It's been long rumoured, but yes, it's finally real: Lego are making a massive SHIELD Helicarrier, and by god it looks beautiful. Ready your wallets, Marvel fans - this one's a doozy.
Why yes, that is an R/C plane launching off a working, flying R/C Helicarrier. What a marvellous world we live in.
FliteTest—a group of RC aircraft aficionados—have made a four-rotor, eight-motor-powered Helicarrier that actually flies. They tested it and it worked just fine. Watch them launching and landing airplanes equipped with built-in cameras using video goggles and remote controls.
Prepare your Wallets, Lego fans: there's been a flurry of rumours over the weekend that Lego might be planning on bringing SHIELD's floating HQ to their range of Marvel toys next year - and not just as a normal set, but a humongous (and pricey) display model.
Granted, you'd have to drop it on them from a third floor window or something. But still, if this 22,000-piece, 7-foot-long masterpiece fell on someone's head, they would die. But they could die knowing they were murdered by one of the greatest fan-made Lego sets in existence.
Here's a first look at Nick Fury's flying fortress from Joss Whedon's Avengers. The Helicarrier, which was originally supposed to appear in Iron Man 2, was designed by George Hull and eschews the comic book design's turbines for giant propellers.