Today was my final day before leaving Japan for ages. Was let off work early to get last minute things done. I decided to make another trip to Odaiba, an over an hour and a half trip from Yokosuka, to check the progress on the life sized RX-78 Gundam from the original Gundam series that I have been covering since May. I just updated on Sunday. Almost didn’t go. I mean, how much progress can they have made in just 2 days? LOTS.
I can not describe the feeling of seeing this. I was completely not expecting it. I was seated on the way over on the train in a place where I couldn’t really see out the window. So turning the corner and seeing the chest, then the arms, and…the head!! They completed it. THE day, before I leave, never to see it again (possibly). How lucky is that! I couldn’t believe it.
Easily the most cool thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. If you can, at all, you MUST go see this in person before they take it down on the 31st of August. I pray that they are just moving it and not dismantling it because this could be a modern wonder of the world. Seriously, its that realistic.
The amount of detail is incredible. I read somewhere that they are making a model/figure to sell of this Odaiba Gundam. If it has the same quality as the real thing, you better believe I will be buying one when I get back. This is going to be a photo intensive article (understandably). I’m going to break it in to 2 parts to make them easier to load.
This shoot was a bit embarrassing because the construction workers were looking at me and taking pics of me while I was doing a massive photo shoot. I was there for a while after all and took and insane amount of photos.
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More 1/1 scale Gundam awesomeness in part 2.
Part 2 of Assembled Gundam Coverage
A final visit to the Gundam, 2 days before it was taken down.
Final Visit to the Odaiba Gundam