Life-Size Odaiba Gundam Aims at the Olympics

Topic started by gia on July 8, 2009. Last post by Niko 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13


So, the 30th anniversary of Gundam celebration continues in Japan, spotlighted primarily by the 18-meter “life-size” Gundam replica in Odaiba.

But on Wednesday, a new Gundam project was announced, and it's not an anime, a manga, a game, a figure, or even a new model. No, the latest Gundam project is... the 2016 Olympics!

Yes, Tokyo is in the running for the 2016 summer Olympics, and not only that, it's the front-runner. And Gundam is getting in on the bidding act with the Green Tokyo Gundam Project, which starts this Saturday as part of the 30th Anniversary festivities.

The new project is actually designed to raise funds to plant new trees and other greens in Tokyo to help transform the trees.

Now how cool is that? Gundams ARE a force for good!
Post by Kirielson (34 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Honestly, I want Chi-Town to get it but never the less it would be cool to see it.
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
If Tokyo does get the Olympics, I want to see the opening ceremonies have Gundams flying everywhere. Yes please.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Wait, so are they auctioning the Odaiba Gundam or something?

That would make for a good starting husk to work from....
Post by GodLen (877 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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Sorry but the olympics is going to be in Chicago!
Post by PrinnyFlute (25 posts) See mini bio Level 1
And yet the only thing I care about is that this is the first time that I've actually got to see a picture of the life-sized Gundam with people in the frame.

Oh, also, trees are cool.  And stuff.
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Turns out, 2016 is  the year the Olympics committee unveils a new, top secret event called the Gundam Fight, where nations competing in the games enter in their own Gundam for a chance to win the world...I mean the gold medal.
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