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This life-sized Gundam is just under 60 feet tall and completely kick-ass. The giant golem celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first anime series in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, and I can’t think of a better tribute than constructing a real-life replica.

Working with tools, bringing to life a beloved giant protector of humanity and giant-scale modeling — that’s a trifecta as far as we can tell. The attention to detail looks amazing, and the fact that a group of folks were committed enough to put that much effort into something many might scoff at is definitely worthy of note.

In July the statue will be on display for two months at the Shiokaze Park on Tokyo’s Odaiba island. Suddenly the bar for building giant robot tributes just went up.

18-Meter ‘Life-size’ Gundam Statue Nears Completion [Anime News Network]


2 Responses to It’s Just Cool: Life-Sized Gundam Project

  1. Keith says:

    Golem? Thats not a golem. It’s a mecha.

    Golem: (from dictionary.com)
    1. Jewish Folklore. a figure artificially constructed in the form of a human being and endowed with life.
    2. a stupid and clumsy person; blockhead.
    3. an automaton.

    Taking out 1 and 2, even 3 doesn’t work. Gundams are not self piloted/robots/automatons. They require a human pilot to work.

    Sorry Sean… I’ve been an anime fanboy for too long 😉

  2. Daz says:

    It lights up in mecha-appropriate places and the head turns from side to side. Very cool.

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