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Wheatley puppet is painstakingly built and kind of amazing

So you think you're a Portal fan because you've beaten the game. Oh, you went back and looked for all of Rat Man's dens, huh? Wow, you've really taken this thing as far as it can go. Time to move onto a new game... or you could just spend three months building your very own fully expressive and lit-up Wheatley to carry about with you and persuade people that you actually are Chell. An actual Portal Gun would technically be a more impressive achievement, but only by small margin.

Furin's exhaustive replication of the Steve Merchant-voiced robo-ball is detailed on her blog; note that this is her second effort of this scale. Her work's already drawn the praise of well-known Portal mod-maker Ryan Palser, who sold one of his custom-built sentry turrets to Gears of War director Cliff Bleszinski. At the time of writing, Furin's Wheatley is the only one in existence – and she's keeping it for herself. “My friend generously volunteered to make Chell's Portal 2 jumpsuit for me, since I'm sewing-retarded,” says Furin – hopefully you'll agree she's earned a rest anyway.

Aug 10, 2011

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16 comments

  • NullG7 - August 12, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Cool p.s. Dose anyone know how to make a mathematical pie symbol in type the recaptcha just asked me that as one of the words...
  • archnite - August 11, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    If i remember right from Portal 2's commentary they said Wheatly uses geometry that disappears to get his eye to work since their wasn't enough room. So this person is actually better at making Wheatly than Valve.
  • MeabhieD - August 11, 2011 5:08 p.m.

    I don't want it... I NEED it <3
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - August 11, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    She made Wheatley, now could she make Glados?
  • big000 - August 11, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    Now that's impressive
  • jackthemenace - August 11, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    I want to marry her. Even if she DOES have an Edward Elric arm.
  • Zeb364 - August 11, 2011 7:27 a.m.

    So freakin awesome.
  • Jacko415 - August 11, 2011 5:53 a.m.

    HAH! Thats amazing.
  • BluegrassSmoker - August 11, 2011 5:52 a.m.

    Good lawn gnomes.
  • ChiChiRocket - August 11, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    "Too much time on your hands" does not apply when you make something AMAZING!
  • corndog501 - August 11, 2011 4:39 a.m.

    @Landshark Yes, yes, yes! I love it! Valve needs to make it happen! Walt Disney would shit a brick if there was a Portal theme park with anima-tronics!
  • Landshark - August 11, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Makes me want a VALVe Theme Park with anima-tronics even more!!
  • Crimmy - August 11, 2011 3:06 a.m.

    Sweet. Do want so much.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 11, 2011 2:59 a.m.

    Sounds like he's made of some type of plastic. Pretty cool, that.
  • EnigmaSpirit - August 11, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    That is amazing. Can she get a nobel prize for this? And she was thinking of doing Edward Elric too. I would love to see what she could do with the automail arm.
  • Zepaw - August 11, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    totally worth the time and effort, and there is no sarcasm implied. :D

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