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Lego Is Considering A Portal Based Kit, We Had Hoped For a Game...

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When I opened my email this morning I saw that one of our readers had submitted a link that had me very excited (no it was not porn… sheesh). The title of the article was “Lego ponders Portal pack”. Now I do not know about you, but what that said to me was that Lego was considering adding Portal to their very popular (and fun) Lego line of video games. I have played many of the other Lego series of games and they are great, so of course I was excited about the possibility that Lego would buy into the Portal franchise. Unfortunately, my imagination got away with me and I quickly discovered that the article was not about a game, but an actual Lego set.

Still the news is pretty cool someone proposed the idea to Lego through their CUUSOO program and has now reached the needed 10,000 supporters to move to the review stage. Checking out the CUSSOO page Team Jigsaw has come up with some pretty stellar stuff and even has a few wallpapers that you can down load. One of our favorites is the Lego Version of GLaDOS which the team says has a “satisfying level of difficulty, but still an elegant and representative translation”.

This project moves to the Lego Jury who will convene in September to decide the fate of the currently “supported” (meaning they have the required 10,000 supporters) projects. According to Lego they will “build concept models, put them in our test chamber, bake them, and determine if the concept meets our high standards for what it takes to be a LEGO product.”

Although our hopes were dashed for a Lego based version of the Portal game we still have a small glimmer of hope that they might consider this, if they give the final thumbs up to the Portal Lego Kits and those in turn take off in the market. I know that I would certainly pick one or two of these kits up if they do hit the local stores, they are simply too cool not to.
Original Link from The Register
Check out the CUUSOO page for the Thinking With Portals Project

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