Not sure how we missed this one. But according to Yahoo Music, The King of Pop is trying to go all Sci-Fi 1984 and build a 5o-foot robot of himself to roam the Vegas dessert. As if Vegas wasn’t strange enough. Yes, you read that correctly, a gigantic robot, but not a stationary statue or anything. No, just building a statue would be too pedestrian for The King of Pop. So, let’s build a robot. Oh and because it’s a robot there would be laser beams. To wit:
The pop legend is currently understood to be living in the city, as he considers making a comeback after 2004’s turbulent child sex case.
It has now been claimed that his plans include an elaborate show in Vegas, which would feature the giant Jacko striding around the desert, firing laser beams.
If built, the metal monster would apparently be visible to aircraft as they come in to land in the casino capital.
It is the centerpiece of an elaborate Jackson-inspired show in Vegas, according to Andre Van Pier, the robot’s designer.
Luckman Van Pier, his partner at the company behind the proposal, claims blueprints have been drawn up for the show and seen by the star.
“Michael’s looked at the sketches and likes them,” he told the New York Daily News.
On the subject of the robot, he continued: “It would be in the desert sands. Laser beams would shoot out of it so it would be the first thing people flying in would see.”
We got our hands on some early prototypes for the robot. He’s trying to choose between these three models.
or in gold…
but he’s also considering this model…
Even Michael Jackson recognizes the growing problem that is the mutant population.