In Tokyo’s Odaiba, a new 1/1 scale Gundam Unicorn statue is being built. It’s not finished, but sneak peeks show that this huge Gundam statue’s antenna will move. That’s awesome.
In Unicorn Mode, the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Mobile Suit’s antenna juts out like, you guessed it, a unicorn. When it goes into Destroy Mode, the Unicorn Gundam beefs up his armor, exposing glowing sections on the mobile suit, and its unicorn antenna splits into a V-fin. As Hachima points out, like so:
From nearly 20 meters above the ground, the Unicorn Gundam looks out over Tokyo.
When Tokyo’s original Gundam statue was dismantled last spring, the bittersweet farewell was made a little sweeter by the knowledge that a new, even bigger statue, this time of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, would be taking its place outside the Odaiba neighborhood’s Diver City entertainment complex. Still, the promise that the new 1:1-scale anime mecha would be finished this fall seemed just a little too good to be true.
But it looks like half a year is indeed all the time workers need to remove the old Gundam and build its replacement. Earlier this month, the Unicorn Gundam’s head unit was spotted in Odaiba, along with the robot’s partially completed legs.
Source – kotaku/soranews24