2019: The Year That Was for SilentMode.

Hello folks. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my own site! Since we’re coming to the end of the year, I thought it was good timing to make another post about my future intentions. How was 2019 for SilentMode? In terms of personal life: 2019 has been a very good year. Although work […]

under Miscellaneous / 31 December 2019

Visiting The Brick Bar, At Long Last.

It seemed like such a long time ago. The Brick Bar (formerly LEGOBar, or something along those lines) made the press, in the wake of the successful The LEGO Movie. Someone had the idea of capitalising on the resurgence of LEGO as an acceptable pastime, combining it with mainstream nightlife. They had already launched venues […]

under Events / 29 April 2019

SilentMode’s Social Media Presence.

This post initially started out as my thoughts about 2018. However, I found myself talking about my (lack of?) social media presence – so why not make this post about my future strategy. This site really needs a makeover. First and foremost, my biggest priority for 2019 is to give this little web site a […]

under Miscellaneous / 28 December 2018

Vote for the End Of Year Review 2018!

It’s time announce my shortlist for my annual End Of Year Review for 2018. I’ve narrowed it down to just five products this year: four are official LEGO sets (with just two of them being Friends sets), while just one of them is a third-party product. As usual: you have until midnight on Sunday 2nd December to vote […]

under Miscellaneous / 21 November 2018

What SilentMode Hopes To Accomplish In 2019.

What do you hope to accomplish in 2019, in terms of LEGO? As a question I’d begun to ask myself this week, I’d posed the question to my few Twitter followers earlier today. While I didn’t get an answer from anyone, it gave me an opportunity to think about my answers. 2018 has been a very […]

under Miscellaneous / 14 November 2018

(Re)Introducing the Mascoteers/IhNohMinecraft mini site.

At long last, the Mascoteers mini site is back online. The Mascoteers mini site was first introduced back in 2016, forming part of my most expensive event display to date (at the Great Western Brick Show). The original version was lost after the main site was hacked. It has since been updated with the option of IhNohMinecraft branding, […]

under Miscellaneous / 21 October 2018

SilentMode on the 2018 LEGO Inside Tour.

2018 has been a very rough year at the SilentMode camp. I was broke for the best part of the year, and I mean “could barely afford to walk to the supermarket” broke, rather than “can’t afford a third UCS Millennium Falcon” broke. At the same time, for the energy and time put into it, […]

under Events / 06 October 2018

Introducing Rille: Part One

If you’ve seen my more recent MOCs and photos, you might have noticed an unfamiliar face. It’s about time I introduced this new figure to the masses, so I put together this story. I wish there was a less time-consuming method of building these comic strip layouts. In any case, have a look and enjoy.

under MOCs / 03 July 2018

Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend 2018 Slideshow

Two weekends after the fact, I finally had the time to put together the following “slideshow” video of this year’s Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend. It was a smaller event this year, with a number of people having to drop out for various reasons. I actually think this was a good thing, as this kind of […]

under Events, Videos / 24 June 2018

SilentMode’s Predictions: First 2018 LEGO Ideas Review

I’m back from last weekend’s third Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend. While I had a great time over in Portugal as usual, I didn’t even get back to the workshop before the crap resumed hitting the fan… But it’s not fatal, and so I’m here with another LEGO Ideas prediction post. Pretend you didn’t see […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 11 June 2018