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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.

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 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 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: .

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,

Team Robo

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    1. on April 18, 2012

      Are you guys going to be selling miniature copies of the statue? I'd love to have one here on my desk.

    2. Dave Rigotti on April 9, 2012

      Is there a way to donate more?

    3. Will Bradley on March 19, 2012

      I am proud to have contributed towards this great and noble cause. Omni Consumer Products will not win!

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      Martin Coffman on March 18, 2012

      Thats awesome! Cant wait to see it in person.

    5. Keith Tyler on March 13, 2012

      Out of curiousity, how did you guys come up with the initial $50K figure?

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      foslforever on March 13, 2012

      spectacular work! cant wait to see it one day in person. Any ballpark on when it will be completed? and are you guys going to take some sick footage of the production? I want to see liquid metal pouring!

    7. Imagination Station Detroit 2-time creator on March 13, 2012

      we're honored to receive your comment, ed! wow. working hard to do everyone proud through an amazingly wild process, and it's inspiring for us to hear that from you. thank you! - Team Robo

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      Ed Neumeier on March 13, 2012

      This very much reminds me of working on the design with Robo Bottin, Jon Davison and Paul Verhoeven at Bottin's shop in Azusa in 1985. I had dinner with Rob recently and I can't wait to stand in front of the statue with him. He has many awards including one from the Academy but this will be his first piece of public art. All of us who had a hand in creating RoboCop are very pleased by the efforts of Team Robo.