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Introducing the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue video!

This video "THE LIFE-SIZED UNICORN GUNDAM STATUE Rollout" which was created by "darwinfish105" is an introductory video which shows how the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue was built in time-lapse.

In 2017, a life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue was built in Odaiba's DiverCity Tokyo Plaza (ダイバーシティ東京プラザ) in Tokyo and immediately made big news not only in Japan but all over the world.
Exactly what is this statue that is gaining so much attention overseas?
How was it made?

What is the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue?

The life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue which is introduced in the video was made as part of the "Tokyo Gundam Project".
The first generation Gundam statue which was built in 2009 in Shiokaze Park's (潮風公園, shiokazekouen) Taiyo no Hiroba (太陽の広場) was later moved in 2010 to the Gunpla (Gundam plastic model) factory in Shizuoka (静岡市, shizuokashi).
In April 2012, approximately 3 years since the original Gundam statue was brought to Shizuoka, it was moved back to Odaiba's DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, only to then be destroyed in 2017 to make way for the new Unicorn Gundam statue that is on display today.

Unicorn Gundam is the white mobile suit controlled by the main character Banagher Links (バナージ・リンクス) of the popular series "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" (機動戦士ガンダム UC).
You can see the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue in DiverCity's Festival Hiroba (フェスティバル広場) which is located in Odaiba, Koto ward (江東区, koutouku), Tokyo.
The statue is an impressive 20m tall and although the building costs have yet to be announced, it is thought to have cost hundreds of millions of yen.
You can take a look at how the statue was built in time-lapse, starting from 1:37 in the video where the statue's arms are yet to be attached.

Let's go see the life-sized Unicornn Gundam statue!

We highly recommend you visit Odaiba to take a look at this statue from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series which is popular both in and out of Japan!
In Odaiba, an event is held during the day where you can see the Unicorn Gundam statue change from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode.
In the evening, the statue is lit up which you can take a look at in the video from 4:55.

Don’t forget to take lots of pictures of the Unicorn Gundam statue to share with your friends on Instagram!
You can order a set menu, which comes with a free souvenir, from the GUNDAM Café situated near the statue.
Also, don't miss out on the plastic models or original manga drawing display corner!

The life-sized Unicorn Gundam introductory video summary

Many events such as fireworks displays, are often held in Odaiba, where the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue is built.
Make sure to check out event times and venues before setting off on your trip to the popular sightseeing spot Odaiba!

If watching the video has sparked an interest in Gundam, why not also take a trip to GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA (ガンダムファクトリー横浜) where, from December 2020, you will be able to see an 18m tall Gundam statue?

【TripAdvisor】Unicorn Gundam statue

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Last Updated : May. 29, 2023
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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Prepare to be blown away by the life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue in Odaiba, Tokyo! This 20m tall statue is gaining attention not only in Japan but on the internet and overseas!
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