UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas: September 2017

Welcome to the not-so-late UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas, the September 2017 edition. Once again it’s your host SilentMode, currently posting exclusively on SilentMode.tv. Let’s not bog ourselves down with a preamble this month. This is going to be a very quick edition, as there were only two projects that caught my interest. Both projects were posted […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 03 October 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: The Conclusion.

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 was completed in the eight days I’d planned for it, with very few problems along the way. It’s been a few days since coming down from the travelling high, during which I’ve been in bed a lot longer than I should. Outcome of the Store Crawl. After receiving a fresh passport […]

under Miscellaneous / 18 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: London

As mentioned in my Bluewater post, we’re going to condense the final three stores on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 into one post. Why? Because they’re all in London, and my experiences at these stores were fairly similar. Although the last day involved visiting four Lego stores in a row, it was actually a quick process. It’s […]

under Miscellaneous / 18 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Bluewater

It’s almost a week since SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 was completed. (Spoiler alert: I came back in one piece!) I’ve since returned to work – both the day job and on Swapfig – and have caught a cold in the process. When I feel compelled to throw in the towel and move on, I think back to […]

under Miscellaneous / 17 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Brighton

It’s the penultimate day of SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017, and my final overnight stay, as I pay a visit to the Brighton LEGO store. Interesting things about the city. Brighton is famous for its beaches and the pier, and is a magnet for the LGBT community. Most people visiting would probably not venture far from […]

under Miscellaneous / 14 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Watford

The next store on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 is Watford, on the outskirts of London. A small mishap occurred when two completely different train services left Milton Keynes to go to London Euston. One was a high-speed Virgin train; the other was a slower London Midland (make that make sense) commuter train. Both trains left the […]

under Miscellaneous / 12 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Milton Keynes

The next stop on SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 is the infamous Milton Keynes. Oh how I’ve been looking forward to this one, I lied. Interesting things about the city. Milton Keynes fills me with both animosity and wonder, but I can’t determine why. It’s a disturbing blend of office blocks and shopping centres, and a magnet […]

under Miscellaneous / 11 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Cardiff

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 goes into uncharted territory for the last time, as our next encounter is in Cardiff, Wales. Cardiff is by far the most horrible LEGO store to get to, as the nearest store in either direction takes over three hours to get to. As mentioned before, the store’s closing times on a Sunday […]

under Miscellaneous / 11 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Liverpool

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 continues with probably the most stressful leg today, as it’s time to visit the Liverpool store. What made this a particular challenge was the Liverpool visit falling on a Sunday. Not only are all the UK stores open from 11am to 5pm, but the trains are in extra lazy mode. As it […]

under Miscellaneous / 10 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Manchester

We are now halfway into SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017, but we’ve only visited five of the UK’s 14 stores! After a brief stop in Nottingham, today was the turn of the Manchester store. Having been to Manchester a few times before, starting with the first ever LEGO Show (now BRICK LIVE), this was my first dip into […]

under Miscellaneous / 09 September 2017