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Important Acronyms

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Important Acronyms

Post by Captain Zuloo on Sun 30 Jan 2011, 4:24 pm

Hey everyone,

In the LEGO world there are many, many acronyms which make no sense to anyone outside of the hobby and there is no logical way to work them out unless you already know. However, LEGO fans being LEGO fans, we tend to expect people to know what we're talking about regardless. Because of that, I've decided to complile a list so that if you come accross one that you're not familiar with, you can look it up without looking stupid. So without further ado...


  • ANZFOL - Aussie & New Zealand Fans Of LEGO
  • AFOL - Adult Fan Of LEGO
  • TFOL - Teen Fan Of LEGO
  • KFOL - Kid Fan Of LEGO
  • TLA - Three Letter Acronym
  • MOC - My Own Creation
  • MOD - Modified (set or element)
  • LUG - LEGO User Group
  • LTC - LEGO Train Club
  • TLG - The LEGO Group
  • TLC - The LEGO Company
  • TRU - Toys 'R' Us
  • CLUG -Canberra LEGO User Group
  • SydLUG -Sydney LEGO User Group
  • SLTC - See "SLGG"
  • SLGG - Sydney Lego Gauge Group (Formerly Sydney LEGO Train Club)
  • BLTG - Brisbane LEGO Train Group
  • MUGS - Melbourne LEGO User Group
  • M>LTC - Melbourne LEGO Train Club
  • PALS - Perth Adult LEGO Society
  • TazBrick - Tazmanian LEGO Collectors Group
  • AdeLUGs - Adelaide LEGO User Group
  • ILTCO - International LEGO Train Club Organisation
  • BL - Bricklink
  • BB - Brothers Brick
  • RB - RailBricks
  • Peeron - LEGO Set Inventory/Instruction Website
  • LUGNET - LEGO User Group NETwork
  • BS - Brickshelf
  • FBTB - From Bricks to Bothans
  • BURP - Big Ugly Rock Piece
  • LURP - Little Ugly Rock Piece
  • Prefab - Prefabricated
  • SNOT - Studs Not On Top
  • TOPLES - Tiles Or Plates Located between Enough Studs
  • S@H - LEGO.com Shop At Home
  • MIB - Mint In Box
  • MISB - Mint In Sealed Box
  • MISP - Mint In Sealed Polybag
  • USC - Ultimate Collector Series
  • WIP - Work In Progress


Please let me know if you disagree with the above or think of any others that can be added to the list. I hope this helps. legohappy


Last edited by Captain Zuloo on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 4:36 am; edited 4 times in total

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by TazManiac on Mon 31 Jan 2011, 3:50 am

that prety much covers them

WIP: work in progress

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Wulfhure on Tue 01 Feb 2011, 7:13 pm

Thankyou that makes life much easier now that we are all on the same page.

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Big Kahuna on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 12:27 pm

Hey what about north of the Tweed River in other words for southerners Queensland - not one group is listed from teh sunshine state !

"BLTG" - Brisbane LEGO Train group shoudl have been listed as one of the oldest LEGO groups in the country.

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Post by Baskin on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 2:10 pm

well all that helps me out alot cheers

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Captain Zuloo on Wed 02 Feb 2011, 2:34 pm

Big Kahuna wrote:"BLTG" - Brisbane LEGO Train group shoudl have been listed as one of the oldest LEGO groups in the country.
Ah, how silly of me! Especially since I had just sent them an email RE Brick Expo. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Intrastella on Thu 03 Feb 2011, 7:56 am

TLA - Three Letter Acronym

SLTC - Sydney Lego Train Club (Formed around 2000 I think ?) - now known as:

SLGG - Sydney Lego Gauge Group

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Captain Zuloo on Fri 04 Feb 2011, 4:35 am

Thanks Intrastella - Has been modified accordingly. legohappy

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by peterab on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 2:52 am

I think TOPLES is dodgy, I did a google search for it and could only find one use of the term on Eurobricks. Other than that I've never seen it used, despite knowing the technique. I think it is normally described as jamming a plate between studs. It's an 'illegal' technique anyway since it stresses both the plate and the stud.

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Intrastella on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 3:10 am

It's not illegal if Lego has used the technique:

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=608-2

But I've never heard of "TOPLES"

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by peterab on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 4:27 am

Intrastella wrote:It's not illegal if Lego has used the technique:

Yes it is, since the rules against using techniques that stress bricks were formulated after that set (and many others) was released. The rules have resulted from complaints due to bricks breaking or being warped etc. Of course these rules only hold for official TLG designers and don't bind anybody else unless their particular strain of purism leads them to that choice.

ETA: I remember this being in a European convention talk by IIRC one of the TLG designers and he specifically pointed out this technique was now 'illegal' despite it having been used in the past. The overheads are on the net somewhere but I can't find them now. It was a presentation of advanced building techniques.

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Re: Important Acronyms

Post by Captain Zuloo on Wed 16 Feb 2011, 9:42 am

Well I had may aswell leave it in there for those who don't mind doing the non-purist thing.
Just wondering where I heard it...certainly wasn't EB, but I just can't remember where it WAS...

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