Detroit's RoboCop statue partly built by Canadians

A RoboCop statue planned for Detroit is being scanned at a studio in Canada.

Likeness of 1980s sci-fi futuristic crime fighter will stand somewhere in downtown Motown

A Canadian studio is helping sculpt a statue of RoboCop for the City of Detroit. (Orion Films Handout/Associated Press)

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

The Detroit News reported 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."

A final location and a completion date for the piece 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.