It’s been rumored for a while now, and now it is finally happening – LEGO is bringing LEGO fans a SHIELD Helicarrier.

The announcement came via the LEGO Twitter feed, letting everyone know the set arrives in March of this year.

No word on price yet, but from the images, we know it is a massive set with 2,996 pieces, and if it is anywhere close to Minifigure scale, this is going to be huge.

Here’s the official breakdown of the set:

76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier, 2,996 pieces.

US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £269.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK

  • Build and display the huge SHIELD Helicarrier!
  • Take on the challenge of building this awesome LEGO® model of The SHIELD Helicarrier. Construct the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, microscale Quinjets, fighter jets and ground support vehicles. The set also comes with many of your favorite LEGO Marvel Super Heroes minifigures, plus 12 microfigures to display on deck and within the highly detailed interior.
  • Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.
  • Includes 5 minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill, plus an iconic SHIELD eagle stand to display them on
  • Features 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, 2 runways, 4 road blockades, armored exterior with translucent elements, detailed interior, plus 12 microfigures (Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents)
  • Also includes a detailed runway
  • Weapons include Hawkeye’s bow, Black Widow’s gun and Captain America’s shield
  • SHIELD Agent Maria Hill minifigure is new for spring 2015!
  • Includes a plaque with facts about The SHIELD Helicarrier
  • Add lights and spinning rotors to the Helicarrier with the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately)
  • Rotors can also be turned manually
  • Includes a display stand

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I figured this was going to be expensive, and at nearly $350, only the diehard fans are going to grab this one. The other item fans should take note of is that there are Minifigures that aren’t to scale with the set, but there are Microfigures that do fit inside the Helicarrier.

via LEGO

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3 Comments

  1. ParaChomp
    January 29, 2015 at 11:29 am — Reply

    I saw this on LEGO ideas (https://ideas.lego.com/projects/63951), awesome that we’re going to see it on store shelves. Still, the thing is massive when I first saw it and it’s even harder to fathom the actual size now that’s it’s official. $400 though? I might love to collect toys and have spent that and more at conventions but I’ll pass.

    • Alisha
      January 29, 2015 at 12:03 pm — Reply

      The pricetag is why I’m going to wait until someone posts the building instructions online and just try to recreate it with the LEGOs I have. It might not be 100% accurate, but I bet I can get fairly close (I had a bunch of those space themed sets as a kid that look like they could be close to some of the parts of this set).

  2. Dave
    January 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm — Reply

    Strange that both Maria and Black Widow don’t get Microfigures.

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