Acronyms & Terms

The following are acronyms that are used in discussions about LEGO:
  • AFAIK - As Far As I Know
  • AFC - Away From Computer
  • AFK - Away From Keyboard
  • AFOL - Adult Fan Of LEGO
  • ALE - Adult LEGO Enthusiast
  • ASAP - As Soon As Possible
  • BBL - Be Back Later
  • BL - BrickLink
  • BRB - Be Right Back
  • BTW - By The Way
  • BURP - Big Ugly Rock Piece
  • CA - BrickLink Catalog Administrator
  • CRAPP - Crummy Ramp And Pit Plate
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
  • FFS - Fat Finger Syndrome (typo)
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • HTF - Hard To Find
  • HTH - Hope That Helps
  • HP - Harry Potter
  • IA - BrickLink Inventories Administrator
  • IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer
  • IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
  • IJ - Indiana Jones
  • IMO - In My Opinion
  • IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
  • ISD - Imperial Star Destroyer (Set 10030-1)
  • ITD - Independent Toy Distributor
  • KABOB - Kid with A Bunch Of Bricks
  • KK - Knights Kingdom theme
  • LMAO - Laugh My Ass Off
  • LMK - Let Me Know
  • LOL - Laugh Out Loud
  • LUG - LEGO Users Group
  • LURP - Little Ugly Rock Piece
  • LYK - Let You Know
  • MISB - Mint In Sealed Box/Bag LEGO set
  • MISP - Mint In Sealed Packet/Package/Polybag LEGO set
  • MOC - My Own Creation
  • MSRP - Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
  • NPB - Non Paying Buyer
  • NRS - Non Responding Seller
  • NSS - Non Shipping Seller
  • OCR - Order Cancellation Request
  • OMG - Oh My Gosh
  • OP - Original Poster (the first post in the message thread)
  • OTOH - On The Other Hand
  • PaB - Official LEGO "Pick a Brick" service
  • PM - Private Message
  • POOP - Parts which can be made Out of Other Parts
  • ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
  • S&H - Shipping and Handling
  • S@H - Official LEGO "Shop at Home" service
  • SNOT - Studs Not On Top building technique
  • STAMP - STicker Across Multiple Parts
  • SW - Star Wars
  • SWDH - Star Wars Doll House (Pajorative name for Set 10188-1)
  • TLC - The LEGO Company
  • TLG - The LEGO Group
  • TRU - Toys 'R' Us
  • UCS - Ultimate Collectors Series theme
  • WTB - Want To Buy
The following are terms that are used in discussions about LEGO:
  • Catch22 - No-win situation, usually an unsolvable problem.
  • Clones - Building blocks which are not LEGO brand, such as Mega Bloks.
  • Community - An online place where people hang out and engage in discussions.
  • Dark Age - Period of time during which a person is not interested in LEGO.
  • Juniorization - Describes inclusion of highly specialized parts in LEGO sets instead of several already existing elements which can be assembled into the same configuration. The idea is to make it easier for younger children to build the sets but it is criticized by AFOLs since it is difficult to use these parts when building alternate models and MOCs.
  • Sockpuppet - Another account created by the same person pretending to be someone else.
  • Stud - Small round peg which appears on top of most LEGO parts and is used to connect to other LEGO parts.