Sci-Fi Planet: LV-426 from Alien and Aliens- Order the Alien Collector's Edition DVD

LV-426 Planetoid
(from Alien and Aliens)

In Alien, Dan O'Bannon had written a script entitled Memory comprising what would become the film's opening scenes: a crew of astronauts awaken to find that their voyage has been interrupted because they are receiving a signal from a mysterious planetoid.

Art Director Les Dilley created miniatures of the planetoid's surface based on H.R. Giger's designs to sculpt a desert landscape surface.