The LEGO Avengers Helicarrier Will Make Your Inner Child Weep Tears of Joy
In a few months, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will be in theaters and, thanks to the deep pockets of Disney’s marketing department, Marvel’s premiere superhero team will literally be everywhere you look. However, their strongest presence will be in the toy aisles, with new LEGO sets and action figures scheduled to arrive just in time to tease the movie, delight your kids, and drain your wallet. To add insult to injury, the coolest most wallet-draining toy of them all isn’t even tied into the new movie. It’s from the first film.
Yep, three years after it debuted in ‘The Avengers’ (and a year after a few of them were destroyed in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’), LEGO is finally releasing a Helicarrier set and it is a doozy. Initially unveiled over at the Wall Street Journal, the 2,996 piece set will retail for a whopping $349.99, but you’re getting a hyper-detailed toy that measures an astonishing 11 inches high, 31 inches long and 17 inches wide. This is the kind of thing that people blow their tax return checks on and then try to quietly assemble in the basement without letting their significant other know what they’ve done.
The set also includes a bunch of minifigures, including Captain America, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and, making her LEGO debut, Agent Maria Hill. Yes, completionists: you are going to need to drop 350 bucks if you want to get a little LEGO Cobie Smulders.
The set doesn’t have a street date yet, but it’s expected to arrive this spring. Check out the images of this thing below!