Lego’s Fabled SHIELD Helicarrier is Real, and it’s Spectacular
For what seems like an eternity, Lego and Marvel fans alike have been looking forward to the brickmaker's take on SHIELD's iconic mobile headquarters, the Helicarrier. After years of waiting, the dream came true. This March, Lego will release a massive scale replica of the high-flying fortress, complete with the world's first ever Maria Hill mini-figure.
Coming in at just under 3,000 pieces (2,996 to be exact), the Lego SHIELD Helicarrier isn't just going to be a beast to put together, at 31 inches long, 17 inches wide, and 11 inches tall, it's also going to be one of the largest Lego sets in the Marvel Super Hero Line (though it's still a bit smaller than the Lego Super Star Destroyer from Star Wars). It should be noted, the Helicarrier being released is going to be based on the first Avengers film, and not Avengers: Age of Ultron. However, the mini-figures included are all based on the costumes Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Nick Fury and Maria Hill are wearing in the latest film. And yes, you read that right; there will be two female figures included, even if it will cost you $349.99 to get them.
Don't think Lego is skimping on this Helicarrier with a big design and a handful of figures. There will also be three micro-scale Quinjets, three fighter jets, a gasoline truck, two forklift trucks, two runways, and four road blockades. Additionally, microscale figures of Nick Fury, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye and eight SHIELD agents will be included to incorporate into the command room or on the flight deck however you see fit. The five larger mini-figures won't be too compatible, but the box will also contain a special SHIELD eagle stand to display them on.
Despite the hefty price tag, the SHIELD Helicarrier probably won't be in stock for very long. Lego fans (and Marvel fans) are a devoted bunch, and when it comes to unique sets such as this, it's going to be tough to keep these on shelves. It's been a while since we've put the man hours into a 3,000 piece set, but the final product certainly appears to be worth the effort. Factor in the nice display stand with informational plaque, and the SHIELD Helicarrier should easily become the centerpiece of your Lego Marvel collection.
The Lego Marvel Super Heroes SHIELD Helicarrier will be available through the Lego Shop starting in March for $349.99.