Man, I wish I could be spending time in Japan right now. Luckily for us, Danny Choo is, even if I can't be-- and he has word that the 1:1 scale Gundam in Odaiba has been completed, and damn, that was quick! Which is pretty much the only thing keeping me from assuming that the thing actually works and that I'd better not try to start any wars for fear of retaliation from said Gundam.
So, next time you're anywhere near Tokyo Big Sight (the locale for Comiket), take a look around and you may be able to see this 59-foot wonder somewhere nearby.
...Well, assuming that the next time you'll be there will be before the end of July. The Gundam is only supposed to be up until the end of the Gundam 30th Anniversary celebration. I can't imagine why Japan wouldn't want to have a giant permanent life-size Gundam statue up though...maybe we'll get lucky and they'll be able to install it longer-term somewhere.
Here are a few of the shots; more at Choo's site.