Lego Ideas Avengers Helicarrier Project
You guys have to check out this awesome Lego Idea campaign. I dont think it stands a chance but that is due to the shear size of this build. Over 22k bricks went into this beast and it’s safe to say the Helicarrier is huge. If you would like to support this project then click here and join in on the fun and who knows, I have been wrong before.
LDD 4.3 + LDD to POVray converter1.2.11 + POV ray 3.7
272 x 144 studs (217 x 115 cm) (85.4 x 45.3 inches)
As soon as I first saw the “helicarrier” in Avengers, I was fascinated by its design and magnificence. Designing the helicarrier with Lego was quite challenging and it took me a while to complete the job.
Based upon two dimensional pictures, I tried to measure the proportions of the helicarrier as accurate as I could. And then, I converted them with Stud to design the ship with Lego. By reviewing the still images and other pictures, I did my best to design the ship as similar as the one in the movie. As it was almost impossible to express the underside of the helicarrier with Lego, I modified it a little bit.
The total span of the ship was about 217 x 115 cm (= 85.4 x 45.3 inches) and a total of 22,694 bricks were used. The basic frame was made with Technic brick and Connector Peg. I used SNOT (Stud Not On Top) method to form the exterior of the ship with SNOT-outs and SNOT-ins. As it was done on LDD and SNOT method was used a little too much, a few modifications might be need for a real model. In addition, durability has to be strengthened. Lastly, as I did this job on LDD extended mode, I used many bricks with colors that were not available today.