I think it’s safe to describe Ryan Palser as a “replica video game prop master” at this point. Those of you who enjoyed his fantastic Fallout 3 replica weapons last summer will probably also enjoy his exquisitely crafted Portal turret replica, as well as his beautifully-shot and numerous build photos.

P.S. I am particularly impressed by the eye.

P.P.S. Thanks to Ryan and everybody else who took the time to point out to me that this is, in fact, the turret from the first Portal game. Apparently the design is markedly different in the second game, which, as I said, I haven’t played yet. [Thanks, Ryan!]

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • http://jakespurlock.com Jake Spurlock

    Seriously, I want one of these. (If the voice was added and could track me it would probably keep me up at night though.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/drok369 Derek Hendry

    I want this guarding my house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drok369 Derek Hendry

    POST TO MY FB DAMN YOU

  • Anonymous

    Very very nice work! Now, just add a canister for compressed gas and an airsoft cannon! :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/TIGGERLATOR Sam Caspian

    Fantastic piece of work.

    Please dont get a job for the government :p

  • http://profiles.google.com/markall2004 Mark Allen

    There you are! Are you still there? /shiver

  • http://twitter.com/Sherif_Hamdy Sherif Hamdy

    Simply outstanding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/micah.figone Micah Figone

    Me want!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mortgrimm Jonathan Ruck

    I want a army of these. that are set up to do the song at the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mortgrimm Jonathan Ruck

    I want a army of these. that are set up to do the song at the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Heron/100000779733531 David Heron

    can i buy this anywhere or can u tell valve to make this a product pls

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Heron/100000779733531 David Heron

    can i buy this anywhere or can u tell valve to make this a product pls

  • Anonymous

    i have to have that! want it so bad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jake-Humphries/100000860819050 Jake Humphries

    So wait, we can buy it? :D 

  • I Like Trains

    How much? When can I get this?

  • I Like Trains

    Like seriously, I searched life sized portal 2 turret for sale and it said On sale: $41.95. Can I get this? Like, as soon as possible?

  • I Like Trains

    reply to this one

  • charles

    can you teach me how to make one? i like it

  • Zak

    make it shoot bullets, and I would pay over 500,000 dollars.