Detroit gets sneak peek of RoboCop statue

Creators of a statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop say they plan to unveil it Detroit next summer but the city got a sneak peak this week.

3-metre statue of futuristic, crime-fighting cyborg to be unveiled next summer

Venus Bronze Works in Detroit is getting ready to cast pieces of the RoboCop statue. (The Associated Press)

Creators of a statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop say they plan to unveil it Detroit next summer.

Venus Bronze Works in Detroit is getting ready to cast pieces of the statue and on Tuesday showed off its 3-metre-tall (10-foot-tall) to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.

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

The movement for a RoboCop statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign exploded in support of the project, quickly raising money to make it happen.

Brandon Walley, director of development for the nonprofit the Imagination Station, says the statue "will add nicely to Detroit and the rejuvenation that's happening here."

He says the hope is that the statue will stand in a prominent place downtown.

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