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A nondescript city neighbourhood has a secret in one of its apartment blocks – an alien-infested spaceship. Barcelona-based sci-fi fan Luis Nostromo loves the Alien films so much - he has built his own museum. Nostromo - real surname Escribano but renamed after the film's spaceship - saw the original Ridley Scott film when he was young, and a life-long passion developed. The 43-year-old has now almost completed his painstakingly detailed homage to the series of films. Luis, a driver by occupation, says everything in the 55-square-metre space, located in his neighbourhood, is handmade and has been created using wood, metal grating, plastic, PVC, and other recycled materials. He explains: "I saw Alien when I was nine years old; I was so scared but fascinated by the creature. Then I saw Aliens and then became obsessed by the franchise, and started to collect some alien toys, books etc. "I've been collecting Alien for more than 20 years, but just over three years ago I ran out of space at home and I decided to move everything to another space next to my house. It's a space of 65 m² and I decided go a step farther and decorate the place by recreating parts of the life-size sets: I built a corridor section of the Nostromo, part of Ash's laboratory, part of the auxiliary ship Narcissus. There is also a hallway of the Hadley's Hope complex where Ripley and the Marines found Newt in Aliens, and there is finally another set for Alien³ and the rest of the films. “There are replicas of props such as weapons, detectors etc. also some original props used in the movies, life-size statues. In the last years, the collection grew faster and I have some original screen-used pieces from the movies; like the chest armour of the marine Frost in Aliens or other Prometheus or Covenant stuff. “I have been recreating the sets for more than three years and I hope to finish the last details during 2020. The plan is to allow concerted visits once finished.”
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