Welcome to the first in a (likely) 26-part series here on BrickBender. Each installment will feature a letter of the alphabet as part of a brick-based encyclopedia covering terminology related to building and parts. Today's letter is "A," and it's brought to you by Charro.
A is for...Adult Fan of LEGO (such as the handsome gentleman to the left). AFOL, pronounced like the Canadian eh plus fall, is the term used for those fans of the plastic bricks who just happen to be adults.
A is for...Accessories. Whether it is a hat, hairpiece, brush, weapon, or other implement- accessories are how you spice up a minifigure's outfit. A change of torso can totally make the man.
A is for...Adventurers. This is a theme for a series of LEGO sets and a lead character named Johnny Thunder, that involved the desert in Egypt, Amazon jungle, and Dinosaur Island. Rest assured, it had me at Dinosaur Island.