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Resources and Glossary

We know that for many of our clients this may be the first time they are encountering the world of custom brick builds. To help in that journey please find a list of terms and resources here to help familiarize yourself more with what we do.

Online Resources

  1. Beyond the Brick - A YouTube channel dedicated to showcasing amazing LEGO® creations from around the world.

  2. Brick Fanatics - Brick Fanatics brings the latest LEGO® news and the best reviews, as well as inspiring builds from fans.

  3. BrickLink - BrickLink is an online marketplace to buy and sell LEGO® parts, minifigures, and sets, perfect for finding missing pieces or rare items.

  4. Brick Owl - Another marketplace for LEGO® products, Brick Owl provides a platform to purchase and sell LEGO® sets and parts.

  5. Brickipedia - An extensive LEGO® wiki that offers a comprehensive encyclopedia on everything LEGO®, from history to detailed set descriptions.

  6. Brickset - Brickset is a comprehensive LEGO® database that includes detailed information and reviews on LEGO® sets, making it ideal for collectors and enthusiasts looking for set details and history.

  7. Eurobricks - Eurobricks is an international forum where LEGO® fans can discuss news, sets, and share their own creations.

  8. Flickr LEGO® Groups - These groups on Flickr offer a space for members to share photos of their LEGO® projects and gain inspiration from others.

  9. LEGO® Ideas - LEGO® Ideas is a platform where fans can submit their own set ideas and vote on others, potentially seeing them become official sets.

  10. LEGO® on YouTube - The official LEGO® YouTube channel, featuring videos on building techniques, new set releases, and much more.

  11. Rebrickable - Rebrickable helps users rebuild their existing LEGO® sets into new models with instructions, expanding the utility of every piece.

  12. Studio (Bricklink) - Studio provides users with tools to create, customize, and generate instructions for their own LEGO designs. This software is designed to enhance user creativity, allowing for detailed editing and design of custom LEGO sets.

  13. Studio Tutorials - Playwell Bricks has provided a series of tutorials on Youtube teaching the use of Studio.

  14. The Brothers Brick - A global source of LEGO® news and builds, The Brothers Brick also features detailed reviews and an extensive gallery of custom builds.


Here is a list of terms that you may come across while visiting our website.

  1. AFOL (Adult Fan of LEGO®): An adult who enjoys building with LEGO® as a hobby.

  2. Baseplate: A large, flat piece used as the base for building models.

  3. Bespoke Display Piece: A unique model designed and built usually for display purposes, not available for general sale.

  4. Brick: The basic LEGO® piece, typically with studs on top.

  5. Bricklink: An online marketplace for buying and selling LEGO® parts and sets.
  6. Build: The act of constructing a model built with LEGO® bricks.

  7. Concept: In LEGO® design, this refers to the initial idea or theme that guides the creation of a model or set.

  8. Element: An individual part or piece in the LEGO® system.

  9. Expansion Set: Additional sets designed to be combined with a primary LEGO® set for extended play.

  10. Greebling / Gribbling: Adding intricate detail to models to enhance realism.

  11. Landscape: Building natural-looking scenes using LEGO® bricks.

  12. LDD (LEGO® Digital Designer): A now-retired software used to build models digitally.

  13. LEGO® Designer: A designer at the LEGO® Group responsible for creating innovative and engaging LEGO® sets to bring LEGO® products to life for builders of all ages.

  14. Master Builder: A recognized expert LEGO® builder, often employed by The LEGO® Group, for instance those who build models for the LEGOland parks. The term is often used colloquially to refer to anyone who is an expert at building with LEGO® bricks.

  15. Microscale: Building models in a scale much smaller than the standard minifigure scale.

  16. Midi-scale: Between minifigure scale and microscale, used for models that need more detail than microscale but less than full minifigure scale.

  17. Minifigure: The small, articulated figures that come with LEGO® sets.

  18. Minifigure Scale: Models built to a scale where minifigures can interact like humans.

  19. MOC (My Own Creation): A LEGO® model designed and built by a fan rather than by The LEGO® Group.

  20. NPU (Nice Part Use): A term used to compliment a builder who uses a LEGO® piece in a creative, unconventional way.

  21. Sculptures: The creation of three-dimensional artworks using LEGO bricks. These sculptures may represent realistic figures, abstract shapes, or large-scale replicas of real-world objects.

  22. Set Production: The process of creating, designing, and manufacturing a custom set made with LEGO® bricks.

  23. SNOT (Studs Not On Top): Building techniques that hide the traditional studs on top of LEGO® bricks for aesthetic purposes.

  24. Stud: The top bumps on LEGO® bricks that allow them to connect.

  25. Studio (Bricklink): The current design software used to build models digitally.

  26. Technic: A LEGO® theme focused on creating more complex models with moving parts, such as gears and pneumatic systems.

  27. Tile: A flat, smooth LEGO® piece without studs.

  28. Upscale: The practice of enlarging or enhancing a LEGO model or minifigure to create a larger, more detailed version than the standard size.

  29. Vignette: A small scene built with LEGO® bricks, typically the size of a baseplate.

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