Hard to believe, but it's been 30 years since Sigourney Weaver as Lt. Ellen Ripley stepped into that gigantic power loader, and screamed "Get away from her, you bitch!" to the Xenomorph queen in James Cameron's 1986 classic Aliens. Although there were a few sequels (and some unfortunate Aliens vs. Predator movies) after Aliens came out, I think a good argument could be made that was the most iconic scene in the whole series... aside from maybe that whole chest bursting thing in the original 1979 Ridley Scott movie.
These many years later, an Aliens fan named Daniel Schlumpp has taken that iconic moment from the film and recreated it in LEGO form. Unfortunately, back in 1986 the LEGO company would have never considered making a toy based on an R-rated horror/action movie (they'd be unlikely to make one now, to be completely honest), but thankfully, we have dedicated fans like Schlumpp to bring such things to life for us. The custom LEGO set has Ripley rockin' her '80s perm and giving the alien queen a piece of her mind. All that's missing is a mini-figure of little Newt. Here is what Schlumpp had to say about his creations:
"Since having kids I have got back into Lego in kind of a big way. There are so many new parts and colours to build with these days compared to the 80’s. The power loader from Aliens is something that I would have loved to build as a kid as it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. I had seen online many other people build it and I want to build my own version trying to keep it to mini-figure scale. I started constructing it digitally with Lego’s Digital Designer software. Then I built a few physical prototypes before coming up with the final design. I have also built the APC and Dropship from the Aliens movie and hope to build a complete scene in the near future."
You can see these and many more over at DansBrickBuilds.com. And you can check out several images of Ripley in the power loader fighting the alien queen down in our gallery below.
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Images: Daniel Schlumpp
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