a sh*tshow with crappy weather and super annoying drama with someone I loathe.

    A great Friday night would be a quiet steak dinner out then watching Netflix at home without brats running amok in the apartment upstairs.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,713
    Thanks for hosting @Speedman29

    My best friday night would include (amongst other things) a curry, a new LEGO set, a film, a beer, a bit of quiet time and a giggle or two. Maybe a moonlit dance with my better half and a good quality single malt for a nightcap too.
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    Doin absolutely nuthin!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,241
    A perfect Friday evening:

    When I was 15... NHL Hockey; Risk
    When I was 19... College Shenanigans
    When I was 24... Darts and Drinks
    When I was 30... Olive Garden and Movie
    When I was 35... Diner and Target
    Tonight:  Diner, Target, arguing over which family movie to watch.

    Thanks for hosting!
  • Gibbo1959Gibbo1959 Member Posts: 553
    Tonight’s been a pretty decent Friday night: Man U beat Arsenal, my set of TLM2 CMFs are winging their way to me, it was payday and now it’s the weekend! Plus I might win this Bonusball if I‘m really lucky. Thanks for hosting @Speedman29
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 Member Posts: 722
    Sleeping, I rarely get enough during the week
  • hoodaddyhoodaddy Member Posts: 315
    Just relaxing and forgetting the work week, and running kids to activities about sums it up. 
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 360
    My Friday’s now usually mean watching half a movie, and waking up on the couch just in time to see the credits..
  • sweetness34sweetness34 Member Posts: 417
    Home with my wife. Maybe build a Lego set or two. 
  • thenosthenos Member Posts: 444
    edited January 2019
    Everyone home, everyone calm, sorting parts or building. 
  • sklambsklamb Member Posts: 516
    A nice quiet dinner after a pleasant afternoon gardening, then decaf coffee while listening to a baseball game, keeping an eye out on some eBay auctions, and planning my next big MOC (to be honest, my first big MOC). Note that all this assumes it's late spring or early summer, or possibly the first cool Friday of autumn!
  • LittleLoriLittleLori Member Posts: 155
    edited January 2019
    We are a family who also like to have pizza(sometimes homemade, sometimes not) and a movie time on Friday nights. 

    Thanks for hosting @Speedman29
  • Leandro16Leandro16 Member Posts: 98
    Dinner and a movie can’t beat that.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    Friday night is always Pizza night, and in a movie a a set to build and that’s my perfect evening! (Just like tonight)
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Just glad to have made it through another week. Looking forward to relaxing a bit then hit the sheets.  Early morning event tomorrow, sadly not Lego related, but should be fun anyway.

    Thanks for hosting @Speedman29.  Hope every one has a perfect Friday evening, if not tonight, then really soon.
  • mak0137mak0137 Member Posts: 288
    Spending time with the kids. Looking forward to the days off before the Sunday blues kick in.
  • SirBenSirBen Member Posts: 594
    Dinner with the family and then a board game.
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 457
    Friday’s the beginning of my three-day weekend typically, so Ive already had a fairly lax day usually. So a good Friday night tends to mean staying up too late, putting on a movie, or relaxing with a video game and a Frappecino from Starbucks!
  • ravendragonwingravendragonwing Member Posts: 193
    probably any Friday at a con, they are always the best!
  • Renegade007cjhRenegade007cjh Member Posts: 696
    Not actually happened for a while, but a really decent Chinese takeaway with a few beers hits the spot, whilst watching a decent film (or two!).
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,795
    Boring, but a quiet one on the sofa with MrsB and a bit of telly does me just fine. The thought of going out somewhere with music too loud to think through and people getting drunk just makes me shudder these days 

    Thanks for hosting @Speedman29
  • caterham7caterham7 Member Posts: 409
    The best version of Friday Night;
  • iso3200iso3200 Member Posts: 2,065
    Mine is too rude to post and doesn’t happen very often XD
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,556
    Friday night was baking a birthday cake night.
  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 762
    If we're in a (good) movie.
    If we're out a (good) gig.
  • blade_guyblade_guy Member Posts: 220
    My best Friday night was last night when I finally got round to finishing off my GBHQ! It’s been a long process and my other half has been long suffering but last night it got a roof on and was finally finished! I now need a vehicle to go inside it though... 😂 
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Anything that involves chilling and or having fun in fab company, quite possibly accompanied by some tasty food and drink, makes for a great Friday night.

    I've gotta say though my best Friday night ever is yet to come but I'm looking forward to it! ;o)
  • VgangVgang Member Posts: 90
    Home with the family having a good time! Might involve LEGO as well.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,078
    Every other Friday night it's choir evening and afterwards a late dinner and early bed. If there's no choir a board game or a bit of Lego building. Or just watching some TV, and chilling out to get ready for the week-end.

    Now Saturday nights are movie nights with the family, Incredibles 2 on the menu tonight (if my son stops playing Nexo knigths ever).

    Thanks for hosting @Speedman29
  • f2iso100f2iso100 Member Posts: 68
    I usually work on Friday nights, so any night I'm home! My kids have recently learned the rules of Monopoly and RISK, so those are fun to play with them. Toss on some homemade pizzas, some ice cream for you dessert...pretty perfect night! 
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    Congrats @snowhitie!
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