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Enormous Gundam is DONE

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Just when we were getting used to giant Gundam crotch, the rest of the life-sized statue has appeared. That's right, the mecha monument is just about done.

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the mecha anime/manga/toy/video game franchise, this 18-meter-tall (59-foot-tall) RX-78 has been erected.

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Part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project," the structure in Odaiba's Shiokaze Park will stay up for only two months and be built from fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame and coated in a layer of awesomeoness.

Fifty points on the Gundam statue will emit light, and mist will shoot out of 14 different points on the statue. The 1/1 scale Gundam boasts a moveable head and a continuous stream of oh-man-this-is-so-damn-cool.

Assembled Odaiba Gundam [DannyChoo via Topless Robot via The Daily What via Gizmodo]

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DISCUSSION

"It's beautiful!" - in the famous words of scratch fury.

Like others have posted, it's so close yet so far away... I wish japan had built a real one instead.. or at least a zaku.. I'd be fine with either.