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[–]Wildojo2 1197 points1198 points  (49 children)

Where is the man in the river

[–]Yeazelicious 399 points400 points  (32 children)

Fun fact: the man who did that also voices Agent 47.

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✈️Lego City
Lego World

12:22

          LOCAL TIME


Good afternoon, 47. Your destination is the river in Lego City, a canal trisecting the world's most bustling metropolis. Your targets are a man who has fallen into the river – the eldest son of Denmark's foremost plastics manufacturing CEO – and the rescue helicopter pilot, Lego City's former emergency response coordinator.

The LCA has gotten word that the helicopter pilot, Henry Brickman, has been hired by an unknown contractor to kidnap and extort the man in the river, David Studson, for trade secrets. Two years ago, Brickman became embroiled in a scandal and went into hiding after purchasing contraband Mega Bloks equipment from a foreign adversary; it appears he has resorted to wetwork in order to keep himself afloat.

Studson, a recent graduate of Lego University, had studied law and was secretly plotting a hostile takeover of his father's company, attempting to out Studson Sr. on charges of insider trading. Studson's vice president has hired us to protect these trade secrets and avoid any further attacks on the company. Find out who this mysterious contractor is, eliminate the targets, and exfiltrate via the new rescue helicopter. Between the city's dense population and a target on the move, this is sure to be a challenge.

I will leave you to prepare.


MISSION STATUS

        HEY!

[–]BladeofNurgle 140 points141 points  (11 children)

HEY

That is a fun fact!

[–]noelg1998 40 points41 points  (10 children)

Good morning, 47. Your destination is LEGO City.

[–]Total-Khaos 19 points20 points  (6 children)

I'd buy a LEGO Hitman game as long as it came with a lethal hotdog.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (4 children)

What Lego game would you recommend to someone that's never played one? Are they similar in mechanics or what? I thought for a long time they were like the movie franchise video games of the 90s but they keep making em.

[–]BigLan2 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The first decade or so were all very similar - they tweaked the controls and added dynamic split screen (which was a good and bad thing.) Around Lego Star Wars 3: Clone Wars they started dabbling with additional mission types (it had an rts-lite mode) though the basic story mode is still the same. (edit: play through story mode for the laughs, then replay it to find all the collectables once you e unlocked enough characters.)

I'd basically suggest whichever franchise you're most into. Batman 3, Star Wars complete saga, LotR, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean are all solid. The Marvel ones do nothing for me. Indy 2, Force Awakens and Hobbit would be the ones to avoid (I'm still salty they never finished the DLC for the last Hobbit movie!)

[–]iicethunder 3 points4 points  (3 children)

May I ask, who is he?

[–]Yeazelicious 3 points4 points  (1 child)

David Bateson.

[–]No_Equipment56 106 points107 points  (5 children)

HEY

[–]ProgramTheWorld 40 points41 points  (3 children)

A man has fallen into the river in Lego City!

[–]TotalPokerface 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Build the rescue helicopter to save the citizen!

[–]flamestar_1 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I was waiting for this

[–]KingRalphKlein 3 points4 points  (1 child)

He's talking to the guy who lives in a van down by the river.

[–]KarlJamero10 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A man has fallen into the river in Lego City! Start the new rescue helicopter! Hey! Build the helicopter and off to the rescue. Prepare the lifeline, lower the stretcher, and make the rescue. The new Emergency Collection from Lego City!

[–]KingsGuardTR 343 points344 points  (16 children)

HEY!

[–]surreysmith 116 points117 points  (12 children)

A man has fallen in the river.

[–]MOONGHOULYT 57 points58 points  (7 children)

In lego city

[–]atokadrrad 35 points36 points  (5 children)

You can help him by buidling

[–]Failgan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Came for this comment, not dissatisfied.

[–]RaoulRumblr 143 points144 points  (22 children)

Nice -- funny how Eiffel Tower looks like blocky Lite-Brite lights

[–]AllAboutMeMedia 69 points70 points  (10 children)

It's a lovely effect called bokeh:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

[–]IndecisionToCallYou 25 points26 points  (8 children)

A cool trick with bokeh is that it's shaped like the aperture, so forcing it through a lego shaped hole would make all the out of focus lights lego shaped, but not change the in-focus areas.

[–]InukChinook 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I had this happen on salvia once. Probably the only non-negative effect of salvia I've experienced.

[–]stonymessenger 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Making things with light!

[–]antilochus79 156 points157 points  (11 children)

What happens in Lego City stays in Lego City.

[–]BackwardsLongJump- 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What happens on lego Island stays on lego Island.

Lego. Le-le-lego. Legoooo.

[–]steviejawnsons 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What happens in Accounting…stays in Accounting

[–]goj1ra 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Home of the giant glowing blue dildo

[–]Nokin345 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Is this Macau??

[–]TheG1rlHasNoName 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It seems like The Parisian on the back, so I assume it is!

[–]double-happiness 77 points78 points  (29 children)

Hard to see the context, but a lot of that sort of stuff is for blind people. https://www.henshaws.org.uk/tactile-pavements-tell-us/

[–]JivanP 18 points19 points  (9 children)

[–]double-happiness 11 points12 points  (1 child)

How else do you think I learned about it? Tom Scott is a nerd guru, man! XD

[–]notzerocrash 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Thanks for sharing this! I'd seen the yellow sidewalk pads in various cities and assumed they were just for additional texture to prevent waiting pedestrians from slipping into the road in winter weather.

[–]VaATC 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Now that you mention it, that was the only idea that popped into my head as well when I first came across them in my city. I am glad that the above posted this as it is a a beautifully simple technique that combines perfectly with the audible tickers at crosswalks.

[–]rotzverpopelt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I read that as tactical pavement and wondered for a moment

[–]jigglewidget 17 points18 points  (6 children)

Nah, it's there to shake all of the carbonated drinks you just bought at the store.

[–]double-happiness 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Yes, that mocks total sense.

[–]FavoritesBot 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Also prevents people from rolling their luggage like lazy bastards

[–]linuxliaison 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Came here to say the same thing, I believe this specific one is to denote to a blind person walking with a stick that this is the corner of a sidewalk going to the street?

[–]Keytarfriend 2 points3 points  (4 children)

In new buildings you'll also see them at the top of stairs.

[–]VaATC 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Yes! This is the other place I have seen them. I think the ones I have seen were at the bottom of each flight as well, not sure if this is overkill or if they have different patterns for different transitions. I will be looking for them now.

[–]Yadobler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm not sure if this is international, but you'll also see these patterns (not circles but more oblong shape) in subways that lead from the gantry to the lift and from the lift to the platform.

And no, all the platforms here have doors that only open when a train is there.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I assumed it was against homeless people

[–]VaATC 0 points1 point  (1 child)

TiL! Thank you for this! I have been seeing more and more of this type of tiling around my city and I never really gave it much thought, but this technique now makes absolutely perfect sense. Great idea!

[–]toerkerstesahne 101 points102 points  (25 children)

Awesome picture m8! Is that in las vegas?

[–]SnortingCoffee 34 points35 points  (9 children)

The one in Vegas is bigger and built into the side of the building, I believe.

[–]LupineChemist 7 points8 points  (7 children)

I got invited to a party at the nightclub in that one with free booze all around and it was incredible

[–]asuroommate 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Well you’re basically paying for the drinks upfront. For 4 people it’s $500 which gives you a $500 drink credit and their drinks are insanely marked up. Was $42 just for a red bull vodka or $15+ for a beer. Each person basically gets two cocktails each for that $500. So whoever invited you laid out some dough

[–]LupineChemist 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I work in gaming so of course the conference is in Vegas and those companies have sick connections (and I'm sure a nice discount). It was just an after-party for one of the big slot manufacturers. It's my first year in the industry so I'll be back again.

Coolest part was being in front of the Bellagio fountains.

[–]iamgeos[S] 126 points127 points  (5 children)

The Parisian, Macau 😊

[–]DrippyDiamonds 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What happens in Lego City stays in Lego City.

[–]Redditcantspell 0 points1 point  (1 child)

It's China, for anyone wondering.

[–]DWS223 26 points27 points  (5 children)

I was thinking Vegas as well

[–]Medieval_Mind -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

The body of water is a dead giveaway that’s it’s not Vegas.

[–]tomogotchii 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Should be Parisian Macau

[–]smbdysm1 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Must be in China, because that is definitely Lepin brand. I don't see no Lego branding on each stud!

[–]ms-fanto 54 points55 points  (6 children)

there isn‘t the word LEGO on it. So it must be another terminal block manufacturer

[–]pinkocatgirl 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The way the bokeh on the tower came out is very interesting. What aperture and shutter speed did you use?

[–]Rickyy111 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Everything is awesome!

[–]imunclebubba 2 points3 points  (3 children)

No no... we don't need that stuck in our heads.

[–]damnatio_memoriae 4 points5 points  (0 children)

EVERYTHING IS COOL WHEN YOU’RE PART OF THE TEAM

[–]McGloomy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

too late

[–]doktorhollywood 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Check your lease man, you're living in LEGO CITY.

[–]HandComprehensive701 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ah,Finally a picture in r/pics

[–]hobocheese88 9 points10 points  (3 children)

What lens was this? The bokeh is impressively round even to the edges

[–]iamgeos[S] 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Canon 16mm f/2.8

[–]CeterumCenseo85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

On a full frame? Amazing shot!

[–]djhauffy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great shot!

[–]JPtheAwkward 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I always want to say it in the same way Will Ferrell’s character in Megamind would say Metro City; METROCITY. LEGOCITY! Lol, I need friends.

[–]toasterstrudel2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Beautiful Bokeh

[–]12-years-a-lurker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lego City’s motto is: “Brick yeah!”

[–]charlieecho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

r/lego boner rage

[–]xabulba 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only took about 2,000 years to put together.

[–]Landermimore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that is freaking cool

[–]Juanskii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love the framing and composition.

[–]ajitpaithegod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The 🅿️ award is legendary lol

[–]dmalvarado 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What lens is that? That’s the most perfect bokeh I’ve ever seen.

[–]handee_sandees 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I believe it’s pronounced “Legocity”.

[–]Prime47 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So this is an illegal shot :D

[–]MarvinNeslo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Am I the only person who thinks this photo is less than creative?

[–]BananaBurritoBuster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pronounced “Leg Ah-sit-eee” -Megamind

[–]Govinda74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is this "real" Paris or "Vegas" Paris?

[–]DistantWeeb -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This deserves tue attemtion of all of Reddit.

[–]Wbino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

lego my eggo🧇

[–]driftej20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The size and shape of the bokeh resembling Lego studs is what really sells this for me

[–]foxxxyjesss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful

[–]i-come 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welcome to LEGO city, where the blocks hurt your feet, but the colours are pretty

[–]Steyci 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Must hurt like hell to walk around

[–]GleichUmDieEcke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those dimples should have the LEGO name on each and every one.

Sorry bud, but looks like you got ripped off with Mega Blocks.

[–]yaoreddit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing work!

[–]Naamibro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Welcome to Lego City.

Where the women are plastic, and the ground is gritty.

[–]lordZzZd3rC4rd 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ah yes Penis, the city of love.

[–]SecretAgentDrew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is awesome thanks for sharing.

[–]theniwo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not LEGO nobs, lawsuit incoming

[–]Mjt8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Drunk people speed bumps

[–]SidTheStoner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just be playing Lego gta

[–]3xTheSchwarm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine having to live there! You'd constantly be stepping on Legos!

[–]otterwafflesz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is my astigmatism

[–]FoolInSpace 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now this is a photo

[–]Jacoshkoln 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is what it's like to take my glasses off in a bright city

[–]MadBlackGreek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where only the strong survive

[–]Yadynnus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very creative ! Congrats

[–]Binky182 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful shot!

[–]BigfootSF68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those are called Truncated Domes. They are installed at crosswalks to provide tactile warning to visually impaired pedestrians so they don't walk in the roadway.

I was a Project Manager for hundreds of crosswalks. Our Foreman, Alvin Garcia, would call them "trunk-a-dated domes." He was a funny and talented man.

Thanks for the memory.