RoboCop Statue Finds Permanent Home in Detroit  –  Deadline Detroit

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RoboCop is the 1987 American cyberpunk action film that takes place in a crime-ridden Detroit.


Now, after years of searching, the 10-foot-tall bronze RoboCop statue has found a permanent home — the Michigan Science Center at 520 John R in Midtown Detroit, reports Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press: 


Imagination Station made the announcement Wednesday morning on its Kickstarter page. The community arts nonprofit group based in Corktown launched the campaign to crowd-fund the statue in 2011 and wound up raising more than $67,000.


An official unveiling date for the outdoor installation is expected to be announced later this spring or early summer. 


The Kickstarter page says:


Now wait wait wait. Before you come rushing out to see it, there will be an official installation and unveiling date given later this spring.


We just signed the paper work with the Michigan Science Center today who will be showing off pieces of the statue at a private event later this week.


You will be the first to hear about an unveiling event, and we hope that many of you join us from around the country.


Detroit is an amazing city. We hope that this statue introduces more of you to it, and we hope that by being at the Science Center it helps inspire more people and more youth to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). And, frankly, to mix STEM skills with right-brained creativity.

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