Life-Size Gundam in Yokohama
As far as we know the real-size Unicorn Gundam is in Odaiba, Tokyo. However, Japan is introducing another life-size Gundam Figure in Yokohama.
The new life-size Gundam is 18 meters tall robot and is placed in seaside of Yokohama. This project has been launched since 2014, and due to have its grand opening this coming October, 2020.
However, the event had to be delayed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Nonetheless, the competition of the Gundam is on time.
▵ Gundam Moving Test on Youtube, 6 times faster version.
“Not Just a statue, it is Moving.”
It is not just a statue, it is designed to move. For this a lot of engineers sweat blood. According to the official article, the planning and research stage alone took two years as the designers worked out how to prevent the robot’s limbs from breaking under their own weight as well as engineering its 24 moveable parts.
On Youtube, they shared a video about moving test. It is not that fast, but looks awesome.
“Gundam Factory Yokohama”
- Address : Japan, 〒231-0023 Kanagawa, Yokohama, Naka Ward, Yamashitacho, 12 鈴江コーポレーション
- Website : https://gundam-factory.net/