Evolving LEGO color palette

Posted to Statistical Visualization  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

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.

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