Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo always wanted his very own Mobile Suit Gundam mecha, and with his skills, decided to make that dream a reality. The result was a 28-foot-tall, 7-ton mecha robot called LW-MONONOFU, which was actually completed for his employer, the industrial machinery maker Sakakibara Kikai. When all was said and done, it took Nagumo approximately 6- years to complete, and it even has a metal gun that fires sponge balls at speeds up to 87 mph. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Masaaki Nagumo created the LW Mononofu all by himself, including the computer programs, the assembly and even the paintjob. It was a labour of love, though, so he doesn’t regret a moment of the six years he spent working on it. Sakakibara Kikai has not disclosed how much it invested into the LW Mononofu, but is considering leasing it to event organizers and other interested parties, if certain conditions are met,” according to Oddity Central.