Life-Size Gundam to be Walking by 2019

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

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Gundam Global Challenge
Some of you might be familiar with the RX-78-2 Statue in Odaiba, Tokyo. For those of you that are not, they have built a life size version of the iconic robot and so far only the head moves. Its a show that is very popular among tourists and is just plain mesmorizing to watch. This is one of several videos of them on YouTube:

Have you booked your flight to Japan yet? No? Well there’s more… The Gundam Global Challenge plans to get it to walk by the year 2019. They are encouraging fans to submit and share their ideas or the project. The project actually started last year however, they have just started their second round of idea submissions last week on November 2. They will be accepting them until February 29, 2016.

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About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.




  • Samuel Peters

    It’s Official, I have been thinking it for years! Those Gundam cartoons were too real and detailed and way ahead of its time! 25 years later I am witnessing a real life full scale Gundam model that they plan to have walking by 2019! We better step it up! Walking is the last thing I would worry about!

  • Avery Erickson

    So dumb, it’s sad how we have to parody actual fantasy. It’s basically a giant boombox with lights and smoke. Cheesy as all hell.

    • Walker

      Submarines were “actual fantasy” (what a curious combo of words), as imagined by Verne, until we got around to building one. Sometimes life imitates art, go figure.

    • Well aren’t you just a ray of sunshine

    • melanie

      ALOT Of the technology we have today and use EVERYDAY even U where ones fantasy’s or fictional, scientists and sci-fi writers have been going hand in hand since forever….

    • Amy

      Yes. The funny thing is, the technology for computers was even there in the time of the crave man, too. If you think about it. It was just their minds were not there to grasp it. So makes you wonder..what tech we have right now..but we as the human race, are just to dumb to realize it yet.

    • Agent HUNK

      your moms cooch is cheese as hell

  • Agent HUNK

    Lets kick start this now !!!!!!! I wanna be the pilot !!!! helll yes!!

    • Amy

      I AM WITH YOU! I am scared to drive a car..AND YET AM WILLING TO DRIVE GUNDAM! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! LOL

  • TrueWiiMaster

    There’s something awesome about seeing those birds fly around like gnats around its head.