Fans of the Gundam series rejoice; even with Tokyo’s valiant guardian — the RX-78-2 unit — ending its guard over the Odaiba area, we can expect its replacement to stand tall as a refreshed symbol of protection beginning September 24. We shared recently that construction on the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam had begun, including some pretty incredible images of the process, though it was still unconfirmed at the time when it would be open to the general public.
Whilst the original RX-78-2 Gundam stood an enormous 18-metres tall over Odaiba, we can expect the newer RX-0 Unicorn Gundam to tower above all else at a massive 24-metres tall. The life-size replica model originally made waves globally following news that the massively-popular RX-78-2 was being removed, which was then later revealed to be in an effort to make way for the RX-0.
Set to open to the general public September 24, you’ll be able to make your way over to the Odaiba area for some seriously larger-than-life photos very soon. For further information, be sure to check out our archive.