Life-Size Gundam Shines at Night in 2 Time-Lapse Videos

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Statue shot under starlight at Tokyo's Odaiba island before April 19 grand opening

In two videos posted on Monday, self-described "Gundam videographer" darwinfish filmed the 1/1-scale Gundam statue at Odaiba by the light of the moon and the stars.

The statue is being rebuilt at Diver City Tokyo, a complex under construction on the island by Mitsui Fudosan and Fuji TV. The grand opening is slated for April 19, but the mostly complete statue can already be seen from afar. The life-size statue first stood at Odaiba in July of 2009 and attracted 4.15 million visitors before it closed the following month.

The statue rose again in Shizuoka — the self-described "model capital of the world" and the home of Bandai's plastic model factories — from July of last year to March of this year. The statue did return to Tokyo in August — in disassembled parts — as a charity drive after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.

The videographer has posted several other videos chronicling the reconstruction of the Gundam since construction began.

This article has a follow-up: Life-Size Gundam Shot During Day & Night in New Time-Lapse Video (2012-01-15 12:05)
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