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In January, the upcoming Gundam Factory Yokohoma amusement theme park began construction on a 25-ton, 60-foot replica of the franchise’s iconic RX-78-2 mecha suit. It would be an amazing undertaking if they were simply building a massive statue. But this gigantic recreation will actually move. As
And this summer, engineers took their enormous new toy out for its first test spin (which we heard about at
A major reason this robot will be able to move at all is its relatively light weight. The average weight of a car is more than 4,000 pounds, which is two tons. Yet this is “only” 25-tons, despite the fact one of this machine’s hands is six-and-a-half feet in length.
The Gundam is still on schedule to be completed by October, despite COVID-19 slowing down construction around the globe. For now, it resides is in the Port of Yokohama outside of Tokyo, where it is expected to remain for a year. But maybe it should stay there forever.
Robot enthusiasts can still go visit it. And it will be close to the Pacific Ocean in case any kaiju attack.