Mister Phes

REFERENCE
The EB Glossary

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I'm heavily revising this. When I'm finished I'll create a new topic and return this to it's original form for archiving purposes...

-Siegfried

My Fellow EBers,

here is a list of the most commonly used acronyms on EB. A must read thread for every EB newbie members ;-)

So enjoy and feel free to contribute the that glossary by posting suggestions !!

0-9

4+/Juniors

models that use fewer but larger pieces and more complex minifigs.

Examples: Jack Stone & 2004 Pirate Themes.

A

AFOL

Adult Fan of Lego

AFFOL

Adult, Female Fan of LEGO

AFOFL

Adult Fan of Fabuland Lego

AWFOL

Adult Walrus Fan Of LEGO

B

BL

Bricklink. BrickLink is a venue where individuals and businesses from all around the world can buy and sell new, used, and vintage LEGO through fixed price services.

Bley

Bluish Grey Colour terminology referring to the new grey introduced by Lego. Like "old" grey it exists in light and dark.

BOLOCS

Built Of Lots Of Colours

BP

Battle Pack. These are small sets with a few figs with accessories and sometimes a small extra model, much like the old People Packs. These first appeared in the Star Wars line but now other themes (such as castle) have them as well.

BPP

Big Precise/Pointless Pieces A term developed by our very own :pir_yoda: for <insert that tiresome argument> pieces (the larger pieces intended for younger builders, usually, but not always found in 4+ sets). This does NOT include Duplo or Quatro pieces.

BS

Brickshelf An online resource for LEGO® fans, with full instruction and catalog scans, a gallery of fan contributed pictures, and more.

BSTF

Our very own Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds forum

BTW

By The Way

BURP

Big Ugly Rock Piece Those large strange shaped pieces including piece 6082 and piece 6083

C

CAD

Computer Aided Design

CMF

Collectable Minifigures. A recently occurred abbreviation for the LEGO® Collectable Minifigures series.

CRAPP

Crummy Ramp and Pit Plate The baseplate with a ramp and pit

D

D2C

Direct-to-consumer

A set made by fans directly for consumers. See here for the latest D2C contest.

DSL

Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is a very high-speed connection that uses the same wires as a regular telephone line

DSS

Dreaded Sticker Sheet. A common rant among AFOLs lies in the wide use of sticker sheets included in sets (intended to lower cost reduction) instead of printed pieces.

DUPLO

Double Sized Bricks. Large bricks intended for very young children

E

EB

Eurobricks. This place

ERLING

Part designed by Erling Dideriksen in 1979 - also known as a headlight brick.

F

FBTB

From Bricks to Bothans. A LEGO Star Wars fansite.

Frown

Reddish brown. Also known as Rown or Frown. Ref

FTW

For The Win

G

GREEBLE (GREEBLIE, GREEB)

groupings of mechanical-looking detail elements on MOCs EX: http://news.lugnet.com/space/design

H

HOG

Hand Of God

HTH

Hope That Helped

I

IJ

Indiana Jones. A licensed theme by LEGO® Indiana Jones

IMO

In My Opinion

IMHO

In My Humble Opinion

IOW

In Other Words

ISD

Imperial Star Destroyer

K

KFOL

Kid Fan Of Lego

KK

Knights Kingdom A castle line by LEGO® The Knight's Kingdom I line on Brickset and The Knight's Kingdom II line on Brickset

L

LEGO

It was in 1934 that the company name LEGO was coined by Christiansen from the Danish phrase leg godt, meaning "play well." The LEGO Group claims that "LEGO" means "I put together" or "I assemble" in Latin [1] , though this is a rather liberal translation of a verb form that would normally translate as "I read" or "I gather."

LBSD

Lego Buying Sets Disorder; Buying sets from themes you don´t like just for the buying itself, or buying sets just because they´re cheap - not that you need them

LDD

LEGO® Digital Design(er) The official virtual building program by LEGO®.

LDraw

Lego® Draw The basis software with a huge parts library needed for CAD programs like MLCad.

LMAO

Laughing My A$$ Off

LOL

Laughing Out Loud

LUG

Lego Users Group. A popular suffix to the name of LEGO fan groups

LULS

Light-Up Lightsabers Fortunately, those MFs had a real short lifespan: they were only found in ROTS sets (& the 2005 Police Station by affiliation)

LURP

Little Ugly Rock Piece

lxf

A file extension used by LDD.

M

MF

Minifig

MIB

Mint In Box/bag

Midi

A scale-size that's larger than mini, but smaller than minifig-scale. Midi

MINI

A model that is smaller than minifig scale

MISB

Mint In Sealed Box/bag

MLCad

Mike's LEGO Computer Aided Design. A virtual building program using the LDraw parts library. Official site of MLCAD

MOC

My Own Creation

MOD

The Modification of an official LEGO set.

MSRP

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

N

NISB

New In Sealed Bag

O

OT

Original Trilogy The Original Star Wars Trilogy comprising A new Hope (ANH-ep4), The Empire Strikes Back (ESB-ep5) and Return of the Jedi (ROTJ-ep6)

P

PAB: Pick A Brick

A pick a brick consists of a wall of boxes full of various bricks in which you can choose whatever piece you want.

PAY (or PA :pir_yoda: ): Pull A Yoda

This comes from the fact that a lot of times when :pir_yoda: was not online, important news tended to appear. So by extension, PAY means something important happening in someone's absence.

POTC

Pirates of the Carribean. LEGO® pirate line based on the Disney movies. Pirates of the Caribbean

POAAFOL

Partner Of An AFOL

POI

Pieces Of Interest. Interesting pieces found usually when sorting through baggies from sets or when searching through misc. LEGO

Primo

A sub branch of Duplo for babies. Mostly things like rattles...

PT

Prequel Trilogy The Prequel Star Wars Trilogy comprising The Phantom Menace (TPM-ep1), Attack of the Clones (AOTC-ep2) and Revenge of the Sith (ROTS-ep3)

POV-Ray

Persistence of Vision Raytracer A tool to create three-dimensional renderings. Official site of POV-Ray

Q

QUATRO

Bigger and softer bricks for really really young children.

R

RC

Remote Controlled

Sets that feature remote control, for example 8369 Dirt Crusher RC and 8475 RC Race Buggy

RCB

Relay Community Build

People all over the world contribute a part for a big diorama.

See here for a summary of Eurobrick's RCBs.

Rewn

Reddish brown. Also known as Rown or Frown. Ref

RGS

Republic Gunship

ROFL

Roll On Floor Laughing

Rown

Reddish brown. Also known as Rewn or Frown. Ref

ROTS

Revenge of the Sith

S

S@H (or SAH): Shop At Home

Lego's online store.

SHEFOL

"She" (Female) Fan of LEGO

SHIP

Seriously Huge Investment in Parts. A very large LEGO spaceship, often (but not always) one that's 100+ studs long. Ref

SIGFIG

A business card in the form of a minifig.

SNIR

tuds Not In a Row.

SNOT

Studs Not On Top A building technique where studs are, surprisingly, not always on top. This can be achieved with pieces designed for the purpose and have studs and/or anti-studs) on two or more faces, or by using pieces in a creative way. For example, most of the hinge pieces are good for SNOTting.

Examples:

A Design at Brickshelf

Sinner's tug boat uses SNOT to make the roof and front of the pilot house

SP

Space Police. A space line by LEGO® Space Police

SPUD

Special/Single Piece/Purpose Ugly/Useless/unLegoish Design/Decorative The many meanings of that acronym makes it a great one, as its not Single Purpose.

SSD

Super Star Destroyer

STAMP

Stickers Across Multiple Pieces Example: Tail and wings of 3451 Sopwith Camel

SF

Swoosh Factor Ability to swoosh a set/vehicle, meaning playing with it by holding it moving it around in the air generally making engine sounds. Some EB members (like *cough* KimT *cough*) love to swoosh in the nudes ( :-D ). Some models like the X-Wing, TIE Fighter or Snowspeeder have a very SF, the MF ISD & Falcon have an average ISD due to their size and bulkiness, whereas other models like Cloud City have a 0 SF (go figure why :-D ).

SW

Star Wars. A popular licensed theme by LEGO® Star Wars

SYSTEM

The line in which LEGO categorised mini-figure scaled sets. No longer officially used, however for convenience and old time sake still used to refer to mini-figure scaled sets.

T

TAWT

Tie Army Wanted Target Term used in the Tie Army Thread to designate the rebel scum that need to be hunted down and destroyed

TBB

The Brothers Brick. LEGO blog featuring custom creations built by LEGO fans all over the world, plus LEGO news, LEGO set reviews, and more. They have a Glossary too! :laugh:

TCW

The Clone Wars

TFOL

Teenage Fan Of Lego

TLC

The Lego Company

TLG

The Lego Group

TRU

Toys 'R' US

U

UCS

Ultimate Collector's Series. UCS.

V

Vig / Vignette

A small scene recreated on a small plate (usually 8X8)

W

WIP

Work In Progress; a good example is this glossary...

Whack

Hit someone's avatar with another out of love. Note this is an EB definition and please don't try this at home. Example

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Good thread idea mister_phes ;) .

Lets add a new one: BPP (big precise pieces - for <insert that tiresome argument> pieces).

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Ahhhhh... But he expects Master Yoda with his 900 years of wizdom to come up with a better one.

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Yeah, I just read it ;)

My old and legendary wisdom is at rest at work ;)

I said B2P ;) (just sounds better and a little farther away than BURP)

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True (I was trying to be positive, but why not, who cares, those pieces are ... anyway) and you still have B2P :-D

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True (I was trying to be positive, but why not, who cares, those pieces are ... anyway) and you still have B2P :-D

It looks too much like BZP... but then again, isn't BIONICLE itself a bunch of BPPs? ;)

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Your suggesting has been added. But will it be accepted by the community?

I object on the grounds that new terminology cannot be made up by just anyone. It must be approved by the Holy Brick.

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Your suggesting has been added.  But will it be accepted by the community?

I object on the grounds that new terminology cannot be made up by just anyone. It must be approved by the Holy Brick.

Consult the Book of Elements! Brother Maynard, come forward.

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Ah, grand! I've been wondering what a BURP was. Now I'm just wondering why LEGO thought they are necessary when a handful of 1X2's would accomplish the same thing....... *wacko*

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Your suggesting has been added.  But will it be accepted by the community?

I object on the grounds that new terminology cannot be made up by just anyone. It must be approved by the Holy Brick.

Overruled :-D ;)

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Ahhhhh... My gloassary thread has helped Invaderjes! Its serving its purpose nicely.

I don't object to the BURPs myself. I find a few BPP pieces useful but these days LEGO is just over doing it.

The reason I don't mind BURPs is because they're a good base and have more structural stability than making them from scratch. Although I've never made one from scratch so I probably don't know what Im talking about.

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Ahhhhh... My gloassary thread has helped Invaderjes! Its serving its purpose nicely.

I don't object to the BURPs myself. I find a few BPP pieces useful but these days LEGO is just over doing it.

The reason I don't mind BURPs is because they're a good base and have more structural stability than making them from scratch. Although I've never made one from scratch so I probably don't know what Im talking about.

Yes it sure does serve its purpose ;)

Like you I relly don't mind BURPS, it saves precious amounts of bricks (for other stuff ;) ). You always need these walls ;)

The major problem about BPPs is that those pieces serve their purpose but mainly ONLY their purpose: some of them cannot be reused for something different than their purpose *wacko*

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I find I'm always running out of the smaller bricks so another advantage of the BURP is it frees them up.

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I also like the disproportionned big round rocks (whatever their acronym is) that are in the KK sets ;)

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I also like the disproportionned big round rocks (whatever their acronym is) that are in the KK sets ;)

Boulders? They're ok, not great. Can't wait to fling them around in Viking sets, though...

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mister_phes, here are some you can incorporate in your acronym lexicon ;) :

HTH: Hope That Helped

IMO: In My Opinion

LOL: Laughing Out Loud

STAMP: Stickers Accross Multiple Pieces

Do I dare add those:

TLC: The Lego Company

MOC: My Own Creation

BTW: By The Way

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STAMP: Stickers Accross Multiple Pieces

TLC: The Lego Company

MOC: My Own Creation

Well these seem fine but the rest are non LEGO specific.

Could you possible provide a picture example of a STAMP?

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Ah, now I have a single word to insult! STAMP! It was tedious to say 'I hate stickers that go across more than one piece'.

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