Tokyo’s massive ‘Unicorn Gundam’ statue to be unveiled next month
— ゆたか＠ほんの少し (@aixeg100_ng) August 23, 2017
Much to the disappointment of countless netizens all over the world, the iconic “RX-78-2 Gundam” statue in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan, was torn down last March.
Since the announcement of a much bigger replacement, the “RX-0 Unicorn Gundam” was made public, overzealous netizens have been sharing photos and videos of the under-construction full-size statue.
After months of hard work, the 19.7-meter tribute is on its way to full completion and will be shown off for the first time on Sept. 24, according to Japan-based news site SoraNews24.
Just last week, the unicorn’s massive head and torso area were lifted by a crane and attached to its base just outside the Diver City entertainment complex—further building excitement among locals and tourists alike.
Judging by the latest images shared online, “Unicorn” is already standing tall, with only a few layers of paint and other stickers needed to complete its new look.
Since the robot is promoted as a “semi-transforming unit,” crewmen are also installing 50 unique parts, which will illuminate at night, including giant motors for the reconfiguring sections of the robot’s face, shoulders, hips,and knees.
Although officials are not prohibiting anyone to visit the construction site to take a gander of the statue, the group urges the public to be patient and gather around the statue during the grand unveiling next month. Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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