(ECNS) -- A life-size Freedom Gundam statue was unveiled in Jinqiao Town, Shanghai on Monday.
The statue is a Mobile Suit featured in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, a series broadcast in 2002. This Gundam statue has wings on the back, creating a strong visual impact. The whole 50-ton, 18.03-meter-high Gundam statue comprises 288 parts. The head installed Monday weighs 300 kilograms, is 3.1-meter-high, and includes 13 parts.
The Gundam statue is the first of its kind displayed outside Japan, attracting many Gundam fans. The Gundam statue will undergo more than a month of debugging and is expected to stage a mechanical performance on May 28.