Thursday, June 11, 2009

Life-Size Gundam Completed

Life-Size Gundam Completed
Via Sankaku Complex:

Some time ago in March 2009, Bandai announced its intent to build a free-standing, 1/1 scaled Gundam in tribute for the Gundam 30th anniversary celebrations.
The giant robot wil stand 18metres tall and is set to be publicly exhibited in July 2009.
The Gundam in question is the RX-78-2 Gundam, the iconic mecha from the first series. A 1/30th scale model of the model was unveiled:The status will first be exhibited freely at a park in Odaiba, Tokyo, along with other anniversary celebrations, and will then be moved around the country.
The unit will be constructed in modular parts to enable mobility to be maintained, with a steel frame and fibre-reinforced-plastic exterior. The head will be able to move up and down and from left to right. 50 lights installed in the unit will add to the effect, along with smoke generators.

May 2009...

Construction of the lifesize Gundam model due for exhibition soon was well underway, and even partially completed the machine presents a monstrous spectacle sure to excite small children, Gundam enthusiasts, and of course Japanese men...

June 2009...

Its finally completed!
The Gundam is planned to be unveiled on July 11, and be shown until August 31st.

More information on the mecha is available at the Official Gundam 30th Anniversary Website.

Q: Now, the only thing left to REALLY celebrate this 30th Anniversary, is to have die-hard fans stage a covert ops and steal this unit from the site... like they always do...

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