Take to the Skies with the LEGO Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter
Chances are you’ve probably seen an Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter. Hopefully, that sight wasn’t while being personally rescued yourself, but regardless of how you’ve come across this heroic bird, you or someone you know is curious about how it all works. LEGO has released a model of the Airbus H175 that can help you satisfy that curiosity. True, it’s intended for kids ages 11 and over, but that’s a wide enough audience that it can include some pretty big kids as well.
The LEGO Technic Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter, number 42145, is actually pretty realistic. To construct the model, you’ll need all of the 2,001 pieces. Once completed, the model measures 37.80 cm X 58.20 cm X 10.30 cm and weighs 2.66 grams. As a Technic model, the helicopter comes with motorized and manual functions, such as cockpit and sliding passenger doors that open to give you a view of what’s inside.
The helicopter’s pitch angle of the rotor blades can be controlled via a swash plate and it has retractable landing gear. For the rescues, you can use the hoist. Beyond those features, the helicopter also comes with a motor to spin the rotor and the tail. You can set the speeds to either slow or fast. If you open the front and back cowling, you can explore the steering mechanism of the rotors and the engines.
Interested engineers, and even potential pilots, will love this model as they learn how the Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter works. And with motorized functionality, this is a model that not only looks good on a shelf, but also provides hours of entertainment. This set would make an excellent gift for any young person interested in STEM topics, for an actual pilot of one of these helicopters, or an avid LEGO builder looking for an exciting challenge. You can pick up the model directly from LEGO for $329.99.