SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Sheffield

Here we are, at the end of the first “double” of SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017. I’m about ready to go to bed, but not before recapping my visit to the Sheffield LEGO store. At this point I’ve reached one of those “why am I doing this?” stages. Despite the videos and Flickr images, the Store Crawl […]

under Miscellaneous / 08 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Leeds

It’s the third day of SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017, and it’s also the first of three “doubles”. My first stop was Leeds, which is another city I hadn’t visited before. Lessons were learned from the previous day, as I’d booked my train ticket in advance and made sure I knew which train I was catching. […]

under Miscellaneous / 08 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Newcastle

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017 reaches its second day, as I made the next bold step into Newcastle. Like Glasgow, I had never visited Newcastle before now. Unfortunately I’d made a rather expensive mistake today. I ended up having to buy two (non-refundable) Advance train tickets, because I was confused about which train to catch. The confusion came […]

under Miscellaneous / 07 September 2017

SilentMode’s Store Crawl 2017: Glasgow

After months of talking, the SilentMode Store Crawl 2017 is finally underway. I took a sleeper train to the first city on my itinerary, and it was a heck of an uncomfortable journey. A word of advice: if you are going to catch a sleeper train, it’s likely worth paying for a private (or even […]

under Miscellaneous / 06 September 2017

UNDERATED For LEGO Ideas: August 2017

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of UNDERATED for LEGO Ideas, exclusive to Although this edition is late by almost a week, I have done my due diligence and selected four LEGO Ideas projects to feature. They’ve been posted between the 1st and 31st August 2017, and each has 500 supporters or less. Preamble As you’d expect, […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas, Underrated / 06 September 2017

SilentMode’s Predictions: Second 2017 LEGO Ideas Review

Store Crawl, Store Crawl, Store Crawl. Just before I head off on the start of my Store Crawl, I wanted to chime in on the Second 2017 LEGO Ideas Review. Six projects have made the cut. There’s been quite a bit of chatter, as there usually is, over on Brickset. The consensus is the same: […]

under LEGO CUUSOO/Ideas / 05 September 2017

Outcome of the Store Crawl Sale!

Throughout August I held a sale in both my Brick Owl and [other site] stores. This was to raise a little cash for my Store Crawl, which officially begins… tonight. Thanks to everybody who bought something from either store in August, whether they were aware or not. The total turnover was GBP 188.78. (This is before PainPal […]

under Miscellaneous / 05 September 2017

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

SilentMode’s Store Crawl: Dates Confirmed.

As you can see from the promotional image above, I’ve figured out the route I’m going to take for my Store Crawl next month. It was a lot easier than it sounded! The journey… There are several ways to determine how to tackle all the stores. Probably the biggest factor is the mode of transport, […]

under Miscellaneous / 22 August 2017

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