The giant Gundam has a new home in Shizuoka City and was official unveiled and opened up to the public recently. Almost 1 million people are expected to visit the 1/1 scale , 18 metre, 35 tonne robot which will be on display in the city until March 27, 2011.
From Tokyo to Shizuoka
The same Gundam was on display in Tokyo last year and attracted 4 million visitors but now has new weaponry in the form of a beam saber. Shizuoka is the capital city of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan and is located to the south west of Tokyo, it is also the city where Gundam plastic models or â€˜Gunplaâ€™ are made which are popular with Gundam fans in Japan and worldwide. I found an awesome time-lapse video of the Gundam that I have embedded below.
If you could have a life-sized Gundam?
Watching this video and writing this post actually had me thinking which of my current Gundam figures I’d want to be life sized. Without much thought I decided I’d want a life-sized Gundam Double O mainly because it’s the first gunpla I acquired and it spends most of the time next to my mouse on my desk at home! To all the Gundam fans – which Gundam would you want to see life-sized and displayed in your, um, yard? Even if you not a Gundam fan check out my post about my anime figure collection and choose one from there.
Video first seen thanks to @rickygraham
Giant Gundam image and info via Mainichi