Monday, February 23, 2015

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Complete

Helicarrier has landed

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 12 – The Final Showdown / Upper Deck Detail and Mini Builds


Control Tower

Tiny forklifts, cargo, micro figs, and fighter jets.

One of three Quinn Jets, with rotating rear thrusters for VTOL

Slacker shirking duty behind some crates.

Fuel truck

Ironman vainly getting into the shot of a Quinn Jet at takeoff

Complete, and ready for duty

6 year old scale bar

Lights in the bridge

Top view

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 11 – Upper Deck


Black Widow joined the team

This could be the main deck of a normal aircraft carrier, but of course it is part of a much cooler flying helicarrier

Like this one.

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 10 – Main Deck Front Detail

number 10 created from arranged Lego pieces.
Little hands (Evie) helped me with parts of this build

This is the removable deck plate for bridge access

Something villainous was a foot with the rear turbine while I worked.

Front side detail panel

Detail panel installed, these were probably the fussiest part to install,
hell bent one falling off while I tried to put the other on.

Nick is a little upset about the M'Fing flames on his M'Fing Helicarrier

Overview of the phase, and its fire issues... they just keep getting worse.

Here is a less burning view of phase 10 you might notice that some webbing remains with Spidey's battle with Doc Oc.

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 9 – Rear of Main Deck Detail

Number 9 created from Lego pieces

Starting rear deck details, lot of structure here for the upper level.

Isometric view

Fence to keep crew from wandering into spinning blades of death

Every giant flying ship needs thrusters

Or maybe even two, I knew what these were while I was building them,
 but they made very little sense structurally until I snapped them on.
Sorry, bad picture, but Nick Fury lost in the poor contrast from the back light.

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 8 – Turbine 4

Camera and brain board of turbines, at least they are all done.
I wonder if they could have done this build in a slightly different order, like front two turbines, then the front details (panels, and extension deck.) then done the rear turbines and rear details.

You can see from this shot as well I've added the power functions for the motion, I haven't wired the lights yet.

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 7 – Turbine 3


Old Skewl Cap joins the team.
First rear engine frame.

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 6 – Turbine 2

Things were so optimistic and exciting for the first turbine, the second was kind of repetitive, the third had the fresh breath of being a little bit different, and the forth had me assembly parts from memory, because it was faster then the instructions and I was just kind of done with turbines.


Has a sort of Stargate look from the side.

Awaiting Turbine

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 5 – First Turbine


Agent Maria Hill joins the party, she doesn't like standing too close to Hawkeye

The first engine frame installed, much like jets, the Helicarrier's engine housing ship without engines.

Apparently S.H.I.E.L.D. has opted for vanity turbines



All together now

Lego Build - S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier – Bag 4 – Hull Details


Built two of these, I'm not sure why the #64, I'm sure it wasn't chosen at random, but I have neither the Marvel nor Lego lore to guess as to why.

Here is one, it gives the carrier shape and detail, it could be a little more stable, I've had the centre piece drop out, I'm considering adding something on the back to give it more strength.

You can see that the longer term intention is to cover the whole lower curtain with more panels.