Robotics Engineer Builds Pocket-Sized Portal Personality Cores

Robotics Engineer Builds Pocket-Sized Portal Personality Cores

What better way to start the day than with mad AIs that fit in the palm of you hand?

When he's not busy working on robots, engineer Chris Myles likes to spend his time recreating things from videogames and movies. Hot on the heels of his rather dangerous-looking hidden blade from the Assassin's Creed, he's created diminutive replicas of the four personality cores from Portal 2.

Those of you who have finished Portal 2 - and for those who haven't, there are some spoilers ahead - will undoubtedly remember the cores from the final fight with Wheatley. With their unique and special defectiveness, the space-obsessed Space Core, the dashing Adventure Core - or Rick, as he prefers to be called - and the knowledgeable Fact Core help Chell and GLaDOS avoid being vaporized by facility's impending destruction.

To honor their heroic efforts - or just because he thought they looked cool - Myles has recreated tiny replicas of the three cores, as well as Wheatley. Not just any replicas either, but incredibly detailed replicas with moveable, light-up eyes. As you can see from the video, the mechanism used to move the eyes around is only a little bigger than a quarter, and yet they're capable of an amazing range of movement.

Unfortunately, Myles says that he isn't interested in selling the cores and he isn't interested in making any more of them, so we can only look on in admiration at their fine craftsmanship. There are more images of the cores on Myles' Flickr page, where you can see how detailed they really are.

Source: Joystiq

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Ah such a shame valve doesn't get in on stuff like this, portal toys would sell so well, the plush turret, these spheres, seriously add something to make them talk and they would sell like hot cakes.

Daw, if these were a toy line of diffrent cores, that would be awesome and he could make millions if he was allowed.

I want the curious one from the first Portal! "Ooh, what's that? What is that? That thing has numbers on it. That thing is round. Who are you, lady? Where are you taking me?"

thats not the space sphere, but the anger core (portal 1)

space core/sphere is yellow...

My guess is someone is going to make Glados next.

But still awesome craftsmen ship on these spheres, although he got the Red one wrong, it should be Yellow

If Valve were to do only one intelligent thing for the rest of the year, it would be buying these off that guy and selling them. I'd happily buy the lot of them (as well as the space sphere).

arc1991:
My guess is someone is going to make Glados next.

But still awesome craftsmen ship on these spheres, although he got the Red one wrong, it should be Yellow

Don't give them ideas. We'll be doomed!

On topic though, it's a shame he's not interested in making more of these. I'm not into toys, but I would definitely buy them.

Dear Valve

Make this happen or give that guy the right to mass produce them!!! I think their sizes they would be great as key chain.

Martin van Wijk:
thats not the space sphere, but the anger core (portal 1)

space core/sphere is yellow...

The video makes the light look more red than it is. It's the Space Core.

I'd totally buy it, if i would see it in a shop. Looks really cool. Now if it were able to talk, too...
That would be even more mega-super-awesome. But as it is, it's still damn cool.

All thats needed is a small voice emitter that says all their phrases.

Valve needs to get on this. It's free fuckin' money for them. And I would bet anything that the yellow core would sell like crazy.

"SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!"

If they were for sale and could speak at least random lines form the game i would buy every single one of them! I would settle for a mini companion cube if i had any idea where to get one..

wanna buy them T_T come on valve do something

I would pay (nearly) ANY sum of money for these.

Are they voiced by Nolan North? If not, no sale.

These would literally be the greatest toy of the year. I want a Space Core!

Want.

That basterd! He plans to keep all to him self! And what do we get?! Some pictures and a video! Basterd!

OT: That is so awesome. I wish he would do more and sell them. As it has been pointed out those would be awesome as key chains.

Its strange the day i finished portal 2 i was thinking "i want some sweet ass miniture replicas for my desk.... AND NOW I CAN HAVE THEM!

I wish they would make offical cores and sell them.

I would also buy one of these if they were for sale and had voices. Though I would much prefer the Curious Core from Portal 1.

"Oooo... that thing has numbers on it!"

xMelior:
Want.

Mod Warning imminent!

OT:
I would pay for it if it was actually moving by itself, but an outstanding job nonetheless.

I saw "robotics engineer" and thought these would be really special. I mean sure they're pretty cool, but I kinda expected more.

Shame the space core is red instead of orange. I would buy the Wheatly orb if it could talk, though.

When I read "robotics engineer" I sorta expected them to move around a bit, maybe even have some lines of dialogue, but alas they don't.

Still, they look amazingly accurate, even including the slightly worn look. Very impressive indeed. Valve; reel this guy in. I'd buy one, that's for sure.

Will people please stop making merchandise for my favorite games that I just HAVE to have. Some of us have to spend money on food y'know!

I think this man could literally make more money than Valve did by selling Portal 2, if he were to individually auction each of these off to they're Highest bidders.

He should donate these to be auctioned off at the Child's Play dinner.

Next will be a Build Your Own Potato GLaDOS Potato Kit.

Logan Westbrook:

Unfortunately, Myles says that he isn't interested in selling the cores and he isn't interested in making any more of them, so we can only look on in admiration at their fine craftsmanship. There are more images of the cores on Myles' Flickr page, where you can see how detailed they really are.

Everyone saying that Valve should buy them off him, or that this guy should mass produce them...can you not appreciate that he made them just to make them?

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So... What, do I just pay you or should we try something else?

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I'd love to have one of these just to take around with me for no reason, would also be awesome to have the set next to my computer.

Solo-Wing:
Next will be a Build Your Own Potato GLaDOS Potato Kit.

I heartily endorse this product and/or service.

-- Steve

 

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