The S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier Is the Only Toy You’ll Want for Christmas

It’s way too early to think about Christmas,1 but something as good as the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier requires that special sense of excitement and anticipation that only the happiest season of the year can bring.

I think that by now, everyone has seen The Avengers, and having seen it only last weekend, remnants of the movie are still messing with my brain – on a Monday morning nonetheless. Hence, when I ran across the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier, I knew that there is no way I am not writing about it.

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S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier

For sure, I am not the only one who marveled at how that gigantic thing could lift itself out of the water in such an efficient way. Then again, with Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, and Nick Fury inside, that should not be such as surprise, should it? Additionally, I think that there were some questionable physics in the movie, but I really just enjoyed the movie and didn’t go all Sheldon Cooper on it.

Anyhow, this guy from Russia seems to have ideas about the S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier. More than ideas, he actually went ahead and built one – albeit a replica. While the “real” S.H.I.E.L.D. Heli Carrier was made of metal, wires, and all sorts of other materials, this replica is made of foam and paper.

Don’t get turned off by that, though, as it still looks rather impressive. Even better, it actually takes off from the water! Here, make your Monday a whole lot better by watching the video.

Get the details and more photos straight from the horse’s mouth here. It’s best if you can read Russian. Else, just use Google Translate.

Via Hackaday

  1. When September the first hits, though, you’re good to go! []
About Noemi Tasarra-Twigg

Freelance writer and wannabe beach bum; ditched her day job as an English teacher for writing and has not regretted it a single bit. When not writing, Noemi can be found on the road, hoping to encounter the dragon of her dreams. Yes, she's into fantasy novels, gadgets, and practically anything that catches her interest. Shiny!


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