If you've spent any amount of time browsing our daily news coverage here at Tecca, you already know that two of our favorites pieces of geek culture are Legos and fan-made Portal props. The video above shows a fusion of the two, and as you might have guessed, we couldn't be more excited.
Made by an employee at the Lego store in Minneapolis, the life-sized replica of the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device — or simply, "the Portal gun" — includes all the features you'd expect. The prongs on the front of the gun are motorized using Lego Mindstorms battery power, and the transparent tube that runs the length of the gadget actually switches colors between orange and blue with a simple flip of a switch.
In the video, the guns designer — who identifies himself only as "Ted" — says the device is built from over 2,000 plastic bricks and took over a year to design. We can't help but pray that the amazing replica eventually becomes its own Lego set. And thanks to Lego Cuusoo — which has already yielded the Lego Minecraft collection — there's actually a chance it may happen.
[via Nerd Approved]
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