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This article describes a custom creation, custom theme, or other fan material, made by a Brickipedia contributor. It has never been, is not, and will not be officially released.

The Asteroid Crawler is a custom set made by Jeyo on January 19, 2013. It is an alternate model of 70700 Space Swarmer.

Designer's Thoughts

I was a little disappointed with the Space Swarmer when I bought it. Mainly because it felt incomplete, especially on the sides (in a place that doesn't show up on the official images, strangely). So I decided to redesign it, using only pieces from the set, no more. I came out with this; the Asteroid Crawler! I think it turned out quite well. The grabber mouth has been turned into a cannon that can rotate 360 degrees. The legs, sadly, will always be flimsy and weak, due to that terrible silver spike piece introduced in Ninjago. I cannibalized the robot's blaster and jetpack for the set, but I'm fond of the weapons he wields now. The one big flaw with this set is the cockpit: it can't fit a minifigure. What I ended up doing was building my own little "Buggoid Microfigure". When viewing it, you must keep in mind that I had very few pieces to choose from, as nearly everything was being used for the Crawler.

Promotional Background

The evil Alien Buggoid in his Asteroid Crawler has spotted the Galaxy Squad's robot and moves in to attack. With its glider wings, razor-sharp claws and rotating sonic pulse blaster, the creepy crawler is sure to triumph this time! But the robot, with its twin blasters, isn't going down without a fight. Who will win in the ensuing conflict?

Asteroid Crawler features include:

  • Moveable legs!
  • Rotating and opening cannon!
  • Opening cockpit!
  • Adjustable wings!

Minifigures Included

Crawlerthing Buggoid
How the Buggoid would have appeared if he could fit in the cockpit.
Note that he's actually wearing clothes, unlike of the rest of his species.


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