Product Idea

Four-Mode Modular Helicopter

A futuristic rescue helicopter with four slots for replaceable modules, this modular vehicle has 256 different combinations. Each colour of module represents a different theme: Yellow is speed, blue is exploration, green is rescue and red is defense. They attach using Technic Pins, Handles or Cross Axles for easy replacement. The set would include two minifigures, a male and a female pilot, each with a wig and a helmet piece. Inside the helicopter is room for one to sit while the other flies, or to put a stretcher. Modules can be mixed and matched as much as you like, and the rotors fold down for compact storage while the helicopter is on the ground

The set focuses on playability, designed for modules to be swapped in and out as the set is played with, rescuing trapped or endangered civilians in a futuristic setting.

The 16 modules are listed below:

Speed:

  • Front: A sleek cockpit with two rocket boosters
  • Sides: Two large jet engines for even more speed
  • Skids: Lightweight and slim blades for reduced drag

Exploration:

  • Front: A snub-nosed standing-room cockpit with camera equipment designed for maximum visibility.
  • Left: A manipulator arm for gathering samples
  • Right: A bright floodlight for night-time exploration
  • Skids: Wide and stable, perfect for landing on any terrain

Rescue:

  • Front: A large cockpit with laser drill and claw arms for clearing rubble and debris
  • Left: Two containers packed with medical supplies
  • Right: A fold-out stretcher 
  • Skids: Long and sturdy skids with a ramp for patients

Defense:

  • Front: Rotating blaster
  • Left: Bank of stud shooters
  • Right: Fold-out flick missile array
  • Skids: Treads for ground maneuverability