The 18m full-scale moving RX-78F00 Gundam, the main attraction of the newly opened Gundam Factory Yokohama, becomes certified as the “Largest mobile humanoid robot” and “Largest mobile Gundam” by the Guinness World Records. The certification was officially made on December 3, while the award ceremony took place last Thursday on December 17.
The awards ceremony was attended by Sunrise CEO and President Yasuo Miyakawa, Gundam Global Challenge’s Creative Director Masaki Kawahara, System Director Wataru Yoshizaki, and Technical Director Akinori Ishii, with Guinness World Records Japan manager Kaori Ishikawa issuing the certificate.
Gundam Factory Yokohama will be open from December 19, 2020 to March 31, 2022, with hours from 10:00 to 21:00 JST. Admission is priced at 1,650 yen for adults thirteen years and older, 1,100 yen for children seven to twelve, and 3,300 yen for the Gundam-Dock Tower, which allows visitors to see the Gundam much closer. The RX-78F00 Gundam has twenty-four points of articulation and will have special movements made every hour from 10:30 to 20:30 JST, including special seasonal movements.
Gundam Lab is a two story building that will feature an event spaces to learn about the statue’s design, structures and mechanisms through talk shows, lectures, research presentations and workshops. The Lab will include the Gundam Pilot View SoftBank 5G Experience, a VR dome that simulates a real time Gundam piloting experience from the cockpit using 5G technology courtesy of SoftBank. Located within the Gundam Lab will also be its own satellite Gundam Cafe and The Gundam Base that will have their own unique menu and limited edition merchandise respectively.
The “Gundam Global Project” began as an ambitious project to realize the grand dream of creating a life size, 18m tall RX-78-2 Gundam that moves, the Gundam would later be dubbed RX-78F00 Gundam.With the tagline “Challenge the dream: When Gundam moves, the world moves.”, the project launched in 2014 but was stalled due to complications. In 2018, the project was revived for the Gundam 40th Anniversary.
Source: Gundam Info