Gundams are Good for the Environment?
I just read an article in the Japan Times about a brand new Tokyo Landmark … a lifesize Gundam. It weighs an astounding 35 tons, and it’s so big its supposed to be a visible addition to the Tokyo skyline. It’ll be placed in Shiokaze Park, Shinagawa, with an anticipated 1.5 million visitors for the grand unveiling.
This is non-profit (according to the article I read). A significant portion of the ticket and merchendise sales will go to Green Tokyo Fundraising Campeign, which I believe is self explanatory (it probably has something to do with the environment, if you care about that sort of thing).
So, giant robots are now good for the environment huh? I wonder what resources they had to use to make this thing….
This Gundam Project is also apparently an attempt to gain support for Tokyo’s 2016 Olympic bid, and I hope it works. I’d rather the Olympics NOT be in chicago anyway.
So, here’s a couple websites for your enjoyment: