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Watch Japan's 18-metre life-sized Gundam move in a series of motion tests

By Tim Augustin - on 23 Sep 2020, 8:23pm

Watch Japan's 18-metre life-sized Gundam move in a series of motion tests

Image: Kyodo News

We’re almost ready for a Pacific Rim situation. 

Japan’s life-sized Gundam figure is now on the move! The RX-78-2 Gundam is set to be the main attraction at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex, standing at 59 feet tall and weighing 55,000 pounds. An eagle-eyed Twitter user managed to catch the figure moving during a recent series of movement tests. 

You can watch a YouTube compilation of the videos below:

The video above is sped up, however. The mech actually moves much slower, but displays an impressive range of movements - from taking its first steps to bending the knee. Who knows? Maybe it could actually take a walk around the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex when it's ready. 

The RX-78-2 Gundam unit was set to be unveiled at the grand opening of the Gundam Factory Yokohama in October, but the event has been delayed indefinitely due to the ongoing pandemic.