Lego

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LEGO world map

Speaking of grid maps, check out this five-foot long LEGO world map. [W]e wanted to have a big picture for our living room but couldn’t agree on a motive. At the end of 2015 my wife gave me some blue LEGO baseplates and said, I could build a big world map out of LEGO for the living room. So the idea was born and the starting point for countless evenings...

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LEGO color scheme classifications

Nathanael Aff poked at LEGO brickset data with some text mining methods in search for recurring color schemes in LEGO sets. This is what he got. Tags: color, Lego

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Evolving LEGO color palette

DaveE from the Brickset Forum was curious about the changing LEGO color palette, so he looked at newly released bricks over the years and charted the color results. I would've preferred a stacked area chart (more like this) over the multiple pies, but I appreciate the topic more than I dislike the layout. Tags: color, Lego

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LEGO explainer: Taxes and income inequality

LEGOs make everything better. David Wessel for Brookings Institution explains how federal taxes play a role in decreasing the income gap. Each column an income quintile and each brick a lump of money. [via @_cingraham] Tags: income, Lego, taxes

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Bayes’ theorem explained with LEGO bricks

Bayes' theorem is covered in introduction to statistics and probability courses, but I think a lot of people starting out don't understand it conceptually. They see a formula that you plug numbers into. Here's an example using LEGO bricks that clarifies the confusion, hopefully. Tags: Bayes, learning, Lego

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Bayes’ theorem explained with LEGO bricks

Bayes' theorem is covered in introduction to statistics and probability courses, but I think a lot of people starting out don't understand it conceptually. They see a formula that you plug numbers into. Here's an example using LEGO bricks that clarifies the confusion, hopefully. Tags: Bayes, learning, Lego

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