Officially licensed and sanctioned by MGM, a life-sized statue of RoboCop was successfully crowd-funded through Kickstarter way back in 2011, the statue modeled directly from the painstakingly restored original suit from the first film via 3D scanning technology. Today brings an exciting update, as the 10-foot tall statue has found a home!
In an official update to the fund’s “RoboBackers” today, it was announced that the RoboCop statue will be installed at the Michigan Science Center in Spring 2018!
Via “Team Robo”…
“The day you thought would never come is now bearing down upon us. First, we want to say thank you for your patience. Throughout this entire process we never wavered from successful completion although we did face awesome challenges. From a humble thought of 3D scanning an action figure and blowing it up to 6 feet tall to pour in iron, we somehow found ourselves on a path to create a 10-foot-tall officially MGM-sanctioned bronze statue from a recreation of the original suit Peter Weller wore when he played RoboCop in 1987.
Most importantly, here is what you should know: through your contributions and faith, and through the hard work of many in Detroit and elsewhere, the RoboCop statue has found a home at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center Historic District. 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.”
We’ll be sure to update you when we hear about the official unveiling date!