It seems fans of Gundam will have to wait a little longer to finally feast their eyes on the life-sized model of the iconic RX-78-2 Mobile Suit Gundam piloted by Amuro Ray in 1979’s Mobile Suit Gundam.
According to the team working on the project, they have made the decision to postpone the grand opening of Gundam Factory Yokohama from its scheduled October 2020 opening. The decision was made in an attempt to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Fortunately, the team still aims to have their grand opening for the life-sized Gundam “within the year” though an exact date has yet to be given.
While we await the opening of Gundam Factory Yokohama, the production team had been hard at work constructing the Gundam, with the metal frames we last saw finally outfitted with the iconic white, red, and blue shell of the RX-78-2 Gundam.
As you can see, the RX-78-2 is coming along splendidly and we’re sure it’ll be completed and ready to be unveiled to the public before 2020 ends. Then it’ll just be a matter of when the team behind the project feels it’s safe to have their grand opening with the COVID-19 outbreak still around.