Following his amazing GLaDOS from Portal 2, Brandon Bannerman (Catsy) miniaturizes a turret to minifig-scale (or near enough), alongside an adorable custom Chell fig, complete with ASHPD.
For all of you out there who’d like your own turret to keep you company during the long twilight of civilization, Brandon has kindly posted instructions.
Another interesting thing about Brandon’s design has been watching it evolve based on feedback from fellow builders. See the earlier iterations here and here, together with the comments that inspired the final version.
My lovely wife pre-ordered Valve’s Portal 2 for me, and I’m looking forward to playing it tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the Portal-themed LEGO models emerging from talented builders like Tyler Clites and Ryan (LDM).
EDIT: Of course, these are so timely and cool that we blogged them twice. Well, at least you can watch the video in my post:
While we’ve featured several Portal turrets in the past, this version by Will Page (Haystack Hair) is one of the most accurate Lego renditions and even features opening side panels for the guns. Now I really can’t wait for Portal 2 to come out.
I promise, we are not in fact contractually obligated to blog all Portal or Valve-inspired LEGO creations. But this Spontaneous Portal Generator Prototype II (aka Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device) by Neaku (also on Flickr) definitely caught my eye:
Via BioniBlog, where Ean has a nice overview of the latest Bionicle Building Contest over at BZPower.
I am admittedly a Valve fanboy, and I especially love Portal, the acclaimed puzzle game originally bundled with The Orange Box. When I saw this vignette my Mister_007 featuring one of those child-like (and lethal) turrets, I had to blog it immediately. And remember, the turrets don’t hate you.