Life-Sized Gundam Robot Japan Steps
Director of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. Yasuo Miyakawa, whose subsidiary owns the Gundam company, always wanted to build a life-sized robot that actually moved. Fast forward to this July, and his dream has become a reality at the Gundam Factory Yokohama. The mecha is based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from the anime series. Read more for a video taking its first steps and additional information.



It stands 59-feet tall, and as we can see in the footage above, engineers are working on the robot using a crane to ensure all parts are working as they should. The robot first leans back then upright before rotating its torso from side to side. Next, it raises and lowers its right leg without taking a full step forward yet, as it’s still missing the head. When it’s completed, the robot will weigh in at around 25-tons.

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