These Lego mugshots are actually being used by a Police department

Lego mugshot
(Image credit: murrietapd via Instagram)

The US Murrieta Police Department has come up with a unique way to hide the identities of suspects under arrest. No, not by blurring their faces, but by transforming them into Lego people (obviously). In line with new California law, the strange censoring is actually a clever way to protect the rights of suspects while sharing updates with the Murrieta community – the silliness is just an added bonus. 

While we've seen our fair share of Photoshop fails across the years, Murrieta PD's crafty photo editing is a playful and ingenious way to preserve people's privacy. The hilarious Minifigure edits will certainly not be winning any design awards anytime soon, but more importantly, they've won the hearts of the internet. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.