Detroit isn't doing so hot right now. The city finds itself in the middle of a financial crisis. Violent crime rates are high. The Red Wings did just advance, but they've got the Blackhawks ahead of them, so, you know. Good vibes aren't staying.
Luckily, the city is about to gain a hero. And not just any hero. Fucking Robocop.
Thanks to a Kickstarter that raised $67,000, artists at the Detroit Imagination Station have spent the last two years planning and building a 10-foot-tall, pixel-atom statue of Robocop to keep watch over the city. The statue is nearly complete—it now is headed to Venus Bronze Works in Detroit for casting and bronze manufacturing. Says the Kickstarter page:
He's not done yet, but what you're seeing in these pictures is pretty much exactly how he'll look. We hope you love it as much as we do, and we hope you send good vibes to all the craftsmen and the production team who've run across the obstacle course to get here, as we all send good vibes back to you, the awesome, patient, and hopefully super happy backers!
Good vibes to and from Detroit!
Philadelphia's Rocky must be cowering right now. The statue will be put in place possibly by 2014.