Vignettes or simply Vigs signifies a lego scene build within certain size constraints:
The most usual size is 8x8 studs and should probably be considered the Haiku-version of minifig-scale scenes because it's almost as hard telling a small story within 8x8 studs as writing a poetic description with 17 syllables.

Vig01: Joe Vig goes to Persia, finished 23/8 2005

Created for the first Joe Vig-contest and inspired by the classic computer game Prince of Persia.

Vig02: Group greeble study 1, finished 11/6 2006

A little piece of greeble I made as exercise