With the Mobile Suit Gundam series celebrating 40 years, Japan is opening to the public an 18-metre robot, supported by a 25-metre Gundam Dock that will act as its maintenance site. It will reside in Gundam Factory, Yokohama in a 9,000 square meter facility.
Japan Times reports that the robot will have 24 fully functioning joints however, there has been no mention on the way it will move.
The robot will be situated next to a two-story building with shops and event spaces. That building will be opening before the robot across the weekends of July and August.Via IGN
The Gundam Global Challenge project debuted back in 2014 as part of the celebrations leading up to the Mobile Suit Gundam anime’s 40th anniversary in 2019. The Challenge was and has been to construct a mobile Gundam robot. Yoshiyuki Tomino who is the Director of the Gundam anime has been working on the project alongside a team of engineers and researchers.
This attraction makes us here at NGN want to take a trip out to Japan, but what are your thoughts? Are you interested in how this robot will move? Will we ever see a true to form Gundams in our lifetime? Keep it locked here at NerdGangNation for all your Gundam news and updates.