What are they talking about? With so many acronyms flying about, having a LEGO term glossary like this one will help you decipher the SNOT from the SNIR. The number of acronyms being thrown about, isn’t quite as much as in the tech world, but it’s close!
Enjoy and if you think we’ve missed any key words, please shout out.
SigfigA minifig used as an avatar to represent the user. You can see our Sigfigs near our name on any of the posts.
SNOTStuds Not On Top - This is a technique where LEGO elements are connected differently to the standard brick on top of another brick configuration. The studs could be on the side, or on angles. An example of a basic SNOT element is the 99207 Bracket.
STAMPSStickers across many parts. We aren't great fans of this technique as it makes it more difficult to reuse the parts later.
StudSomething I like to think I am.. <great dad joke!> A stud is the circle on the top/side of LEGO bricks. It is a key mechanism for bricks connecting to each other. It is also used as a way to quickly reference the part type. For example, a 2 x 4 Brick would be a brick that has a grid of 2 x 4 studs. This brick is shown below. Similarly a 2 x 2 brick would be 1/2 the size of this brick.
SwooshabilityCan you have great fun playing with it? If it were a truck would you go "Broom Broom" as you zoom it along? If so, it's swooshable. Swooshability is one of the key elements that makes LEGO sets so fun.