Now on to part 2 of my assembled RX-78 Gundam coverage. This is the life size Gundam that is being built in Odaiba, Tokyo that I have been covering since May in 2 separate articles. A link to part 1 as well as to past coverage will be at the end of this article for your convenience. Directions to the Gundam will be given again as well at the end of this article.
And God said, “Let there be Gundam” ^_^ Seriously though, thank you God and to the hard working Japanese for allowing me to see the completed Gundam before I am gone for 3-4 months. Thank you so much!
Was too embarrassed to make the “V” pose in front of Kyoto animation but really, it was a victory for me to see this on the day I leave.
Now the Gundam is so large that you can see it from inside Odaiba station. It’s also very visible now on the way over on the Yurikamome line.
That’s quite a backpack. Looks like it could take off any minute.
Whoa! Don’t fall. These brave Japanese workers would actually climb right on top of the Gundam without any kind of harnesses. It’s that solid. I half expected one to actually pilot the thing or at least make it move.
As you can see, the Japanese were really working VERY hard on putting the finishing touches on this life sized Gundam. I was fortunate to arrive during their break so I got some “just Gundam” photos but I was also fortunate to see the Japanese working all out to get this masterpiece done. Good job guys!
Must be really scary that high up. I know I had trouble just climbing to the mast of my ship without my hands sweating and getting all shakey.
Hope you all enjoyed my coverage of the Odaiba Gundam these past 2 months and hopefully you all can make it to Japan to see it in person as well. Truly an experience that you will never forget.
Now, for some directions.
1.) Take the Yamanote line (Shinagawa, Tokyo, Ueno, Shibuya, and Shinjuku JR stations all are on the Yamanote line) to Shimbashi station.
2.) At JR Shimbashi station, follow signs to the Yurikamome Line. It is in a separate building.
3.) Purchase a ticket for 310 yen for Daiba station.
4.) When inside Daiba station. Take a left and look out the window. You will see it. Just get ground level and head that direction. I prefer to take the North Exit and the right stair case down. But you can also take the stairs near the statue of liberty and make a left.
5.) The Gundam is in North Shiokaze Park.
Edit: I have added some clear, focused good weather pics in my final Gundam article. Supposedly, the day before they start taking it down.
Goodbye Gundam article
Edit 2: The Odaiba Gundam has moved to Shizuoka. I made an article showing it’s new appearance. Also, there is a life sized Earth Space Federation Core Fighter as well…
Shizuoka Gundam and Hobby Show