LEGO Unveils New Marvel Superheroes S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

Last week LEGO unveiled the latest, and probably the most anticipated model from its Marvel Superheroes range, The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. Coming in at 2,996 pieces, this new S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier is sure to impress Marvel and LEGO fans alike.

First debuting in Marvel’s Strange Tales #135 way back in August 1965, this LEGO incarnation is based on Marvel’s 2012 cinematic hit The Avengers, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Earlier comic book versions of this iconic vessel relied on advanced turbo-rotor technology. Newer generation Helicarriers such as those seen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, rely on Repulsor-Lift technology, powered by Stark Resilient Arc Reactors.

ComicBook-SHIELD-Helicarrier_10The new LEGO S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier will debut this month at the Toy Fair in New York and is set to go on sale in March for US$349.99. Measuring over 11” (29cm) high, 31” (80cm) long and 17” (45cm) wide, you’re going to need to clear some room if you plan on adding this impressive piece to your collection.

LEGO-SHIELD-Helicarrier_03Due to the scale of this piece, it comes with 12 new microfigures; Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Captain America, Iron Man and 8 S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. There is also a special iconic SHIELD eagle display that features 5 regular sized minifigures: Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Maria Hill.

With the addition of the 88000, 8883 and 8870 LEGO® Power Functions sets (sold separately), you can make your Helicarrier even more awesome by the addition of lights and spinning rotors.

Check out the video below to learn more about this impressive new LEGO model from one of LEGO’s Senior Designers.

76042 The SHIELD Helicarrier

Ages 16+.  2,996 pieces.

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

*Euro pricing varies by country.

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)