Oh My Gundam (OMG)!! A Life-Size RX-78-2 Gundam?!!

To all gundam & mecha fans out there, this is something that you would not want to miss out, a life-size RX-78-2 Gundam is standing in Odaiba’s Shiokaze Park, Tokyo, Japan. It is 18 meter tall, weighs 35 tons and built in with lights, it looks so cool during night time. Just like many other fans, I wish I can fly there and embrace the holy mecha, the life-size RX-78-2 Gundam.

Updates! The official opening ceremony videos for life-sized Gundam!

First half of the opening ceremony.

Second half of the opening ceremony.

Holy! The Gundam moves & mist came out from the chest!!!!

Some photo of life-size RX-78-2 Gundam in Odaiba

life size Gundam close up view
life size Gundam half body view
life size Gundam half body side view
life size Gundam's body details
life size Gundam's head

Thank you Punynari for sharing the photos, please visit his blog if you want to know more regarding the Gundam, he made a great review there.

What?! They gonna take it down soon?!!

It will be there until August 31 2009 *cries* I want to see it!!! According to this site, it said the life-size Gundam will travel to various part of the world. Means we might see it in other country!! (Ok, now I’m happy if this is true, anyone can verify this?)

So, what is this RX-78-2 Gundam?

Just in case if you don’t know. RX-78-2 Gundam is the main hero in the anime “Mobile Suit Gundam”, showed on Japan’s TV channel on April 7, 1979. It is also the first Gundam in the history. Unlike the popular “Super Robot” concept during that time, the design concept of RX-78-2 Gundam and the technology in the anime are more realistic, which created the “Real Robot” genre for the mecha anime.

Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 Opening