Thursday, February 10, 2011

Followup - Robocop may be getting a statue in Detroit after all!

"Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the awesome."

After Mayor David Bing shot down the idea of a Robocop statue on Twitter (Detroit Says Yes to Eminem, No to Robocop! ), a crowdquake broke out on the Interwebs.  First, Detroit resident John Leonard created a Facebook group called "Build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit", which at the time of this writing has over 3,500 members.

Then the artists who are currently rejuvenating the Imagination Station in Roosevelt Park got involved, asking people to put some money behind the effort with a Kickstarter proposal page:, and - Pledges are pouring in!

They have a plan to scan a Robocop action figure with lasers, then reproduce it as a large scale cast for the metal statue.  That is just cool by itself - cause there are LASERS!

With a home for the statue and the financing rolling in, Officer Alex Murphy may be immortalized (again) at last.

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