Odin Makes: Alien Queen at LA Comic Con
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Odin Makes: Alien Queen at LA Comic Con

November 16, 2019


Hello, I’m Odin and this time I’m actually not gonna build anything, but I am gonna put something together that’s really big. How about a full-sized 30 year old alien queen replica? She’s 14 feet tall and probably pulled for the movie molds. So this kind of started at Silicon Valley Comic Con, when I saw a statue of the original Alien standing there at the Legion M booth. Well I got to talking to a friend and to the guys at Legion M and it turns out that they have a documentary called Memory: The Origins of Alien. It’s all about the making of the movie from H. R. Gigers point of view, it’s actually it’s a really good documentary. So for a fun way to promote it they decided that it would be great to set up something really big at this year’s LA Comic Con what they have is a full-sized Alien Queen it’s from the movie Aliens- Yeah, that’s not the one this movie Memory is about but come on it’s related. What they wanted my help with was that this Queen had just been sitting in storage in a condo and nobody knew how it was back together or even how she stood up. And you want me to put it together heck yeah I want to build the Alien Queen! The day before the con we go to the condo to break her free of her paper wrapped and cable tie bondage that she’s been sitting in for years. By the way the guy who was collecting this has all this alien stuff and he had some great items like a quarter scale Queen maquette, an engineer bust, a space jockey miniature an alien slot machine. I mean the place was just packed- the panels that she’s leaning on those are actual set pieces from Alien Resurrection. After the extraction, we load her up and haul the Queen to the LA Convention Center. I don’t have a lot of pictures of building here at the center because I completely misunderstood what my time frame was so I didn’t get any footage of the assembly at the con, but there were a few repairs that I did right away like fixing the tendon on her jaw, which was torn. And that was one of the few silicone parts that she had! she was made in the early 90s and is mostly foam latex on a steel tube skeleton. Now in her past someone had added some green blood to cover up some of her damaged areas. Which did help, but she had more than just skin deep problems. To fix her mouth quickly, I did two things. I glued the tendon in place with some silicone sealer and then stitched it to hold it there while it dried. Actually the stitches are still there cuz there’s no reason to remove them. I also patched her jaw because at some point her jaw was opened a little extra and it came loose on the side with a tenon broke. I’ve seen aliens plenty of times so it’s a little surreal to stand on a ladder and stick my hand down her throat trust me it’s interesting being an Alien dentist on a ladder. Then she spent the rest of the con weekend just hanging out with her kids, and taking pictures with lots of new friends. oh and I love this- one of the Légion M guys had a really good idea to bring stuff for people to hold while they got their picture taken with the Queen. A repainted Nerf like gun, a facehugger, a plush chest burster, and the Termite chainsaw from Mandy. Would you use a chainsaw against an alien with acid for blood? When I use my little chainsaw timmer at home I get wood chips all over me, down inside my shirt, in my shoes. I mean- the trees they’re just standing there, it’s not fighting an alien queen that doesn’t want to get hit with a chainsaw! Okay she’s actually rubber didn’t move either, but the idea is it’s an Alien Queen that doesn’t want to get hit with a chainsaw! Acid blood is gonna go everywhere! Yeah no- that’s not what I want to do at all. But seriously though the the toys that were brought to pose with they were a lot of fun. But the con ends, so now what she needs a new home. So we packed her up and drove for about two hours out to a warehouse where we put her back together. Basically she’s in big pieces: arms, legs, torso, tail, and her big ol head that’s about 6 feet long. She’s supposed to have back spikes too, hopefully they’re still buried in the condo somewhere. She has a steel tube skeleton that holds her up and at some point in the past two steel plates that were on her feet were removed. Because that’s what she’s supposed to stand on. So we had set up a speed rail field goal that she could hang from because she just can’t stand on her own. I attached the chains to her steel shoulders right where the arms mount, that’s the most solid connection that I could get. Basically we just hung her torso off the crossbar and this time when we secured the chains they were as short as we get them. Because on the con four we kept her lower so her face would be a better height for pictures with people and it just felt safer having her lower- but here we wanted her standing up full height. We tried putting her head on first, and then attach the legs and scoot the crossbar up to get her to stand… But the weight was just too much to do this by hand and just on ladders. So, off with her head. We get the torso up the rails as far as we can and then attach her arm, the chains have to come off so the steel rod in her left-est arm can fit in the tube. The alien queen has two sets of arms if you didn’t know. To get her head back on, we grabbed her foot and lifted it up to tilt her body lower so we’d get her neck lower and then her head can just drop in place. The rest of this is just so much easier. Cuz the tail was attached next, and then I put the left leg in place which is held in with a couple of screws. Then the right arm, which slips in. This one we don’t need to remove the chain to attach. Her two chest arms just pierce her like a big pin cushion, not the most regal of attachments- but it works. And when she’s done we bring in the rest of the family, her eggs, a facehugger this one’s the NECA toy, and that original Alien I saw at Silicon Valley comic-con he gets to hang out with her too. It was quite the adventure putting it together that weekend and watching the crowds of people interact with her and enjoy getting pictures taken with her. I just want to say thank you to Legion M for letting me come to your booth and build crazy stuff in the corner, and also thank you guys for Memory: The Origins of Alien because without that that documentary I wouldn’t have gotten a chance to play with the Alien Queen and that was- don’t get me wrong- it’s a giant rubber monster! Memory: Origins of Alien is actually out on blu-ray, and and this sounds like a sales pitch and it kind of is, but this isn’t a sponsored video at all. I mean I got to play with the Queen but that’s the end of it. There’s nothing else going on for me. However if you want to click the link that I got down here, my friend whose actually got the warehouse where the Queen is- he’s the one who’s gonna be fulfilling all the orders. And he’s got a special commemorative pin you can only get through his link. And he’ll ship those things out to you and it’s coming pretty much directly from her. Now for the rest of this video, let’s just look at more pictures of people enjoying the Queen at the con, thanks for watching! [Music]

100 Comments

  • Reply ArjunGarçon Oberoi November 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Hi Odin can you make gokus hair from dragon ball super

  • Reply Phantom Eye November 15, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I was there

  • Reply The VideoWatcher X November 15, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    A few years back, I saw a video of a guy, that made the entire Alien queen out of foam board and to be honest it didn't look bad.

  • Reply Greg Gidney November 15, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    7:52 wow, guy looks exactly like Nemoy!!

  • Reply William Jakespeare November 15, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    I’m working on some alien stuff right now and this made my day!

  • Reply Ryan the smart*** November 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Long live the queen…

  • Reply The HoffMatt November 15, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Please make the Monado from Xenoblade Chronicles.

  • Reply Manukrafter November 15, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    Off with the queen's head! xD

  • Reply Magna Ryuu November 15, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    i just want to spend days doing restoration on it

  • Reply Pdrew November 15, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Game over man

  • Reply adelmo worytko November 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    not gonna lie odin this is probabbly the most excited ive seen you in a video

  • Reply Spencer Strickland November 15, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Please do the holy hand grenade

  • Reply Fidda Gracepaws November 15, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    oh oh oh how about you make the flamethrower from the Sevastopool!
    You can get a really nice 3D model from the game Alien: Isolation!

  • Reply supergoldfish2010 November 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    @Odin makers. PLEASE MAKE HER HEAD FROM SCRATCH

  • Reply Brent Langford November 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Man this would have been a dream come true for me. Lucky you

  • Reply xtreme bros November 15, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I wish I could meet you in person

  • Reply paul ciucci2 November 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    @Odin makes that's cool Odin I enjoy your builds and crafting stuff I'm a big star wars fan guy and what brought me to loving your channel was the grenade it was really cool I wished you did alot more star wars stuff lol but I love your show nun the less

  • Reply Jon Cole November 15, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Great video. Looks like you had fun. The documentary is brilliant. Watched it several times. There's also some old documentary stuff via a site called zen (if I remember correctly) with really old interviews.

  • Reply Jon Cole November 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/Alien.html
    Brilliant Alien documentary films.

  • Reply Alfonso Alonzo November 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Ngl id have trouble putting my hand in her mouth lol saw the alien movoes when i was way to young lol latex or not id still think she was alive

  • Reply Lou Lou November 15, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    You're so lucky to have got the opportunity to do this!!!

  • Reply StariusPrime November 15, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    What a great opportunity! Was there any reason why the alien queen was very blue looking in color? Was it used for film coloring purposes or did it change color over the years, for example?

  • Reply Tyler Comadoll November 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    And this is how Odin

    Assembles.

  • Reply KCKUMLIN November 15, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    If not a chainsaw, what weapon would you use going up against the Alien Queen?!? Also that guy looked just like Leonard Nemoy's Spock!

  • Reply Loki Jackal November 15, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Okay, then, I say: Are you able to create a xenomorph mask from the first Alien movie?

  • Reply the711Natsirt November 15, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Hey Odin, with the release of halo reach on pc getting confirmed recently, I wonder if you would maybe consider making a prop from the halo series? Obviously Master Chief’s helmet is an option, but maybe you could do something less iconic, like an energy sword or even one of the guns?

  • Reply Akivaran November 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    And ordered for my son for Christmas. Thanks, Odin, he's gonna love the film and pin.

  • Reply Kirk Brackmann November 15, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    So cool!

  • Reply Velocity 502 November 15, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Luke's Green lightsaber?

  • Reply Matt Van Houten November 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Do Galactus's helmet!!

  • Reply Ruben Quesada November 15, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Do u ever sell your projects? Love the sword of omens

  • Reply christopher kerby November 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Was that a Kevin Smith cosplay?

  • Reply Poote TheRanja November 15, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    That's how Odin Re-makes =P

  • Reply Tam Roberts November 15, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Why would you collect stuff and just keep it bunched up in a corner?

  • Reply somitrix November 15, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Owervatch soldier gun

  • Reply asbob November 15, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    That bezerker predator at 5:55 has been eating well

  • Reply Chastity Knite November 15, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    This is something my BF would love to have.

  • Reply John Atkinson November 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Love what you do and done but have or would you do predator mask/helmet

  • Reply Tucker VanBuskirk November 15, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    can you plz make sonic's sword Caliburn from Sonic and the Black Knight.

  • Reply Kreiger Art November 15, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    SWEEEEET!!!

  • Reply Funtime Fredbear128 2.0 November 15, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    How about making Iron Man helmet

  • Reply T-Money Sactown November 15, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Could you look into doing skelator's staff please

  • Reply Wolverine Scratch November 15, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Okay I'm watching this one of the greatest movies ever made

  • Reply Atlas Cross November 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    15 people are not how Odin makes. Why would they dislike this video

  • Reply pixiedeval November 15, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    I want that… I want that so much… I want it standing in my front lawn with the eggs all around…. Gods, that would be wonderful to have!

    PS: I have every intention of building one… It may take me a while but I will!

  • Reply Rowan Reyes November 15, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Will u make a assasans creed odyssey kopis plzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Reply Matt Spinks November 15, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Ranger helmet

  • Reply Coregeek Creations November 15, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Sooooo cool. Im a huge Alien/Aliens fan!!!!!

  • Reply Stephen Wilson November 15, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    I was in Guam at the aquarium and there was a enormous Queen Alien above the escalator!

  • Reply TheBd62 November 15, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Odin you are too pure for this Geek world. You support youre friends, you make cool stuff, and and you seem to genuinely enjoy all aspects of geekdom

  • Reply Jake Thomas November 15, 2019 at 11:01 pm

    Well this begs the question… can you build a predator mask?

  • Reply David Hanger November 15, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    You mean you're not going to make a giant specimen stasis chamber?

  • Reply David Hanger November 15, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Two hours from L.A. Convention Center. If accounting for traffic I'm about two hours away. It's not in Ventura county is it?

  • Reply Matej Siketić November 15, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    could you please make a sheald battery from apex legends?

  • Reply Nurm November 15, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Can you make Frostmourne

  • Reply Silent-Active November 16, 2019 at 12:07 am

    wait what?! There's a documentary from HR Giger's perspective?? WOW

  • Reply j mason RCing about November 16, 2019 at 12:08 am

    The guy dressed as Mr Spock is a dead ringer. I don't doubt that he would be asked to make an appearance in a tv or film.

  • Reply Deadpool's real Dad November 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Odin,you are the geek I wanted to grow up to be!!!!

  • Reply Roberto Magaña November 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Can you make the winter soldier mask from captain America 2

  • Reply Yuri Ferreira November 16, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Hades sword- SAINT SEIYA

  • Reply Luc Studios November 16, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Hey Odin, can u make a classic stormtrooper helmet

  • Reply pyroman32123 November 16, 2019 at 1:59 am

    I have a mighty need for more info about that helmet from 7:44 please!!

  • Reply Rotsuoy November 16, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Thank you so much for helping to preserve this part of cinema history and my childhood! I'm so glad that she's up on a frame and can stand tall now instead of in pieces in a crowded storage room!
    I also just HAD to have that pin and that movie. Merry early Christmas to me!

  • Reply Olga Rigoni November 16, 2019 at 2:05 am

    It's actually very heartwarming to see her in full display!

    The Queen deserves the attention!!

  • Reply JESSE GAMING PRO November 16, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Yo odin can you make bioshock infinite vigor

  • Reply Mr Robledo November 16, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Can you make Jim Carry mask from the movie "The Mask"

  • Reply Michael Jackson Vlogs November 16, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Can you make Stanford Pines’ Quantum Destabilizer from Gravity Falls

  • Reply Loki Jackal November 16, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Actually, she's not from Alien Resurrection. Also, the scale doesn't seem to fit with the queen in the first film. This not the queen from AVP, so I don't know were she comes from.

  • Reply joe hayward November 16, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Sounds like you had a blast. Maybe someday you & your new alien friend can come to swamp con in Gainesville?

  • Reply DFC Props November 16, 2019 at 3:50 am

    What fun! Great documentation… such a cool piece of art. Thanks for the video.

  • Reply El Kartun November 16, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Damn! I was there Odin. Had I known I'd would have loved to shake your hand.

  • Reply Armoury-Terrain November 16, 2019 at 4:07 am

    Wow you got lucky! building something from storage on the con floor without a pre set up a chance to repair after years of being in a guys house. Only missing a couple of back spikes is such a minor thing. I have been involved in (vaguely) similar activities and had to spend a week without sleep manufacturing missing pieces and doing repairs.

  • Reply Jean-philippe Coté November 16, 2019 at 4:18 am

    can you make the "studed arm" of baba voss ( jason momoa) in the serie SEE?

    p.s. look at the link below

    https://images.app.goo.gl/3VKciwFGGuTB1iUo8

  • Reply Bashcrash 914 November 16, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Make Bill Paxton

  • Reply Ace Hardy November 16, 2019 at 5:15 am

    👑

  • Reply lopaka76 November 16, 2019 at 6:14 am

    …and this is how Odin geeks out. Lol. Not to many people get to deal with Disney's newest Queen. Yes, she is now a…actually THE Disney Queen, no princess there.

  • Reply Jordan Phelan November 16, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Odin makes a predator helmet

  • Reply Jordan Phelan November 16, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Odin make a predator helmet

  • Reply TheRunesmythe November 16, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Honestly, it looks like at some point someone repainted her too; she's definitely not that blue on screen and I remember seeing footage of her being operate by two special effects guys and she was definitely dark in that footage too. It was very cool to see her assembled again; not gonna lie, I winced when I saw that time and handling had taken a toll on her but I'm glad you were able to fix some stuff.

  • Reply Deipatrous November 16, 2019 at 8:13 am

    This is how Odin does not make.

  • Reply Tiarah Porter November 16, 2019 at 8:30 am

    If you ever stop making videos I will riot

  • Reply cd. art November 16, 2019 at 11:08 am

    can you make a judge dredd helmet

  • Reply Cataclysmic Dildoser November 16, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Looks great, but the head is a bit off!
    Compared to the movie & my big ass McFarlan Toy/Figure, the head (mouth) is kinda separate to the rest of the head (crown), it can slide outside/inside a bit (as shown in the movie "Aliens", my Figure can't do that, but the details taken from the movie are there).
    This massive puppet is a beauty, but here the head/crown is one big part, which also looks nice, and the bright blue is kinda strange…

  • Reply Nerd World November 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Diy helmet red hood rebirth please

  • Reply Henru Kotzee November 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Can you make king fortigans helmet when he has the powers in "King Arthur legend of the sword" pls

  • Reply dragonball3166 November 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    Character at 7:48 if that was in Hollywood movie moving would be cgi crap cosplayers do do it best

  • Reply Christian Baier November 16, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Do something from DooM Eternal like the new super shotgun with the meat hook or whatever

  • Reply Davy Johns November 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Odin you will be reach a million subscribers!
    -Maker-Mahesh

  • Reply Harpo Django Rose November 16, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    Hmmmm. Does the Vulcan Death Pinch work on Aliens?

  • Reply Joseph Riggs M-Tron November 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    wow

  • Reply Joseph Riggs M-Tron November 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I love this stuff

  • Reply Eddie Boo November 16, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I'm the predator cosplayer 😲
    Ig: @pred.art.or

  • Reply Ralph Mourik November 16, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    This was awesome, I love the Alien movies and video games, gonna look into that Origins too 👍👍

  • Reply Rex Justrex November 16, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Well then… that was just pretty freaking cool! And now you also get to be a piece of Alien history. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Reply homer simpson November 16, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Make The mandalorian helmet!!

  • Reply Experi Metalfan November 16, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    This is so damn AWESOME

  • Reply The Jacksmith November 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Make the predators mask from the movie predator

  • Reply The Stupicide November 16, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    God save the Alien Queen.

  • Reply Walter Mollinedo November 16, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Cool

  • Reply The LARP Channel November 16, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    Odin, you should a build like this but make the head like a shield. Similar to what the woman in Alien vs Predator had near the end of the movie.

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