Created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a historic anime series, a life-sized moving Gundam statue will be constructed in Yokohama, Japan. While there are already giant Gundam statues around Japan, this new example will offer a broader range of movement than previous models. The life-sized moving Gundam will be modeled on the RX-78-2 Gundam, the original mobile suit seen in the very first entry in the franchise.
The project is being helmed in part by the city of Yokohama and will be unveiled at the city's Yamashita Pier in 2020. The statue will remain at this location for a year, but there have been no plans as to where the statue will go next. The final design of the life-sized moving Gundam will be 18m tall.