Lego is much , much more than bricks. In fact , bricks are just the beginning! There are a BAGILLION different facts about lego from lego lingo to collector types to UCS sets. Let's start with collector types!
Kids with toys : Just your basic little kids playing with lego. Sometimes these will have rare lego sets and make collectors mad because they will remove arms and such on vintage figures. Most of the time they don't prefer one brick brand over the other
Kids with hobbies: Little kids just like above that don't prefer one brand over the other but do prefer building toys as opose to action figures.
Kids that Prefer Lego: Kids that prefer lego over other brands but do use other brands.
Getting Started :Starting your collection , few fake brands here and there , buy lego every now and then.
Average Collector: Collects lego , doesn't use fake brands , maybe doesn't buy lego as much as an Ultimate Collector , keeps count of minifigures.
Loving Collector : Loves lego , no fake brands , buys lots of lego and posts on lego related websites , keeps count of minifigures , is aware of vintages but still uses them.
Ultimate Collector: Buys tons of lego , no fake brands , always buys lego when possible , enthusiasticly keeps count of minifigures , keeps vintages on display.
There are , of course , some variations due to personality of different people. Leave a comment below about what your collection is like and I will tell you what category it fits into.
There is alot of different lego lingo that can be used concerning lego creations , parts , and figures! Here is how it will be posted : The word will be in capital letters and next to it in parentheses is how it is pronounced.
MOC (mock) -M.O.C. my own creation(s)
AFOL (ay-fall/full) A.F.O.L. adult fan of lego
TFOL (tee-fall/full) T.F.O.L. teenage fan of lego
VIGNETT/VIG (vig-net) small lego creation , like a battle between 2 people
BIGNETT (big-net) A medium-sized creation like a Naboo Starfighter
DIORAMA (die-oh-ram-uh) a large lego creation like a city of tall buildings
FAKE BRAND- A non-lego building toy brand such as mega blok or super blox , hated by most collectors including myself
UCS -U.C.S. ultimate collector(s) sets/series , a large lego set that contains nearly thousands of pieces and are normally not made minifigure scale. But some , like the Death Star , are
MINIFIGURE (mini-figure) a lego man
CLASSIC HEAD- the original dot-dot-curve smiley face
VINTAGES (vintage-ez) a vintage lego set or minfigure
UN-CLEAN CREATION-a lego creation that is made with lego and/or fake brand bricks
MODS- a modifacation to a lego set or minifigure
BRICK MODIFACATION- modifying a lego piece such as adding printing to a brick
PRINTED BRICK-a brick with printing on it
MOCPAGES (mock-pages) a website made for lego fans to post their creations on
TLG/C- T.L.G./C. The Lego group/company