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Gundam Project, Shizuoka, Japan


The RX-78-2 Gundam is the legendary Japanese anime robot which was introduced in 1979 in the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. In the plot, as part of the Project V (shortform of "Project Victory"), RX-78-2 Gundam is the 2nd prototype developed and being constructed in Universal Century 0079 by the Earth Federations. It is used to fight against the for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War (a war between the Earth force with the Space colony). RX-78-2 is piloted by Amuro Ray, a teenager who is considered as newtype human being in UC0079. The powerful Gundam is known as the WHITE DEVIL by the Zeon due to its formidable performance in battles.    

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mobile Suits Gundam, during the 2010 summer, the 1:1 Giant RX-78-2 Gundam Statue was shown in Shizuoka, Japan in association with the “Plastic Model Capital of the World: Shizuoka Hobby Fair”. There was a huge public response with few millions of Gundam fans & tourists visiting. This was not just a statue, in fact visitors could enjoy an exciting 4 mins Gundam Statue Show. The Gundam could move its head, and the special lightings of the eyes, the body and the beam saber were so great which gives you an unforgettable experience.   

You may refers to this youtube link for the Gundam Statue Show: 

You may also refers to this youtube link regarding the development of this project:

This Lego project aims to share that exciting experience of the Gundam Show with you all. I installed a motor, RC signal receiver, a Battery box and 2 sets of Lego LEDs into the body. All these electric components are hidden in the core body and the backpack to keep the design nice and clean. The body is very rigid that it requires no extra support for the standing of this 63cm tall Gundam. The arms and legs can be turned by manual adjusting the special designed gear system (worm gears + turn table combination) so that the body can make different fixed posture instead of using hypothetical ball joints design. 

I had so much fun throughout the project development and I hope you likes it. I wish that you can support this project and make it a real Lego set! Many thanks!

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