Checking In with Odaiba's 1:1 Gundam

Topic started by gia on May 18, 2009. Last post by HeeroYuy 5 years, 9 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
I don't know how many of you guys manage to have some spare room in your memories for items other than characters' birthdays, mech model specs, and/or complicated plot details, but I'm sure at least a few of you remember my post a while back about how the Shiokaze Park in Odaiba was manufacturing a 1:1 scale, “life-size” Gundam model.

Well, Sankaku Complex has spotted a Japanese blog that checked in on the progress of said Gundam, and you can now see a nice pair of recognizable Gundam legs.

The end product, of course, will be a complete Gundam standing at 18 meters (~59 feet tall), and celebrates the Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project. Unfortunately it won't be a fully-working model (I'd love to see the panic THAT would inspire in the media), but it will apparently be able to move its head around, as well as project some light and shoot some mist.

Should be good times when it's unveiled officially this July, eh? In fact, these might be the sexiest legs since Tina Turner's.

Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Best park statue EVER.

It's unfortunate they couldn't afford to build in the solid oxide fuel cell engines, the modified triple apache helicopter power plants, and the electronic control systems to manipulate it all... they're so close!
Of course, it would probably need the HP9-4-20 armor plating to REALLY live up to the legend, but still.
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I'm not the a big Gundam fan but I most says building a 1:1 mobile Suit, know that amazing. I guess that the leg are made out of steel and the upper body, there using some lightweight materiel (aluminum or carbon fiber). I guess the reason why is will not move, is that fact most gear and hydraulic will just break under weight of the Gundam.
Post by MoonStorm (360 posts) See mini bio Level 9
It too bad it wouldn't really work. Come back when you got a working one.
Post by kiroshimatsu (94 posts) See mini bio Level 1
With how fast they're making it I'm not surprised there aren't many moving parts... would have been cool if they could have it movable from the waist up...
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
This is just the beginning of Japan's Mobile Suit army.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
@Agent_Lost: You are seriously underestimating the tensile strength of steel and hydraulic systems if you think that they'd crumble when it's only 60 ft tall.
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