Assisting Farnham Assist – again!

Last weekend I took part in the second annual fundraising event held by Farnham Assist, held at the Aldershot Rugby Club in deepest Surrey. I was honoured to have been invited back, along with other AFOLs who lived closer to the area. Farnham Assist is a local Christian-based charity that supports older people, with the […]

under Events / 14 May 2018

PAB Extra Trial at London Westfield

Earlier this week I got word of a trial taking place at the London Shepherds Bush (Westfield) LEGO retail store. It’s being called PAB Extra, and it’s an attempt to make PAB walls more interesting. As usual, it was left to me to provide more information than the hearsay. I got myself out of hibernation […]

under Miscellaneous / 20 April 2018

Photos from the Brickish Weekend 2018

I was fortunate enough to be a very small part of this year’s annual Brickish Weekend, once again held at the National Space Centre in Leicester. This is my first official event since the end of 2016, and it’s taken a while to get back into the spirit of things. In fact, last week was […]

under Events / 06 March 2018

IhNohMinecraft: Brick-Built Figures.

Introducing IhNohMinecraft: my brand new creation and technique for brick-built figures. It’s in a similar vein to BrickHeadz, Funko Pop, Nintendo’s amiibos and other collectible avatars. The concept was actually inspired by LEGO Dimensions: the idea of having different characters from different universes coming together. The selection was determined by whom I’d like to see most […]

under MOCs / 02 March 2018

YouTube Channel to be Demonetised…

SilentMode.tv was hit with some bad news (at least for me!) over the Christmas period. The site is still under attack from feminist-hired hackers, but to make things a little worse… I got an email from YouTube, saying that the SilentMode.tv channel would be demonetised from the 20th February. It’s because it doesn’t have enough […]

under Miscellaneous / 25 January 2018

Outcome of the Second 2017 LEGO Ideas Review…

I literally just found out over in a Slack forum that the results of the LEGO Ideas Second 2017 Review were announced. As most of us expected: for only the second time, none of the projects in the review were selected. Though posting the above image could be construed as a d*** move on my […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 22 January 2018

SilentMode’s Predictions: Third 2017 LEGO Ideas Review

I wish there was a way to subscribe to the LEGO Ideas weblog, so I can keep tabs on everything going on more efficiently. However, I did notice the update on Twitter about the Third 2017 Review, in which seven projects made the cut. There are some great projects up for review this time around, and […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 08 January 2018

UNDERATED For LEGO Ideas: December 2017

Greetings once again, and welcome to the latest – and what could be the very last – UNDERATED For LEGO Ideas, exclusively on SilentMode.tv. This is the belated December 2017 edition, featuring my choice of projects added to LEGO Ideas between December 1st and December 31st 2017. I’ve been featuring underrated LEGO Ideas projects for around two […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 04 January 2018

SilentMode’s 2017 and His Thoughts.

So we’re finally out of what’s been an interesting year, and have landed head first in 2018. I thought I’d hop on to give a few thoughts about all the goings on in 2017, to air everything out for a fresh start. Semi-retirement. For those who didn’t know (and those special people who pretended not […]

under Miscellaneous / 01 January 2018

UNDERATED For LEGO Ideas: November 2017

Welcome to another belated UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas: the November 2017 edition. As usual this is brought to you exclusively on SilentMode.tv. I had wanted to post this on Monday, but things have been rather challenging on my end. Both inside and out of LEGO, there’s lot to do before the year ends. Preamble In case you haven’t […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 08 December 2017