Check Information Aesthetics for many nifty tools that let you see data turned into pictures. It led me to my new favorite toy: Globe-i from Infomagnet. Globe-i lets you turn economic data into 3-d charts on a spinning model of the Earth, like this (a viz of the % of imports from Indonesia by country):
Info Aesthetics is constantly linking to very interesting (and sometimes quite useful) vizualization tools -- like this "Sector Snapshot" Utility from the New York Times business section.
Playing: LEGO-StarWars, fool!