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The LEGO Acronym FAQ
Edited and maintained by Shiri Dori.
AFAIK: As Far As I Know.
AFOL: Adult Fan of LEGO.
ALE: Adult LEGO Enthusiast. This term was coined as an alternative to AFOL, since it is easier to pronounce.
ASAP: As Soon As Possible.
BI: Building Instructions.
BimP: Bricks in my Pocket, http://www.bricksinmypocket.org.
BF: Black Falcons, a Castle play theme; Boyfriend; or Brickfest, http://www.brickfest.com.
BFF: Black Falcons [sic] Fortress, 6074 and 10039.
BJ: Brad Justus, Senior Vice President of LEGO Direct.
BK: Black Knights, a Castle play theme.
BOGO: Buy One Get One ___ - usually with some percentage off, sometimes also free.
BSB: Black Seas Barracuda, 6285.
BT: Blacktron, a Space play theme - the evil ones with the black visors. Also BT1.
BT1: See BT.
BT2: Blacktron (the future generation), a Space play theme - the antifreeze-green ones.
BTB, BtB: Bob the Builder, a DUPLO line.
BTW: By the Way.
BURP: Big Ugly Rock Piece - either of the mountain pieces, appearing usually in grey shades, but also tan, yellow, white and green.
BURPMAN: Big Ugly Rock Person Made Annoyingly Nonmobile - refers to the Rock Raiders monster.
BV: Belville, a LEGO line.
BW: BrikWars, http://www.brikwars.com; or BricksWest, http://www.brickswest.com/.
BYFMTWW: Bring Your Favorite Minifig To Work Week - held around the week of December 11th. The tradition goes back to RTL days, possibly 96 or 95.
CA: Canada, California, or LEGO Consumer Affairs - telephone: 1-860-749-2291, fax: 1-860-763-0522.
CAD: Computer Aided Design.
CLSotW or CLSOTW: Cool LEGO Site of the Week, http://www.lugnet.com/cool/.
CMIIW: Correct Me If Im Wrong.
CP: See XP.
CRAPP: Crummy Ramp and Pit Plate - the baseplate with a ramp and pit.
CW: Castle World - a fan-created world with creations, characters and stories about LEGO castle, http://www.geocities.com/castle_world_temp/.
DDK: Droid Developer Kit, 9748.
DFD: Deep Freeze Defender, 6973.
DM: Dragon Masters, a Castle play theme; or Deutsche Marks - former German currency.
DSDK: Dark Side Developer Kit, 9754.
EU: Euro, European currency.
FA: For Auction.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.
FBTB: From Bricks To Bothans, www.fbtb.net.
FL: Florida or Fabuland, a LEGO line.
FOTD/W/M/Y/C: Find of the Day/Week/Month/Year/Century - a very good/cheap/large/rare deal involving lego.
FS: For Sale.
FS/T, FSOT: For Sale or Trade.
FT: For Trade.
FTR: For the Record.
FUT: Follow-Up To [different lugnet newsgroup]. Any replies to that post will be redirected to a certain group. See also XFUT.
FWIW: For What its Worth.
FYI: For Your Information.
GI: Guarded Inn, 6067 and 10000.
GoB: Guild of Bricksmiths, http://www.bricksmiths.com/.
HAND: Have A Nice Day.
HOG: Hand of God - when you move minifigs around, they think its this.
HP: Harry Potter, a LEGO line.
HTH: Hope That Helps.
IANAL or I ANAL: I Am Not a Lawyer.
IE: See MSIE.
IG: Imperial Guards, a Pirates play theme.
IIDSSM: If I Do Say So Myself.
IIRC: If I Recall Correctly.
IMHO: In My Humble Opinion.
IMNSHO: In My Not So Humble Opinion.
IMO: In My Opinion.
IOW: In Other Words.
ISD: Imperial Star Destroyer, 10030.
KABOB: Kid with a Bunch of Bricks.
KK: Knights Kingdom, a Castle play theme.
KFOL: Kid Fan of LEGO.
LA: in California context, Los Angeles; in Australia context, LEGO Australia.
LD: LEGO Direct.
LIC: LEGO Imagination Center, a type of store directly affiliated with the LEGO Company.
LMK: Let Me Know.
LMKWYT: Let Me Know What You Think.
LOL: Laughing Out Loud.
LOM: Life On Mars, a LEGO line.
LS@H: See S@H.
LSAH: See S@H.
LTC: LEGO Train Club, a suffix, usually appended to an area. A group of local train fans. See the LUGMAP for your local LTC.
LUG: LEGO User Group, a suffix, usually appended to an area. A group of local fans. See the LUGMAP for your local LUG.
LUGNET: LEGO User Group Network - you are here.
MCM: Mega/Multi Core Magnetizer, 6989.
MF or m-f: Minifig; or, Millenium Falcon, 7190.
MIB: Mint In Box.
MISB: Mint In Sealed Box.
MISP: Mint In Sealed Polybag.
MOA: Mall Of America.
MOC: My Own Creation. Refers to original creations and also to the My Own Creation LEGO line.
MOT: My Own Train, a LEGO subtheme of the 9V Train play theme. These sets are customizable, and are manufactured by The LEGO Company (TLC). They should not to be confused with MOCs, see entry above, which are original creations.
MOTD/W/M: Model of the Day/Week/Month, etc.
MSIE: Microsoft Internet Explorer.
MT: Model Team, a LEGO line, or M-Tron a Space play theme.
NDL: Neptune Discovery Lab, 6195.
NLF: Non-Lego Friend/Fiancé/Fiancée (usually Friend).
NLP: Non-Lego Parent.
NLS: Non-Lego Spouse.
NLSO: Non-Lego Significant Other.
NN: Netscape Navigator.
OBO: Or Best Offer.
OMFIAMP: One Mans Food is Another Mans Posion.
OTOH: On the Other Hand.
PEWC (pronounced puke): Prefab Explorien Wing, Cockpit.
POOP: Piece [that can or should be made] of Other Pieces.
POV: Point of View; or, in POV-Ray, a rendering program for virtual images.
RBR: Red Beard Runner, 6289; or Rebel Blockade Runner, 10019.
RIS: Robotic Invention System, either version 1.0 (9719), version 1.5 (9747) or version 2.0 (3804).
RK: Royal Knights, a Castle play theme.
ROFL (or variants): Rolling On the Floor Laughing - this often appears with more letters at the end, e.g. ROFLOL is Rolling On the Floor Laughing Out Loud. There are too many variants to list them.
RPG: Role Playing Game.
RR: Railroad or Rock Raiders, an Underground play theme.
RSN: Really Soon Now.
RTL: rec.toys.lego - a USENET group devoted to Lego.
S@H: LEGO Shop at Home - a direct order branch of LEGO. Call to order, or request a free mail-in catalog: 1-800-4-LEGOLA, or go to http://shop.lego.com/. Also known as LS@H, SAH, LSAH.
SAH: See S@H.
SES: Skulls Eye Schooner, 6286.
SNOT: Studs Not On Top.
SP: Space Police, a Space play theme - refers to black/blue/trans-red variety. Also SP1. Or, if appearing (sp?), refers to questionable spelling.
SP1: See SP.
SP2: Space Police 2, a Space play theme - refers to gray/black/red/trans-green variety.
STAMP: Sticker Across Multiple Pieces.
SPUD: Special/Single Piece/Purpose Ugly/Useless/UnLEGOish Design/Decorative. Many people think that the many meanings of this acronym make it a great one, as it is not Single Purpose at all.
SW: Star Wars, a LEGO line.
TC: Time Cruisers, a Town play theme.
TIA: Thanks In Advance.
TLC: The LEGO Company. Known by this name since autumn 1999, formerly TLG.
TLG: The Lego Group. Nowadays TLC, The Lego Company.
TRU: Toys R Us.
TT: Time Twisters, a Town play theme.
UCS: Ultimate Collecors Series, a Star Wars play theme geared towards experienced builders.
WP: Wolfpack, a Castle play theme.
WTB: Want To Buy.
WTT: Want To Trade.
WW: Wild West, fan dubbing of the Western LEGO line.
XP: Cross-Posted [to a another lugnet newsgroup]; or, Windows XP.
XFUT: X-posted (crossposted) to and followups set to [another lugnet newsgroup].
YCLIU: You Could Look it up.
YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary.
ZB: Zany Brainy, a retail store chain.
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