Gundam RX-78-2, Odaiba

Being the huge Gundam fan that I am, it was criminal that I took this long to visit the 1:1 scale RX-78-2 that stands in front of the Diver City Plaza in Odaiba, Tokyo. Well, Mimi and I finally made it there a couple of weeks ago and it was better than expected. The Gundam has great amounts of detail and an overall nice finish to the outer surface. Fortunately, Diver City Plaza is a pretty nice mall so we were able to occupy some time between viewing the Gundam during the day and seeing the evening light shows. Next time I’ll have to return wearing my Gundam Banshee costume. I will probably wait until I have a beam saber to carry since I know everyone around here can’t get enough of bright flashy lights. Videos from the light shows are coming up next.

The first view of the huge Gundam as you turn the corner around the mall is from his right side.

The first view of the huge Gundam as you turn the corner around the mall is from his right side.

The detail in the eyes was unexpected.

The detail in the eyes was unexpected.

I wish I could stand in the hand like all the pilots do at some point.

I wish I could stand in the hand like all the pilots do at some point.

Taking in all the angles...

Taking in all the angles…

Ready for liftoff.

Ready for liftoff.

I envy the model makers/sculptors that were hired to create this thing.

I envy the model makers/sculptors that were hired to create this thing.

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I'm not sure why all the part numbers and "Critical bolt torque" markings are placed so far from any of the faux bolts.

I’m not sure why all the part numbers and “Critical bolt torque” markings are placed so far from any of the faux bolts.

Nice sense of scale provided by the people and 7 story mall.

Nice sense of scale provided by the people and 7 story mall.

Mimi and I thought it looked even more impressive at night.

Mimi and I thought it looked even more impressive at night.

The lighting was really well done with no hot spots.

The lighting was really well done with no hot spots.

Menacing.

Menacing.

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This was the least embarrassing of my dorky poses with the Gundam.

This was the least embarrassing of my dorky poses with the Gundam.

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