List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2014 – Data Storytelling with LEGOs


LEGO blocks are convenient tools to progressively construct a physical visualization while unfolding a story. In the same vein as Hans Rosling's educational stories on data, Brookings fellows use LEGO bricks to explain societal concerns such as how much the U.S. tax system helps shrink the gap between extreme social classesand the chances for economic success of Americans born at the bottom of the economic ladder 2.


  1. How much does the tax code reduce inequality? by David Wessel, April 9, 2015.
  2. Is America Dreaming?: Understanding Social Mobility. by Richard Reeves, August 2014.

Added by: Fanny Chevalier. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: LEGO, rearrangeable, storytelling