Posted on Thursday, February 10th, 2011 by Peter Sciretta
Yesterday we told you that Detriot Mayor Dave Bing responded to a suggestion on Twitter that Detriot has no plans to erect a statue of Robocop. The tweet spread virally around the web, and has now made it into the mainstream media. The Detroit Free Press is now reporting that “a group of sci-fi fans, artists and business leaders have pledged to raise up to $80,000 for a statue of the crime-fighting cyborg.”
Almost 4,000 people joined a Facebook page, “Build a Statue of Robocop in Detroit.” They have launched a website, DetroitNeedsRobocop.com, and started a Kickstarter campaign for donations. The hopes are to erect the statue at Imagination Station, an outdoor community media center and a rotating public art spacet on Roosevelt Park facing Michigan Central Station. The idea is that the statue would be created by a local metro Detroit artist. At the time of publishing this blog post, over $2,500 of the needed $50,000 has been pledged.