We put a lot of thought into our name and our motto. Every word was hotly debated amongst ourselves. So let's examine the key words, to shed light on what we are and what we want to achieve.
Key Word Definitions(all Definitions and citations courtesy of Dictionary.com)
guild also gild (gld). n. 1. An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards.
[Middle English gild, from Old Norse gildi, payment, guild.]
smith (smth) n. 1. One who makes or works at something specified. Often used in combination: a locksmith; a wordsmith; a bricksmith.
[Middle English from Old English.]
kit (kt) n. 1. A set of parts or materials to be assembled:a LEGO® kit.
2. A packaged set of related materials: a motherboard upgrade kit.
[Middle English kitte, wooden tub, probably from Middle Dutch.]
dis·tinc·tion (d-stngkshn) n. 1. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation: a diplomat of distinction.
2. A special feature or quality conferring superiority.
3. Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor: graduated with distinction.
[Latin distinctio see also French distinction]
crafts·man (krftsmn) n. 1. A professional whose work is consistently of high quality; "as an actor he was a consummate craftsman"
2. A creator of great skill in the manual arts
[Middle English from Old English cræft.]
con·nois·seur (kn-sûr, -sr) n. 1. A person of informed and discriminating taste: a connoisseur of fine wines.
2. One well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts.
The connoisseur is ``one who knows,'' as opposed to the dilettant, who only ``thinks he knows.'' --Fairholt.
[Obsolete French from Old French connoisseor, from connoistre, to know, from Latin cognscere, to learn, know; see cognition.]
Putting the Pieces Together
That's a lot of definitions! But what do they all mean?
So: The Guild of Bricksmiths - Kits of Distinction: Designed by Craftsmen, Built by Connoisseurs
Hopefully you enjoyed reading these definitions and that they give you a little insight. But for the fullest appreciation of what the Guild is all about, buy a kit from any Bricksmith, and you'll find out!