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02/22/2017 05:59 am ET

David Bowie Fans Reveal Plans To Build A Giant Lightning Bolt In His Hometown

The memorial would be 3 stories tall.

David Bowie mega-fans have a big idea for memorializing the late star ― so big in fact, that the statue would be the height of a small building. 

In Bowie’s birthplace of Brixton, south London, a group of artists have banded together to propose a 3-story-tall lightning bolt to pay tribute to the singer.

It’s an homage to the lightning bolt the artist had painted on his face on the cover of his 1973 album “Aladdin Sane.” Bowie died at the age of 69 last year, following an 18-month battle with cancer.

The London-based design group This Ain’t Rock ’N’ Roll is leading the charge for the statue in coordination with Bowie’s teams in the United Kingdom’s capital and New York City.

The plans call for the memorial to be built five streets from Bowie’s birthplace on Stansfield Road, the BBC reported Tuesday.

“When David Bowie died, the world lost an irreplaceable talent. Brixton also lost a son. David Bowie, our Brixton boy,” says a press release for the project. “Now the Brixton community is building a permanent memorial in the place of his birth.”

Organizers are seeking to raise £990,000 (about $1.2 million) via a U.K.crowdfunding website for the project. The campaign goes through March 21. 

Bowie was also honored with a lightning bolt-shaped constellation last year. MIRA Public Observatory in Brussels, Belgium, teamed up with local radio station Studio Brussel to register the group of stars.

Learn more about the Brixton lightning memorial in the video above.

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