The dream of a Robocop statue standing tall in Detroit is finally becoming a reality at the Michigan Science Center.

A Kickstarter campaign was started in 2011, yes 9 years ago! After some on and off support, they finally reached their fundraising goal of $50k, and are almost ready to debut the new statue. The Kickstarter page has pictures of the nearly completed statue that you can check out in addition to the one below.

Kickstarter/imaginationstation

There's no solid date that the statue will appear at the Michigan Science Center, but the word is that it will be later this winter.

It's so cool to see something that started out as a jokingly good idea, will finally become a reality. Let's face it, Detroit sometimes gets a bad rap, so we should all grab on to the positive things when they come, and what's more positive than Robocop?