RX-78-lā-I Lah Gundam Prototype 1


Model number: RX-78-lā-I
Code name: Lah Gundam Prototype 1
Unit type: custom mobile suit model kit
Inspiration: RX-78-2 Gundam (Mobile Suit Gundam)
Builder: Rio Hojo
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: max gross 44.3 metric tons
Armor materials: plastic
Equipment and design features: none
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, stored on backpack, can combine into beam javelin, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: hyper bazooka; shield, mounts on either forearm

The RX-78-lā-I Lah Gundam Prototype 1 was a custom Gunpla built by Rio Hojo. It was based on the RX-78-2 Gundam from the 1979-80 anime TV series Mobile Suit Gundam. Rio, a Hawaiian with Japanese heritage, named his Gunpla for the Hawaiian word Lā (sun). As a newcomer to the Gundam Metaverse Project, Rio used an Entry Grade kit as the base for the Lah Gundam, and he made some modifications to the shoulders, waist and knees to get the most out of the kit. His prototype version was armed with vulcan guns, beam sabers, a hyper bazooka and a shield. After the bazooka presented some problems in mock combat, Rio further modified the Gunpla to correct deficiencies. Two versions later, Rio completed the RX-78-lā-III Lah Gundam and made his debut in the metaverse.

Pilot: Rio Hojo
First appearance: Gundam Build Metaverse



Rear view

Build Metaverse Info

Masami Obari

Noboru Kimura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Kunio Okawara
Naohiro Washio
Shinya Terashima
Takayuki Yanase
Kotaro Ando

Character Designer(s):
Ippei Gyoubu
Yoriko Goto
Hirona Okada

Musical Composer:
Yuuki Hayashi

3 episodes

Internet Release:
Streaming 10.06.2023 – 10.20.2023


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