There Is a 28-Foot Mecha in Japan Developed for Public Use
Dubbed the LW-Mononofu.
Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. is known for developing giant robots. In 2005, the company introduced the Landwalker, which could be piloted and fired tennis balls. Then it made a $20,000 USD mecha for children. Now the company introduces LW-Monofu, a 27.8 foot-high, 16,000 lb. hunk of machinery for the anime enthusiasts in us all.
Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. spent six years developing the project and it is available to rent for events or as an adult ride experience. The mecha can be controlled via its cockpit and many assortments of buttons on its control panel. Made for the matured audience who grew up watching Mobile Suit Gundam, check out the visuals above and share your thoughts below. In more giant mech news, there could eventually be a live spectator giant robot sport.
- Yahoo Japan