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Japan Plans To Complete A 60-foot-tall Robot Statue In The Summer Of 2020
- Nov 29, 2018 -

Everyone likes giant robots, especially in Japan, where there are many giant statues of tall buildings. But a new project will particularly appeal to fans of the giant armor, which is not only 18 metres high, but also mobile. At a recent press conference, the project was renamed "Gundam Factory Yokohama" to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Gundam's franchise. The statue will be erected at Yokohama's Yamashita Pier, 18 meters (59 feet) high, and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

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The project is working with Yokohama City to introduce new technicians and designers to work on statues. There is already a large 64-foot Gundam statue in Japan, built in 2017 with a mobile helmet and some very cool lighting effects. There may be more kinds of movements coming up, but don't expect it to fly.  

Earlier this year, Masaaki Nagumo, a Japanese engineer, reportedly created a 28-foot-tall, 7-ton LW-Mononofu, which can walk forward and backward at a speed limit of about 0.6 miles per hour. Its right arm is equipped with an impressive air gun and fires sponge balloons at 87 miles per hour.   

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