These are the winners of the 'Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011' Korean regional meet, held at Gunpla EXPO World Tour Korea 2011!
The “Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011” is presented by Bandai Co. Ltd. ('Bandai') in 13 locations worldwide including Japan, to determine the greatest Gunpla builder in the world. Details about the contest are available at “GUNDAM.INFO*” the official Gundam information portal.
In addition to the the Open Course for contestants aged 15 and over and the Junior Course for contestants aged 14 and under, Korea's meet also hosted additional courses like the 'Group Course,' 'Unicorn Course,' and 'Youth Course.'
The awards ceremony was held onsite, on the SICAF ('Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival') main stage. Present from Bandai Hobby, which judged entries, was Meister Kawaguchi, who presented awards and spoke on Gunpla building.
● Junior Course
Junior Course First Place YOON TEA HO Mk-II AEUG
Junior Course Second Place KIN DO HUN Exploding Bomb!
Junior Course Third Place PARK JONG YOEN Trans-Am!
● Open Course
Open Course First Place KIM SO RI PG Hybrid gundam rx-78-2
Open Course Second Place WU SANG UN TIEREN GROUND TYPE
Open Course Third Place KIN SUNG OOK HG GM Custom
● Unicorn Course
Unicorn Course First Place HWANG JONG HYUN Unicorn's Pursuit into the Atmosphere
Unicorn Course Second Place LEE CHANG GEE Unicorn Gundam Ver. Full Armor Mode
Unicorn Course Third Place LEE UNG GEE HGUC 1/144 RX-0 Unicorn Gundam [Destroy Mode]
● Youth Course
Youth Course First Place KANG IN BUM F2 Zaku HG Diorama
Youth Course Second Place HAN HO YONG I am Gundam!
Youth Course Third Place PARK JUN HA Close Shot 00
Group First Place LEE JU YOUNG 1/144 Unicorn Series
The Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011 begins this July!
Bandai presents the first ever official Gunpla global tournament, with regional meets in 13 locations worldwide leading up to a world championship meet in December
Beginning this July, Bandai Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Kazunori Ueno, Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo) will launch the “Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011” in 13 locations worldwide including Japan, to determine the greatest Gunpla builder in the world. This is the first ever global Gunpla tournament hosted by Bandai Co., Ltd. ('Bandai').
Builders will pit their building skills, painting techniques, and ideas against one another in two age brackets, the Open Course for contestants aged 15 and over and the Junior Course for contestants aged 14 and under. Regional meets begin in July in locations worldwide, and the champions from each location will compete in the “Gunpla EXPO World Tour Hong Kong 2011” world championship in December.
Details about the contest are available at “GUNDAM.INFO*” the official Gundam information portal.
Gunpla Builders World Cup 2011
■ Location of Regional Meets
Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, USA, Italy (13 locations worldwide)
■ Time Period
July 2011 – December 2011
※ The Gunpla world champion will be chosen at the “Gundam EXPO World Tour Hong Kong 2011” in December, 2011
※ Application deadlines and dates of preliminary meets vary by location
① Open Course (ages 15 and up)
② Junior Course (ages 14 and under)
Gunpla’s Global Popularity
The Gundam model kits known as Gunpla first emerged in July 1980. As of the end of March 2011, 406,000,000 units have been sold in Japan. Overseas, Gunpla is currently sold in 12 countries and regions around the world, with total sales of more than 28,000,000 units between January 2000 and December 2010. Gunpla enjoys a strong fan base both in Japan and worldwide, especially in Asia!
* Find the latest Gundam news at “GUNDAM.INFO” (http://en.gundam.info/), the official Gundam information portal. Information is available in Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), and Korean.
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