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#1 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:04 AM

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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...

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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 juniorized 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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#2 xwingyoda

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:12 AM

Good thread idea mister_phes ;) .

Lets add a new one: BPP (big precise pieces - for juniorized pieces).

#3 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:18 PM

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


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#4 xwingyoda

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:55 PM

That's a whole other story ;)

#5 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:58 PM

snefroe1 currently has objections to your submission...


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#6 xwingyoda

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:16 PM

If he has a better idea, I'm fine with it ;)

#7 Mister Phes

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:19 PM

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


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#8 xwingyoda

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Posted 15 April 2005 - 01:29 PM

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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Posted 15 April 2005 - 11:04 PM

What about BPP - big pointless pieces?

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 12:33 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:07 AM

xwingyoda, on Apr 15 2005, 07:33 PM, said:

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:30 AM

mister_phes, on Apr 15 2005, 12:18 PM, said:

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:37 AM

Wolf04, on Apr 15 2005, 10:30 PM, said:

mister_phes, on Apr 15 2005, 12:18 PM, said:

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 07:41 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:29 AM

Wolf04, on Apr 16 2005, 03:30 AM, said:

mister_phes, on Apr 15 2005, 12:18 PM, said:

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  ;)

#16 Mister Phes

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:32 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:37 AM

mister_phes, on Apr 16 2005, 11:32 AM, said:

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:44 AM

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:55 PM

BURPs are great, best large piece LEGO ever did.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:57 PM

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

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 04:01 PM

xwingyoda, on Apr 16 2005, 10:57 AM, said:

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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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:22 PM

Hey guys what abot TLC and the small BURPs are called LURP and the most important of them all "MOC"

Holy crap do i have to do evrything myself?

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#23 xwingyoda

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:43 PM

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

#24 Mister Phes

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:20 AM

xwingyoda, on Apr 17 2005, 08:43 AM, said:

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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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:36 AM

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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