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(Kotaku)   It takes over 22,000 bricks to build a Lego Avengers' Helicarrier. Hulk Smash   (kotaku.com ) divider line 18
    More: Cool, Lego Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, Lego, viability, Back to the Future  
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2014-05-20 05:46:00 AM  
www.groovebricks.com
lolz
 
2014-05-20 07:24:16 AM  
No window in front, fail.
 
2014-05-20 07:52:29 AM  
22,000 blocks and just a hair over 7 feet long.  Impressive, but still not as impressive as some other models:

img.fark.net

archive.wired.com

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2014-05-20 08:05:49 AM  
Does it say "Joe you suck" on the underside? 4th closeup
 
2014-05-20 08:38:48 AM  

BowtoMogul: Does it say "Joe you suck" on the underside? 4th closeup


Joo Yo-Sub, the Lego artist who made it

http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/205
 
2014-05-20 08:43:48 AM  

ArkAngel: BowtoMogul: Does it say "Joe you suck" on the underside? 4th closeup

Joo Yo-Sub, the Lego artist who made it


You know he got a lot of that in Junior High
 
2014-05-20 08:43:51 AM  
Impressive. But, I've always been curiuos about the geological ramifications of a helicarrier. The downforce necessary to keep the ship aloft would be equivalent to four small hurricanes. That would disrupt existing wind patterns of anything they fly over. Most structures are not used to that level of shear and would probably be destroyed.
 
2014-05-20 09:22:50 AM  

UNC_Samurai: 22,000 blocks and just a hair over 7 feet long.  Impressive, but still not as impressive as some other models:

[img.fark.net image 850x499]

[archive.wired.com image 800x1068]

[img.gawkerassets.com image 850x478]


Not to mention that these monsters are actual models, whereas the Helicarrier is a digital rendering of the proposal.


For something this commercially impractical, though, I do wish Lego would publish online plans and a parts list. I'm sure some people have a lot of the necessary bricks already and might buy the rest a la carte if the plans were available.
 
2014-05-20 11:01:53 AM  
And just as practical as the one in the movie.
 
2014-05-20 11:21:37 AM  

Best Princess Celestia: And just as practical as the one in the movie.


Speaking of which, where is it now? No mention of who controls it now. SHIELD? Hydra? Obama?
 
2014-05-20 02:59:33 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: And just as practical as the one in the movie.


I did start to wonder why the helicarrier needed such a long flight deck. What with all the VTOLs.
 
2014-05-20 03:49:53 PM  

bighairyguy: Best Princess Celestia: And just as practical as the one in the movie.

Speaking of which, where is it now? No mention of who controls it now. SHIELD? Hydra? Obama?


Some dry dock somewhere? It got farked up pretty badly in Avengers.

/.but they built 3 brand new ones, with hidden docks in a river, between Avengers and Cap2, so IDK.
//that's a pretty good question
///maybe Coulson finds it in Season 2
 
2014-05-20 05:15:51 PM  

Witty_Retort: /.but they built 3 brand new ones, with hidden docks in a river, between Avengers and Cap2, so IDK.


The one think about CA:TWS that still bugs me is the idea that Stark would provide SHIELD with repulsor technology for the carriers. We *know* he doesn't trust SHIELD -- heck, he doesn't even trust Fury, and he's the good guy! (And if he did, he would have built in a kill switch, which would have made for a pretty anticlimactic Act 3 of a Cap America movie...).

Since the only reason for the repulsor engines seems to be to name-check Stark, I wish they had just left it out entirely.

...unless this means that Stark has been Hydra all along. He had his own parents killed so he could take over the company. He refused to give the Iron Man armor to the US government because it would have made the world too stable for Hydra's aims. He distrusts Fury because he knows Fury isn't Hydra. It all fits!
 
2014-05-20 05:31:12 PM  

czetie: Since the only reason for the repulsor engines seems to be to name-check Stark, I wish they had just left it out entirely.


True.
Maybe it is the small repulsor engines Stark wants to keep a handle on, along with the arc reactor.

/did he not patent them?
//so what was powering those 3 carriers?
///radioactive fallout all over DC may increase the country's IQ, depending if Congress was in session
////AIM did the Iron Patriot retrofit, so, possibly, HYDRA has some of Stark's Iron Man tech.
 
2014-05-20 05:58:19 PM  

Solty Dog: Impressive. But, I've always been curiuos about the geological ramifications of a helicarrier. The downforce necessary to keep the ship aloft would be equivalent to four small hurricanes. That would disrupt existing wind patterns of anything they fly over. Most structures are not used to that level of shear and would probably be destroyed.


Maybe they use some of the Stark repulsor tech to carry the bulk of the weight?
 
2014-05-20 07:29:58 PM  

Witty_Retort: ////AIM did the Iron Patriot retrofit, so, possibly, HYDRA has some of Stark's Iron Man tech.


I honestly haven't figured out the relationship (if any) between AIM and Hydra in the MCU.
 
2014-05-20 10:13:24 PM  
"LEGO will take a look at the project's commercial viability if it gets 10,000 votes on the page below. So get voting"

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seriously, the freaking Simpsons house costs $200 and has 2500 pieces, we'd either have to remortgage our houses to afford a 22,000 brick Helicarrier, or end up with a fairly 'meh' one with far, far fewer bricks.
 
2014-05-20 10:56:39 PM  

czetie: Witty_Retort: ////AIM did the Iron Patriot retrofit, so, possibly, HYDRA has some of Stark's Iron Man tech.

I honestly haven't figured out the relationship (if any) between AIM and Hydra in the MCU.


It seems that HYDRA swept up a lot of AIM tech after IM3. They may have infiltrated even before the collapse.
That's why the super soldiers on AoS had tech that was a combination of Extermis from AIM, alien metal, Super Soldier formula and a bit of gamma rays.
AIM is either gone or dissolved inside of HYDRA.

/so disappointed I'll never see an AIM agent in his bee keeper suit.
 
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