The original, and much beloved giant Gundam statue in Tokyo was taken down on March 5th, much to the dismay of tourists. You might be wondering why they would remove such a popular and clearly awesome attraction. There’s only one acceptable answer to that question—they’re replacing it with an even BIGGER Gundam.
Indeed, this fall a 65-foot statue of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn series will replace the RX-78-2 in front of Diver City. This concept render will give you a better idea of what to expect:
Long-time fans of the series might be disappointed to see the retro Gundam go, but fans of preposterously enormous robots in general should be satisfied. I mean, it’s 6-feet taller than the original!