Voltron and Ship In A Bottle: the next LEGO Ideas Sets

Are you as surprised as I am? Did you see this coming? You could be forgiven for completely missing it, as I did, but the results of the Third 2016 Review for LEGO Ideas were announced sometime yesterday. The Ship in a Bottle, The Flagship Leviathan project by JakeSadovich77 is to become the next LEGO Ideas […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 04 August 2017

Announcing SilentMode’s Store Crawl.

Next month, provided everything goes according to plan, I will be taking on the challenge of visiting all 14 LEGO retail stores in the UK in succession. Because giving credit is a big thing for SilentMode.tv, I should mention this isn’t an original idea. Another AFOL (not sure whether to mention their name or not) did […]

under Miscellaneous / 02 August 2017

UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas: May-July 2017

Welcome to a later than scheduled edition of UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas, exclusive to SilentMode.tv. As the title of this post suggests, this edition is three months later than intended. The truth behind the hiatus is simple. As well as working on Swapfig and a few other projects, I’ve been incredibly tired – and unmotivated – since returning from […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 31 July 2017

SilentMode’s Predictions: First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review

Thanks to @LegoCreativity over on Twitter, I’ve been informed that the candidates for the First 2017 LEGO Ideas Review have been announced. You can find out which projects had made the cut by checking out the official blog post. My preferred choices… A huge shout out to SpaceySmoke, whose Sega Classic Arcade Machines project finally reached 10,000 supporters, […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 04 May 2017

UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas: April 2017

Rejoice, for it’s the end of April and time for another edition of UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas. I’ve lost count of how many months I’ve been writing these posts, but it’s fulfilling. UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas – for those who don’t know – is my effort to help promote some lesser-known LEGO Ideas projects. All of the projects […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 30 April 2017

Current State of Affairs.

As I’ve probably mentioned before: my 2017 has started in a tumultuous fashion. Emotions have been running wild, and a few not-so-great things have happened as a result. However, things are finally starting to recover. Fund-raising event in Surrey. For the benefit of those who didn’t listen: I had pledged not to participate in any events […]

under Miscellaneous / 17 April 2017

UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas: March 2017

It’s that time of the month again… UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas is here! It’s more of the same, as we try to promote some deserving LEGO Ideas projects. Preamble I’ve finally given up on Fakebook and deactivated my account, although I’m still using its messenger. I’ve wanted to leave for a while, with the only thing keeping me there being […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 01 April 2017

Nimuno Loops: The Toy Block Tape

One of the most annoying things about crowdfunding campaigns is that I don’t hear about them until it’s too late to make a difference. Nimuno Loops is one such project. In fact, by the time I heard about it, it was on the verge of breaking USD 1,000,000. With 21 days left (at the time of writing), it’s […]

under Crowdfunding / 21 March 2017

Ideas and Execution.

Though I’ve put on a brave face over the last few months, I was initially very bothered with the official BrickHeadz series. BrickHeadz came in the wake of my Mascoteers series, which I’d spent the best part of 2016 showcasing and promoting. BrickHeadz were launched around a month ago, and the online LEGO community has been lapping them up since. […]

under Miscellaneous / 20 March 2017

Women Of NASA: The Next LEGO Ideas Set.

The LEGO Ideas world was rocked once again, as the results of the Second 2016 Review were finally revealed on Tuesday. I’d actually completely missed the announcement, and had to be alerted over social media. It turns out that the Women Of NASA project by @20tauri is going to be the next LEGO Ideas set, having […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 02 March 2017