LEGO Shield Helicarrier
There have been tons of incredible LEGO sets in the past, but this latest, the Shield Helicarrier, still inspires awe and wonder. Of course, giant amazing sets don’t come cheap. According to Brickset, the Helicarrier will set you back a cool $349.99. What do you get for your $350? Here’s a breakdown from the LEGO press release.
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
For even more detail, check out the video.
Classic LEGO Photography
Here’s a bit of fun for your Tuesday. Mike Stimpson has a fondness for taking photos of LEGO. That might seem an odd hobby, but he is really good at it, and the results are very fun. A recent series finds Stimson recreating classic photographs in the LEGO world. The shot at the top is his version of Charles C. Ebbets’ ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’, as seen below. You can see more from the series in this flickr gallery and at MikeStimpson.com.