Giant Gundam to Make 30th Anniversary Debut

May 27, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Geekery

The Mobile Suit Gundam animated series has apparently been around for at least 30 years, and in celebration of that an 18 meter tall giant replica is currently under construction. It’s set for a July 11 to August 31 showing at Shiokaze Park in Odaiba, an artificial Island within Tokyo’s waterfront district.

Courtesy of Mainichi

Courtesy of Mainichi

The lower half of Gundam’s body, which measures about 11 meters high, has already been constructed. After other parts of the character’s body are finished, including the head, arms and torso, they will all be assembled.

The completed Gundam statue is expected to weigh nearly 35 tons, move its head and emit light or mist from 50 points of its body.

If only the Gundam statue could fire its weapons, like the long-beloved Real Mazinger Z exhibition.