Portal and Portal 2 were two of the best games of the 21st century. While the first game was a blast to play, the latter really stepped up the humor and story development between its main characters, Chell, GLaDOS, and Wheatley.
Redditor fetchbeer can now push Super Buttons and have someone to talk to when he’s going crazy. They made an end table that looks like the Weighted Storage Cube from Portal. The cube is made of MDF and foamboard and is lit from the inside with RGB LEDs.
Portal fans, you might want to hang onto something. Word of advice, up to you. Genevieve Bee made this cool talking and moving replica of Wheatley from scratch.
Genevieve Bee used XPS foam, foamed PVC and epoxy putty to make Wheatley’s body.
When Randy Slavey’s son turned 13, the newly minted teenager asked his parents to remodel his kid-themed bedroom in the style of two of his favorite games, Portal and Portal 2. The elder Slaveys didn’t disappoint.
You might have heard about Valve and Cryptozoic’s upcoming Portal board game early last year, but we haven’t had much news about it since then. Don’t worry. Portal: The Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game is still alive.
Fans who make Portal recreations usually resort to mirrors and simple perspective tricks to simulate the game’s space-warping effect. But software designer Roland Smeenk’s setup actually creates windows to another space. You still can’t walk into them though.
If you want to set the mood when you’re gaming, don’t just get the Cheetos and 2-liter bottle of Mountain Dew. Use these candles as well. They’re gamer candles from Gametee. They smell like your games.
Portal 2 is one of those video games that was such a classic that gamers are still playing the title even though it’s a few years old now. If you are a fan of the game, you will want to get your wallet ready to buy one of these two action figures, or perhaps both.
The first time we featured Instructables member Yvo de Haas aka Dragonator, we checked out his GLaDOS lamp. Now he’s back with another Portal-themed creation, a life-sized replica of the game’s robotic turret. It has moveable parts, emits lights and sound effects and can even track a moving target.
If you ever looked at one of the white Portal sentry turrets and thought it was a blank canvas waiting for a Sharpie, you will love this. ThinkGeek has an 8-inch vinyl DIY sentry turret that comes with an official Aperture Corporation black permanent marker.
LEGO opened Cuusoo to let fans pitch ideas for play sets. But if you have a 3D printer, you don’t have to wait and beg for a minifig of your favorite character. Just do what Michael “Skimbal” Curry did and make the minifigs yourself.
You can make your own PotatOS with ThinkGeek’s Portal 2 Science Kit, but if you can’t get your hands on an actual potato, the geeky store has another option for you. This officially licensed plush replica of GLaDOS’ tuberous incarnation lights up and plays 10 audio clips from Portal 2.
When you see cosplayers, sometimes you look beyond the beauty of their costumes and realize that many of these people combine art with sheer effort. Some costumes are not worn, but endured. I think I could say the same for this amazing GLaDOS cosplay by Athena Cole aka Enayla, who had herself suspended five feet off the ground to emulate the Portal villain’s appearance.
The Nintendo DS has many puzzle and platforming games, but I bet not many DS owners expected this nice surprise. A small group of fans are working on Aperture Science, an adaptation of Valve’s hit game Portal for the Nintendo DS.
This is the Catpanion Cube, a feline residence made by Instructables member/Aperture Science vet/cat slave Rachael Whitaker. I hear that when you place your cat inside, she’ll be simultaneously dead and alive, stuck inside the dimension that the Portal gun uses to generate shortcuts.
A couple of years ago we saw a Portal-themed bedroom that a father made for his son. Accountant/interior design nut/test subject Lauren recently shared her take on a Portal-themed bedroom on Reddit. It’s neat, creepy and very geeky.