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Portal 2 – ATLAS, P-Body, and the latest Aperture investment opportunity

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:

Your entire life has been a mathematical error

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.

“This chamber has been replaced with a live fire course designed for military androids. The Enrichment Center apologizes for the inconvenience and wishes you the best of luck.”

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.

The Weighted Companion Cube cannot speak...

…but I think we’re legally obligated at this point to blog all LEGO creations inspired by Valve’s Portal.

Victor Vitale‘s contribution to the genre includes the best Portal gun yet:

Previous Portal love on The Brothers Brick:

But c’mon people — where are your LEGO Left 4 Dead creations? Get buildin’!

The Weighted Companion Cube will accompany you throughout the test.

Since I’m running an older Mac here at home (too old to dual-boot or run VPC), my knowledge of Portal is limited — and reinterpreted — by the many LEGO creations the game has inspired.

Nevertheless, I recognize a good Weighted Companion Cube when I see one. Le’pena uses mainly Technic and Bionicle pieces to achieve the necessary effect: