Standing 60-feet tall and weighing 77,000 pounds, the giant RG 1/1 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. GFT statue towers over Odaiba, Tokyo and is quite a sight to see. Although daily spectacles allow the full-sized Gundam to show-off a limited range of motion at scheduled periods throughout the day, the motions and actions are extremely limited.
Even before its completion in April 2012, the minds behind Gundam Front Tokyo have wanted to make the gigantic Gundam fully movable. Soon, that dream will become a reality.
At a press conference held in Tokyo on July 9, the project titled ‘REAL G Next Project’ unveiled plans to make the full-scale Gundam completely movable by 2019, just in time for the series’ 40th anniversary. Officially called the ‘Gundam Global Challenge’, the global association responsible for the project will be collecting plans and ideas to decide what and how the Gundam will move.
For now, the behemoth Gundam statue stands in front of the Gundam Front theme park in Diver City Plaza, Odaiba, Tokyo, and is considered a ‘must-see’ attraction by many who visit, regardless of its current limited motion capabilities.