Alien is a science fiction horror film franchise first released in 1979 and directed by Ridley Scott. It follows the crew of the spaceship Nostromo, who are awakened from their sleep capsules in deep space by a distress call from an alien vessel. Alien has spawned successive films and has been repeatedly called one of the best films of all time. It catapulted it’s lead actress, Sigourney Weaver, to fame, and highlighted that it’s definitely best to listen to a woman when onboard a spaceship with an alien on the loose.

When did the first Alien movie come out?

The first Alien movie came out in 1979, was directed by Ridley Scot,t and was written by Dan O’ Bannon. The Alien movie was based on a story by Dan O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett that depicts the journey of space tug, Nostromo, as it comes across an alien encounter.

Why do Predators hunt Aliens?

The Predators hunt Aliens as prey and use them to create artificial gaming reserves. Predators keep Queens and Facehuggers in captivity and typically operate alone. They’re called Predators because their culture is dedicated to hunting dangerous prey. Predators are highly intelligent and have mastered interstellar travel.

What year is Alien set in?

The year Alien is set in is 2122 and is the film that is set further along than any other of the series. In the film, the crew of the Nostromo is on a mission making a journey to Earth when they receive a transmission that an executive officer was attacked by an alien.

Alien Guides
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7’2” | 2.18 m
Alien (1979)
Big Chap
218.000
1979.00
450
3D
Big Chap
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Alien (1979)
Chestbursters
24.400
106.700
1979.00
5900
3D
Chestbursters
6’0” | 1.83 m
Prometheus (2012)
David 8
183.000
2012.00
450
3D
David 8
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m (Upright)
Prometheus (2012)
Deacons
305.000
2012.00
1500
3D
Deacons
5’10” | 1.78 m
Alien (1979)
Ellen Ripley
178.000
1979.00
14000
3D
Ellen Ripley
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien (1979)
Engineers
274.000
1979.00
1500
3D
Engineers
2’9” | 83.8 cm (Upright)
2’4” | 71.1 cm
4’11” | 149.8 cm
Alien (1979)
Facehuggers
83.800
71.100
149.800
1979.00
31000
3D
Facehuggers
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Prometheus (2012)
Hammerpedes
91.400
152.000
2012.00
350
3D
Hammerpedes
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Alien: Covenant (2017)
Neomorphs
244.000
2754.000
2017.00
8400
3D
Neomorphs
3’3” | 100 cm
30” | 76.2 cm (Diameter)
Alien (1979)
Ovomorphs
100.000
76.200
1979.00
4460
3D
Ovomorphs
9’10” | 3.0 m
4’11” | 1.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Power Loader
300.000
150.000
1986.00
30
3D
Power Loader
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m
Predator (1987)
Predators (Yautja)
244.000
1987.00
311000
3D
Predators (Yautja)
6’–7’2” | 1.83–2.18 m (Upright)
11’–12’ | 3.35–3.66 m
Alien 3 (1992)
Runners
218.000
366.000
1992.00
600
3D
Runners
8’–10’ | 2.44–3.05 m
Prometheus (2012)
Trilobites
305.000
2012.00
400
3D
Trilobites
14’9” | 4.5 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorph Queen
450.000
1986.00
1300
3D
Xenomorph Queen
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Aliens (1986)
Xenomorphs (Drones)
244.000
488.000
1986.00
112000
3D
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Hammerpedes
Size comparison drawings of Hammerpedes comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The Hammerpede is an extraterrestrial being. When the crew of USCSS Prometheus discovered a temple on the moon LV-233, they disturbed a container of chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15, which then leaked and infected several worms. The worms mutated into large, serpent like creatures with pale grey skin. Hammerpedes have a distinctive sharp toothed mouthed hidden under crested skin, which can unfold at will. They have superior strength, move at lightning speed, and can spit acid. They can regenerate themselves in a matter of seconds, making them incredibly difficult to destroy.

Hammerpedes have upright heights between 2’–3’ (61–91.4 cm) and overall body lengths between 4’–5’ (1.22–1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Hammerpedes with height measurements
The Hammerpede is an extraterrestrial being. When the crew of USCSS Prometheus discovered a temple on the moon LV-233, they disturbed a container of chemical A0-3959X.91 – 15, which then leaked and infected several worms. The worms mutated into large, serpent like creatures with pale grey skin.

Hammerpedes have upright heights between 2’–3’ (61–91.4 cm) and overall body lengths between 4’–5’ (1.22–1.52 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Hammerpedes with height measurements
Hammerpedes
Height:
2’–3’ | 61–91.4 cm (Upright)
Width:
Length:
4’–5’ | 1.22–1.52 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Unknown

Actor
First Appearance
Prometheus (2012)

Drawings include:
Hammerpedes elevations (assorted)

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Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Size comparison drawings of Power Loader comparing the heights of other related characters from the Alien franchise

The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it by thousands of times. The design of the P-5000 Powered Work Loader implements a hydraulic “claw” that is used to both hold and manipulate various objects. Its design was created and patented by Weyland Corp on January 29, 2025. It is primarily used by the United States Colonial Marine Corps to load their starships. 

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
The P-5000 Powered Work Loader, also referred to as Power Loader, is a commercial and mechanical exoskeleton that is used for lifting heavy materials and objects in the Alien movie franchise. The P-500 Powered Work Loader can take the strength of its human operator and multiply it many times.

Power Loader (P-5000 Powered Work Loader) has an overall height of 9’10” (3.0 m) and depth of 4’11” (1.5 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Power Loader with height measurements
Power Loader | P-5000 Powered Work Loader
Height:
9’10” | 3.0 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
4’11” | 1.5 m
Weight:
Area:

Type: Cargo Transport
Manufacturer: Weyland Corp

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Power Loader elevations (assorted)

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Neomorphs
Height comparison diagram of Neomorphs compared to other xenomorphs

The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed. The appearance of Neomorphs are dependent on the host organism, but they are generally humanoid, with two arms and two legs. They initially walk on all four limbs, but as they grow, they walk on two. Neomorphs have pale grayish white translucent skin, a bulbous shaped head, and a long spiky tail. Like Xenomorphs, they are incredibly strong and can be very dangerous.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
The Neomorph is the name given to the extraterrestrial species discovered by the crew of the USCSS Covenant in Ridley Scott’s 2017 film Alien: Covenant. The Neomorph is similar to the Xenomorph in that it gestates inside a nearby living organism, and then bursts out when it is fully formed.

Neomorphs have an overall upright height between 7’–8' (2.13–2.44 m), crouched height of 5’2”–6’ (1.57–1.83 m), and overall body and tail length from 8’-9’ (2.44–2.74 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Neomorphs with overall height
Neomorphs
Height:
7’–8' | 2.13–2.44 m (Upright)
Width:
Length:
8’-9’ | 2.44–2.74 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Height (Crouched): 5’2”–6’ | 1.57–1.83 m
Creation:
Motes & Human

Actor
First Appearance
Alien: Covenant (2017)

Drawings include:
Neomorphs elevations (assorted)

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Chestbursters
Height comparison diagram of Chestbursters compared to other xenomorphs

A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host, implanting an organism which later bursts through the host’s chest, ripping them apart.  The Chestburster typically grows to become an adult Xenomorph. Its development is then dependent on the host’s characteristics, but they usually have a muscular shell-like body, elongated domed heads and a long, curving tail.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
A Chestburster is an evolutionary stage of the Xenomorph, the extraterrestrial species found by the crew of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise. The Facehugger is contained in an Ovomorph until it senses a potential host nearby. It hatches and attaches itself to the host.

Chestbursters have an upright height of 10” (25.4 cm) and an overall length of roughly 3’6” (106.7 cm).

Collection of elevation drawings of Chestbursters with overall height
Chestbursters
Height:
10” | 25.4 cm (Upright)
Width:
Length:
3’6” | 106.7 cm
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Xenomorph XX121
Stage: 2

Actor
First Appearance
Alien (1979)

Drawings include:
Chestbursters elevations (assorted), person

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Xenomorphs (Drones)
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Xenomorphs (Drones) in relation to other creatures in the Alien universe

Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart. The Xenomorphs development depends on its host, but they are typically over seven feet tall, with a muscular shell-like body, and a long, curving tail. They have elongated domed heads and a sharped-tooth mouth. They have a second proboscis-like mouth which suddenly protrudes to bite and kill its prey. The Xenomorphs possess superior intelligence, strength and speed and as a result they are deadly predators.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorph is the name given to the fully grown extraterrestrial species in Ridley Scott’s Alien film series. In the first film the Xenomorph evolves from the egg laid by a Facehugger in a host organism which then bursts out of the host, ripping them apart.

Xenomorphs (Drones) have a height between 7’–8’ (2.13–2.44 m) and overall body and tail length between 14’–16’ (4.27–4.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Xenomorphs (Drones) labeled with overall height
Xenomorphs (Drones)
Height:
7’–8’ | 2.13–2.44 m
Width:
Length:
14’–16’ | 4.27–4.88 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Species: Xenomorph XX121

Stage: 3

Actor
First Appearance
Aliens (1986)

Drawings include:
Xenomorphs (Drones) elevations (assorted)

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