Life-Sized Gundam RX-78-2 Robot
The 60-foot-tall, 25-ton robot at Gundam Factory Yokohama is just about complete, and this week, it not only took steps, but moved around as well as pointed towards the sky. This life-sized RX-78-2 Gundam robot is a new attraction that will eventually allow fans to get up close and personal when it opens to the public, which was originally slated for October 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we all might have to wait until late this year to get the chance. Read more for a video and additional information.

Engineers started designing this life-sized Gundam robot around six years ago to ensure that each part met weight restrictions to prevent its limbs from buckling and that all 24 moveable parts moved seamlessly.

Bandai Hobby Bandai #01 RX-78-2 Gundam 1/144, Real Grade (BAN163280)
  • The “Real System" delivers incredible realism at 1/144 scale
  • Full replication: Condenses the entire mobile suit – including all of its different features – into a 1/144 scale replica.
  • Pre-assembled joint frame: Enables maximum range of motion with the minimum number of parts.

This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our fans and employees in response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19. We apologize to all of our fans who were looking forward to our grand opening and ask for your understanding,” said the company that operating the theme park.



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