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* AscendedMeme: The fighter craft accompanying the Earth Defense HQ set is a nod to the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] spacecraft style that is very popular in the AFOL building community. One of its stickers even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pays tribute to]] the late Nate "nnenn" Nielson, the pioneer and undisputed king of the Vic Viper style.

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* AscendedMeme: The fighter craft accompanying the Earth Defense HQ set is a nod to the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] spacecraft style that is very popular in the AFOL building community. One of its stickers even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pays tribute to]] to the late Nate "nnenn" Nielson, the pioneer and undisputed king of the Vic Viper style.


''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[Toys/LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It was followed by the [[Toys/LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].

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''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[Toys/LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace Toys/LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It was followed by the [[Toys/LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].

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***They could also be a LighterAndSofter version of Headcrabs from ''VideoGame/{{Half Life}}''.


''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It was followed by the [[LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].

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''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes [[Toys/LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It was followed by the [[LEGOGalaxySquad [[Toys/LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].
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* GenreThrowback: To science-fiction movies of the 50s and 60s, with a strong emphasis on BMovie clichés and tropes. It also contains elements throwing back to ClassicLEGOSpace, most prevalent in the bright blue colour scheme of the ADU forces.
* [[GenreBusting LEGO Theme Busting]]: For what's ostensibly a LEGOSpace theme, it was pretty much designed to fit in very well with LEGOCity, given that it's about invading a modern city on Earth.
* HomeGuard: Given that "defence" is in their name, it's suggested that the ADU is this and they're not actively fighting in space or something.

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* GenreThrowback: To science-fiction movies of the 50s and 60s, with a strong emphasis on BMovie clichés and tropes. It also contains elements throwing back to ClassicLEGOSpace, Toys/ClassicLEGOSpace, most prevalent in the bright blue colour scheme of the ADU forces.
* [[GenreBusting LEGO Theme Busting]]: For what's ostensibly a LEGOSpace Toys/LEGOSpace theme, it was pretty much designed to fit in very well with LEGOCity, Toys/LEGOCity, given that it's about invading a modern city on Earth.
* HomeGuard: Given that "defence" "defense" is in their name, it's suggested that the ADU is this and they're not actively fighting in space or something.



* PuppeteerParasite
** ShoutOut: They look more than a little bit like ''{{Futurama}}'''s brain slugs, as pictured in the PuppeteerParasite trope page.
*** ADU as a whole, going by the mini-bios on the official site, seems to be this to ''VideoGame/XCom'', what with their being a gung-ho, paramilitary force in blue battlesuits who hunt down [=UFOs=] and reverse-engineer alien technology to even the odds.

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* PuppeteerParasite
PuppeteerParasite: The Pluuvian Brain Beasts.
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** ShoutOut: They The Brain Beasts look more than a little bit like ''{{Futurama}}'''s ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s brain slugs, as pictured in the PuppeteerParasite trope page.
*** ** ADU as a whole, going by the mini-bios on the official site, seems to be this to ''VideoGame/XCom'', what with their being a gung-ho, paramilitary force in blue battlesuits who hunt down [=UFOs=] and reverse-engineer alien technology to even the odds.



* StealthSequel: According to the LEGO magazine, 2012's LEGO Dino theme is a sequel to Alien Conquest: over-running us with dinosaurs is apparently [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace plan two from outer space]].

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* StealthSequel: According to the LEGO magazine, 2012's LEGO Dino theme Toys/LEGODino is a sequel to Alien Conquest: over-running overrunning us with dinosaurs is apparently [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace plan two from outer space]].


''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It's sequel was the [[LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].

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''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]]. It's sequel It was the followed by the [[LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].


''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]].

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''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]].
seriously]]. It's sequel was the [[LEGOGalaxySquad Galaxy Squad line]].


*** ADU as a whole, going by the mini-bios on the official site, seems to be this to {{X-COM}}, what with their being a gung-ho, paramilitary force in blue battlesuits who hunt down [=UFOs=] and reverse-engineer alien technology to even the odds.

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*** ADU as a whole, going by the mini-bios on the official site, seems to be this to {{X-COM}}, ''VideoGame/XCom'', what with their being a gung-ho, paramilitary force in blue battlesuits who hunt down [=UFOs=] and reverse-engineer alien technology to even the odds.


* AscendedMeme: The fighter craft accompanying the Earth Defense HQ set is a nod to the [[{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] spacecraft style that is very popular in the AFOL building community. One of its stickers even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pays tribute to]] the late Nate "nnenn" Nielson, the pioneer and undisputed king of the Vic Viper style.

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* AscendedMeme: The fighter craft accompanying the Earth Defense HQ set is a nod to the [[{{Gradius}} [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] spacecraft style that is very popular in the AFOL building community. One of its stickers even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pays tribute to]] the late Nate "nnenn" Nielson, the pioneer and undisputed king of the Vic Viper style.

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''LEGO Alien Conquest'' is a 2011 Franchise/{{LEGO}} ScienceFiction [[LEGOThemes theme]], and the immediate successor to ''Toys/LEGOSpacePolice''. [[GenreThrowback Throwing back]] to 1950s/1960s science fiction, it's about an AlienInvasion of Earth and the efforts of the Alien Defense Unit to repel the invasion. Compared to the other recent LEGOSpace lines, it's much more lighthearted, goofy, and [[RuleOfFun doesn't take itself at all seriously]].

!!Tropes present in the line and its support material:
* AlienAbduction: The sets even give you civilian minifigs who serve no purpose other than to be abducted!
* AlienInvasion: Since tripods are used, this invasion seems similar to ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', but with human technology over 100 years more advanced, to the point where humanity and the aliens seem equal.
* AscendedMeme: The fighter craft accompanying the Earth Defense HQ set is a nod to the [[{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] spacecraft style that is very popular in the AFOL building community. One of its stickers even [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming pays tribute to]] the late Nate "nnenn" Nielson, the pioneer and undisputed king of the Vic Viper style.
* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: The Earth Defense HQ set. [[EnsembleDarkhorse Most of the LEGO fandom agreed with the trope name]].
* FlatCharacter: There aren't even any distinct characters aside from the leader of the aliens, and even he is completely undefined beyond being the leader. As with many LEGO lines, the intent is to have every character be a generic member of their respective force, the better to both amass armies of identical minifigs and for children to characterize themselves and thus foster creativity.
* FlyingSaucer: Most of the larger alien craft; the one that isn't, the Tripod Invader, can still split off the legs to act as one.
* GenreThrowback: To science-fiction movies of the 50s and 60s, with a strong emphasis on BMovie clichés and tropes. It also contains elements throwing back to ClassicLEGOSpace, most prevalent in the bright blue colour scheme of the ADU forces.
* [[GenreBusting LEGO Theme Busting]]: For what's ostensibly a LEGOSpace theme, it was pretty much designed to fit in very well with LEGOCity, given that it's about invading a modern city on Earth.
* HomeGuard: Given that "defence" is in their name, it's suggested that the ADU is this and they're not actively fighting in space or something.
* LighterAndSofter
* LittleGreenMen
* TheMothership: The Alien Mothership, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously]].
* PeopleJars: Both sides are guilty of this - the aliens are pretty much invading for the sole purpose of doing this to humans to power their ships, and the ADU in turn uses prison pods to capture aliens.
* PuppeteerParasite
** ShoutOut: They look more than a little bit like ''{{Futurama}}'''s brain slugs, as pictured in the PuppeteerParasite trope page.
*** ADU as a whole, going by the mini-bios on the official site, seems to be this to {{X-COM}}, what with their being a gung-ho, paramilitary force in blue battlesuits who hunt down [=UFOs=] and reverse-engineer alien technology to even the odds.
* SpaceMarines: The ADU soldiers have this vibe, especially in terms of design.
* StealthSequel: According to the LEGO magazine, 2012's LEGO Dino theme is a sequel to Alien Conquest: over-running us with dinosaurs is apparently [[Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace plan two from outer space]].
* TripodTerror: The Tripod Invader.
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