Forum Settings
Forums

Bandai To Build an 18 Meter Gundam Statue [Updated]

This topic has been locked and is no longer available for discussion.
Pages (2) [1] 2 »
 
#1
Mar 10, 2009 9:17 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 4384
Bandai announced that they will build an 18 meter high 1/1 scale statue of Mobile Suit Gundam (RX-78-2) and put it on public view in July in Tokyo. The statue is made of steel frames and FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics), and has a mobile head part, 50 luminous parts, and 14 mist-shooting devices. This is one of the special projects to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gundam Series.

Image of the statue

Source: Mainichi
Source: GA Graphic

Updated
According to Mainichi Online, the Gundam statue is almost completed.

Picture of the statue

The statue will be put on public view from July 11th - August 31st.

Source: Mainichi
Modified by dtshyk, Jun 11, 2009 10:10 PM
 
#2
Mar 10, 2009 9:25 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 958
Somehow this doesn't surprise me... But still, victory for mankind!
 
#3
Mar 10, 2009 9:26 PM
Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1202
Awesome that's like a million feet.
 
#4
Mar 10, 2009 9:26 PM
Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 152
o.o well. Good on them?

 
#5
Mar 10, 2009 9:29 PM
Offline
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 163
after i get out of school i want 2 build 1...a real 1.
now how 2 power the dam thing...
ps im going 2 school 2 be a mechanical engineer so i can do it...
 
#6
Mar 10, 2009 9:39 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 958
death1001 said:
now how 2 power the dam thing...

GN Drives
 
#7
Mar 10, 2009 9:41 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1347
Awesome.


There is nothing in this world more ugly than imperfection
 
#8
Mar 10, 2009 9:53 PM

Offline
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 255
Gundam lives on!!!!
 
#9
Mar 10, 2009 9:53 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 4361
shit. i need $1k to go to Japan to see this. :/
 
Mar 10, 2009 9:56 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 5197
meh, why don't they just build a real one....that would really impress us.
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:00 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 217
^Because the U.S. would attack them on the basis that they have WMDs XD.

but yea, they should definitely work on building mobile suits. that'd be pretty neaaat.
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:05 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 258
need to book tickets now

 
Mar 10, 2009 10:05 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 1735
imagine having something like that in your backyard. ridiculous.
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 258
ji_hyun_jun said:
^Because the U.S. would attack them on the basis that they have WMDs XD.

but yea, they should definitely work on building mobile suits. that'd be pretty neaaat.


japan already worked on the honda robot, dont be surprised if they build gundam few years from now

 
Mar 10, 2009 10:06 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 958
ji_hyun_jun said:
^Because the U.S. would attack them on the basis that they have WMDs XD.

but yea, they should definitely work on building mobile suits. that'd be pretty neaaat.

If you think about it, mobile suits are like the least efficient design. The only advantage in battle is that you can imagine your movements better because it replicates the human body. I know I'm being a bit too literal with this, but I would much rather fight in something like a jet than a mobile suit (not taking into account the complete awesomeness of a MS, of course. if it were a choice to pilot one, not a fight, then I would pick the MS 10 out of 10 times).
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:09 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 258
crazy_eights said:
imagine having something like that in your backyard. ridiculous.


i already have one


 
Mar 10, 2009 10:12 PM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 654
kisami said:
meh, why don't they just build a real one....that would really impress us.

Can't wait to see the day that happens.. lol.
"It's because you exist.. That I'm here right now.."
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:16 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 1067
crazy japanese fandom with gundam. still want to see it in person but it does not surprise me in the least that they are doing something like this
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:21 PM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 59
This is crazy! I would love to go see it, kinda impossible though
-_-...

Now, Japan make working mobile suits!
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:28 PM

Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 945
i wish they'd build it on my front yard o.0! and the gundam 00 series in my back yard to 1.1 scale :3

I signed my screen and now its all smeary "When you meet your God tell him to leave me alone."

check out my bloghttp://corpse69.wordpress.com/

fix MAL already
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:29 PM
Offline
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 9
I dunno.

I watched a show today where these guys built a 19 feet tall mickey mouse made out of popcorn, fully colored and everything.

My reaction here feels the same as the popcorn mickey, and its something like:
'why' or 'that seems so random' or 'arent there better things to do'

it's interesting all the same tho.
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:29 PM
Offline
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 92
O: will increase Japans tourism industry by 300%
A real one would be better though.
 
Mar 10, 2009 10:56 PM
Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4167
Oh crap, it's already begun!

*flee*
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:05 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 628
Thats so crazy and wacky but I love it. I really wish I had the money to f=go see it now...

 
Mar 10, 2009 11:05 PM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 330
kisami said:
meh, why don't they just build a real one....that would really impress us.


bummer we won't live to see it lmao
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:08 PM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 14
Hah! Do you think they will let people get in the Gundam's cockpit? XD
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:19 PM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 99
Why do they always have to be Japan only. =(
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:36 PM

Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 415
Nice one XD
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:40 PM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 8919
i wanna see it too. >.<
 
Mar 10, 2009 11:53 PM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 701
I thought 1:10 gundams was awesome already.

Now they have 1:1 soon... <3
 
Mar 11, 2009 12:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 654
rron1993 said:
Why do they always have to be Japan only. =(

People support it, and they have the budget for that kind of amusement/entertainment or however you look at it.
"It's because you exist.. That I'm here right now.."
 
Mar 11, 2009 12:20 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3709
We're one step closer to pilotable mobile suits! YES!

"I'd suck you~" Berri||Desu Ne?
 
Mar 11, 2009 12:42 AM

Offline
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4613
This looks awesome!!!

Perhaps, there will be a real Gundam in the near future and that 18m statue will serve as the symbol of a future political party or organization. The Gundam Faction??
 
Mar 11, 2009 1:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8870
It looks like a Legoland work
Waratte Oemashou Sore ha Chiisana Inori
 
Mar 11, 2009 1:47 AM

Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 227
they are just saying its a statue and has lights and mist machines...its all a cover...soo japan will have their army of gundams and will control the world! *moves to japan to be on teh winning team*
[center]
 
Mar 11, 2009 1:58 AM
Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 18131
ji_hyun_jun said:
^Because the U.S. would attack them on the basis that they have WMDs XD.

but yea, they should definitely work on building mobile suits. that'd be pretty neaaat.
Of course, the U.S. lost their hold on Japan awhile ago (the whole military thing, looking over them and their entire army).
 
Mar 11, 2009 2:14 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 190
wow... just, wow...

GunOta from around the world will pay their homage to Odaiba this summer. lol


 
Mar 11, 2009 2:47 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 373
Wow...nice~ Now all they have to do is put someone in, give it some guns and make it move~ (must go and see this!)

心に宿る魂の声が聞こえる...
 
Mar 11, 2009 3:28 AM

Offline
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 1610
That's awesome, but what would be awesomer would be for Takara-Tomy and Hasbro to buy that 1:1 statue of Optimus Prime from China and put him right across the street, taunting the RX-78.
 
Mar 11, 2009 3:31 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 904
they should've built one of the more impressive models.

O well, it's still pretty neat that they're doing this.
Modified by djinn_690, Mar 11, 2009 3:46 AM
 
Mar 11, 2009 3:45 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 202
DO WANT. I'd totally hire those guys and make them build one for me too. :o ..If I had the money, that is.
 
Mar 11, 2009 4:34 AM
Offline
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 16
Iri said:
That's awesome, but what would be awesomer would be for Takara-Tomy and Hasbro to buy that 1:1 statue of Optimus Prime from China and put him right across the street, taunting the RX-78.

That would be an epic battle.
 
Mar 11, 2009 5:15 AM

Offline
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 41
kisami said:
meh, why don't they just build a real one....that would really impress us.


They are.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5058011.ece

"Next year dozens of engineers, astrophysicists, doctors, anthropologists, linguists — even town planners — will begin discussing how to convert the science-fiction series Gundam, created by Yoshiyuki Tomino, 66, into reality. "

"One aeronautics expert involved in the project said that, as a serious scientist, he can see clearly which parts of Gundam are technically feasible and which are not.
Making the world go 。・゚・(ノД`)・゚・。 since 1990.
 
Mar 11, 2009 5:25 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 136
EPIC!!!!!!
 
Mar 11, 2009 6:19 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 327
one more reason to go to Japan.
 
Mar 11, 2009 7:02 AM

Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1652
One small step for a giant robot...

Now to create the real, working mech ;)
 
Mar 11, 2009 8:30 AM
Offline
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 202
Awesome I'll be able to see it on my next trip to Tokyo then ^^
 
Mar 11, 2009 8:42 AM

Offline
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1081
Actually, I'd be surprised if Japan doesn't build a real Gundam in the following years.
 
Mar 11, 2009 8:50 AM

Offline
Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 8870
Bah, I can't find some old news about the new college that opened in Japan that is dedicated to develop all the anime technology.

However, while a real Gundam would be awesome-fantastic, it's power as war machine would also be awesome-fantastic. And I don't want to be killed by Gundam. I certainly doubt Japan will develop these war mechas, since they turned pacifists after the war, but Chis and stuff are to be expected.
Waratte Oemashou Sore ha Chiisana Inori
 
Mar 11, 2009 9:38 AM

Offline
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 275
Cool, I want to see it!! Next step is to make it move :p
 
This topic has been locked and is no longer available for discussion.
Pages (2) [1] 2 »