10-ft Tall Gundam Built out of Model Scraps

Take a second to think about how many models you’ve built in your lifetime. Now, out of all those models, how much leftover plastic have you thrown away? Well, one man’s trash is another man’s Buster Rifle. On display today, at the Chara Hobby show in Tokyo, is a Gundam entirely made out of “model runners” (I didn’t even know they had a name).

The Gundam took over 250 man-hours to build the RX-78-2 Gundam, the statue measures nearly 10-feet tall and is made from spare plastic runners and part trees from smaller Gundam model kits. Looks like we’re starting to see a trend in recycling and building giant robots. What will we see next? A Mothra statue made entirely of old Furbies? King Kong made of dead animal from the BP Oil Spill?

You can check out the creators blog here if you read Japanese.

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