Valve Gets a Team Fortress 2 Sentry Gun in Office

Anyone who has played some Team Fortress 2 will know all about the Sentry guns that the Engineers build. They can be an appreciated ally or a hated enemy, depending on your alignment.

While those sentry guns appear to be just works of imagination, the movie magic wizards at Weta Workshop make it their business to make imagination a reality. The folks at Valve visited Weta Workshop down under in New Zealand and they were impressed enough to commission them to make a real life representation of the Sentry gun.

Judging from the pictures and videos, it looks spot on. So, Weta, got a spare one for us?

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • hellwig
    Valve visiting Weta? Seems we're getting ever closer to that Half-life movie.
  • SirGCal
    OMG! I so want one!!! Level 3 though please!!!
  • sliem
    Cool, does it track motion and makes bang bang noise?
  • MattPenner
    sliem, add a Kinect and I'm sure the motion tracking would be a walk in the park. :) That would make for some fun pranks.
  • Darkerson
    That is pretty awesome!
  • Trialsking
    hellwigValve visiting Weta? Seems we're getting ever closer to that Half-life movie.
    Sounds more like a TF2 movie if they made a sentry gun.....I nominate Vince Offer to play scout. Just type that into goggle to see why.
  • Flynn_Serlant
    I want to see a total conversion:
  • fonzy
    Stop playing around and get the next Half-Life done already.
  • gm0n3y
    Wow, they actually made it out of metal too; it's not just some cheap movie prop made of plywood and plastic. Nice job, now start making more and throw them up on eBay.
  • jimmysmitty
    First the valve. Then the Golden Crow Bar. Now the Sentry. Their offices will soon become a fortress. I am guessing they know how the events of L4D occur and are beefing up their offices for the apocalypse.