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LEGO lifts off with epic SHIELD Helicarrier playset

by  in Comic News Comment

Ahead of next month’s Toy Fair in New York City, The Wall Street Journal has the first look at LEGO’s massive 2,996-piece S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier playset.

The Helicarrier is 11 inches high, 17 inches wide and a whopping 31 inches long, and boasts two runways, microscale fighter jets, Quinjets and ground-support vehicles, plus five minifigures from Marvel’s 2012 blockbuster The Avengers, including — brace yourselves! — two female characters: Nick Fury, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and new addition Maria Hill. Imagine that.

There are also a dozen mirofigures — Nick Fury, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye and eight S.H.I.E.L.D. agents — that can populate the control center and runways.

LEGO enthusiasts probably won’t blink at the price, but casual fans may want to brace themselves (again): The Helicarrier is going to set you back $349.99. It arrives in March.

Toy Fair 2015 will be held Feb. 14-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.