Lego Portal set headed to review

Fan campaign through Cuusoo label for Lego set based on Valve's puzzle series reaches requisite 10,000 supporters, now headed to Lego officials for consideration.

Valve keeps players thinking with Portals with its popular first-person puzzle franchise, but soon fans may be able to start building with them--and some well-placed Lego bricks. The fan-started campaign for an official Lego Portal set through the toy maker's Cuusoo Kickstarter-esque label has reached the required 10,000 supporters, and is now headed to Lego adjudicators for official consideration.

Chell inside a prototype Portal Lego Test Chamber.

Those interested in Chell minifigures and brick-based Portal guns may want to temper their enthusiasm, as a number of hurdles remain before the idea can become a reality. Not only would the set need to be approved by Lego officials, but Valve--which owns the Portal property--would need to sign off on the endeavor.

As of press time, Valve had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

The Portal Lego sets were designed by four self-proclaimed "Lego enthusiasts" known as Team Jigsaw. The team formed originally in 2011 to compete in a month-long Lego-sanctioned My Own Creation (MOC) event, where they finished in third place of 21 teams. The group also competed in the 2012 event, and of 39 squads, finished in second place.

If approved and manufactured, a Lego Portal set would follow Minecraft in receiving the Danish brick treatment. The official 480-piece Lego Minecraft Microworld set is currently available through Lego's webstore for $35. That project was born through the Lego Cuusoo idea incubator.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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stjimmy222
stjimmy222

Definitely will be on my wishlist if it does happen.

mtait01
mtait01

i would love to see this made!!! The ONLY thing I would say is that the gameplay in portal is near perfect because it needs to be... in Lego games is can be difficult to target the right enemy with a punch. - If this did get made, they would need to really put some work in! Still, seeing turrets and glados made out of Lego would make my day

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

A Lego GLADoS set! Please make it happen! I would also like to see sets where you can construct Atlas and P-Body.

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Is there a cake? I don't see a cake...

3nd_Of_The_Lin3
3nd_Of_The_Lin3

I've gotta admit, those turrets are looking so cute!

"I wanna hug them and give them hugs."

Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

While this set looks really awesome, I can't see it seeling very well.  It lacks the action focus that some of their other sets have (i.e. Star Wars, Batman, Lord of the Rings, etc.), so it probably won't be as fun for kids to play with.

Joeguy00
Joeguy00

This will just teach children how to make unbeatable Portal levels. This is a work of evil I tell you!!!!

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

That's very cool. How did I not hear about this? I would love it if the set came with loads of extra specialist pieces so you could create your own test chambers.

roodbaard67
roodbaard67

Wow not that many haters around this article usually there are a lot of haters here on gamespot.

namdar
namdar

Lego my portal device!

servb0ts
servb0ts

I Love to see a Lego's Final Fantasy and Lego's Megaman Legends game. instanst Day 1 Buy. ^_^

 

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

If I had kids I'd buy it for them. Seriously.

chappy_man
chappy_man

Would be real cool if this took :)

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

cool i guess ? so this is for the people who did not buy the game (1 or 2), or maybe this is just a lie....

buzznugget
buzznugget

Split the Lego Chell in half and put each end on opposite portals.

sircyrus
sircyrus

I find this insanely awesome but I don't know why.

PsyonicPlague
PsyonicPlague

Is this for real? Cuz I could not imagine actually playing with this set, do I just pick up chell and put her through the portal? Make her have a tea party with glados and wheatley? Also, the placement of portals would be problematic...

 

It just doesn't seem like a good fit for a lego set, hl and hl2 would be a lot better, hell, tf2 could even be fun, there are just a lot of other video games that would be better choices for a lego set adaption.

bgghgubcjhgknjk
bgghgubcjhgknjk

AWESOME!!! Now to see some half life and Left 4 Dead lego to round it off just to be awesome

YouScareMe
YouScareMe

if i buy this will i be able to stick my dingus inside one portal and see it come out of the other one?

3nd_Of_The_Lin3
3nd_Of_The_Lin3

 @Darth_Tyrranus Yes, I can understand how the action focus this set has might not be enough compared to other sets, however when I was young, the thing that I liked so much about LEGO was that I could just do anything I wanted with the sets I had. I mixed Star Wars characters with Harry Potter ones, had Bionicles fighting against police officers, Indiana Jones playing soccer... Basically, anything was possible.

I'm sure kids these days still have enough imagination to make this set feel like it has more action than it does in reality, even if that means making the turrets mobile and being able to fly.

Cheers

Vojtass
Vojtass

 @Darth_Tyrranus Licensed products are only part of their offer. There are many absolutely non-violent original sets, which are quite popular. Portal is a nice theme, but proposed sets need some tweaks.

GinsuVictim
GinsuVictim

 @xsonicchaos Sure, if you want cheap crap. I own plenty of their minifigs and the quality is terrible compared to Lego.

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

 @HAZCHEM88 If i had kids , i would still buy it for them, (but secretly just play with it myself )

Valtero
Valtero

 @HAZCHEM88 The intent here is not to make a toy for kids but an item for collectors. So yeah, if it passes and makes it to production, buy it for yourself. There's no age limit on toys. If you can't man up and buy yourself a toy with your head held high, then you ain't a man. Or woman, if that were the case.

 

To quote CS Lewis: "...to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.... When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

killman961
killman961

 @HAZCHEM88 haha or just buy it for yourself! it looks cool to put up and show off

Vojtass
Vojtass

 @PsyonicPlague There's no one correct way to play with LEGO bricks. You should observe different children how they do it. When I was younger, at first I obviously build a car from the manual, then play with it. But few days later, I disassembled everything and built my own unique creation, then play with it, compose my own scenarios (races, pirate attacks, spy missions etc.)/  Also one set is very often only a base for creating something much bigger. One of the LEGO's biggest pros is compatibility with every other brick set. LEGO = greatest toy ever.

HAZCHEM88
HAZCHEM88

Haha, like my dad did with my Hotwheels.

PsyonicPlague
PsyonicPlague

 @Vojtass ok, I agree with everything you're saying, as I would usually destroy my store bought sets in favor of making my own creation, but I don't think that makes a good argument for a "portal" lego series, I'm all for making your own stuff, but I don't think I'd buy a portal lego set all the same