Category Archives: Events

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 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

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

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

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

Lego House Test Event, August 2017.

As many of you know, the new Lego House in Billund, Denmark is going to be opening soon. During my very first visit to the home of Lego, I saw the house under construction. Thanks to my loose connections, I was given the opportunity to have a preview of the Lego House. There were two […]

under Events / 28 August 2017

VIDEO: Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend 2016

Better late than never (because of the video editing software) is our slideshow video of this year’s Paredes de Coura Fan Weekend, which took place in Portugal back in June. Similarly to the Bricktastic video, I decided to do a photo slideshow instead of the usual walkthrough style. Video footage from this year’s Brickish Weekend took a long time […]

under Events, Videos / 17 July 2016

VIDEO: Bricktastic 2016 Slideshow

Last weekend saw the annual Bricktastic event, held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in, well, Manchester. Bricktastic is a public LEGO event held by the charity Fairy Bricks, which made its début in Manchester last year. This year’s Bricktastic was and should be considered a success: as well as the usual gathering of new and familiar faces, […]

under Events / 08 July 2016

Selfridges Windows at BRICK 2015

One of the numerous big displays at BRICK 2015 was a minifigure scale version of Selfridges, designed and built by Lee McGinty. To help raise money for Fairy Bricks, each of the windows in the model were allocated in a silent auction, in which yours truly took part. Each of the windows had space for […]

under Events / 14 February 2016

LEGO Seller Shout-Out for BRICK 2015

Before I forget, I’d like to give a shout-out to the following stores, for supplying the parts necessary for me to complete my BRICK 2015 contributions. From Brick Owl: Design7 Bricks Em’s Bits and Bobs Kendal Bricks Little Hippo Bricks and from the other site: A Mix Of Bricks BenG Bricks brickshop.germany BRIX-N-PARTS CHUBBIE MINGS’ STORE […]

under Events / 20 December 2015