Wotcha think you're doin' here then? You think you can just waddle in like that, do ya?

This here, laddie, is a top-secret Brickspace testin' ground. Yup, thassright. So you'd better geddout before someone sees ya pokin' around...

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Brickspace Dictionary: AFOL

AFOL (abbrev.) (A·dult Fan Of Le·go)
'AFOL' is an abbreviation used to describe an adult Lego fan. Pronounced in one of three ways ('ey-foll', with 'ey' as in 'hey'; 'afol', with 'a' as in 'apple', and 'AFOL', pronouncing each letter), AFOL is a commonly used Internet Meme that has sparked many slight variations, from TFOL (teenage fan of Lego) and FFOL (female fan of Lego, though many FFOLs do not like the name as it implies that they are separate from AFOLs. AFFOL (Adult Female Fan Of Lego) is sometimes used instead.).

The AFOL community is a sacred place in the Lego online community (LOC). AFOL groups and forums are usually not viewable by other fans of Lego, but those that are (like the LUGs) are very welcoming. AFOLs are usually very sociable and are responsible for most, if not all, of Lego conventions. Different countries have different types of AFOLs, who conduct conventions and social events in different ways.

Thanks to Doctor Sinister for the checking that all this is correct, and advising me to put in the separate meanings and the note about FFOLs.

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