No, it’s not made out of gold. But the winning bidder must be made out of money. According to Itai News, a completed RX-93 ν Gundam model sold for ¥926,001 ($9261) in an online auction. Bidding started at ¥100, which is about one dollar.
The actual model, in its unpainted and disassembled state, currently fetches around ¥4600 ($46) on Amazon Japan.
The builder, known as zazi-8385, said it took 10 months to complete the model and its custom paint job. When you look at the detail, that’s easy to believe. Here, you can see a normal completed kit compared with zazi_8385’s mind-blowing detail:
And here’s a side-by-side comparison:
Zazi_8385 thanked everyone for their interest in the auction and is currently in communication with the winning bidder. AKA, the person who is willing to part with $10,000 for this completed model kit.