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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.

RoboCop To Find His Home At The Michigan Science Center!

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RoboBackers, 

The day you thought would never come is now bearing down upon us. 

First, we want to say thank you for your patience. Throughout this entire process we never wavered from successful completion although we did face awesome challenges. 

From a humble thought of 3D scanning an action figure and blowing it up to 6 feet tall to pour in iron, we somehow found ourselves on a path to create a 10-foot-tall officially MGM-sanctioned bronze statue from a recreation of the original suit Peter Weller wore when he played RoboCop in 1987. 

The first steps took years, and then when the foam parts and armature arrived at the last bronze shop in Detroit it took years more. Some day we will probably write a book about all of it. 

But most importantly, here is what you should know: through your contributions and faith, and through the hard work of many in Detroit and elsewhere, the RoboCop statue has found a home at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center Historic District.  

Now wait wait wait. Before you come rushing out to see it, there will be an official installation and unveiling date given later this spring. 

We just signed the paper work with the Michigan Science Center today who will be showing off pieces of the statue at a private event later this week. 

You will be the first to hear about an unveiling event, and we hope that many of you join us from around the country. 

Detroit is an amazing city. We hope that this statue introduces more of you to it, and we hope that by being at the Science Center it helps inspire more people and more youth to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). And, frankly, to mix STEM skills with right-brained creativity. 

These things aren’t mutually exclusive, and if it wasn’t for both the right brain and the left brain, we would have never traveled down this road, and we would never have completed it. 

Without the right brain and the left brain none of us would ever do much, and certainly RoboCop wouldn’t have had the most profoundly human of strengths, the strength to overcome Directive 4. 

From both sides of the brain we say thank you so very much. And we say thank you to the Michigan Science Center for offering to give Robo the perfect home. We also thank Mark Dubeau, MGM, Omni Consumer Products, Fred Barton Productions, Venus Bronze Works, The Imagination Station of Roosevelt Park, Detroit Bikes, Integrity Building Group, and everyone else who made their time, talent, and treasure available to see it through. 

Too many feels right now. You rock.

- Team Robo

Ben Lim, Grant Hilderbrandt, and 46 more people like this update.

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    1. Dan Fritcher on

      I’m in Detroit! Anything viewable?

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      James on

      Hi.
      I don’t think I ever claimed my digital badge. Is there still anyway to claim it?
      Cheers
      James

    3. Tristan Zand on

      Cheers!!!! Thanks for your incredible energy and patience! :)

    4. Thomas Page on

      Roger that! Fantastic!! I've been waiting all these years!!! I'm a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer living in New Center Detroit!!! Trust me, I'll be bringing my colleagues to visit RoboCop!! Many years ago, the LAPD shooting range offices displayed the RoboCop movie poster!!

    5. Eric Krastel on

      It's finally happening! So unbelievably cool!

    6. Harold Clark on

      Such terrific news! Thank you for the update!