This full-size Gundam robot stands in front of the Japanese Gundam factory in Yokohama.

Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton / CNET

Fans of the anime robot Gundam can now visit the life-size giant at the Gundam factory in Yokohama, outside Tokyo, Japan.

Construction of the massive robot was completed on July 29th. The Gundam robot is 18 meters tall and weighs 24 25 tons (about 55,000 pounds), according to Sora News.

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This Yokohama Gundam is equipped with a mechanical skeleton so that it can actually move its body, including its arms and legs. The engineers tested the movement of the robot's legs, arms, and torso on July 5.

Shinto priests blessed Gundam's head in a traditional construction ceremony called jotoshiki before the head was attached to the robot's shoulders with a construction crane.

This Gundam in Yokohama is Japan's second full-size RX-78. The first stood in Tokyo's Odaiba district before they are replaced by the RX-0 unicorn Gundam.

The Yokohama Gundam factory was originally due to open in the summer, but due to Coronavirus delaysit will now open in October.


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