Category: Alien Conquest Lego

Top 3 Lego Alien Conquest Sets of 2011

Best Alien Conquest Lego Sets of 2011We’re counting down the top Lego sets of 2011 with today’s focus on the Top 3 Alien Conquest Lego sets.

While our other lists have counted down the top 5 of each theme as Alien Conquest is a new, small theme we decided to choose only three…but they are an awesome trio (One of them is my top 5 set of the whole year!)

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Alien Conquest is a subtheme of Space. Read more about the Alien Conquest Legotheme or sit back as we take a look a the best 3 sets released in 2011.

Top 3 Alien Conquest Lego Sets Of 2011

Alien Tripod Lego Set

3. Tripod Invader (Set 7051)

The Alien Tripod Invader is pure classic sci-fi schmaltzy fun.

Designed as a The Tripod walker is actually quite solid and isn’t likely to fall over unless pushed.

In addition the center cockpit area detaches from the legs to make a very cool little UFO.On the UFO there is a detachable prison pod to “store” humans.

The set is a unique looking vehicle, reminiscent of “War Of the Worlds” and while it isn’t a large set and doesn’t have many pieces it is worth getting for it’s quirky design.

The set comes with two figures; an alien trooper and a businessman civilian and also comes with a “head hugger” alien as well.

With 165 pieces and priced at $19.99 it makes a worthwhile accompaniment to other Alien Conquest sets because of it’s value for money and the two separate play features of the tripod walker and UFO.

The set can be found at Amazon with free shipping.

2. Alien Mothership (Set 7065)

Alien Conquest Alien Mothership 7068The Alien mothership is another distinctive alien vehicle that symbolises the 1950’s inspired cartoon feel of this theme.

While rather smaller than I would imagine a mothership to be (it only sets one alien) it does have quite a bit of presence and some very cool features.

The ship itself is 19 (48cm) in diameter so it is quite large, and includes moving parts and a sound brick.

The sound activates each time you turn the outer rim of the ship and is a spooky kind of “UFO” sound. Think something along the lines of a “creepy-mechanical-bird” chirpy noise.

The rim rotates on train tracks and it is a cool feature that works well. The central command cockpit seats the alien commander and has the added feature of having a handle coming out the side.

Kids can fly the ship around the house and also twirl the rim at the same time, as it flows easily. If the sound becomes too much parents can relax – being Lego the set can be taken apart and the sound brick removed or replaced with “non-noisy” Lego.

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The two figures include a TV reporter and the Alien commander. The latter is not available in any other set so far.

Overall the Alien Mothership is another unique Space set and would inspire kids to create other sets of their own. Paired with a smaller ADU set (such as Alien Defender Unit 7050) the Mothership certainly makes an impact. It retails for $59.99 and be purchased at Amazon with free shipping.

1. Earth Defence HQ (Set 7066)

Alien Conquest Earth Defence HQ 7066This is one of my favorite Lego sets…ever!

Seriously, I loved this set from the moment I saw it in late 2010 when leaked images began to emerge. There is something so rugged and versatile about this set and it reminds me of space sets from my own childhood.

The Earth Defence HQ has so many play features that when I recently made a video about them all I even forget to put one in.

Lets take a closer look.

The set is comprised of one large, two part vehicle, a small UFO, a jet fighter and a small car with trailer.

The main attraction is the big blue HQ vehicle which measures 14 inches (35cm) long and 5 inches (12cm) tall and houses a slew of play features to keep any child (ar adult) occupied for hours.

The front section seats two figures in the drivers area which backs onto a prison area backs. An alien (or human) can be placed into the prison pod and then sealed into the prison bay. At the rear of the front vehicle is an area designated to computers, perhaps a forward operations center?

Then rear trailer attaches to the front easily and uses quite a nifty connection piece. A cool feature allows kids to jam the two halves together and form one long truck.

Alien Conquest Earth Defence HQ 7066 LabIn the rear area is the science laboratory, an area to examine aliens with an x-ray beam machine and some cool storage areas including cupboards and drawers.

On the roof sits the jet launcher, a very cool design that utilizes technic pieces and may require some assistance from adults to put together. The extra effort is worth it however as this is one cool launching device.

On top of the front vehicle is a rotating missile launcher. It uses the most nifty type of flick fire launching I have seen in a Lego set – it’s very effective.

The six mini figures are a great cross section from the theme-2 ADU troopers, 2 Aliens, one scientist and an alien clinger (my daughter thought this was cute and not scary in the slightest!).

With 875 pieces and at $89.99 this is amazing value and with a large playset/vehicle, a jet, a UFO and a smaller car it is truly one of the best Lego sets ever!

You can purchase this set from Amazon with FREE shipping.

Alien Conquest : Earth HQ- A Closer Look

Lego UFO Abduction – Review (Set 7052)

Lego UFO Abduction 7052 BoxThe Lego UFO Abduction set (7052) is part of the Alien Conquest theme from 2011.

The theme is based around the concept that Aliens have come to earth to take over the planet and also abduct humans as part of their nefarious plan.

The UFO Abduction set is important to the fulfilment of that plan and includes an alien ship (in the classical UFO tradition) which can “abduct” a human minifigure complete with glowing lights to pinpoint hapless farmers.

Lego UFO Abduction Details

Lego Set Number: 7052
Pieces: 211
Minifigures: 3 minifigures: alien defense unit soldier, farmer with pitchfork and alien trooper
Price: US $29.99 / £25.99
Ages: 7-14
Released: July 2011
Theme: Alien Conquest
Instructions in PDF: Available at Lego.com
Best Prices: We recommend Amazon for this product (Free Shipping) or  Amazon UK

Lego UFO Abduction

Lego UFO Abduction : A Little Background

Lego UFO Abduction 7052The UFO Abduction set is a smallish set but includes alot of playability, if your kids can get over the concept that Aliens are abducting humans for unexplained but no-doubt unpleasant reasons.

Perhaps it is just me but I have one too many images in my head from movies like Steven Spielberg’s War Of the Worlds where people are abducted by aliens and used as a fertilizer.

While my kids haven’t seen that movie (and I know it is just a movie) I still shudder a little when I see the human minifig being taken into the ship…

What can I say? I have an overactive imagination :0)

Lego UFO Abduction : A Closer Look

The Spaceship

Lego UFO Abduction 7052 ShipThe set includes a UFO ship clearly based on B-movies from the 1950s and 1960’s; round and flat they were known as “flying saucers” – quite dissimilar from the ships most kids would think of if asked to describe an “alien spaceship”.

This “old-time” element certainly takes the edge of the sets and makes them more “cheesy” and child-oriented than the aforementioned alien abduction scenario.

So I guess I can relax…

The set contains stickers which will require a bit of care to apply, especially on the large rounded pieces that make up the center of the space ship.

Lego UFO Abduction DetailUnderneath the ship is an open area with four soft spiky pieces first seen in Exo-force sets. These soft pieces are used to grab onto the human when the space ship is placed on top of the minifigure (see the detail to the right).

The play function is quite effective and holds the captured figure firmly.

Your alien could safely fly in just about any position and the poor frightened human wouldn’t fall out-yay!

Minifigures

The set includes two human figures and one alien minifigure.

The humans in the set are a hapless farmer with a pitchfork, another reference to B-grade movies and a trooper from the Alien Defence Unit (ADU).

Lego UFO Abduction 7052 Minifigs

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The farmer has a scared look on his face but I am sure he could wield that pitchfork with ninja powered finesse and the ADU trooper, despite setting up a rather ineffectual roadblock (for a flying space ship?) looks ready to take on the Aliens with his laser gun.

The alien is pretty cool but looks like he could really use a visit to a chiropractor.

I am sure his crooked-neck adds to the very grumpy look he has on his face (Notice I am assuming the figure is a male-is that xeno-gender-based discrimination?)

The figures are very appealing and I really like the detail on all the torsos, especially the farmer. Just like the world in general, the Lego world could always use more farmers!

Light Function

Lego UFO Abduction 7052 LightThe space ship also has a cool light power function which is used to represent a laser tractor beam to zap the humans up into the body of the space ship.

While the mechanism to activate the light is a little fiddly, the effect is rather cool!

A red light is activated by pressing a button on the side of the ship which illuminates the figure below and even casts an “X” pattern over them!

“X” as in “X marks the spot!” – So don’t try running away anywhere because you are now under evil alien powers – Mwa ha ha ha ha!

Lego UFO Abduction: Review

Our Recommendation: Recommended 

This is a cute set if you or your child are into the Alien Conquest theme.

The ship is well designed and has the extra appeal of play and light functions.

The three figures balance the set out nicely and make it a self-contained play set right out of the box.

With their existing Lego, kids can make their own ADU vehicles to combat the alien ship or even a whole armada of alien ships if they are entranced by the alien concept.

Overall, if you aren’t made queasy about the whole “aliens abducting humans” idea then we recommend the Lego UFO Abduction set.

Lego UFO Abduction Gallery

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Where To Purchase

At the Brick Life we recommend purchasing Lego via Amazon or Amazon UK.

Amazon have a proven track record when it comes to availability, price and customer service. In the rare instance we  have had an issue with the condition of the goods we have received from Amazon, we let them know and they fix it.

– It helps that they also offer free shipping :0)

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