Excitement is building as engineers put on final finishes for the life-size figure of Mobile Suit Gundam at Tokyo’s Odaiba neighborhood. Sponsored by Japanese anime/toy conglomerate, BANDAI NAMCO Group, the structure is to commemorate the franchise’s 30th anniversary. Standing at 18-meter (~59 feet), the statue will include an automated head unit (the only portion that will move) and 50 lighting elements. For dramatic effect, 14 “mist” points will be embedded throughout the figure. Model RX-78-2, the very first Gundam mecha of the series piloted by protagonist Amuro Ray, will be use as the reference. Construction started last month and will be official unveil in July , during the Gundam expo at the nearby Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center.
Game design boutique, StudioGIW, recently shot a video of the almost complete figure. For the “dramatic effect”, the company also incoprorated its game music for good measure…
Gundam Life-Size Figure
Shiokaze Park in Odaiba | Map
Minato-ku, Tokyo Japan