Hello there! Check out the latest backer update from March 13, 2012 where you can see some of the scans of the in-production statue. Fred “The Robot Man” Barton has finished his brand new MGM-licensed roboform, and it’s now being 3D scanned, scaled up, and made into foam by Across The Board Creations before being mailed to Detroit for metal casting. Atoms don’t move as fast as pixels, talented tortoises are moving slow and steady!
Check out news about the Forgotten Harvest fundraiser supported our RoboCharity friends, in Detroit on April 27th:
Oh, just some cool RoboCop art we’ve spotted around town:
It all started way back in February 2011…
Much has been written and said about it, but long story short, 2,718 people (who will be in our RoboBackers section shortly) from all around the city and all around the world contributed $67,436 through Kickstarter to build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit, MI USA. Amazing!
It is real and it is happening. Fundraising ended on the night of March 26th, 2011 and now production time begins. The RoboTeam in Detroit is already collaborating with some amazing talent and partners to deliver a statue that will make the city and project backers proud.
This site will host the story of the process and adventure on our RoboBlog…apologies for any distance between posts…sometimes the process is very slow as the professionals helping us out complete very time-consuming and intricate tasks that can’t be openly shared because of trade secrets (but isn’t it cool we’re suddenly dealing with trade secrets? :-)). You can also become a fan on Facebook here.
If you have questions, please contact Brandon Walley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-510-8049.
Stay tuned for more, and in the meantime…
Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the awesome.
Oh, and watch RoboCop star Peter Weller have some good fun with the project, which he supports:
Along with RoboCharity, a statue-inspired organization that assists Forgotten Harvest, a local charity that helps feed hungry Metro Detroiters:
We believe Robo is a force for good.
Thank you for your cooperation. Good night.