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I'm still kinda new to mocpages ... and i sometimes come across abbreviations, acronyms, and phrases that i'm not sure what they mean.

So, i thought this would be a good place for me (and anyone else) to post questions ... and for anyone who might know the answer to post a responce.
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| February 16, 2009, 12:29 pm
For example ... what's the difference between Vignettes and Dioramas ?
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| February 16, 2009, 12:30 pm
And what are "greebles" and "WIPs" ... i think i know what they are, but i'm not sure if i'm right ... can someone let me know if i'm right (or wrong) ... and can somebody provide a short definition for those two words if i'm wrong ?

So, i'm just guessing here, but is this what they are ? ...

"Greebles" ... very cool and intricate details ?

"WIPs" ... unfinished and (or) abandoned mocs that were (or are about to be) scrapped ?
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| February 16, 2009, 12:30 pm

Hi :)

A vignette is a small scene, most of the time on a limited surface (by example 16x16 or 32x32) - A diorama is a full landscape (which can be everything, a town, a base...) with no limitation in size.
You're right for the Greebles.
WIP means "Work in Progress" : it's a MOC which is not finished yet.

But there are surely better definitions than mine :)

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| February 16, 2009, 12:56 pm
WIP: work in progress
Greeble: mechanical detail. Used properly, it makes a space model look more realistic.
BURP: big ugly rock piece
Vignette: a small scene in which everything is static, or non moving.
Diorama: landscape, can also be a vignette with dynamic characters added in.
SigFig: signature mini figure.
Cracklink: pertaining to the ever addictive Bricklink, where you can buy parts and sets.
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| February 16, 2009, 4:35 pm
Vignette: an 8x8 stud square scene of indeterminate height, often including a hapless fellow named Joe Vig.

Bignette: a 16x16 stud square scene of indeterminate height, basically a big-vig.

Dio (also Diorama): a scene of indeterminate height and width, which may act as a backdrop for a story or a static scene.

In my use of the word, a dio is a static scene, sort of an action snapshot if you will.
Sort of what you'd get if you photographed a battle.
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| February 16, 2009, 4:40 pm
o0Ooh ... thx for all the extra info and definitions guys ... and if there's anything else ya wanna add, keep it coming !
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| February 16, 2009, 8:49 pm
SNOT: you're gonna need this one. It stands for Studs Not on Top. Check out my AXS type 2, on my page, to see an example. Check out some of the works of Mark Kelso to see it in great form.
LURPS: little ugly rock pieces. But this one is a given.
See Professor Eggplant's home page to see some more.
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| February 16, 2009, 10:26 pm
Already explained acronyms and Abbreviations aside,

WIP: Work in progress

BURP: Big Ugly Rock Piece

SNOT: Studs not on top

AFOL: Adult Fan of LEGO

Greebles: Ah, greebles... a space builder's favourite... Greebles, or Greeblies, are little spacey looking things like levers and pipes and antennae all clumped together to look spacey and cool. Yeah, that's the basic definition.

If I missed anything, just ask.
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| February 23, 2009, 8:32 am
Heather may get mad should we forget FFOL, or female fans of lego. Or, for those like me, TFOL. Do I have to give you the definition of that?
KISS: Heather also uses this as an exit phrase. It can mean Keep it Studly Sir, or Keep it SNOTTY Sir, or Keep it Simply Snotted.
"Now, go forth and MoC." And that's MINE. Stay away.
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| February 23, 2009, 4:44 pm
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