The replacement imp was chosen as a temporary replacement for the Imp community, which was halved by a vandal and is scheduled to be placed in downtown Lincoln this week.
The city was in turmoil last week when the 20-year-old destroyed one of 30 crashes from this year’s Lincoln Trail Imp, a Community Imp designed by Sian Bristow and a local schoolgirl in honor of the NHS.
Bradley Pennell of Ogilvy Drive in Bottesford, Scunthorpe, was charged with a felony after his impt was halved on Wednesday, July 21st.
He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court in Lincoln on Aug. 5.
The public called for him to pay all damages if he was guilty.
There were real concerns that the imp, which stands at around £ 20,000, may not be repairable, and the good news is that a repair will happen.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the Lincoln Business Improvement Group were looking for an alternative site to be placed on the Imp Community site on Guildhall Street.
According to a poll on Twitter that allows the public to decide which one they prefer, a bright red imp has been chosen to be on Friday, July 30 or Monday, August 2, temporarily instead of the Imp community.
The prototype was designed by artist Denise McCoid of Hull, who depicts a bright red color on the traditional design of all the sculptures along the way.
It is unclear when the damaged imp will be repaired and returned to where it belongs, but it should be in time for auction on Lincolnshire Day, Oct. 1, where the imps are sold to raise money for the St Barnabas hospice.