Full-Size Macross VF-25F Valkyrie on Display in Tokyo

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The Chiba Institute of Technology Tokyo Skytree Town Campus revealed the life-size model of the VF-25F Messiah Valkyrie from Macross Frontier on February 22.

The Town Campus was conceived of as a way to display the Chiba Institute of Technology's cutting-edge research through a series of hands-on, multi-sensational exhibitions. The model of the VF-25F occupies one corner of the new Area II Planetary Exploration Zone, which opened the same day. The new exhibition features seven activities, including a 300-inch 3D space theater, a grand tour over the surface of the sun, an exhibit of katana made from meteorites, and a display of high-resolution photos by Japanese lunar orbiter spacecraft SELENE that allows visitors to take a trip to the moon's surface.
The VF-25F Valkyrie, the mecha of Macross Frontier main character Alto Saotome, is capable of three forms: its basic, airplane-like “fighter mode”, humanoid “Battroid mode”, and hybrid “GERWALK mode”. The life-sized statue reproduces the mecha in its GERWALK mode. The Chiba Institute of Technology's Future Robotics Technology Center (also known as “fuRo”) collaborated with Macross Frontier creator Shoji Kawamori and art director Hidetaka Tenjin. The creators titled their collaboration the “Macross feat. CIT Project,” and stated their aim was to create a type of robot that has not previously existed.

The same life-size model of the VF-25 Valkyrie in GERWALK mode was on display in Ikebukuro in 2012 and in Yokohama last year.

[Via Yattar Japan]

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