Enormous Gundam Is DONE

Just when we were getting used to giant Gundam crotch, the rest of the life-sized statue has appeared. That's right, the mecha monument is just about done.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the mecha anime/manga/toy/video game franchise, this 18-meter-tall (59-foot-tall) RX-78 has been erected.

Part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project," the structure in Odaiba's Shiokaze Park will stay up for only two months and be built from fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame and coated in a layer of awesomeoness.

Fifty points on the Gundam statue will emit light, and mist will shoot out of 14 different points on the statue. The 1/1 scale Gundam boasts a moveable head and a continuous stream of oh-man-this-is-so-damn-cool.

Assembled Odaiba Gundam [DannyChoo via Topless Robot via The Daily What via Gizmodo]


    That looks awesome.
    Now we just need one that can blow stuff up!

    "..will only stay up for two months.."

    Aww, I just came back from Japan 2 months ago, and it's at least 10 months 'til my next visit!

      hmm, just realised there are so many other jokes I could have made about that quote. I guess now I've pointed it out, I don't have to :P

    it would be better if the gundam was strike freedom or 00-RAISER, but they are too new :'(

    Holy crap that's so cool!!!

    so... when are we getting one in melbourne?

    Life-size EVA would be cooler...

    Not a gundam fan myself, but I can always appreciate a little fandom crazyness. Wonder if they'll ebay it.

      hmmm opening bid of 3 million?

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