Here’s a mind-blowing look at the 1:1 scale, 59-foot tall RX-78 Gundam robot in Japan. This “full scale model was completed on June 9, 2009 [and] was later reconstructed in Shizuoka Prefecture where it stayed from July 2010 to March 2011; it again reopened in Tokyo on April 19, 2012.” Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
As part of the 30th Anniversary of the Gundam series, the company officially announced a project on March 11, 2009 called Real-G to build a 1:1 real-size, scaled Gundam statue in Japan. The project was finished in early June 2009 and opened to the public on July 11, 2009. It was located in Shiokaze Park on Odaiba island in Tokyo, Japan, and attracted over 4 million visitors. The statue was then taken down in September. It was re-erected in the city of Shizuoka near Higashishizuoka station in July 2010, this time with a beam saber. On January 2011 was moved to DiverCity center, Odaiba island, Tokyo.