One thing I love about the Japanese is their tendency towards obsession. Whether it’s collecting and displaying anime figures, filling your house with obscure manga or spending several years tracking down a specific poster from a Star Wars museum exhibition in Kyoto (as I have done), there’s something fun about going overboard for the things you love. I saw on the Interwebs that a group of obsessive Gundam otaku made a 10-foot tall Gundam statue out of trash — or rather, out of the plastic “trees” that are left over when you are finished putting together a gunpla, er, Gundam plastic model. It took them 95 days to create the fantastic work, which is oddly enough the exact number of days I’ve been in the U.S. I salute these awesome fans!
I was floored by this epic Gundam statue, made of discarded model pieces.