Image(s) of the Day: Life-sized ED-209 from fan-made RoboCop remake

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May 3, 2017, 12:37 PM EDT (Updated)

RoboCop's ED-209 is one of the most iconic robots in the pantheon of sci-fi villains, with its intimidating urban pacification programming making it a menacing machine on the streets or in the corporate boardroom.  

Two years ago, the geeky creators at Ghostlight completed their micro-budget, shot-for-shot remake of Paul Verhoeven's original RoboCop, pieced together with their limited funds and 50 different filmmakers. Of course, they had to craft all of their own props and sets from scratch ... the most complicated of which was the screen-accurate, life-sized replica of OmniCorp's fully-automated peacekeeping droid, built from aluminum struts, rubber tubing, vacuum-formed plastic, cardboard sheets, lots of Gorilla glue and a gang of puppeteers.  

Check out how this enterprising and resourceful crew brought ED-209 to life in the videos below and tell us if you're suitably impressed.

(Via io9)