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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.

  • Baseplate

    The baseplate is generally the floor of many builds. It is a flat plate that all other bricks can mount onto. Most sets will include a baseplate, but you can also purchase your own seperate (and often larger) baseplates.
  • Billund

    The birthplace of LEGO. Billund is a small town in Denmark where LEGO was founded and LEGO headquarters is located.
  • BNIB

    Brand New in Box - You'll often see this when browsing marketplace sites like Gumtree or Facebook to expand your collection.
  • Brick

    Although a specific type of LEGO part, a brick is also commonly used to refer to any LEGO piece. Technically a brick is one of the most common Parts with studs on the top and bottom. An example of perhaps the greatest brick is shown below - the mighty 2 x 4 brick.      
  • Bricklink

    A marketplace to buy and sell LEGO. With over 10,000 sellers it's a great place to find those Parts, Sets and even custom MOC's needed to expand your LEGO collection. We've used it to purchase some hard to find sets from all over the globe. Our favourite so far has been the #10197 Modular Fire Brigade from the Netherlands.
  • BURP

    Big Ugly Rock Piece - The large pre-build pieces that help build rock faces in your build. Often used in mountains and castles.