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Hello, Just wondering if there is an update.
Do u have a location it's gonna be installed?
Has the bankruptcy of the city changed anything?
Hi, Michael! Updates are at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imaginationstation/detroit-needs-a-statue-of-robocop/posts . Check it out! New pics were posted just a few days ago. Hopefully you like how it's shaping up! :-)
It's very nearly been another six months, and two years since it was originally funded. Any chance of another update?
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: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imaginationstation/detroit-needs-a-statue-of-robocop/posts/297472 . 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!
Hope we weren't "Robo-Boned" !! It's been 6 months since an update.
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!
What's the situation with the statue?
Looking for an update!
4 months since the last update, when will the statue be complete?
hi michael! just posted a new update a few minutes ago: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imaginationstation/detroit-needs-a-statue-of-robocop/posts/189477
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!
What is happening with this project? It has been almost a year since it was funded. The last update I received was in December.
The website appears to be down
wedel219 did you get anything yet.
I'm still looking at my mailbox.
Received my Robo Backer badge a couple weeks ago. Thank You and look forward in visiting the statue on its grand opening day!
Just got my button today! I'm geeked.
No Button :(
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?
Looking forward to getting all of my goodies.
I'm going to check the mailbox now!
meepmeep! update in the hole! more packages in the mail and link to where backers can get their online badges: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/imaginationstation/detroit-needs-a-statue-of-robocop/posts/90136 - teamrobo . we'll get a store up on the site soon for shirts. woo! - teamrobo
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!
Another month with no updates to DetroitNeedsRoboCop.com, no rewards, no communication from the project.... what's going on in Detroit??
Any idea when badges,ect. will be shipped? Responded with address,ect. on 04/17/11.
Further info,ect.will be appreciated. Thanks!
I haven't heard anything since the info was requested for where to ship my shirt. Have the shirts been shipped?
Just wondering when we will get our personalized digital badge?
...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!
Please talk to some experienced themers, some options are on www.jansenart.com....As 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!
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...
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.
Glad to be a RoboBacker.
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.
This will be great piece of art for Detroit. Looking forward to visit Detroit when finished!
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.
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...
Once more example of how this silly little statue is making some big news and having a real impact.
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!
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 http://www.makeloveland.com/grants . 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 http://livinginthemap.us you'll see a work in progress where fundraisers get featured in their geographic context in the city. - jerry
Congratulations on raising almost $15,000 more than your estimated needs to create this robocop statue! Hopefully these extra funds can be given to the neighborhood organizations chosen last year by the Loveland Grant Project to receive funds to support a growing Detroit. I am sure that the other organizations would be excited to finally receive these promised funds as well. Check it out here: http://www.makeloveland.com/grants
I know the Yes Farm has been anxiously waiting for about a year to receive the promised funds needed to renovate our building and because of recent events, we have started to loose hope in this promise and feel that the Loveland Grant Project has abandoned their intentions and instead moved to raising funds for Robocop. We are not amused. Hopefully the extra $15,000 can be used to support the intentions of giving back to Detroit as originally promised in 2010.
Yes Farmers of the Near East Side.
This is going to be awesome, I cant wait to travel to Detroit and see this Statue in person, and maybe go out on the town. Anything that helps boost the moral of Detroit is a plus, no matter what people say this is going to be a good thing for D-Town
Very cool...anything that shows Detroit moving in a unique direction is a win-win situation!
I'd buy that for a dollar
Detroit got honored in a really cool way last night on PBS's "The Motown Sound, In Performance at the White house." Obama's opening speech was really soulful. (It all dovetails nicely into the spirit of this project.)
imported from detroit...robocop
chevy commercial mashup
can't you put the name of the backers behind the statue somewhere??
Im from the UK but still donated to this worthy cause. Every city needs a Robocop statue, but Detroit MUST have one!
The real Robocop speaks to Detroit
Statue should be massive. If there's money left over we can have another Robocop, life size, sitting on a bench in front of a WalMart.
lol @ whoever said that "most" Detroiters are offended at the idea of this statue... considering that 100% of my friends are thrilled about it.
Here's the robocharity story from the Forgotten Harvest page: