Custom Aliens Power Loader…for Minimates!

With the upcoming Aliens Minimates line, some people are worried they my not have a Power Loader for Ripley to ride around in. Well we may have the answer to that!

I saw an ebay auction for a Lego Power Loader the other day and thought that I could probably do something like that for Minimates. So I grabbed up my spare Legos and spent a few hours putting this creation together:

Minimates Power Loader Title

It features rotating “hands” and shoulders, the elbows have hinged articulation. I built articulation into the knees and ankles, but decided it didn’t really add to the look of the Power Loader so I ultimately locked the legs into a fixed position.

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The rollcage can swing up to reveal the driver and the footpads swivel to accommodate the angle of the Minimate’s feet.

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For anyone who’d like to build their own, here’s the full parts list and instructions: (I used what I had laying around so it’s very possible that other parts may work better than what I used)

2460 Plate 2×2 w/ Vert Snap X2
3023 Plate 1×2 X2
3794 Plate 1×2 w/ 1 Knob X4
3021 Plate 2×3 X2
2412 Radiator Grille 1×2 X2
3660 Roof Tile 2×3/45 Deg Invert X2
3298 Roof Tile 2×3/25 Deg X2
3004 Brick 1×2 X2
3001 Brick 2×4 X2
44237 Brick 2×6
30136 Palisade Brick 1×2 X5
3700 Tech Brick 1×2 (1 Hole) X2
30237 Brick 1×2 w/ Horizontal Holder X2
30360 Engine 3x3x6 X2
3297 Roof Tile 3×4/25 Deg X2
30365 Brick 1×2 Friction Fork Vert X4
30364 Brick 1×2 w/ Stub Vert X4
6536 Axle Pin Connector 90 Deg X2
73587 Mini Antenna X2
32006 Tech Lever 4M X6
4864 Wall Element 1x2x2
10247 Plate 2×2 (1 Hole) X2
4263 Plate 1×4 w/ Toothing X2
6042 Brick 2x2x3 & 1/3 Octagonal w/ Side Studs X2
4590 Plate 1×4 Offset
32013 Angle Element 0 Deg X2
32000 Brick 1×2 (2 Holes) X2
6232 Brick 2×2 w/ Snap & Cross X2
6590 Bush for Cross Axle X2
6566 Connector Peg/Cross Axle X2
3673 Connector Peg X4
3702 Tech Brick 1×8 X4
6143 Brick 2×2 Round w/ Cross
4032 Plate 2×2 Round
4175 Ladder 1x2x2
64288 Nose Cone 1×1 X2
3937 Rocker Bearing 1×2 X2
3938 Rocker Plate 1×2 X2
3839 Mini Handle X2
4623 Plate 1×2 w/ Hook
4265 Technic Bush 1/2 Toothed X6
32062 2M Cross Axle (notches) X2
3705 4M Cross Axle X4
3706 6M Cross Axle X2
3069bp68 Tile 1 x 2 with Red and Yellow Controls Pattern
???? Plate 1×1 w/Peg X2 (Maybe not Lego)

 

Power Loader Ins 01

Foot:

3660 Roof Tile 2×3/45 Deg Invert
3298 Roof Tile 2×3/25 Deg
3004 Brick 1×2
3001 Brick 2×4
6232 Brick 2×2 w/ Snap & Cross

 

Power Loader Ins 02

Leg:

30136 Palisade Brick 1×2
30365 Brick 1×2 Friction Fork Vert X2
30364 Brick 1×2 w/ Stub Vert X2
3839 Mini Handle
3794 Plate 1×2 w/ 1 Knob
2412 Radiator Grille 1×2
10247 Plate 2×2 (1 Hole)
3673 Connector Peg
3700 Tech Brick 1×2 (1 Hole)
30237 Brick 1×2 w/ Horizontal Holder
3023 Plate 1×2
3937 Rocker Bearing 1×2
3938 Rocker Plate 1×2

 

Power Loader Ins 03

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Arm:

32006 Tech Lever 4M X2
3705 4M Cross Axle
4265 Technic Bush 1/2 Toothed X2
6536 Axle Pin Connector 90 Deg
2460 Plate 2×2 w/ Vert Snap
6042 Brick 2x2x3 & 1/3 Octagonal w/ Side Studs
3069bp68 Tile 1 x 2 with Red and Yellow Controls Pattern
3794 Plate 1×2 w/ 1 Knob
73587 Mini Antenna
32062 2M Cross Axle (notches)
32013 Angle Element 0 Deg
3673 Connector Peg
3702 Tech Brick 1×8 X2
3021 Plate 2×3
3297 Roof Tile 3×4/25 Deg
3706 6M Cross Axle
6590 Bush for Cross Axle

 

Power Loader Ins 06

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Torso:

6143 Brick 2×2 Round w/ Cross
4032 Plate 2×2 Round
44237 Brick 2×6
30360 Engine 3x3x6 X2
4864 Wall Element 1x2x2
30136 Palisade Brick 1×2 X3
4175 Ladder 1x2x2
4623 Plate 1×2 w/ Hook
???? Plate 1×1 w/Peg X2 (Maybe not Lego)

 

Power Loader Ins 10

Rollcage:

3705 4M Cross Axle X2
32006 Tech Lever 4M X2
6566 Connector Peg/Cross Axle X2
4263 Plate 1×4 w/ Toothing X2
4265 Technic Bush 1/2 Toothed X2
32000 Brick 1×2 (2 Holes) X2
4590 Plate 1×4 Offset
64288 Nose Cone 1×1 X2

 

Power Loader Ins 11

Once you plug the arms in using the cross axles and attach some hoses to the various pegs on the back, you’re ready to drop a Minimate into the driver’s seat and wreck some havoc on an Alien queen!