The long awaited life-size Gundam RX-78 will finally be open to the public starting from the 19th of December 2020 to the 31st of March 2022. The life-size Gundam RX-78 will be showcased at the Gundam Factory Yokohama, with operating hours from 10AM to 9PM (JST).
Life-Size Gundam RX-78
For those interested to pay the Gundam Factory Yokohama a visit, admission is priced at 1,650 JPY for adults (13 years and older). For children aged 7 to 12 years old, the admission fee is 1,100 JPY.
If you want to get an even closer look at the life-size Gundam RX-78, you can purchase the Gundam-Dock Tower viewing ticket. It is priced at 3,300 JPY, but take note, that you will need to purchase it together with the Gundam Factory Yokohama entrance ticket.
Tickets are now on sale for December 2020 and January 2021. For February 2021, tickets will be released on the following dates:
- February 1 – 15, available from January 7 at 10:00 AM
- February 16 – 28, available from January 21 at 10:00 AM
- Tickets for March 2021 onwards will be posted on the website once it has been confirmed.
To get to the Gundam Factory Yokohama, it is a 7-minute walk from Exit 4 of Marine Tower Exit of the Minatomirai Line “Motomachi Chukagai” station. Or if you’re taking the bus, it’s a 3-minute walk after getting off at the “Yamashita-Futou” bus stop using the Yokohama Articulated Bus “Bayside Blue”.
Special Door Gift
To commemorate the special launch of the Gundam Factory Yokohama, early bird visitors will be given a Gunpla 1/200 RX-78F00 Gundam, while stocks last. The gift will not be sold in the future, but may be distributed at other events and projects.
Gundam-Lab – Floor Map
Apart from viewing the live-size Gundam RX-78F00, you can also visit Gundam-Lab to learn about various technologies such as robotics, statue’s design, structures and mechanisms through talk shows, lectures, research presentations and workshops.
The Gundam-Lab will include the Gundam Pilot View SoftBank 5G Experience, which is a VR dome that simulates a real time Gundam piloting experience from the cockpit using 5G technology courtesy of SoftBank.
Gundam-Lab will also house the Gundam-Base shop where you can purchase exclusive Gundam merchandise that can only be purchased from Gundam Factory Yokohama, and have a meal at the Gundam Cafe.
The life-size Gundam RX-78F00 features twenty-four points of articulation, and it will have special movement performances made every hour from 10:30AM to 8:30PM JST. The performances will also include special seasonal movements.
Gundam Yokohama Factory App
Source: Gundam Factory Yokohama