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Abbreviation & Acronym list - Builders edition
There are an increasing number of acronyms and abbreviations in use on the forums. We've pointed members at other on-line lists in the past, but it looks like we may be starting to get ahead of them & maybe it's time we started & maintained our own.
I'd like this to be a community effort to populate and maintain it; I'll start, but please feel free to post suggestions below - the staff will review, edit & add where appropriate.
Initially I'm thinking of two versions of the list, tailored to particular interests - one for collectors (in collecting) & one for builders (here) ... we'll see how it goes, but it may be better in the long term to merge them, but lets just see how it goes :-)
Slang Element Names
BURP - 'big ugly rock piece'
CHEESE / CHEESER - 1x1x2/3 slope
CHEESE GRATER - 1x2 slope with no studs & grill slots
DALEK - 1x1 brick with four studs on the outside
DOUBLE JUMPER - 2x2 plate with a single stud in the middle
DOT - 1x1 round plate
EARLING - aka the headlight
HEADLIGHT - aka the earling
JUMPER - 1x2 plate with a single stud in the middle
RORY - term for standard 2x4 brick (from rhyming slang with 'two-by-fourey')
Other Building Terms
BOLOCs - Built Out (of) Lots Of Colours
CRAPP - Crummy Ramp And Pit Plate
LDD - LEGO Digital Designer
LUG - LEGO Users Group
MOC - My Own Creation
SHIP - Seriously Huge Investment (in) Parts', term used for very large space vehicle models (in excess of 100 studs in length)
SNOT - Studs Not On Top
STAMPS - Stickers Across Multiple Pieces