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The Alien Clinger, also known as Pluuvian Brain-Beast, is an Alien Conquest creature introduced in 2011. It is something of a mascot for the theme, and appear in three sets in total. LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed features one specific Alien Clinger named Gorwell.


The Alien Clinger is a small, hollow, lime green creature with a hole in its bottom slightly larger than a minifigure's head, so it can be placed onto one. Its mouth is represented by another hole, this time on the front of the body, through which minifigures can see through. It has one eyestalk, on which it has a single printed eye. The six tentacles on its lower half can be used to hold it steady when placed on a flat surface, giving it a skittering appearance.


Pluuvian Brain-Beasts, colloquially known to humans as "Alien Clingers", are used by the alien invaders of Earth as special forces to control Earthlings' minds.

Hypaxxus-8 has a pet male Alien Clinger that is named Captain Ploovie. Another male Alien Clinger named Gorwell has attached himself to the ADU Soldier in a plot to spread his mind-controlling influence from Krysto.

The Galaxy Patrol from Series 7 can purportedly withstand the mind-control powers of Gorwell.

The LEGO Movie[]

In The LEGO Movie, an Alien Clinger is seen in Vitruvius' room in The Old West when he, Emmet, and Wyldstyle escape from the Super Secret Police.


  • In the description for 7066 Earth Defence HQ, it is referred to as an alien pet as well as an alien clinger.
  • LEGO does not consider the Alien Clinger a minifigure.
  • Its part ID number is 95204pb01.
  • Alien Conquest counts Alien Clingers as normal enemies, despite the fact that they are not actual minifigures.
  • A kid has an Alien Clinger on his head in Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
  • Clinger maybe based on Facehugger from Alien franchise. Description[] This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (visit this item's product page)

Alien Clinger
"Surprise, puny humans! It’s me, Commander Hypaxxus-8 again! So you want to know about our secret weapon, do you? Well, I’ll tell you, because then you’ll have no choice but to surrender in utter fear and terror! What you call “Clingers” are actually Pluuvian Brain-Beasts. If you get one on your head, it’ll grab on and control your body to make you do my bidding! Ahahahah!! Plus, it’ll suck out all of your precious, precious brainpower to fuel my ships! Also, it’ll probably make you eat a lot of broccoli. They love that stuff. I’ve got a pet Clinger myself, you know. His name is Captain Ploovie, and I take him with me wherever I go. Isn’t he cute? Yes he is! Now give me your brains and your planet!!!" This is a description taken from LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed. Please do not modify it.

A body-snatching support unit whose infestation spreads across its allies. Despite wanting to enslave the entire galaxy with its iron will, Gorwell is a surprisingly friendly extraterrestrial invader.

Sometimes called Alien Clingers or Pluuvian Brain-Beasts, little is known about Gorwell's race of cranium-sucking body snatchers. Given the chance, it's easy for Gorwell to completely control victims like its current host, Deborah... What's not so easy is pretending that there isn't a gigantic, slimy alien sitting on their head. Galactic domination is their strong suit. Earthling small talk? Not so much.

Both the ADU Soldier and Alien Clinger debuted in 2011.

Third Eye
The Alien Clinger appeared in three sets.

Last Stand
The ADU Soldier appears in one set, the "Earth Defense HQ."

Wrath of Conquest
Both the Alien Clinger and ADU Soldier are from the "Alien Conquest" Space theme.

Studio Head
An Alien Clinger appeared in THE LEGO® MOVIE™.


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