Gundam Statue: Gundam is a very famous Japanese animation series ever since it began in 1979, which features giant “mecha” robots. The Gundam is the signature piece of the Gundam factory in the japan. The Gundam replica is built in the city of Yokohama. The Gundam RX-78-2 statue represents a life-size giant robot of about 20 meters high, from the mecha anime series of the same name.
The first statue exposed from 2009-2017. It stood for a long time in front of Diver city shopping mall in Odaiba and it was replaced in September 2017 by a new model the RX-0 unicorn. There’re even other Gundam statues around Japan but those ones don’t move. The statue weighs 25 tons and features 24 movable sections. The statue executes a new demonstration of its capabilities every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the staff plans to run special seasonal shows from time to time.
The Gundam factory Yokohama project will include the Gundam -Dock area, where the 18 meters tall (59-foot-tall) walking Gundam statue is stored and can be viewed, and the Gundam-Lab area, where visitors can learn the technology behind the giant model and also enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe. The special Gundam-Dock tower observation deck allows fans to view the statue at eye level. The entrance ticket for the area will cost about 1,650 yen for adults and 1,100 yen for children between 7-12. A ticket for going up to the Gundam-Dock tower observation Deck will cost 3,300 yen up to three children under the age of 6 can accompany a paying adult for free. The plans to make a Gundam walk were announced back in 2015 and the time the idea was to have it finished it by 2019. To celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary, Gundam’s publisher sunrise built a robot and in January 2020 the inauguration was announced for October 2020, but it was postponed at the end of 2020 due to COVID –19 outbreak, and the grand opening for public viewing on Saturday, December 19 at 10 o’clock. Operators plan to move the robot every 30 minutes and also hold illumination special events. Tickets go on sale on October 2, 2020, at 10 AM through the Gundam factory Yokohama website.