I've just gotten back from Comic Con San Diego 2012 and I was able to pick up Hasbro's Super Helicarrier. I figured all would be fine and dandy with my purchase until I went into the Hasbro booth and saw the Helicarrier on display.... with Electronics!
Granted, these electronics were obviously a custom job done to give the carrier more of a show room presence, but it got me thinking. Why not try modifying my Super Helicarrier to house electronics?
Now my Helicarrier hasn't arrived yet (shipping all the way from California. I DID BUY IT AT THE CON!) so pictures are going to have to wait. My intention?
- Runway lights.
Been thinking about giving the carrier runway lights near the front. Some will be static while the middle will have a pattern to follow.
- Canon lights
These lights were on the Comic Con helicarrier on display. They looked like simple red LEDs pushed through the plastic missile compartment and were running on a simple "blink every second" pattern. I know controlling the lights will be impossible, but I just thought that maybe I'll have a switch to turn them on or off.
- Engine lights
This one is probably going to be the trickiest to pull off and probably the most pointless one to do, so I'm not entirely sure. The one at the Hasbro booth had this but it was just a simple LED light shining up towards the fan blade. One of my wacky ideas is to get some LED strip and have it circle around the fan blade to simulate Iron Man trying to jump start the engine. Totally not going to happen.
I'll post pictures of the carrier when I've unpackaged it and give everyone here an idea of what I'm going to do. If you have any thoughts, suggestions, please don't hesitate to chime in!