Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Japan's Life-Sized RX-78-2 Gundam returns in April 19!

Mobile Suit Gundam has endured for many years since its introduction to Japan and the world with the original series in April of 1979. Since then the universe that began with Universal Century has expanded immensely, and several other spin-off titles have been created, garnering countless fans across the globe who admire the military science fiction drama and action the series possesses.

A couple of years ago, a life-sized model of the original Gundam, the RX-78-2 found in Mobile Suit Gundam and piloted by Newtype Amuro Ray, was first erected in Odaiba, Japan in July 2009. It moved to Shizuoka the following year, and some disassembled parts were donated to a charity drive following the great earthquake in Japan in 2011. Now, the large model of the original Gundam is set to return, with a grand opening on April 19 this year. Since it's already up, some time lapse videos have been released by one darwinfish105.

Here's one of the time lapse videos, showing the Gundam being constructed from scratch! For the other  clip plus more info on the life sized Gundam, check the source post at Anime News Network!

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