:Bob: November 7, 2008
There are many Community Turn Of Phrases (CTOPs) used by the AFOL Community. As a public service, FLA CO Richie Dulin has created a handy CTOP guide that defines many of these. Feel free to acquaint yourself with the list to help make your online Lego® experience more enjoyable.
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We all know that Lego® is possibly one of the best building toys ever made, but let's face it - sometimes things go wrong. Some themes and sets are a disaster (oh, say Galidor or Jack Stone for instance). Sudden color changes and poor quality control can be a pain. Set inventories can be incorrect just when you need to count on them.
Well, here's where AFOLs can come together and have their voices heard. You can relate your experiences here and post pictures of any problems you have had with Lego® or the Lego® company.
It can be very therapeutic to talk things over. Then the healing can begin. Many times, something positive (be it information or insight) can result from these discussions.
If you have any photos of deformed Lego® pieces, ridiculous price points, damaged/destroyed orders shipped to you from S@H or BL, mismatched color variations, poorly fitting parts, etc., please add them to the Group Pool.
The Host of this group reserves the right to edit or cancel any post that violates Flickr's Group Guidelines. These guidelines can be found here. Other than that, please feel free to speak freely here.
If you would like to catch up on many of the acronyms used when talking about Lego®, then you should check out CM Shiri Dori's LEGO Acronym FAQ page.
HELPFUL LEGO® LINKS
www.lego.com/ - "The Official Web Site of LEGO® Products."
Peeron(tm) Lego Set Inventories - one stop site for finding out what parts are in which sets.
Lugnet - "International LEGO Users Group Network, global community of LEGO enthusiasts. LUGNET unites LEGO fans worldwide through forums, web pages, and services."
Brickshelf - Lego photo sharing site.
BrickLink(r) - "BrickLink.com is a premium venue for individuals and businesses from all around the world to buy and sell new, used and vintage LEGO® through fixed price and auction services."
Stajinaria is a warm embracing community where AFOLs can just be themselves.
Classic-space - "Classic-space is the place on the web for all things LEGO space. Visit the forums to discuss anything from spaceships to mecha to building techniques. Visit the Art section to find inspirational imagery to stimulate your creative side. The Articles section holds essays on various topics, including: official LEGO theme styles, building techniques, color composition, and photography tips."
Classic-castle - "The source for all your Lego® castle needs."
From Bricks to Bothans (FBTB) - "The LEGO Star Wars Experience."
Brickset - "You've found the web's best guide to LEGO sets old and new. Search for sets you are interested in, read reviews by other Brickset visitors before you buy or bid..."
Eurobricks - European LEGO Community of Fans.
LDraw - "The Central Site for the LDraw Family of Lego® CAD Software."
The Brothers Brick (TBB) - "Go build something. You know you want to." (blog)
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