Life-Size, Moving Gundam Statue Will Debut in Japan in 2020

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The new upgrades to the life-size Gundam statue in Japan is set to be revealed in 2020.

The announcement came as part of a live project stream conducted in part to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Gundam franchise. The statue, which has already been constructed, stands nearly 60 feet tall. The new tweaks to the statue will make it more mobile than ever. The intent is to have the changes to the massive statue completed in time to be revealed in tandem with the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo.

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The project is being helmed in part by the city of Yokohama, and will be unveiled as a part of the city’s Yamashita Pier, and remain there for a year. The modifications to the statue were originally planned for 2019, but has been pushed back to coincide with the arrival of the international games and to give a new number of engineers to coordinate on the project.

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The statue, which will incorporate some moving parts to impress visitors, will be modeled on the RX-78-2 Gundam, the original Gundam suit from the first entry in the franchise.

(via Anime News Network)

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