David. vs A. Sargent
Inventable: Build a futuristic gadget that would make life easier, in 1:1 scale (lifesize).
Ever wish you could go somewhere in less than a minute? Have that Lego store five hours away you always want to go to but can't afford gas? Wanted to not have to get up and walk over to the TV to turn it on? Well, your wishing ends now!
You probably guessed it, I built a portal gun. The idea came from my friend Zach. I was going to make a shrinking gun, which was his first idea, but that didn't get built. Most of the design is my own, but some of the ideas for the front of the gun I got from the Portal game. (And please look to the end, there are some cool pictures of it glowing :D )
Things look nicer on stands, so I built one for it. :)
Overhead perspective. (Sorry for the over-exposure)
The very front. Dads suggestion was to have the front: "Vortexy, like curved in the front." He approved of this. :)
Another picture of the front.
The energy that will eventually become a portal.
The underbelly. Not exactly beautiful, but not hideous either.
Now for the function that wasn't to be. My sister asked me to put a cannon in the middle that you could fire off with a trigger. It was going great, until the trigger had no room to be pulled. Now it won't fire without the gun falling apart first.
The brackets connect from the trigger to this cannon, which I kept just for stories sake.
Just to show that it IS life-sized, here is a picture of me (arm) holding it. I dropped it right after this picture was taken. (Purely on accident, of course) :P
A back/overhead shot.
Now what's a futuristic thing without knobs and turners? My index finger knob controls the size of the portal, and the thumb knob controls the location of where it will lead.
This wheel controls how many times a portal may be used before closing itself. The skull there is a forever portal,but you can only put things through the portal, not human beings. Shooting a portal with another portal will automatically close both.
The display stand. Not anything for the president, but it's pretty cool. :)
Now here are some pictures of me posing under a black-light. :D (No Photoshop was used on the following pictures)
-Agent D. Reporting for duty.- (Yes that's me)
This and the next are just the gun by itself.
I shoulda brought my stand for the pics. :/
Best of luck to you, Sarge! -Agent D., Signing off.-
Hope You Liked It! Thanks For Looking!
C&C Welcome! Soli Deo Gloria!
Quoting Delatron 3000
Well i've never played Portal so I can't comment on accuracy but it's a cool-looking piece of kit! Well done on advancing, it's a good build, well presented.
Thanks Stu! I've never played it either, just seen pictures, and a couple stopmotions based off it. As for accuracy, the gun from the game was only used to get me going in the right direction, otherwise it wouldn't be half so impressive. :) (to me)
I think A Sargent captured the category better, though your portal gun is superb. Excellent shaping, your use of several techniques to achieve curves is impressive. Great use of colour too, and those blacklight shots are pretty cool. I think you squeeze past your opponent here in terms of building skill, and hence have my vote.
I question whether building a portal gun is truly in the sprit of the category. However I can't argue it wouldn't be a great gadget to have. It is really well made, the detailing on the dials and panels adds an extra oomph that wins my vote.
The shaping and detail are both fantastic, but I think the colors are too messy. I also agree that the photos could be better, though I know that photographing black is tricky. Oh, and it could do with some more greebles considering that it's sci-fi. Great idea though, and the level of detail is pretty impressive.