Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue to Rise Above Shanghai

posted on by Egan Loo
1st life-size Gundam statue overseas after Japan's first Gundam & Unicorn Gundam

Sunrise announced on Saturday that the "Life-Size Gundam Statue Project" is expanding overseas with a life-size Freedom Gundam statue in Shanghai next year. Sunrise and its partners made the announcement during the live-streamed Gundam G Meeting 2020 event for the Gundam China Project. Protagonist Kira Yamato pilots the 18.03-meter-tall (about 59-foot-tall) ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam mobile suit midway through the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed anime series.

Sunrise is planning to unveil an 18-meter-high (59-foot-tall) life-size, moving RX-78-2 Gundam statue from the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime in Yokohama, but delayed the unveiling to later this year due to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

A previous life-size RX-78-2 Gundam statue debuted in Japan in July 2009. That statue was replaced in September 2017 with a life-size RX-0 Unicorn Gundam statue from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn anime. The Unicorn Gundam statue can light up and move various panels to "transform" between Unicorn Mode and Destroy Mode.


This article has a follow-up: Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue to Debut at Shanghai's New LaLaport Jinqiao Mall in 2021 (2020-07-13 00:22)
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