The most recent LEGO CITY police station model includes the usual assortment of features including a reception, helipad and jail cell. However, a pair of pieces may have revealed that 60316 Police Station is missing a key component.
As evidenced in the online instructions for 60316 Police Station, a brown and transparent yellow brick placed beside the bed in the cell area suggest that the room is without a few pipes connecting to the toilet featured in the cell. 41429 Heartlake City Airplane featured a similar reference but covered up the secret with the rest of the build.
Without going into too much detail, the elements may be representative of a subject which could be considered inappropriate in a LEGO set. This wouldn’t be the first time that a few bricks potentially included a taboo topic within an official model as 76200 Bro Thor’s New Asgard also featured transparent yellow pieces, though likely for a different reason.
LEGO designers have been known to hide references within a larger model using a select number of bricks before, with one of the most recent examples being the realistic and anatomically correct 31129 Majestic Tiger that encouraged a response from the designer.