By Kieron Gillen on October 15th, 2007 at 12:53 pm.
It may be getting silly now.
[Originated in the depths of 4Chan.org, evidentially by Moony for /po/. Noticed in a Portal thread over at UnknownWorlds by Align]
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Arts-and-Crafts, Portal, Valve, Weighted-Companion-Cube.
68 Comments »
15/10/2007 at 13:03
now THAT is a nice idea, im gonna print that out on a A0 paper.
15/10/2007 at 13:32
Diogo Ribeiro says:
To quote the entire history of japanese console RPGs:
15/10/2007 at 14:14
I now have one sitting on top of my monitor :D
That was a productive lunch.
15/10/2007 at 14:24
Cargo Cult says:
That’s not a Weighted Companion Cube! That’s a Weighted Companon [sic] Cube! Horrible things may happen!
15/10/2007 at 15:15
If only I had access to a colour printer! B&W just wouldn’t do the WCC justice :(
15/10/2007 at 17:26
I understand what the cube is and how to fold it, but what are the other things on the picture ?
15/10/2007 at 18:05
those extra bits are for the edges to go in between the corner parts
15/10/2007 at 18:30
15/10/2007 at 23:19
Does anybody have a photo of the finished cube ?
16/10/2007 at 05:49
Yeah, here: http://greg.medding.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/1192298135556.jpg
Full entry: http://greg.medding.net/blog/2007/10/13/make-your-own-weighted-companion-cube/
16/10/2007 at 10:13
Cool, thanks !
16/10/2007 at 14:48
Kieron Gillen says:
That’s great, Zell.
17/10/2007 at 20:19
I just made this, but it tried to stab me, so i had to throw it into my home-edition incinerator
18/10/2007 at 14:23
No weighted companion cube will ever be as good as your first. I miss you Cubina, may you burn in peace.
19/10/2007 at 18:55
CAUTION: Mass of paper version of Weighted Companion Cube may not be sufficient to activate Aperture Science 1500-Megawatt Supercolliding Super Button.
20/10/2007 at 01:36
21/10/2007 at 04:28
I printed it out and its getto. i used tape. and didnt even use the small little bits
25/10/2007 at 19:21
Robert D says:
What sort of glue did you use?
26/10/2007 at 00:42
Here’s my attempt: http://i22.tinypic.com/2iw3z6.jpg
First time I’ve made something like this – took a lot of tape and patience. :)
26/10/2007 at 00:46
Put it into an incinerator!
29/10/2007 at 22:18
Patrick, sir, that is incredible.
01/11/2007 at 15:55
Looks great even without the ‘depth’ but I taped nickels onto each panel inside, I like my Weighted Companion Cubes to have a bit of…weight.
02/11/2007 at 01:17
I think those other LITTLE pieces are to make it look 3-deminsional or something…you know the corners that stick out and such.
I cut one of those out, and you need a little man’s fingers to make those folds, for the life of me I can’t do that part….but I did make the basic
05/11/2007 at 00:05
A Person says:
How do i put the little corner pieces on? I have no idea how.
11/11/2007 at 06:16
Great idea! I printed it but the little peaces are way tooooooo small. I wish i had a printer that could print huge paper!!!
13/11/2007 at 21:19
Farbror Fazer says:
Can someone plz make a steb-by-step guide on how to do this? I’m to stupid to figure that out by myseft and I guess I’m not the only one… :(
16/11/2007 at 00:28
yea your not the only one…
a guide would be nice, anyone?
27/11/2007 at 01:49
!!! cute!!! awsome!! grats !!(warning this ten year old has a micro insierater
04/12/2007 at 14:42
this is brilliant!!
04/12/2007 at 16:15
Chris R says:
LOL to the gold farmer spam post…. in a companion cube thread… gotta chuckle at that.
HOW I MINE FISH?!
17/12/2007 at 01:03
Matt M. says:
I love my companion cube.
24/12/2007 at 17:26
03/01/2008 at 17:37
Who cares says:
Ok how i make it guide plz anybody
08/01/2008 at 02:58
rules 1 & 2
29/01/2008 at 03:58
If you print and paste the printable conpanion cube large on microsoft word. Then on a seprate piece of paper, you can print out the small parts, you can have more room on the page to enlarge the small pieces. Now you have a bigger companion cube.
16/02/2008 at 04:35
please make instructions on how to make this or a video.
19/02/2008 at 13:45
Those of you asking for a guide please take a look at Patrick’s cube: http://i22.tinypic.com/2iw3z6.jpg
In order to make precise folds you’ll need to pre-score the fold lines with a scoring tool. An example of a scoring tool could be an exacto knife with very light pressure: just enough so that the paper will fold at the scored line. A good qualtiy paper is important since it’s a bit thicker. Be sure to leave tabs to allow attachment. If you study Patrick’s cube you should be able to figure out where to cut and where to score.
16/05/2008 at 20:55
now all we need are turret papercrafts!
22/05/2008 at 21:37
Your wish is someone else’s command: http://jetlogs.org/2008/03/02/portal-turret-papercraft/
Warning: freakin’ hard to do.
25/05/2008 at 20:22
Damn its so hard to make!!!
06/07/2008 at 17:38
I really need a guide!!! btw, patricks cube is REALLY FRICKIN AWESOME!!! PATRICK, you should make a portal spoof.
18/07/2008 at 21:01
Thats fraggin grate^^
I’m going to bild both the cube and the turret^^
Great n’ Thanks^^
03/08/2008 at 13:31
This is so awesome.
I really wish someone would make step-by-step instructions
Those corners are really hold to do.
26/08/2008 at 21:59
I LOVE THAT i got the poral game,hated destroying the cube and i finaly get to have it back………………………………………………………. THANKS
12/10/2008 at 03:03
For the little parts I used a toothpick,I just needed to grab it with the very edge of my finger in the very edge of the part,and then pushed it down.
16/02/2011 at 01:56
That’s a wonderful idea.
It might just do the job : vigilon.
24/03/2009 at 16:50
Cool ! I must try it right away !
01/08/2009 at 15:57
Arg! I am pretty good with origami and stuff, and this looks pretty simple, but I don’t have a printer! And if I could I would make a guide for it too!
22/09/2009 at 16:30
16/10/2009 at 08:45
AWESOME! Paper mache’ Companion Cube AND Turret!
02/02/2010 at 04:59
Aperture Labs says:
im going to try to make a cardboard one.Im going to save every little piece of whatever I can turn into a cube.
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You'd sort of assume an aegis would be doing the defending
And fancy new automation
New expansion to add quest types, hideouts and more
One in October, one earlier next year