Six Degrees of Separation and LEGO Star Wars

Six degrees of separation is the theory that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The concept of six degrees of separation is often represented by a graph database, a type of NoSQL database that uses graph theory to store, map and query relationships.Real-world applications of the theory include power grid mapping and analysis, disease transmission mapping and analysis, computer circuitry design and search engine ranking.

The six degrees of separation theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called “Chains.” In the 1950s, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove the theory mathematically. Although they were able to phrase the question mathematically (given a set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another member via k_1, k_2, k_3…k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to solve the problem to their satisfaction.

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So what has this got to do with “LEGO Star Wars Episode 8, The Last Jedi” I hear you ask?

Well, not much really. Only LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 is on nationwide release today, 15th December 2017 and it is also the blog author’s birthday. A few days ago we were contacted on our amazingly popular Facebook page by a chap who comes from the same town as the blog author, Chichester in West Sussex, and also went to the same school as the blog author! Quite incredible really. The chap who contacted us is a big LEGO Fan and he asked us to promote his very interesting LEGO blog in which he discusses various LEGO sets, here is the latest post on LEGO Star Wars 2018 Sets from his blog.

This little tale in turn falls into the six degrees of separation idea that was presented initially above, a cool connection ?

Don’t forget we still have some Amazing LEGO Star Wars Sets here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop, though stocks are becoming low with the inevitable Christmas rush, only 9 days of Shopping left until Christmas 2017 at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop !!

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LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 and More News

LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 and More News

This morning we received some of our exciting Christmas 2017 items here at Silly Billy’s. It seems that Christmas gets earlier every year and for us as the premier Toy Retailer in the North of England we have to put our Christmas orders in with the LEGO Group in the Spring !!

At the time of writing we have the very exciting LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 already on the shelf, ahead of the Competition. LEGO Star Wars is always a popular line here at Silly Billy’s so pop in and have a look at the all new LEGO Star Wars Episode 8.

LEGO Star Wars Episode 8 Facebook Post

Other News

We are approaching the last two weeks of the School Summer Holidays, the Summer hasn’t been very kind so far and as usual the weather in Hebden Bridge has been somewhat on the dire side.
We have been quite busy re-stocking and our Dolls Selection was hit quite hard though now we are back to the full compliment of Dolls including Mia at £9.99, and Isabella in her car seat. Yesterday Talking Tammy and Little Treasure from Doll’s World also made an appearance. We have some doll’s pushchairs in stock as well, we are probably the only supplier of Doll’s Pushchairs in the Calder Valley.
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TY

TY has been selling amazingly well this year and we are being assured that we will have a rare TY Teeny TY Chaser visiting the shop at some point, If you have no idea what a TY Chaser is then have a look around on the inter-web. We have both TY Beanies and Teeny TY in the shop. TY are also releasing some new lines later this year and we are hoping to be stocking those too so watch this space.

Sylvanians

Did you know that here at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop we are running the exciting Sylvanians Loyalty Promotion, simply spend over £15 on Sylvanian Families products with us at Silly Billy’s, the best place to buy Sylvanians in Yorkshire, and once you have acquired ten stamps you can receive a free white mouse family. (Closes December 31st 2017)
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If you are interested in Joining the Sylvanians Fan Club then click here

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Lego Batman Coming Soon

Lego Batman Minifigures Coming Soon

Next week we are very much hoping to be in receipt of the New Lego Batman Minifigures, Lego Batman Minifigures will cost £2.99 per Minifigure and we will put a post on Silly Billy’s Facebook Page as soon as we have them in stock, in theory this should be Tuesday 10th January 2017. The Lego Batman movie looks to be amazing and is due for release on 10th February 2017 in the UK.

Today in Hebden Bridge Picture House, the latest Star Wars Rogue One film is showing and during the Christmas break we received some more great Lego Star Wars Products including Series 4 Microfighters:

  • 75160 U-Wing Microfighter
  • 75161 TIE Striker Microfighter
  • 75163 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle Microfighter
  • Y-Wing Microfighter Microfighter

Also two Battle Packs (although battle Pack stocks are dwindling fast)

  • 75164 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack
  • 75165 Imperial Trooper Battle Pack

Lastly two larger models:

  • 75168 Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter
  • 75169 Duel on Naboo

Lego star wars

We also have some of the Lego Star Wars Rogue One packs left from after Christmas if you are looking for something to spend your Christmas money on then Silly Billy’s Toy Shop is the place to visit.

Lego Nexo Knights

Very recently released Nexo Knights models have also landed here at Silly Billy’s and Include the Nexo Characters LANCE, CLAY, AARON, AXL and MACY as well as some larger Nexo Knights sets:-

  • 70318 The Glob Lobber
  • 70347 King’s Guard Artillery
  • 709348 Lance’s Twin Jouster
  • 70349 Ruina’s Lock & Roller
  • 70319 Macy’s Thunder Mace
  • 70350 The Three Brothers
  • 70320 Aaron Fox’s Aero-Striker V2

Nexo knights Nexo knights

So please follow our blog or like Silly Billy’s Toy Shop Facebook page to keep up with the latest news in Hebden Bridge and the latest range of Toy Products in the best independent Toy Shop in Yorkshire

Silly Billy’s are looking forward to the release of the Lego Batman movie and from following the trailers on youtube and it looks like it will be a very funny, tongue-in-cheek film.

We also have some items on Auction in Silly Billy’s Ebay Shop if you would care to visit us online.

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