1st Gundam Model Builders World Cup Finalists Displayed

posted on by Egan Loo
Japan's Junior finalist is 8-year-old girl; world championship held on December 25

The toy and model conglomerate Bandai posted the finalists of "Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011," the first competition dedicated to Gundam plastic models in 12 international regions. The finalists had to win in the regional championships before they can compete in Gunpla Expo World Cup Tour Hong Kong 2011 on December 25.

The competition has an open division (for ages 15 and above) and a junior division (for ages 14 and below). The winner of Japan's junior division is Mei Hata, a second-grade girl from Hokkaido. 8-year-old Hata built a Zaku mobile suit in the middle of firing a bazooka round at a tank it had tracked down (last picture above). Tatsuhiko Yamaguchi won the open division in Japan.

(Due to the devastating flooding this year, Thailand did not participate as planned.)

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web via My Game News Flash, Hachima Kikō

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

This article has a follow-up: Malaysia, China Win 1st Gundam Model Builders World Cup (2011-12-25 08:30)
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