Lego Helicarrier Review

Lego Helicarrier Review
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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier

Marvel is the talk of the town these days because of the blockbuster movies that they have been rolling out year after year.  This seems to mean that their characters can win the heart of the audience each and every time. That’s why LEGO decided to roll out their version of the iconic Helicarrier of The S.H.I.E.L.D.  This package consists of almost 3000 pieces which when put together makes a pretty impressive model.  This one consists of the flying aircraft carrier with 2 runways, quinjets, fighter planes and ground support vehicles.

The set also comes with the LEGO version of some of the most popular Marvel superheroes.   So these can then be displayed on the deck of the helicarrier as well as in the interior of it, which is also highly detailed.  The package comes with 5 major mini-figures of superheroes, consisting of Captain America, Maria Hill, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Nick Fury. The product is well suited for 16+ kids and adults.  It’ll also be enjoyed by those in the 10 years +bracket though some adult guidance may be needed.  So let’s carry on with our own Lego Helicarrier Review.

Lego Helicarrier Review boxed

Lego Helicarrier Review

This model, being so detailed and magnificent in size as compared made me think that it would be pretty hard to build.  However, in reality, it is actually quite a lot of fun to build.  This is really helped by all the pieces of a section being in a separate bag.  Each of these bags also contained its own separate instruction manual.

The full package  consists of: –

  • Minifigures of 5 of the Marvel main heroes as mentioned above
  • Microscale Quinjets, gasoline truck, fighter jets, forklift trucks.
  • Road blockades, 2 runways, armoured exterior to see through elements, detailed interior, and 12 micro-figures of your favorite Marvel heroes (Nick Fury, Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man and 8 SHIELD agents)
  • A runaway including all the details that you’d see on the real version.
  • Some weapons like the Hawkeye’s bow, the gun of Black Widow and the famous shield of the mighty Captain America
  • A display stand, so that you can put it up on display in your room

The helicarrier measures approximately 29 cm in height, 80 cm in length and 45 cm in its width. Whereas the quinjet, fighter planes and the truck each measure about 3 cm in height, 7 cm in length and 7 cm in width. Leading on to the Minifigure stand, that measures 12 cm in height, 6 cm long and has a width of about 16 cm.

The Build

Since the whole product consists of so many subparts, it makes it one of the must-have for all fans of LEGO and Marvell alike. The detailing of the whole structure is done in such a way that even the smallest of details are clearly visible. This then makes the product unparalleled, and along with its complexity, it is much more appealing. This is one of those products that you’d want to put up on display in your home once built. As ever with LEGO, there is no need to be limited by the instructions. You could build a hybrid vehicle or superhero, maybe it’ll serve as an inspiration for the next Marvel superhero movie!

Add Ons

Along with the parts provided, there are some add-ons which you can use to add realism. These include lights and spinning rotors that can be attached to the helicarrier. They’re available with the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets. These sets are sold separately, and some of the regular and ardent players of the LEGO may have them already. And as mentioned earlier, there is no limit to one’s creativity while using this set. You can add anything or remove anything they want to make the build your own.

Review Summary

The general reviews of the product have been great so far.  The price of the product is at the top end of the market for similar types of products.  The whole process of creating a LEGO model is a journey in itself.  Learning how each block is important for the whole structure is a valuable lesson. Then you have the prospect of building something from scratch, perfect for someone who likes to experiment.

The simple reason that LEGO has been such an integral part of my childhood was a good enough reason for me to buy this. Adding Marvel’s character mix and great detailing at such a large scale only made it more of a must-have for me. This Helicarrier offers enjoyment and pleasure for a wide range of ages. the question is, do you have the ability to build it?

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