Updated: March 18, 2006
ALIEN ORIGINAL QUEEN MINIATURE
Screen-used special-effects miniature of the Alien Queen
from Aliens. (TCF, 1986) This impressive scale model of the
Alien Queen was used in the climactic final sequence when
Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), battling the Queen in the Power
Loader, tumbles down the shaft with the Queen in an attempt to
save the little girl "Newt". This scene was edited using three
different models, including a life-size Queen puppet and two
smaller miniatures, of which this is the "hero"
The miniature is constructed of foam over a wire armature, and
airbrushed in a muted color scheme of black and midnight blue.
Due to age and production use, the miniature has incurred some
deterioration primarily at the skeletal hands and feet, which
has been professionally repaired to complete the display.
While the restored areas were re-touched, the majority of the
paint scheme on this miniature is original. Also, a few spikes
on the back that were missing have been re-sculpted and
incorporated into the spine, and the poseable tail was
sculpted from archival photo reference direct from the Stan
This miniature was originally obtained from a special effects
crew member on the film through a close personal friend of
H.R. Giger, the original designer of the Alien creature for
the first film.
Mounted on a custom display stand, this important
special-effects miniature from the second film in the Alien
series is perhaps the best, and certainly most impressive,
screen-used model of the Alien Queen that a collector could
ever hope to acquire.
Length (as seen in pictures with tail curled in): 45 in. x 18
in. (width) x 25 in. (height)
Value: $25,000 - $30,000
(*) Photos and info courtsey of Profiles in History!