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Build-Your-Own Xenomorph Magazine Collection Now Available!

Publisher Hachette Partworks has now made it’s Build-Your-Own Xenomorph collection available in the UK, following a trial in France. Hatchette is known for many magazine collections, including numerous Build-Your-Own collections that includes another science-fiction icon, the Terminator T-800. The Build-Your-Own Xenomorph collection is 100 issues long, and comes with the parts required to a build a half scale/1.2m Xenomorph!

The magazine includes an assembly guide, various lore articles and articles about how the Alien was brought to live with multiple techniques over the series. The model itself will have a moving inner-jaw, a light under the carapace and a sound sensor that moves the Alien’s head to follow sound.

 Build-Your-Own Xenomorph Magazine Collection Now Available!

The collection started releasing on the 2nd of February, and a subscription is available through Hachette’s website which includes 5 additional gifts. Issues will cost £10.99 (aside from the traditionally cheaper first couple of issues) and release weekly.

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Comments: 17
  1. Predator@Alien
    Being in france I obviously started it and it can be interesting for those who like collections but I must admit that there is nothing exceptional. I mainly did it for magazines that are quite rich in diversity of content, and I like the concept so I wanted to be part of this adventure ^^'
    Anyway, I'm glad it comes in UK ! I found it surprising that it started in France ^^'
  2. XenoHunter99
    Absurd or not, it looks pretty cool! The free gifts look like fun; and it's probably a bargain, too. But I'm protected from procurement. Outrageous cost of international shipping and all that.

    I remember a time when, for the low, low price of 3 or 4 thousand dollars US, you could get a 1:1 pre-assembled, fully-painted replica of the Big Chap in a mall store called The Sharper Image. Imagine that!

    Unfortunately, most stuff from Sharper Image is junk, and I suspect their Big Chap was no better. But I saw it once, and it was kinda cool!
  3. Corporal Hicks
    I justify it as "it's only £40 a month" but that's my mentality so I don't feel bad about it.  :P I'm actually quite looking forward to putting it together. I've never done something like this before so I'm excited. It'll be my first large scale Alien too. 1.2 meters.  :o
  4. Xenomorphine
    These ideas always look tempting, but they also never work out as very affordable.

    Issue 1: £1.99
    Issue 2: £6.99
    Issue 3 onwards: £10.99

    With 100 issues, that's £1,086 in total.

    For an Alien which turns a light-up head in response to sound.

    I mean...
  5. RidgeTop
    It honestly looks impressive, but after watching a few videos on the construction process, it definitely seems like quite a time sink and for someone who will get as much enjoyment from building as they will from the finished piece. A lot of super-gluing involved.
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