The online Kickstarter.com campaign has worked – $50,000 has been raised to build a big metal statue of Robocop in Detroit reports News.com.au.
Only last week the city’s mayor Dave Bing declined a tweeted idea to build the statue after he solicited citizens online for ideas on how to revitalise the city. Yet the idea generated such a response that a campaign was begun to collect donations to cast a weatherized eight-foot tall iron statue.
A big donation from Pete Hottelet at Omni Consumer Products Corporation, along with 1700 other people who pledged cash, has resulted in enough finances being raised in just a week.
Where the statue will be set up, it’s not sure yet. Expect more details soon.