Gro-Bot

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Fred Conlon

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Fred Conlon created by

Fred Conlon

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Prepare yourself for a robot invasion of the cutest kind with this helpful household sculpture handmade by Utah artist Fred Conlon from recycled steel - factory discards and reclaimed parts from junk yards, construction sites and pawn shops.

Pot included, without plant.

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created by

Fred Conlon

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Utah

What would metalsmith Fred Conlon be if he weren't an artist? "I can't imagine doing anything else," he says. Raised in Colorado, Fred now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes witty garden sculptures out of reclaimed metal.

Handmade Recycled
Made from
plastic, recycled steel
Measurements
8" L x 7" W x 13" H; pot: 4.25" diam. (top) x 4" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
Item ID
19043

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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.


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Gro-Bot
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (9)
  • Drains well (3)
  • Holding capacity (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Window decoration (5)
  • Growing seeds (4)
  • Household plants (4)
  • Outdoor plants (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (8)

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2.0

Not like the pic online :(

By 

from Millbury, MA

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Drains Well
  • Great For A Cubicle
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Not Like Pictured

Best Uses

  • Household Plants
  • Window Decoration

Comments about Gro-Bot:

Very disappointed with the product I received. The size of the eyes are MUCH smaller then shown on the site. This is definately not as cute as shown.

  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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1.0

Cool Concept, Poor Execution

By 

from Champaign, IL

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Unique

Cons

  • Not clean craftsmanship
  • Was not as pictured

Best Uses

    Comments about Gro-Bot:

    I was buying this gift for a close friend and was really excited about it from the rave reviews. Unfortunately when I received it, Gro-bot was very underwhelming. Gro-bot's joints were welded wonky and the proportions of the parts were off so it just didn't balance out. The Gro-bot's eyes were not nearly as long as the one pictured and were almost tilted so far down that it seemed he was looking for a male part that was not there. For the price of Gro-bot and the lack of craftmanship was not worth it to me. I was disappointed that Gro-bot looks so cool in the pictures and not nearly as dynamic in person.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for techie nerds w/ green thumbs

    By 

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Holding Capacity
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Growing Seeds

    Comments about Gro-Bot:

    Got this as a going-away present for my boss (Silicon Valley tech firm sales team). It was the perfect gift for her personality, because she loves plants and technology.

    If I had more time, I'd wire mini HID lights (if they make em this small) into the eye sockets, so grow-bot could provide incandescent light to the plants inside.

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    5.0

    great gift

    By 

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Household Plants
      • Outdoor Plants
      • Window Decoration

      Comments about Gro-Bot:

      I gave this as a gift. My mother loved it, said it was absolutely adorable. Made a nice change from the usual flowers/chocolates/jewelry routine. I had assumed she'd use it outside in her garden, but she loves it so much she's keeping it inside where it can be displayed prominently.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Adorable!

      By 

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Growing Seeds
        • Household Plants
        • Outdoor Plants
        • Window Decoration

        Comments about Gro-Bot:

        I bought the Gro-bot as a Christmas gift for my brother and his girlfriend. They had the same reaction that I did when they opened the box: so cute and so cool! They plan on using it to grow herbs in the kitchen.

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        5.0

        LOVE THIS SITE!!!!

        By 

        from Dickinson, TX

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Holding Capacity
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Growing Seeds
          • Outdoor Plants
          • Window Decoration

          Comments about Gro-Bot:

          this was actually a gift for my dad. he loves it! i love it because it is used from all recycled materials, and it is fun :)

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          5.0

          Great little fellow

          By 

          from NYC

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          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Versatile design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Window Decoration

            Comments about Gro-Bot:

            Since I live in a big city, he is perfect for holding a huge variety of things instead of just plants. I've used him as a candle holder, put a tea light in the pot, it glows and is quite the conversation piece. He now has a bunch of twinkle lights in his bowl, to carry a little Holiday cheer. Love these guys!

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            5.0

            very cute, just what the wife wanted.

            By 

            from Maryland

            About Me Master Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Household Plants

              Comments about Gro-Bot:

              It's just what my wife wanted a cute and unique item to hold her plants.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect gift!

              By 

              from NY

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gro-Bot:

                  This was the perfect gift for my husband. The robot is pretty heavy, which makes it difficult for curious pets to tip over, and is plain old adorable (but manly at the same time of course)

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                  5.0

                  Awsome Outdoor Robot Man!

                  By 

                  from Cincinnati

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Drains Well
                  • Holding Capacity
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Growing Seeds
                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about Gro-Bot:

                    This guy is a great gift!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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