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Skeleton Drone
Alp006
Theme:

Alpha Team

Variations:

Skeleton Drone
Mission Deep Sea Skeleton Drone
Ice Drone
Super Ice Drone

Accessories:

Epaulets, Air tanks, Black and Transparent Lime-Green Spears, Transparent Light Blue Chainsaw

Years:

2001, 2002, 2004, 2005

Parts

Skeleton Drones were the minions of Ogel in the Alpha Team theme.

Description

Skeleton Drones are normal townspeople enslaved by Ogel with his Evil Orbs. True to their name, they have a skeletal appearance and are dressed in red and black.

2000

In the original video game LEGO Alpha Team released in 2000, on which the theme was based, they are referred to exclusively as "Zombies". Several variations exist:

  • Guards: Trained to stand at attention, and armed with spears. They attack if an Alpha Team member runs into them.
  • Troopers:Programmed to march back and forth, and armed with batons, but will break ranks if an Alpha Team member gets too close.
  • Zombie Barrel Pushers: Zombies in hazmat suits that take goo to the D.O.O.M. Machine to make Evil Orbs. If an Alpha Team member runs into them, they will attempt to shove the agent into their barrel of goo.
  • Zombie Workers: Basic workers who can be found operating computers or near equipment. They usually mind their own business unless an Alpha Team member gets too close.
  • Zombie Handcart Operators: Zombies pushing handcarts. If an Alpha Team member runs into them, they will haul off the agent on their handcart.
  • Lurchers: The most devious of Ogel's henchmen. They actively chase Alpha Team members that get close, and will startle a captured agent by twisting and detaching their own head.
LEGO Logic baddies 1
LEGO Logic baddies 2

Ogel and precursors to zombies/skeleton drones in LEGO Logic

While the zombies in the video game have a custom head print, some in-game images (such as large posters Ogel has in his bases) show them with normal skeleton heads.

In LEGO Logic, the original version of the game that would later become LEGO Alpha Team, Ogel's minions were minifigures with the body of Ann Droid and skeleton heads. It seems the most prominent variation of them also wore black cowboy hats and bandanas.

2001

When LEGO launched sets based on LEGO Alpha Team in 2001,[1] zombies were renamed to skeleton drones and were given standard skeleton heads. Two were included in 6776 Ogel Control Center, most closely resembling the Guards from the video game, with epaulets and black spears.

2002

In Mission Deep Sea, skeleton drones were included in many sets. They the same suits as the guards from the Ogel Control Center, but they received a new head print, breathing tanks, black flippers, large transparent green helmets, and transparent green spears. Another slight variation had a badge on the chest, apparently indicating a higher ranking drone.

2004 - 2005

In 2004 - 2005, skeleton drones became known as ice drones. They wore the same helmets and had the same heads as their Mission Deep Sea counterparts, but had a new outfit design with a darker red color and new Ogel emblem on their torsos, and wielded transparent blue chainsaws.

Super Ice Drone

The Super Ice Drone only appears in 4774 Scorpion Orb Launcher. Nothing is known about it, aside from its name from the set description (though some descriptions of the set claimed it included Ogel instead). It wears a simular suit to the normal ice drones but has a new black head with white printing and red detailing in the eyes.

Gallery of Variants

Alp006
Alp019
Alp018
Alp022
Alp033
From the Ogel Control CenterMission Deep SeaMission Deep Sea CommanderIce DroneSuper Ice Drone


Gallery

See also

References

  1. LEGO Alpha Team Developer Interview
Facts about "Skeleton Drone"RDF feed
AccessoriesEpaulets, Air tanks, Black and Transparent Lime-Green Spears, Transparent Light Blue Chainsaw
ArticleRating2
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Img1Alp006.png
Img2Alp019.jpg
Img3Alp018.jpg
Img4Alp022.jpg
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InfoboxTemplateMinifigure +
ThemeAlpha Team
TitleSkeleton Drone
Txt1From the Ogel Control Center
Txt2Mission Deep Sea
Txt3Mission Deep Sea Commander
Txt4Ice Drone
Txt5Super Ice Drone
VariationsSkeleton Drone

Mission Deep Sea Skeleton Drone
Ice Drone

Super Ice Drone
Years2001, 2002, 2004, 2005

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