Late last year, an amazing replica of Half-Life 2's iconic Gravity Gun went up for auction for Child's Play - a charity 'dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide.' The Gravity Gun went to the highest bidder at a whopping $21,000 bid.
Harrison Krix, the creator and a self-professed 'dork living in Atlanta', recently put together an amazingly detailed walkthrough of how he built the Gravity Gun as well as the video above where he showcases the replica in its full glory.
A snippet of the post reads:
Last month I posted some pretty pictures of the finished Gravity Gun, taken by my good friend Dan Almasy. At that time, the gun was newly finished and on its way to the Child's Play charity dinner in Seattle. I really had no idea what to expect this year - my Portal Gun sold last year for a whopping $14,500 - but its difficult to get a grasp on things when numbers start to reach a point like that. Was it a fluke, or is Portal just that big of a game?
For this year, I knew I had to keep up the momentum (or die trying!) A longstanding "someday" project of mine was the Gravity Gun from Half Life 2. I never had anyone actually commission one of these from me, so I decided the Child's Play auction would be the perfect place to release it. It sold for a staggering $21,000 - and here's how I made it.
Well, first, this is possibly the longest entry I've ever written. That's really saying something considering the length of some of my other write-ups, but I felt a warning should be in order. Get a cup of coffee and a comfy chair; its gonna be a while.
Check out the full post over on Harrison's blog at http://volpinprops.blogspot.com/!