The life-sized Unicorn Gundam statue from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be unveiled at Diver City Tokyo Plaza’s Festival Plaza on 24 September. There are many campaigns going on to celebrate the event.
The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue is a huge statue standing at 19.7 meters tall. The ability to transform from Unicorn mode to destroy mode, just like in the anime, is its main characteristic. During the performances which happen every 30 minutes, visitors can enjoy changing face modes, corners opening and closing, the development of shoulder, waist and knee parts, and display of psychoframes. The brand new decal was created by mechanic designer Hajime Katoki.
In preparation for the display, a camera app with an augmented reality function called ‘The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam statue MS Camera’ is currently available. When you point your camera at the marker for the statue, an image of the completed statue is visible. You can take a picture of the statue earlier than others. Also, when you point the camera at the poster located at the character photo spot at Diver City Tokyo Plaza, the characters in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn are displayed. You can take a celebratory picture with them. The application is only available for a limited time, until 23 September.
From 26 August until 26 November, a photo deck will be installed in Symbol Promenade park which is opposite the statue. Not only can you freely take pictures with the statue, but there will also be sale of photos taken by a professional photographer, which come with an original frame. The price of the service is ¥1500 (tax included).
There is also a stamp rally going on at the Gunpla general facility ’The Gundam Base Tokyo’ which opened on 19 August. When you gather stamps inside Diver City Tokyo Plaza, you can get priority for the special pin badge. As soon as the presents run out, the stamp rally will end.
The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue
Open: Sunday 24 September 2017
Weight: 49 tons
Light emitting parts: 50
The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue MS Camera
Period: Until Sunday 23 September
Place: Inside Diver City Tokyo Plaza, Festival Plaza
The Life-Sized Unicorn Gundam Statue Photo Deck
Period: Saturday 26 August 2017 – Sunday 26 November 10:00 – 18:00
Paid service: Professional photoshoot, original frame (¥1500)
Location: Symbol Promenade Park, in front of the life sized statue