Natalia Lusinski
February 06, 2016 11:34 am
Flickr / Zio Chao

We all know The Avengers team is full of superheroes, like Thor and the Hulk, but now a real-life superhero from Taiwan has built a 4 ½-foot long model of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s flying aircraft carrier, the Helicarrier. Prepare to be blown away.

Zio Chao and his friends spent the last month-and-a-half building it, using pictures of it from the film as their guide. It is so ginormous, in fact, that it had to be built in 14 separate parts so that it could be relocated to a LEGO store in Taipei and put on display. “For large creations, transportation is always an big issue. Therefore I built it in modules,” Chao told The Brothers Brick. “For example, the body of carrier can be separated into three separate sections. The entire carrier is made up of 14 sections.”

It is also much, MUCH bigger than a LEGO kit to make the helicarrier, which contains 2,996 pieces. Chao’s doubles the LEGO one in size and is about 15,000 (!) pieces. “Before I started to build it, the most annoying thing was collecting parts and classifying them,” Chao said to The Brothers Brick. “Then we used Technic beams to sketch out the skeleton of the carrier, which needed to be strong enough to hold everything together. Technic beams were also a great solution for the supporting yellow columns, the front of the carrier and the four turbine engines.”

If you’re like me and can barely build a simple house from LEGO pieces, we’d better practice. We have a lot of catching up to do, though it seems no one can beat Chao’s mind-blowing creation.

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