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Kronos Props’ Portal Turret Doesn’t Hate You

by Paul Strauss

Portal-mania continues to sweep the land, and I have to give mad props to Ryan Palser of Kronos Props for his entry into the Portal fray – an accurate replica of the turret from the games.


Ryan’s 38-inch tall prop turret replica is actually based on the turret from the original game, and as such, he has designated it as a “version 1.0” or “classic” turret. Either way, it’s pretty damned awesome. While it doesn’t fire killer lasers, it shoots off some more gentle optical ones, and has motion-activated audio that can detect when someone enters the room. It actually has 17 audio tracks to choose from and randomly picks one when a test subject enters the room. It can also play the Portal theme as a bonus.


It took Ryan and his wife Dena months to put together this turret, and all their hard work really shows. They built it from styrofoam, Apoxie Sculpt, Bondo, wood, custom molded components, as well as a custom electronics circuit and various other parts. And lots of white paint.

My favorite detail has to be the Aperture Laboratories laser eyeball. It’s simply a masterpiece. Check out the complete build gallery, including 99 photos at Ryan’s Portal turret Flickr album.

[via The Tanooki – thanks, Holly!]

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Comments (5):

  1. Pan says:

    This is amazing! How much would one be to commission?

  2. Holly says:

    Thanks for the shout out! This piece was too amazing not to share!

    • Rae says:

      I’d pay out the ass for one, that turret is beautiful. But I bet its wishful thinking. No way they’d sell..

      But if you change your mind… *wishful thinking*

  3. Amelia says:

    I want one to be put near the front door. It will be my pet turret and greet me when I come home/go out. <3

  4. Lis says:

    OMG! x_x Your turret is so f* awesome!
    Can I have one?!? *-*

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