For those who enjoy the brain activity of assembling thousand-plus part models in SolidWorks, this new ‘desk toy’ just might be right up your alley. Set to be unveiled at next month’s Toy Fair in NYC, the LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier is among one of the largest and most sci-fi builds to date with 2,996 elements and an estimated 24 cups of coffee build time.

The epic Avengers-themed LEGO set will feature all of the minifigs and accessories necessary to plot your own battle against annoying coworkers with a total of five Avengers minifigures and twelve detailed microfigures when it’s officially released to the public and in LEGO stores on March 1st.

Among other features, the set includes a detailed runway, a display plaque, manual rotors and a display stand to ensure that you don’t spill your coffee all over those valuable little pieces. There is also the option to add lights and automated spinning rotors with the separate LEGO Power Functions sets.

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From LEGO:

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







Pricing is set at US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £269.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK. Keep an eye out for it online or at LEGO Stores.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.