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Video games have been and still are a big part of my life. In my adult years it’s a great way relax and unwind in a world that is make-believe. So naturally when a LEGO set or an Ideas submission is released it instantly grabs my attention. This week’s feature is from a game that brings back some fond memories, creating portals and solving puzzles. 

The Portal Gun, inspired by the hugely popular Portal video game, is an iconic weapon/tool amongst avid gamers and one I think we all wished we had.

Introducing the Portal 2 Quantum Tunnelling Device (Portal Gun) by Hooded-Blaze!

This model is based off Aperture Sciences’ Quantum Tunnelling Device, also known as the Portal Gun – Hooded-Blaze

The build is rather large, which is good, it would look amazing on display and most certainly be a conversation starter. From the images supplied it looks as though no bare studs are showing and the exterior is completely tiled over, which is rare for a LEGO set. I think that is why it looks so impressive, the smooth shape, curves and overall design screams awesomeness.

From a front-on view you can see right down the barrel of the gun, literally. With the clamp/pincers at the front, the many cables protruding and other details really do finish off the Portal Gun nicely. Infact it looks good from any and every angle.

Creating the back curved portion of the build must have been tricky, there are a few gaps but overall the shape is spot on and looks pretty much identical to its in-game counterpart.

Also included in the submission is a display stand, that at first looks rather simple but with the Technic elements and large LEGO tile, with ‘Aperture Laboratories‘ printed on it, makes for an impressive little build in its own right.

This would be no doubt a fantastic LEGO set because of how large the Portal community is. Since its release, over 40 million players have played Portal 2 worldwide. – Hooded-Blaze

I personally would love to see this made into a real LEGO set, on display alongside some of my other video game themed sets. Perhaps creating a MOC (my own creation) of both an orange and blue portal. Minifigures or builds of the two robot characters from the game would be cool too, although LEGO have already produced a Portal Minifigure (LEGO Dimensions), more would also be nice.

We would like to wish Hooded-Blaze the best of luck in gaining the required 10k support. If you like the look of this idea and would like to give your support, please use the links below. Registration is free to LEGO Ideas and only takes a minute, so head over there now and do your part!

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