LEGO Glossary . LEGO Glossary is a page that lists LEGO acronyms and terms and gives their definitions. I researched all of this and threw in a couple of my own as well. . Here is the chance for you underseen MOCcers to impress your peers. After reading this let's hope you'll start spouting stuff like a pro! Anyhow this is just a universal directory of information. Feel free to use them.
-Buying the Cakes
-Hands in Pockets
-Rocking Horse Poo
Stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene which is the plastic LEGOŽ are made of.
The rare and sought over pony found in the Paradisa theme. A Pun for AFOL.
AFOL:(Ay-ef-oh-el) or (ofawl)
An acronym for Adult Fan(s) Of LEGOŽ usually applying to those 18+. See also ALF & ALH.
Adult Inner Circle. A relatively new idea formed by TLG for testing their products. See also KIC.
ALE:(Ay-el-ee) or (ayl)
Adult LEGO Enthusiast(s) usually refers to those 18+. See also ALF or AFOL.
Adult LEGO Hobbyist(s). Again those 18+. Also hobbyist mainly refers to Trainers(see below) due to the similarities between them and regular train collectors.
Accurately Realized Scale Engines. Trains that are built to a size larger than actual LEGOŽ trains but are scaled to actual trains.
1. A passing interest of yours in theme, category, etc.
2. A passed theme of LEGOs such as Jack Stone(also opposed to recurring themes such as town, castle, and Star Wars.)
Building Instructions. Usually used in LUGs* and instruction sites.
Bignette: (big-net) or (binyet)
The size may vary but bignette's general area is between a vignette and a diorama.
The newer shade of mearsk blue.
Referring to the color scheme change in 2005.
Bley is a mix between blue and grey because of the bluish color added to the greys.
The new redder brown.
Built of Lots of Colors. See also rainbow warrior.
A brick built part that differs from LEGOs
even though they may have one made. See also
Brickarms, a popular custom site, specializing in weaponry of WW2.
Bricklink, the biggest LEGO marketplace outside LEGO.com.
Brickforge, a popular medieval custom site.
An acronym for Big Ugly Rock Piece.
Buying the Cakes:
A Term coined at LL Windsor for an illegal move. Such as gluing a piece onto a studless area. See also illegal move.
Computer Aided Design such as LDD*.
Cheese slope: (cheese-sloap)
A common term referring to the 1x1 plate slope.
Referring to the impostors who took LEGO's brilliant idea!!!(megabloks)
COW: (cow) or (see-oh-double-you)
Curved Out Wedge
1.A slope in brick form.(see picture)
2.Some other debates lead belief that
it is a brick much like a regular
slope with more of a dome curve.
A slang term referring to Bricklink due to its addictive qualities.
Another endearing term for Megabloks and other clones.
Crummy Ramp And Pit Plate. It is the baseplate with the ramp leading to the pit.
Non-LEGO homemade parts. Usually done through molds.
Cross reference purist.
Dark Ages: (dark-ayges)
The time in a AFOL's life, usually during college, when he is separated from LEGOs.
Referring to the Educational LEGO line.
Dalek + Davros:
Another term for the Earling and super Earling. See Earling.
Stickers added to bricks to give additional detail.
A Surplus of one piece.
A much larger setup for a MOC, greater than a bignette*.
A 2x8 Brick. See also Rory.
Drafting is common at LUGs and conventions. Involving sorting multiple of the same set into part categories then AFOLs will come choose a pile of parts.
Set off of the Fates in Greek Mythology the Fades are the pieces with faded paining/stickers.
Those #$&%! Particles that fade/color your blues, greys and whites.
Referring to the technique that suspends a brick or piece with no connection.
Common in mechs and mechas, Greebles add detail to the suit. These can range from decals to abnormal parts used in specific places to give it a much better appearence.
This is one of my favorites. The sound made when sifting through mass LEGOs. Music to my ears.
Refers to the offset between studs when the stud is slightly offcentered by half a stud. See also jumpers*.
Hands in pockets:
The earlier minifig torsos with no arms but small ridges along the sides.
Hillary(Harry) Fisher Page
I thought I should mention this just because he designed the LEGO brick after all. Not a big deal or anything.
Techniques that put too much stress on a part. Such as putting a lever into a hand.
The small $3.99 sets referred as impulse because you don't need much thought to buy one.
Two Patronizing terms regarding LEGOs less than brilliant theme Insectoids.
Imperial Star Destroyer. Often used as a scale for other models.
A 1x2 plate with a single stud on top.
Kid with A Bucket OF Bricks.
Kid Fan Of LEGO. -12 classifies as Kid. For Description type "Phippy" into MOCpage search.(yes that is a joke)
Contrast to illegal. Regular techniques that are OK.
LEGO User Group. Popular on sites, LUGs are constantly changing. Anything from a select group to anyone can join. See also LUGnet*.
Lugnet, a site that connects online LUGs.
Little Ugly Rock Piece. Compared to BURP* but more triantle looking.
Slang for the macaroni curved brick.
A Large Robot.
A small Robot comparable to a Bionicle Toa.
A New minifig appearing in the 2010 Game series.
I'm hoping you already know this.
Ok you had better know this one too. One who MOCs is called a MOCcer.
A Set that you buy just for the pieces. For example if you needed tan you would buy a lot of the family houses or Hogwart's castles.
Mint In Sealed Box(bag)
Mini Ugly Rock Piece.
Non LEGO Significant Other. Other applications include, friend, spouse, parent etc. Don't ask.
That selfless person who kindly finds pieces for you. We all know one.
Pick a Brick found in LEGO stores and online.
We all know them and we all hate them. They're those buggers who run around stealing ideas and accrediting them as their own. If you use someones idea then point the finger at them not at yourself.
A LEGO element used in the place of desired element until the correct piece arrives from Bricklink.
A MOCcer who will not allow any other medium besides LEGO in his MOCs. This also goes against custom.
Part that could or should be made Of Other Parts. One could be very literal with this and say that all pieces are POOP.
Point Of View
Rare hard to find items/sets,
Parts in colors that did not come in an actual LEGO set. Namely Pieces that are mold tests. Collectibles to the core.
Its those "things" we built when we were 6 using multi-colored bricks due to the amount we had.
Rocking horse Poo
Very hard to find elements. "Thats as rare as rocking horse poo!"
The standard 2x4 Brick. I bet the people on MOCtag didn't know that.
Shop At Home on LEGO.com.
German for SNOT.
An ordinary piece put to extraordinary uses.
1.Significantly Huge Investment of Pieces.(Invisible Hand)
2.Significantly Huge Investment With/in Pieces. (Bricklink)
I want to know just how many of you already know this. Most of you are posting your "siggy" without knowing what it means. Any how here it is. Signature Minifig. A Minifig that represents you or someone else.
Studs not at Right Angles.
Studs Not On Top. Funny story. When I was first bricking I had a comment saying "Great SNOTwork!" My response was "Yeah, thanks jerk!" HAHAHAHA!!!! Anyhow there are 2 types of SNOT. For your enjoyment I have listed both.
Type a. Studs facing sideways.
Type b. Studs facing downwards.
Studs Not In a Row. Generally applying to half-stud offsets and sphere designs.
a. SNIR 27 developed by Reinhard Beneke using jumpers* and regular plates to give it depth and texturing.
b. SNIR 45 developed by Eric Amzallag by twisting a 1x1 plate(brick) until it is at a 45 degree angle to the underlying plate.
Specific Part Again used Multiply. I know there are different variations but this is the one I found to be the most common.
Special Part Used Again. An example(for all those castle lovers) would be the cowl. Discontinued in 1979 then again reappeared in 2009.
STicker Across Multiple Pieces.
A Good example is from Jabba's Sail Barge.
I debated putting this one on just because it is used so rarely. Swooshable means the builder(or other) is able to pick up the MOC and make swooshing noises with it. Childish I know but say... an airplane. You can pick that up and suddenly get the nerve to run around the room yelling and making plane noises.
The Brothers Brick. A Popular news and MOC blog.
Teen Fan Of LEGO. 13-18. Even though 18 is a teen it is considered an adult as well.
The LEGOŽ Company or The LEGOŽ Group.
Adult train Hobbyists.
Ultimate Collectors Series. Star Wars is considered one just because of the prices of a minifig.
Utter Shite Bollocks - a term increasing in British AFOL popular use belived to have been coined by Jon Reynolds, which refers to an object or model that isn't very good. To understand what it says just think of it in an Irish accent. The last word is Blocks. Another clue...
A Slope opposite of inverted.
A small scene usually 16x16 studs as max area.
Work In Progress. We all have one.
Well thank you all for reading. This took me about 8 hours to type and research so I hope you learned something. If you have any additional info please post it. I want this to be complete and later when I get more time on my hands I might just decide to add some more. I did not add any theme acronyms. I know some but they are so random that it is not worth continuing.