Builder Nick Brick is back with one of my all time favorite sci-fi weapons, the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. I still recall sitting in the theater during the pulse pounding 2 hour 34 minute adrenaline rush that is Aliens and going “oooohhh” when Hicks was showing this to Ripley.
The M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens is one of my favorite sci-fi weapons. Jim Cameron's design paired with Simon Atherton's prop making skills made for a perfect combination of futuristic and plausibility, you just buy it. Builder Missing Brick has assembled one of the smallest, cutest (if a badass military weapon can be cute) versions I've ever seen, with startling accuracy for it's scale. I just wanna pick it up and go "pew pew".
It seems like the AFOL world has gone Brickheadz crazy, but I'm sort of ok with it as long as cool stuff like this keeps cropping up. Ripley herself would be proud of these adorable Queen Alien and Powerloader from builder GolPlaysWithLego. But that doesn't mean the drama isn't there, any second now Ripley's gonna cry out "get away from her you brickhead" and toss her in the airlock.
I've always been a fan of the tech of Aliens. James Cameron is a legitimate creative genius and some of my favorite all time movie gadgets are in that film. This is one of them, the motion tracker. It's humble real-life story is as fascinating as it's time on screen, being the product of the 80's scrappy and get-it-done prop builders. This version by W. Navarre does it justice...game over man, game over.
Can something be cute and horrifying at the same time? I'd argue it can, just check out this adorable, I mean horrible chest burster from Paddy Bricksplitter. Sure it will kill you, but I think in those few seconds before you died you might experience just a fleeting moment of appreciate for how cute this guy is. Sort of a" squee to scream" moment.
Who can ever forget that first time you saw Aliens and the queen showed up at the end (spoilers?) After the first 90% of the movie that was already like riding a rollercoaster with your hair on fire holding a rabid cat this baby pops out of the drop ship and you soil your seat. Well now Sir Nadroj has build a brick version of her and she's a beauty. May I suggest a power suit and Ripley next? Has to be done Jordan, get to work.