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Build a life-size monument of Robocop in Detroit! Part man, part machine, all crowd funded!
Build a life-size monument of Robocop in Detroit! Part man, part machine, all crowd funded!
2,718 backers pledged $67,436 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Paul Brookfield about 15 hours ago

      Still going on! Amazing that it is carrying on, all things considered!

    2. Jeff Tepper on April 20

      Can we have some kind of status update please? Did the whole thing get canceled?

    3. GARY WOLF on April 14

      Jesus this isn't done yet???

    4. MathPrecision on February 20

      Mine too ;)
      Great to hear it's progressing!

    5. Kaylan Senour on February 20

      This was my first (of many) projects that I backed on Kickstarter. It makes me smile every time I see something about it come up.

    6. Peter Kimball-Evans on February 11

      No updates in 2015 so I am eager to hear about the progress on this statue! Any news at all!?!

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      Jisse on December 27

      Any update? A happy X-Mas present announcement?

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      Adam Alspach on November 10, 2015

      Any update at all? Its been a year....

    9. Chad Smith on November 5, 2015

      Checking in (on November 5, 2015). What's the status of the project?

    10. Damien & Tessie on October 12, 2015

      Any updates on how this is going?

    11. MP Ritvola on August 7, 2015

      is the dream dead?

    12. Michael Boyda on May 16, 2015

      Can I visit the Robocop statue yet? What's the new ETA?

    13. Chad Smith on May 8, 2014

      Hello, Just wondering if there is an update.

    14. GARY WOLF on October 31, 2013

      Do u have a location it's gonna be installed?

    15. Chad Smith on July 22, 2013

      Has the bankruptcy of the city changed anything?

    16. Creator Imagination Station Detroit on February 28, 2013

      Hi, Michael! Updates are at . Check it out! New pics were posted just a few days ago. Hopefully you like how it's shaping up! :-)

    17. Michael Vincent Bramley on February 28, 2013

      It's very nearly been another six months, and two years since it was originally funded. Any chance of another update?

    18. Creator Imagination Station Detroit on September 18, 2012

      hi guys! yarrr, so many different places to post, sorry for any confusion. here's a link to latest update from the end of august, just a few weeks ago: . atoms move slower than pixels, but she's a-comin! we're told we'll be out of the blackbox era soon, with another update in a week. thanks for your support and patience, it'll be well worth it, and the result should last a very very long time!

    19. The Mob Rules on September 17, 2012

      Hope we weren't "Robo-Boned" !! It's been 6 months since an update.

    20. Scott Wolf on August 5, 2012

      We're coming up on 5 months since there's been any info posted at all. Even an update that says "Hey, we're still in basically the same place we were in March and here's why..." would be kind of awesome. Thanks!

    21. Matthew Ferrell on August 2, 2012

      What's the situation with the statue?

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      Mathew McGuire on July 29, 2012

      Looking for an update!

    23. Michael Boyda on July 17, 2012

      4 months since the last update, when will the statue be complete?

    24. Creator Imagination Station Detroit on March 13, 2012

      hi michael! just posted a new update a few minutes ago:

      new pics in there from the 3D scans at the fabrication shop. long story short all's well it's just a looooong process. woo! thanks for your patience. it's one of those things where we could have raced to get any old statue together, but since we're working with such a precision sculptor and the MGM movie studio license and a super detail scan and fab shop, all these points take a while. if it helps we're right there with you on trying to figure it out ourselves as the pros do their work. :-)

      in the words of robo, thank you for your cooperation!

    25. Michael Quinlan on March 10, 2012

      What is happening with this project? It has been almost a year since it was funded. The last update I received was in December.

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      Mark on February 17, 2012

      The website appears to be down

    27. Harold Taylor on August 7, 2011

      wedel219 did you get anything yet.
      I'm still looking at my mailbox.

    28. Reiko on July 25, 2011

      Received my Robo Backer badge a couple weeks ago. Thank You and look forward in visiting the statue on its grand opening day!

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      Robert Leale on July 14, 2011

      Just got my button today! I'm geeked.

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      wedel219 on July 10, 2011

      Seems like, at least as of a few weeks ago, I'm not the only one who hasn't gotten the promised reward for the amount donated. I still haven't gotten anything. Is there anyone else who's still empty handed?

    31. Harold Taylor on June 22, 2011

      Looking forward to getting all of my goodies.
      I'm going to check the mailbox now!

    32. Creator Imagination Station Detroit on June 22, 2011

      meepmeep! update in the hole! more packages in the mail and link to where backers can get their online badges: - teamrobo . we'll get a store up on the site soon for shirts. woo! - teamrobo

    33. Adrian Crook on June 22, 2011

      Woah hey how can I order a shirt? I think I donated too little to get a shirt, but they totally rock. PLEASE let me buy one now? Thanks!

    34. Jason Aragorn Tobias Lunn on June 20, 2011

      Another month with no updates to, no rewards, no communication from the project.... what's going on in Detroit??

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      James Ellis on May 26, 2011

      Any idea when badges,ect. will be shipped? Responded with address,ect. on 04/17/11.
      Further info,ect.will be appreciated. Thanks!

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      wedel219 on May 15, 2011

      I haven't heard anything since the info was requested for where to ship my shirt. Have the shirts been shipped?

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      Kim David Johansen on April 15, 2011

      Hey guys.
      Just wondering when we will get our personalized digital badge?


    38. Harold Taylor on March 26, 2011

      ...Statue is going to be installed on Wayne State University’s TechTown campus!!!
      Thank you, TechTown! A perfect and fitting location amongst innovation and learning in the heart of Detroit.
      Glad to be a RoboBacker for Detroit!

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      Carl Jansen on March 25, 2011

      Please talk to some experienced themers, some options are on a sculptor of public art in the past; $66,000.00 can get you a nice installation, but there will be a lot of costcutting. Go Detroit!

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      Carl Jansen on March 25, 2011

      Just read some more of the comments; you should realize that the cost of a lost wax cast bronze this size would realistically be upwards of $250K, if done well, by a reputable firm, I just had some monumental sized women bid last month... There won't be any extra for another statue...

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      Carl Jansen on March 25, 2011

      Bronze is extremely expensive, due to the greed of the art foundries. Why not consider other materials; like urethane, fiberglass resins, hardcoated foam? I've domne a lot of work for casinos, theme parks and Hollywood; nobody in the commercial world can afford lost wax cast bronze. Even scaling using CNC doesn't save money, you're just paying for some idiot's mortgage on the 5 axis machine he was dumb enough to buy. Please investigate other materials, why not a sputtered bronze coating on a foam armature? Trust me, there are dozens of ways to make a durable public sculpture these days and not break the donated bank.

    42. Harold Taylor on March 24, 2011

      Glad to be a RoboBacker.

    43. Buff Sanitized & E-Lo G on March 18, 2011

      Robocop represents a beacon of hope and of goodness in a world of greed, crime, decay and corruption. He, like Detroit, is part man and part machine. A well intentioned citizen who fights for the good of the people and when the all ...powerful OCP corporation takes his identity and tries to exploit him for their desires he rebels against the evil machine and reclaims his identity. Eff lame ass misogynistic white boy rapper M&M. Officer Murphy - Robocop - is an icon we can all look up to and an icon that all of Detroit can be proud of.

    44. Harold Taylor on March 18, 2011

      This will be great piece of art for Detroit. Looking forward to visit Detroit when finished!

    45. Kt Andresky on March 14, 2011

      Jay, I use to work on large scale metal sculptures working under an artist who has done work for African Embassies, hockey stadiums and memorials. Last I checked it doesn't cost $50,000 to make a life size (or even 2x life size) steel statue so I am curious how this extra money will be spent.

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      Jay Sorensen on March 8, 2011

      Kt, as someone who pledged early on to support this project, I'd rather see the entire sum go *to the project*. I'd rather have a $64k statue than a $50k statue. But that's just me...

    47. Peter Hanink on March 8, 2011

      Once more example of how this silly little statue is making some big news and having a real impact.…

    48. Kelly Calenberg on March 6, 2011

      This may have been mentioned before. On top of having Peter Weller for the unveiling of the Statue. How about bringing out Nancy Allen (Ann Lewis), and Kurtwood Smith (Clarence Boddicker). Since they play central roles in the Movie!

    49. LOVELAND on March 6, 2011

      hi kt, robo isn't a loveland project. as i mentioned to you on the loveland side of things, we've been restructuring the fundraising tools to make them more effective and sustainable. the four remaining micro grant projects (along with the completed ones) are posted but haven't really generated any traction yet . we spoke about this on the phone recently. if you want the small amount of money that has been raised so far i'll drive a check over right away as i offered, or i can wait til it gets to $500 like we talked about. we're working hard to get the new platform together that we hope will aid a lot of projects, and working through the remaining four is the first job. if you go to you'll see a work in progress where fundraisers get featured in their geographic context in the city. - jerry

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