The long-awaited and highly anticipated #76042 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ultimate Collector Series SHIELD Helicarrier has been officially announced this morning by The LEGO Group. They have been keeping this set well under wraps until the last minute, so it’s wonderful to see it finally in its full glory. So let’s take a look at all the details. 🙂
Here is the official description: 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.
- Helicarrier measures over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide.
- Each Quinjet measures over 1” (3cm) high, 2” (7cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide
- Minifigure stand measures over 4” (12cm) high, and 2” (6cm deep) and 6” (16cm wide)
- Ages 16+
- 2,996 pieces
Amazing, isn’t it? It was definitely worth the wait! Below are some more pictures with some close-up details so you can see all the features better. I particularly like the runways and the interior!
In the video below LEGO designer Marcus Bessa shares even more details on the set and also shows you how the rotors can turn.
Here is some other info about the release: #76042 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Ultimate Collector Series SHIELD Helicarrier will be officially released on March first, with LEGO VIP members getting early access to the set from February 17th to the 28th. Prices are as follows: US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £269.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing). As this is a LEGO exclusive set it will be available only at official LEGO stores and under the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes UCS SHIELD Helicarrier? Is it better or worse than what you expected? Do you like the features? And what about the minifigs and microfigures? Are you planning to get the set when it becomes available? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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