GLOBAL GUNDAM GROUP TO DELIVER MOVING RX-78 by 2019
So, let’s say it’s the year 2020. Randomly, giant kaiju attack. Tanks are useless. Missles are ineffective. Drones are swatted. It’s clearly the end for us all. You know what would really come in handy? Yes, otaku. Yes. A 3 story functioning Gundam fighting robot. Okay, well, maybe not flying. But badass movement and maybe even some punching and running. That is sure to at least give a kaiju some pause.
This scenario may actually happen. Well, the functioning Gundam part. No guarantees about the giant kaiju. Sorry.
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Gundam, and to celebrate, the Japan-based group plans to deliver a moving 1:1 scale RX-78-2 Gundam model to the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza.
The group is judging contributions from around the world to make this happen. So, if you’re a master Gundam modeler, or, I guess, an underemployed weapons engineer, you can apply now.
Applications are now being accepted for two categories: REAL, where applicants will be required to physically move an 18 meter Gundam statue, and VIRTUAL, where applicants will move the Gundam via virtual modeling. When the master plan is determined, which should be in the fall of 2016, it will be a combined plan based on winning submissions.
We’re sure that the reveal ceremony will be in the grand tradition of Gundam, meaning, 4 hours of dialogue and 30 minutes of awesome action, but that’s likely to be a great reveal day.
The group is open to ideas to make this happen. So, if you’ve got the skills, they’ve got the resources and materials. Visit their website for more information!