Just over three years after its launch, the Gandam Factory in Yokohama will welcome visitors one last time before closing on March 31, 2024. Although the attraction was originally scheduled to operate from December 2020 to March 2022, the extension was extended by two years due to its immense popularity.

The area included a museum, a store and a café with a specific theme, but the real highlight was undoubtedly the 18-meter-tall Gandam robot. Equipped with movable limbs, it was able to step outside its boot and assume a variety of poses. This robot, which had been in the works since 2015 before being unveiled to the public, attracted more than 1.5 million visitors during its stay in Yokohama.

The operating hours of this amazing engineering marvel were longer than expected, but the closing of this thrilling attraction came too soon. Nevertheless, the moving mech went off in grand style on its last day of business: a spectacular drone show and fireworks display that was almost as big as the giant robot itself. Around 1,500 fans showed up for the event, and even Toshiyuki Tomino, creator of the Mobile Suit Gundam anime, came to say goodbye to the colossal mech.

The moving Gandam will soon be disassembled, and while the fate of this mega-mech is still unclear, we're firmly hoping that the iconic robot will reappear in time for the franchise's 45th anniversary. In the meantime, we'll keep an eye out for updates on the Gandam Pavilion, which is set to open at the Osaka World Expo in 2025.