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An acronym for "Adult Fan Of Lego".

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Is there a MILS-like standard for medieval villages and castles?

I'm aware of the MILS standard for building large layouts including city and train elements: This could obviously be adapted for use in medieval layouts, but is there something like this that has ...
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Who are the Lego Certified Professionals?

So, I was just watching Lego Masters, and it's mentioned that the show's judge, Ryan "Brickman" McNaught, is one of fourteen Lego Certified Professionals in the world. I was wondering who those ...
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What is a "MOD" and how does it differ from a "MOC"?

In this imgur post, one of the images is captioned "MODs and MOCs - Ocean Beach, Kingsman Tailor shop, Sanctum Santorum." If a "MOC" is a "My Own Creation," what is (the most commonly used definition ...
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Europe based printing services for low quantity high quality custom printed tiles

I've found many websites providing a service for custom printing of LEGO tiles : United Bricks Brick Engraver BrickSanity Fab-Bricks Citizen Brick EclipseGrafX Minifig Madness BrickTactical ... I ...
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Is there a way to plan and organize your LEGO project like a GitHub hosted software?

I have the idea to host, plan and maintain a LEGO project (building a MOC in several steps with different functionalities) like a software in GitHub. The project should have forks, pull requests and ...
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Is there a hobbyist standard for Trains track modules?

Many non-LEGO model railroaders have standardized track module standards allowing for interchangeability of (often highly-decorated) track sections (due to availability, damage, scheduling, etc.) as ...
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How does one become a LEGO® Certified Professional?

The LEGO Group's official website has a page speaking about the "LEGO® Certified Professional" designation that a person can earn. It states: LEGO® Certified Professionals is a community-...
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You know you have been LEGOing too long when

Inspired by this webpage on raytracing I was trying to find out whether something similar exists for LEGOing (playing with LEGO). However, I couldn't find any references to jokes like "You know you ...
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Turnover share attributable to AFOLs [closed]

Traditionally LEGO has been known as a kid's toy, but there is a growing community of AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO). How big share of LEGO's turnover is attributable to AFOLs?
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Overview of online LEGO discussion forums?

To help give an outsider an overview of the online LEGO community: What are the main online discussion forums in the LEGO world? Who hangs out where? What are the popular special interest forums? ...
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What is an inexpensive camera for photographing LEGO? [closed]

What is an inexpensive camera for taking pictures of LEGO? I currently use an iPad and I am not satisfied with the photo quality. I would prefer something 100$ or less, if possible.
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LEGO Star Wars age limits?

Want to buy my boyfriend LEGO for Christmas as I know he'd love it, but am very confused about the age limits on the boxes! If I buy one age 8-14 for example, is it too simple? Don't want to offend ...
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Looking for Adult LEGO

Possible duplicate of: Are there LEGO sets designed for adults? The pieces are smaller for higher resolution, the colors are not primary and there are more of them. Does this exist? I had in mind the ...
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Renting LEGO Service in UK [closed]

Has anyone used the LEGO rental service, www.letsgoplay.co.uk? I'm not quite an AFOL, but I do enjoy building the larger sets, and although it would be great to keep some of them long term I just don'...
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When and where was the first "official" fan organized Lego Convention held?

I just attended BrickCon 2013 here in Seattle (I wore my new StackExchange T-shirt). When and where was the first "official" fan organized Lego Convention held?
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Why are new LEGO bricks softer than old ones?

The older bricks that were made back in the day, "pre-2K", seem to be made out of a harder and more durable brick that would hurt your feet when you walked on them. Now it appears that since the other ...
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Are there any AFOL clubs in the Atlanta area?

Are there any AFOL clubs in the Atlanta area? If so, do they have current contact information? I did some Googling but the results were inconclusive and I thought I'd shoot this out to the community. ...
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Are there plans to release new trains for AFOL?

I just built the Maersk train, what an amazing model! I did a little research and found that it was released in 2011 and the Emerald Night was released in 2009. Given the two year gap it seems ...
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What does "AFOL" mean?

I've seen the term AFOL around; for example, this site has an afol tag. What does AFOL stand for?
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