RoboFootprints + RoboCharity
Happy pre-spring, RoboBackers! The sun is shining here in Detroit and the RoboBears are re-awaking from cyborg-hibernation.
Fred Barton's precision-detailed RoboCop form has been shipped in many pieces to the http://acrosstheboardcreations.com 3D scanning and fabrication shop. They've sent along some pictures of RoboCop *in the computer* (<-- Zoolander ref, +5 points) before it is re-physicalized at a larger scale, attached to this message.
For the local production team here in Detroit, we've been in the same boat as you as far as wondering about timelines on when the statue will be here. Basically we are working with world-class wizards who are donating a lot of their time on a remarkably time-consuming process since the reality is $60,000 turns out not to be a lot of money for the tasks at hand. But! We've been constantly assured that like an actual wizard, a RoboCop statue is neither late nor early... it arrives precisely when it intends (<-- Lord of The Rings ref, +5 points).
So when you look at the beach and see only one set of footprints during the hardest wait for the completion of a crowdfunded statue of your life and ask "Where were you then RoboCop?" He will say, "That, my RoboBacker, is before I had arms to carry you." (<-- religious poem ref, +[indeterminate points, we are a non-denominational crew]).
In action around the project, the RoboCharity fundraiser for http://forgottenharvest.org that sprung up alongside the statue project is hosting a really big fundraiser with the good folks at Funny Or Die, coming up April 27th in Detroit and hosted by comedian Seth Meyers. Awesome!
We've also just heard that the Go Comedy improv troop here in Metro Detroit is getting ready to perform their RoboCop The Musical which should be awesome in a different way: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbsdetroit/go-comedy-and-gbs-detroit-present-robocop-the-musi .
The next statue steps we should be sharing are the physical foam pieces here in Detroit for casting along with additional access to the labs for more frequent photographs and updates.
So stay tuned, stay strong, stay wizardly, stay bronze, RoboBoy, stay bronze (<-- The Outsiders ref, +10 points, no question),
With love and sincere thanks for your continued support as the progress bar glaciates forward,