Half Life 2: The Orange Box

Half Life 2: The Orange Box Achievements

Little Rocket Man

Send the garden gnome into space.   

In Episode Two, find the Gnome in the communications shack in the begining of the game. He is hidden under a shelf. Keep the gnome with you until you get to the White Forrest Base and place it in the rocket with Lamarr. You must close the door after you place the Gnome inside the Rocket with Lamarr. The achievement will unlock once the door is closed.

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Comment #1 by ninjadog31
Thursday, June 17, 2010 @ 06:04:29 AM

does any1 know how 2 get this achivement pls.

Comment #2 by ChiliD
Saturday, June 19, 2010 @ 09:11:31 PM

Comment #3 by meatshield
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 06:54:57 AM

frustration....... stupid driving -_-

Comment #4 by ChiliD
Saturday, July 10, 2010 @ 02:47:54 PM

yea, i got past the driving, but the helocopter shot it out of my hand out of reach and the file saved over so i couldn't go back to get it

Comment #5 by Mafia Tuga
Thursday, July 22, 2010 @ 05:32:29 AM

The only thing that is very anoing is to drive with the gnome in the car!!!

Comment #6 by Jesuspowder
Saturday, August 14, 2010 @ 12:17:06 PM

Here's a tip. When in the train-yard with the helicopter overhead, whenever the helicopter flies over you, the wind sucks the gnome out. Try this: set the gnome out of the car before attempting to cross the yard. Take Alyx and the car to the end where the tunnels are. Get out of the car and Sprint under the nearest train car. keep popping out and hiding under cars (you can't get shot while under a train car). It's a bit time consuming, but it eliminates some frustration. Grab the gnome and come back the same way.

Comment #7 by iLLMATICxKiNG
Thursday, December 16, 2010 @ 11:58:57 AM

My proudest achievement...

Comment #8 by cr0wnd hunter
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 @ 04:24:06 PM

So, do you have to like carry him through the entire game or something? cause
that is what you have to do inL4D dark carnival

Comment #9 by TheFallOfJordan
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 08:38:31 PM

This is one of my favorite & my proudest achievements. This requires EXTREME patience, and LOTS of saving. Save any time you get past a place you deem mildly difficult to bring your little friend with. So when things -do- go awry, you can just revert to a save.

Comment #10 by Peck4
Saturday, February 05, 2011 @ 08:23:38 PM

Didn't find this that hard. Took me one day, starting at 8 am and i was ready
21 pm

Comment #11 by Freckl
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 06:33:03 AM

A real good achievement, and definilety my proudest achievement. Driving part
is really frustrating but it is all worth it:D

Comment #12 by Emblem566
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 06:10:55 PM

Wasn't really hard once you know where to go. My most favorite one.

Comment #13 by LiamVIII
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 05:51:16 AM

Quite simply the best achievement on the 360.
The driving part isn't that bad, I remember just firing the gnome a fair distance with the Grav Gun then driving, picking up the gnome again and repeating.
Games should have more achievements like this where they have nothing to do with the story...another reason for replay-ability.

Comment #14 by IVIysery
Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 07:11:23 PM

This is harder then the L4D2 one.

Comment #15 by ciyinyde
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 06:40:54 PM

Yea the l4d2 rescue was hard. I can see this being alot harder then Dark Carnival I have not tried this one tho.

Comment #16 by zecmo
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 11:53:31 PM

@Jesuspowder thanks soooooooo much for the tip. Twas very helpful and it kept me from putting my controller through my tv : D

Comment #17 by munta2go
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 01:38:50 AM

Tip - When you come to the place where the vortigaunts are healing Alyx, leave the gnome there while you battle the ant lions and when you go through the tunnels to gather the extract, you end back here anyway so you don't have to take it with you.

Comment #18 by ThinkIcouldburn
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 @ 02:30:38 AM

This is easy once you turn on invincibility. Takes some time and patience, but it's far from difficult.

Comment #19 by Killerchronic
Monday, June 20, 2011 @ 12:21:50 PM

@10 It took you 13 hours wtf did you do, start at 8am, get stoned all day till 8pm then actually start playing the game? lol

Comment #20 by TVthePunisher
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 08:25:40 AM

The time me and Travelocity Gnome went through will never be forgotten. From accidentally finding it under a table and wondering "hey what's this?" to looking at my achievement list and going "ah shit...", then the times we had as I tossed you repeatidly at enemies, fired my gun while you were in the way yet you took every bullet like a champ. I even got so mad at a helicopter that you went out of your way to fly straight from my grav gun and hit it upside the cockpit. I was so proud...then you dissapeared and I didn't know where you were, so I had to reload a save just to make sure you stayed by my side, Gnomey. Then on the final trek, ignoring the race with Wall-E and finally setting you in your place, comfertabely laying back in the rocket as I close the door. I'll miss you, Little

Comment #21 by TVthePunisher
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 @ 08:27:25 AM

Rocket man.

Certainly my proudest achievement, mainly because I didn't have an idea what I was supposed to do without the internet yet I trekked through it all anyways, taking him everywhere with me.

Comment #22 by MassiveKneeGrow
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:27:59 PM

Got it today , very funny achievement !!!

Comment #23 by DrTy_FatCheese
Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 06:27:09 PM

It was like being a single parent with a semi well mannered fat bearded little baby. Thank the lord no diapers were involved.

Comment #24 by Grohlvana
Saturday, August 06, 2011 @ 07:54:38 PM

About to start the driving part. Wish me luck.

Comment #25 by xmanglerx
Monday, August 08, 2011 @ 10:10:09 PM

use the invinciballity cheat it does not disable achievemts and lastly remember to shut the door once you put you gnome in the rocket i had to go back and do it twice for that reason

Comment #26 by Lip Monster LOH
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 05:33:32 PM

Fun and challenging achievement. I did not press on until I wedged the gnome between my back opening and seat. He did not move at all and didn't fall out once :)

Comment #27 by ImGoodAtCrying
Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 09:35:57 PM

r.i.p lamarr

Comment #28 by NinjaPrincess
Saturday, October 22, 2011 @ 12:51:04 PM

I hate this gnome ¬¬ I'm halfway through the driving, about ready to turn my cross bow on myself!

Comment #29 by Tomafork XD FTW
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 11:34:31 PM

gnome chompski...IN SPAAAAAACE!!!!!!!!

Comment #30 by jaklans170
Sunday, April 08, 2012 @ 08:18:14 PM

Ime gust glad it isnt cussn you or your "dog" like those nasty gnomes in fable 3 (god i hate those d@mn things)

Comment #31 by black neko king
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 01:03:11 AM

this, was really the hardest one i have ever got in a xbox 360 game, from chapter one to four? serioulsy, driving was one thing, but the attack chopper? plus all the getting in and out of the car? not to mention looking for it, it was hard, long and at times frustrating, but in the end, it was worth sending that little bastard into space.

Comment #32 by Spaceman Jdog
Friday, April 20, 2012 @ 09:30:53 PM

I didn't think it was that hard, I got it on my first try and I didn't even know it was an achievement, I just thought it would be funny to take him with me ;)

Comment #33 by brucedj07
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 07:43:06 PM

to make it way easier, do the following. During the helicopter part, blast that gnome straight ahead. drive to it. hide under train cars, use gun to pull gnome to you. rinse and repeat! REMEMBER to hide under the rails. also check this walkthrough out. it tells you when you can abandon the gnome and get him back later!

Comment #34 by Flexmando
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 10:43:37 AM

The hardest part was when the damn Chopper showed up....

You can always get out the car, use the Gravity Gun to throw the Gnome up ahead of you, get back into the car and just drive to where the Gnome is. That is what I did when the Chopper showed up.

Comment #35 by shakeNbake0810
Saturday, July 28, 2012 @ 03:42:15 PM

@19 haha that seems to be the way to do it

Comment #36 by shakeNbake0810
Monday, August 06, 2012 @ 01:56:27 PM

I forgot this little bastard after beating the chopper without any saves to help me i was so pissed

Comment #37 by Rewsifer
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 04:16:30 PM

Part one only took 4 hours for me to beat... approx. how long is part two? Just wondering how long I'm supposed to to carry this gnome for IF I even bother.

Comment #38 by Davvvide
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 @ 10:52:29 AM

best achievement ever!

Comment #39 by Kai Tetley
Friday, April 26, 2013 @ 08:20:13 AM

Oh my fucking god. This fucking achievement. FUCK!!!!!!

Comment #40 by Chaz Of Sparta
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 03:17:57 PM

Already had to lose 40 minutes of progress because of this retarded achievement, I don't know how anyone can find this "fun", it just kills the enjoyment for me.

Comment #41 by Chaz Of Sparta
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 03:30:04 AM

Perhaps I was too harsh on my last post, I absolutely hhate having to redo things, no matter how small so obviously I was pretty frustrated at the time. :P About to start the driving part so hopefully it won't be too bad.

Comment #42 by Geeze
Thursday, July 25, 2013 @ 10:18:59 AM

I remember when I attempted this achievement that little bugger kept falling out the back of the car. This was so fun to do.

Comment #43 by Kagath
Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 04:54:42 PM

The chopper was the hardest part. As stated above, get out and throw it as far as you can then get back in the car. It took me a few tries but once I started that technique it wasn't nearly as frustrating. ALSO, leave him in the garage and don't bother taking him through the blockade.

SAVE SAVE SAVE ! Manual saves every so often in case you lose him.

Comment #44 by BoovDawg
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 @ 08:56:34 PM

I swear the first time I got this achievement on my old xbox I simply grabed the gnome where you first find him stepped out side and launched him up in the sky and got the achievement! ? Wierd... also I am sure there is another gnome further into the game......

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Game Info
Electronic Arts


US October 10, 2007

Resolution: 1080i
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-16
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