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Giger inspired Alien concept bust gives Xenomorph a fresh look

Giger inspired Alien concept bust gives Xenomorph a fresh look

Scified2019-03-12 06:57:23
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An Alien Xenomorph concept bust inspired by the late H.R. Giger's original star beast was spotted on Instagram today. The bust gives the Xenomorph a refined look, more grotesque and more closely related to that of the Cameron Alien Warriors from 1986's ALIENS movie, minus the protective dome cranium the Alien is well known for. A bold new design choice, but one that works.

The following images were uploaded by Instagram user dbogdanyi. Unfortunately an original source has yet to be tracked down, but once we locate them we'll update this piece. In the meantime, check it out:

I'm not opposed to this concept in all honesty. The Alien design has been refined time and time again, but has rarely changed that dramatically. I think this would make for a great mutated version of the Xenomorph, perhaps for Alien 5 if it ever gets made or a sequel to Alien: Covenant. But what do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Written by ChrisPublished on 2019-03-12 06:57:23

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XenomorphMember1303 XPMar-12-2019 8:47 AM

It looks like an alien-Houyhnhnms hybrid to me.


DeaconMember10358 XPMar-12-2019 9:27 AM

I am sure i have came across this Bust before....

Its a interesting take on the Xenomorph, especially how different the Face/Jaw Area looks...

To me i think its a interesting design that i feel with some alterations could give us something different, i think i posted this before when discussing the STARBEAST or if not then it must have been one  of the Many Topics i planned to Start but never got around to doing.

Some Elements of this BUST do have a slight look of the Original Predator to it from some Angles, the Original Predator Design does have a MILD Xenomorph look to it, the Muscle Structure and Legs are NOT too far away from the ALIEN COVENANT version of the Xenomorph.

I felt a while back when i maybe discussed this before, that the Original Predator Suit reminded me in part a little of Dan O'Bannons Idea for the Starbeast (Xenomorph) prior to going with HR Giger, and also that O'Bannons Design is NOT too far off the Prometheus Fresco, to some degree.

The Studio (FOX) have used unused concepts and ideas before, and i think a AMALGAMATION of the Predator Suit, O'Bannon's Starbeast, Prometheus Fresco with that Hybrid Bust in this Topic.... would certainly give us a NEW Monster to be explored in the Franchise...

Maybe even if used in a AVP Cross-Over to Provide some Missing Link?

Any such Creature that combined those Images i posted above, i would LOVE to see on Screen..


EngineerAdmin21915 XPMar-12-2019 10:29 AM

I actually thought of the original Predator suit design when I saw this as well!


TrilobiteMember8212 XPMar-12-2019 11:57 PM

It is a nice piece for sure. IMO, it actually rivals the original concept of bio-mechanical. Ultimately, I don't see the point though. "Concept" for what exactly?


FacehuggerMember161 XPMar-13-2019 6:58 AM

It looks cool


DeaconMember10358 XPMar-13-2019 8:20 AM

The item seems like its just a Fan Made Sculpt by someone called Grant Niesner who does some concept work, but it appears this Xenomorph was just a Fan Effort and NOT for any actual Project they was hired for.

Here is their Website

Here is another Xenomorph in Progress.

The Quality of the Finished Sculpt in the OT is very high Quality certainly Good Enough to be Commissioned as far as actually being Good enough for Movie Work.


PraetorianMember3418 XPMar-15-2019 6:32 AM

This is wonderful.

If Grant Niesner is producing a Xenomorph bust then we may have reason to be very exited.

Here are other works by Niesner, below, from The Matrix.

Film work detail:

So, a 3D Concept Designer that worked on the Matrix trilogy is producing this, below.

This Xenomorph above does looks like a transition from the Planet 4 (in December 2104) example to what was seen on LV-426 in June 2122. The xenomorph below BigDave certainly has some differences from the beast above.

David's notes example, below, from Matt Hatton.

David's experiments with expanding the brainpan sure seem to fit with the variations seen above in the Xenomorph 3D concepts from Grant Niesner. I could not think of a better resume for someone to work on the Alien franchise. This could be soil-your-pants exciting.





PraetorianMember3418 XPMar-15-2019 7:39 AM

"O'Bannons Idea for the Starbeast (Xenomorph) prior to going with HR Giger, and also that O'Bannons Design is NOT too far off the Prometheus Fresco, to some degree."

Excellent comparison graphic BigDave.

There seems to be similarities in detail for sure in comparison. David's "Wolf" screen flash is compared below and both seem to resemble the Starbeast.


DeaconMember10358 XPMar-15-2019 9:36 AM

Interesting Find Ingeniero

I still have not got around to getting the Book, and i had not came across this page or comments by Hatton.

My Topic i did last week Star Children

I was speculating to what lengths Genetic Engineering could take and also in context to what David could do with those Human Embryos where i also pondered that he would create Humanoids with maybe Elongated Heads so that Larger Brains could be used, and maybe Brains that have extra Organ Capacity such as Telepathy etc.

So its interesting that this was something David may have been trying to implement with Engineer Children.

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