LEGO builder YoSub Joo's custom helicarrier model is up for official review after achieving 10,000 supporters in his LEGO Ideas campaign.
S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarriers are what we in the business of professional nerdom like to call "the bees knees." Sure they're kind of preposterous and, if memory serves, one was almost taken down by an arrow in The Avengers. Even so, we challenge you to find anything (besides giant robots) cooler than a flying aircraft carrier filled with superheroes and secret agents.
The sad thing, of course, is that none of us will ever be able to own helicarrier. Even if they existed in the real world the cost of building and maintaining one would be so high that even the defense spendiest nations of the modern world would probably be taken aback by the prospect. That said, if you're willing to settle for the same package on a slightly smaller scale, then a recent LEGO Ideas success might be just what you're looking for.
Were talking, of course, of fan builder YoSub Joo's Avengers Helicarrier. Launched as a LEGO Ideas campaign earlier this year, it recently reached the 10,000 supporter threshold it needed to be considered by the company for the opportunity to become an official set. The company reviews potentials three times a year. Sadly, Joo's helicarrier missed the deadline for September's reviews, which means we'll have to wait until January to find out if it will earn official status.
And while there's no guarantees that it will be chosen, the odds are arguably in its favor. Setting aside the fact that both of Joo's models (22,000 piece original and 6,700 piece redesign) are amazing, LEGO already has a very successful Marvel Super Heroes line that this helicarrier would fit right into. Put shortly, we'll be watching with bated breath come January to see if Joo gets his due.
Source: LEGO Ideas