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Assemble! LEGO S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

As a kid, I loved building LEGO sets so I could play with them; as an adult, I’ve really grown to like the process of putting them together, so it’s no surprise that I found myself coveting this newly-announced $350—the entry-level cost of an Apple Watch!—2,996-piece S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Which I have absolutely no place for in my one-bedroom apartment, unless I move into the garage.1

Helicarrier

Here’s a super hi-res closeup to give you an idea of scale. (According to this video, the rotors are crank-turned, but you can modify it to add power and lights, as the close-up shows you.) Also kudos for the inclusion not only of Black Widow, but also a brand new Maria Hill minifig.2

Just to tie this in to technology, I recently used the iPhone 6’s time-lapse video feature to capture myself assembling the LEGO Exo Suit set I got for Christmas. It’s a bit humbling to have an hour or so of work condensed into 30 seconds, but there you go.


  1. I don’t have a garage.  ↩

  2. Sure, having an action figure made of you is okay, but having a LEGO minifig version of yourself? That is how you know you’ve made it.  ↩