Gundam Docks at Hong Kong (exhibition)

Gundam Docks at Hong Kong (exhibition)


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Photo: James Whittle
Otaku fans are in for a double treat this weekend! Not only is the annual Ani-Con taking place - it ends on Tuesday - but another amazing event has also started this week: the Gundam Docks at Hong Kong exhibition. The invasion of Times Square by the Zeon Zaku forces - thankfully with Amuro Ray and his Gundam RX-78-02 mech to protect us - will remain until September 1.

Poor Mike and Sulley and their friends from Monsters University were chased off by the Zeon forces.

Twenty human-sized Zaku II have taken up station under the covered area of the piazza, while in the outside courtyard, Amuro Ray's Gundam RX-78-02 mech faces off against Char Aznable's MS-06S Zaku II custom mech. These two mechs are one-third scale fibreglass models; it's the first time a Gundam showcase of this has been held outside Japan.

Yet that's not all. Inside the mall, suspended above the atrium and above a display featuring models from the Gundam anime series, is a 10-metre scale model of the Gundam battleship, White Base. Also, each day there will be a daily light show, synced with Gundam animations broadcast on Times Square's giant TV screen.

Fans of the Gundam series and otakus should definitely not miss this amazing exhibition for the chance to go and geek out.

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