MADE: A Fully Functional Sentry Turret from PortalBy: Josh Wolford - September 20, 2012
TARGET ACQUIRED. DISPENSING PRODUCT.
Are you still there? Good, because I want to show you what’s going to be the envy of every gaming room and hip office across the world.
Not much to see here – just a fully functioning replica turret from Portal, commissioned by Valve and produced by award-winning design and manufacturing studio WETA Workshop.
“On September 13th, 2012, Valve received another mysterious crate from WETA Workshop. Inside was a full-scale, articulated Portal turret, complete with a motion sensor. Once again, WETA Workshop’s gone far, far beyond our expectations to deliver something truly amazing. Thank you, WETA Workshop!” says Valve.
Screw the iPhone 5, this is the best unboxing video you’ll see all week:
Sure, there have been Aperture Science turrets made before – even ones that featured sound. But nothing like this, with the motion tracking and all. It’s in a league of its own.
According to VentureBeat, WETA leaves the door open for these little replicas to go on the market. Although, they would definitely be too pricey for the average Portal enthusiast to own.
I’m assuming that the turret doesn’t actually fire live rounds. Now, if it could be modified to launch jelly beans or something…