Gundam Factory Yokohama has finally opened to the public, complete with a 59-foot-tall robot, which as over 20 moving parts. Fans who are fortunate enough to be visiting the area will be able to climb up several observation decks between 49-59 feet on the Gundam-Dock Tower to get a closer look at the machine. Every 30-minutes, the robot will strike different poses, while at night, everything is going to be illuminated.
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The life-sized RX-78 model robot at Gundam Factory in Yokohama, Japan on on Yamashita Pier is just about complete. It stands 59-feet-tall, weighs in at a massive 25-tons, and not only looks cool, but can also kneel, move its fingers, pointing its hands to the sky as well as take steps, albeit a bit slow, or at least compared to human standards. This amusement park of sorts was originally slated to open in time for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but the opening has been delayed indefinitely due to the pandemic.
Japan’s GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA is preparing for its grand opening, and the main attraction is a life-sized mecha robot that stands 59-feet tall. This past week, it was seen taking its first steps while being suspended on Yokohama Yamashita Pier. Despite missing the head, the lights, torso, and leg mechanisms were all tested.
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Gundam fans rejoice! Fans of the iconic anime series will be able to get an up-close look at the 59-foot-tall robot that weighs in at a hefty 25-tons at the Gundam Factory Yokohama, a 9,000 square-meter facility set to open at Yamashita Pier on October 1st. Unfortunately, it will only be on display for a year, but on the bright side, tickets go on sale in July.