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A full-scale "RX-93ff νGUNDAM" statue has been constructed in Fukuoka!(1/7)

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GUNDAM fans will be in absolute heaven! A full-scale GUNDAM statue has been constructed in Fukuoka!

RX-93ff νGUNDAMThe tallest part of the staue reaches up to approximately 24.8m! This is the sixth time that a full-scale GUNDAM statue has been constructed (five in Japan and one in Shanghai, China)!
A full-scale "RX-93ff νGUNDAM" statue has appeared at the large scale "Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka" shopping complex! Find out more about the tallest GUNDAM statue ever created!
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statueFrom 10:00 to 18:00, the statue moves in time to the music every hour. Then from 19:00 to 21:00, the statue moves in time with images projected on a wall of the shopping complex every 30 minutes.
The design of Fukuoka's full-scale νGUNDAM is awesome! The eye catching construction is based on "RX-93 νGUNDAM." You might recognize this model from the 1988 "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack" movie. Tomino Yoshiyuki, the creator of the GUNDAM series, supervised the creation of the statue. It features the three vibrant colors associated with GUNDAM as well as a new piece of equipment called the "long range fin funnel." During the evening, some awesome videos will be projected on a nearby wall of the LaLaport FUKUOKA building. A total of 62 parts of the huge model emit light while the screenings take place in order to help recreate memorable clips that see νGUNDAM fight against the Axis operated asteroid. As the scenes progress, the head and arm of the statue actually move up and down to help bring the statue to life!
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statueCheck out the fight between Char and Amuro! Voice artists Furuya Toru and Ikeda Shuichi have re-recorded their voices for the scene!

A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
There are two types of movies for visitors to enjoy! At 19:00, 20:00, and 21:00, the RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue joins in with the stories that are being screened. It is as if the model actually takes the place of the RX-93 νGUNDAM that appears in "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter attack!" At 19:30 and 20:30, the "BEYOND THE TIME (Möbius no Sora wo Koete)" theme song from the same movie is played as background music to a video showing edited clips from the film. Make sure to stop by at one of the times specified! (* The model seen in these photos is RX-93ff νGUNDAM)
A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
Seeing the "long range fin funnel" in action is a sight to behold!

A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue
Doesn't SAZABI look bigger than normal with two funnels?

A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statueIt feels very special to witness the statue lift its right arm and gaze at it's hand! It looks just like a scene from GUNDAM...!

A full-scale RX-93ff νGUNDAM statue

The life-sied νGUNDAM statue - unveiling ceremony (24/2/2022)

Tomino Yoshiyuki
The unveiling ceremony of the full-scale GUNDAM statue standing outside LaLaport FUKUOKA took place on April 24th. Director Tomino recorded a video message that was played for the media. He spoke about the disappearance of νGUNDAM in the film. He went on to state that, "This statue was made by re-using designs and drawings that were left over, so it might look a little different to the movie version. I hope you enjoy this incarnation even if it is a bit different!
古谷徹 森口博子
Voice artist Furuya Toru (known for portraying the character of Amuro Ray) made a special appearance alongside singer Moriguchi Hiroko (who recorded some of the GUNDAM theme songs). During the ceremony Furuya said, "My favorite mobile suit is ν GUNDAM. The upgraded 'long range fin funnel' is amazing!" Fukuoka-native Moriguchi also spoke at the event. She said, "I'm glad that GUNDAM is standing in my hometown. The statue radiates energy and vitality!"
Furuya Toru appeared in a Londo Bell style outfit!

森口博子Moriguchi performed the "MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM Cucuruz Doan's Island" theme song. The new movie is set to be released on 3rd June 2022.
Fujiwara Koji, who serves as Chief Gundam officer from BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., addressed the crowd. He discussed the importance of the local area in the development of the "GUNDAM PARK FUKUOKA" entertainment facility and the full-scale statue. He noted that Fukuoka serves as a gateway to Asia. He went on to reveal a strong desire to "share the enduring appeal of GUNDAM not only in Japan but with people all over Asia and the rest of the world!" You can't help but stand in awe of such a dynamic statue. There are so many GUNDAM-themed attractions to enjoy! LaLaport FUKUOKA will probably become a sanctuary for GUNDAM fans!




Full-scale νGundam Statue "RX-93ff νGundam"

- Location: Inside the Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka. In the vicinity of 6-23-1, Naka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan
- Height: Highest point of the structure: 24.8m / Top of the statue's head: 20.5m
- Weight: Statue's body 80t (excluding the footing beam - a component in the structure's foundations)
- Movable sections of the statue: The right shoulder (the right arm responds) and head

Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka

- Address: The site of the former Seika Ichiba site (Fukuoka-shi). In the vicinity of 6-23-1, Naka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Japan
- Official Website:https://mitsui-shopping-park.com.e.act.hp.transer.com/lalaport/fukuoka/

* All information correct as of April 2022. The information for this article was gathered during a media preview that took place prior to facility's opening.

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