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Skeleton Drones,[1][2] also known as Zombies,[3] Skeleton Zombies,[4][2] and Ogel Drones,[5] are the minions of Ogel in the Alpha Team theme.


True to their name, Skeleton Drones have white skull faces and are dressed in red and black uniforms in every variant.


In the original video game LEGO Alpha Team released in 2000, on which the theme was based,[6] Zombies have a custom head print with hypnotized eyes and a wide toothy grin. However, some in-game images (such as large posters in Ogel's bases) show them with normal skeleton heads.

Guards, Troopers, and Lurchers wear uniforms that are red on the right side and black on the left side, a silver belt going across their lower torso, and a black Mini Cap. Guards and Troopers have red epaulets and gloves, but Lurchers have black gloves and no epaulets.

Zombie Workers wear red shirts, black overalls (with a zipper on the front and a gear logo on the back), a black Mini U.S. Cap, and white hands. Zombie Handcart Operators wear the same uniform with a few minor differences: the left strap of their overalls is undone, the zipper is open, and the Mini U.S. Cap is worn backwards.

Zombie Barrel Pushers have a unique design not shared with other variants. Their uniforms are almost entirely red, save for the black hips and gloves, and a black ionizing radiation hazard symbol printed on the torso. They are equipped with black oxygen tanks, a black gasp mask with a transparent green visor, and a black hard helmet.


When LEGO launched sets based on LEGO Alpha Team in 2001,[6] Zombies were renamed 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 due to having epaulets, Mini Caps, and black spears. None of the other Zombie variants from the game are represented in sets.


In Mission Deep Sea, Skeleton Drones are included in many sets. They wear the same suits as the guards from the Ogel Control Center, but they received a new villainous head print, grey breathing tanks, black flippers, large transparent fluorescent green Insect Helms, and transparent fluorescent green spears. Another slight variation has a badge on the chest, apparently indicating a higher ranking drone.


Main article: Ice Drone

In 2004 - 2005, skeleton drones became known as Ice Drones. They wear the same Insect Helms and had the same evil skulls as their Mission Deep Sea counterparts, but have a new outfit design with a dark red color, a new scarab emblem on their torsos, and a transparent fluorescent blue Insect Helm, and wielded transparent blue chainsaws.

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 similar suit to the normal Ice Drones but has a new black head with white printing and red detailing in the eyes.


Skeleton Drones are normal townspeople enslaved by Ogel with his Evil Orbs, now turned into an army of his brainwashed minions that oppose Alpha Team.

In the video game, 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.

Skeleton Drones were freed from Ogel when the Spy triggered a mind-control orb self-destruct program.

LEGO Description[] This is a description taken from LEGO Alpha Team manual. Please do not modify it.

The Guards have been trained to stand to attention. They'll attack if an Alpha Team member runs into them.

Ogel's Troopers are programmed to march back and forth, but they'll break rank if an Alpha Team member gets too close.

Zombie Barrel Pusher
These zombies are taking goo to the D.O.O.M. Machine to make Evil Orbs.

Zombie Handcart Operator
These workers usually mind their own business, as long as a team member doesn't get too close.

The Lurchers are the most devious of Ogel's henchmen. They chase Alpha Team members that get too close.

Zombie Worker
The Zombie Workers operate Ogel's fiendish machinery. They always mindlessly man their machinery, unless you interupt[sic] their work. This is a description taken from Please do not modify it. (See an archive of the product’s page)

Ogel's Skeleton Drone Army also know[sic] as Skeleton Zombies in some circles, these are Ogel's firstline[sic] of defense, as well as a formidable offensive threat in combination with the new OG-2000 orb launching system.

Neutralize the skeleton zombie threat withoutharming[sic] them. Strategy is to capture as many as possible and then rescue them from their sad zombie life. This is a description taken from Evil Music. Please do not modify it.

Ogel uses his mind control orbs to turn people into skeleton drones. He's built an army of these drones, who obey his every evil command.

Gallery of Variants[]

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OriginalMission Deep SeaShark Sub CommanderIce DroneSuper Ice Drone

Video Game Variants[]

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AT Trooper 1
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AT Zombie Worker 1
AT Zombie Handcart Operator 1
AT Lurcher 1
GuardTrooperZombie Barrel PusherZombie WorkerZombie Handcart OperatorLurcher


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Behind the Scenes[]

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Zombie precursor in LEGO Logic

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.[6]


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