The Power Loader from Aliens

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After building the Colonial Marine APC from Aliens I knew I had to build this as the second MOC in my series of cool stuff from Aliens.

There's a lot of challanges in the task of depicting the Power Loader for minifigs. How to capture the iconic look of a vehicle built around a human and with the human body as the guide for it's movement.

So, no arms alongside the robot arms and the joints for the lower legs is the knee and foot combined if you know what I mean. The hip joints is aligned to the hips of the fig, so that both fig legs and robot legs moves together.

The tubes from the arms is connected to clips on the back after posing the arms so that the arm position is locked in place.

MacLane, Zeessi, Rick_3691, and 146 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. MuseMarauder [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

    ahhh there she is but i must inquire whats with the hair?

  2. schioldannvoneyben 70 months ago | reply


    Building instructions?


  3. ❺★★★★★ 70 months ago | reply

    This looks pretty cool!

  4. hopeso009 70 months ago | reply

    This looks so accurate~~
    The combined use of technic parts is very cool and effective~~
    Great Job~~
    Your APC is also great too (very detail)~~

    Love your work, keep up the good work~~

    If you have time, please visit my MOCpage

  5. ßantha 69 months ago | reply

    A little disproportion around the arms, IMO. Still pretty sweet though!

  6. Matteo Bonera 69 months ago | reply

    Ellen Ripley, watch out!

  7. legovaughan 69 months ago | reply

    This has to be the coolest and most accurate fig-scale version of the lifter I have ever seen.

  8. Larry Lars 69 months ago | reply

    Thanks for all the comments. Now there's a pic with instructions for this loader.

  9. DARKspawn 69 months ago | reply

    You win powerloaders for ever. Fantastic build

  10. [shadowsun] 68 months ago | reply

    Man, you rock! seriously, this is one of the best powereloader ever seen.
    A bit larger than Crimson wolf's but still adorable. And tnx for exploded view. I will made once i get enough yellow bricks.

  11. daniellight 66 months ago | reply

    Here's my version: All of this Lego was bought pre-1990, which probably puts me at a bit of a disadvantage, so I'm calling this a power-lifter prototype :)

  12. the oneman 65 months ago | reply

    Better than original ;)

  13. Kelvin64 62 months ago | reply

    "Get away from her, you bitch!"

  14. Kaiser-EVA 61 months ago | reply

    This is so awesome. Excellent work considering how constraining the minifig "anatomy" is.

  15. Elsie esq. 58 months ago | reply

    Again I had to look hard to see that it was actually made of lego. Only the Minfig gave it away. Incredible work.

  16. Wow Blue Sky 54 months ago | reply

  17. Aden Willoughby 51 months ago | reply

    That's great! I really like this loader- the whole thing is one big "NPU." Awesome that you included an exploded view, too. One of my new favourite builders!

  18. Alec does art 39 months ago | reply

    One of the coolest things on Flickr!

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