Plans Move Forward For RoboCop Statue In Detroit

By: AP
By: AP

DETROIT (AP) -- Plans are moving forward for a Detroit statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop.

The Detroit News reports Wednesday that a RoboCop model is being scanned at a studio in Canada. When the scanning process is completed, artists will create foam pieces that will be shipped to Detroit's Venus Bronze Works, where the parts of the statue will be cast.

Jerry Paffendorf, who is involved in the effort, says the statue "will have a physical, as well as conceptual, origin in Detroit." Location and a completion date are uncertain.

The 1980s science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.

The movement for a RoboCop statue started last year after a social networking campaign exploded in support of the project, quickly raising $50,000 to make it happen.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:27 PM
    Good thing that Robocop isn't real. I'd hate to see cops like this on the street.
  • by Lorelei on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:40 AM
    How nice! And there's a BBC 30 minutes report on poverty in America that features entire neighborhoods in Detroit that are decrepit, abandonned and in ruins.You'll never see that news report on US channels, so google it, inform yourselves and appreciate the value of decorum...
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