Japanese otaku builds huge Gundam-inspired robot that is actually "functional" Are you ready to welcome your new robot overlords? Previous Pause Next The LW-Mononofu is built by Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo of Sakakibara Kikai, which normally makes farming machinery.Photo: Reuters It is 8.5 metres tall and weighs more than 7 tonnes. No rocket packs or flying though.Photo: Reuters A bazooka air gun mounted on its right arm shoots sponge balls at 140 km/h. That could leave a mark.Photo: Reuters The only way to transport it is to take it apart, because it is too large to fit through the entrance of the warehouse it was built in. Oooopppss!Photo: Reuters The LW-Mononofu can actually be piloted by a human, just like a real Gundam! Who's the next Char Aznable?Photo: Reuters Death mode: engaged! Pew pew pew!Photo: Reuters Unfortunately, the huge mech moves at less than 1 kilometre per hour. It's going to need to be really accurate with that sponge ball gun.Photo: Reuters The company also makes smaller mechs which it rents out for HK$7300 per hour. Pretty cool first date, if you ask me.Photo: Reuters Mech 1: Let's go play catch, big brother! Mech 2: You don't have arms, little bro. Mech 1:...Photo: Reuters ShareTweetFlipBoardEMAIL‹ Prev >Next › Read more about Japanese otaku builds huge Gundam-inspired robot that is actually "functional"