In celebration of 30 years of Gundam -- giant, mecha robots that commonly shoot lasers in Japanese comics and animiation -- a 1:1 scale model of a massive combat robot has been built in Shiokaze Park in Tokyo.
No, the robot doesn't move unfortunately. But nonetheless it is tremendously bad-ass, and is capable of shooting out beams of electromagnetic radiation (light) and debilitating particle clouds (water mist). From these pictures, it looks like the artists and construction crew behind this sculpture did a top-notch job in putting it together.
Coming in at 59 feet, and weighing upwards of 35 tons, it is real shame it is planned to be deconstructed at the end of August. Perhaps the public will become big fans of this RX-78-2 Gundam and it'll be become a permanent monument that will scare off alien spacecraft for decades to come.