The second Gunpla Builders World Cup, held by Bandai's hobby division to crown the best Gunpla builder in the world, begins in Japan May 21st.
For a second year, the tournament brings together the winners of preliminaries in Japan and twelve other countries and regions. This year's championship round will be held at Tokyo Gundam Front in December.
Entries for Japan's first round of preliminaries will be accepted beginning July 21st, following a promotional blitz at the 51st Shizuoka Hobby Show on the 19th and 20th. Other local preliminaries will be held beginning in July.
Who will wear the laurel wreath when the dust settles on second global Gunpla tournament?
Try your luck in the Gunpla battles breaking out around the world!
Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012 details
An international competition of Gunpla bulding, painting, and creativity.
■ Participating Countries and Regions
Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Australia, America, and Italy
May - December, 2012
※ World Championship to be held in December at Gundam Front Tokyo.
※ Deadlines and preliminary dates vary by region.
(1) Open (15+)
(2) Junior (U14)
Bandai Co., Ltd. hobby division
Gunpla Builders World Cup 2012 Japan details
Preliminary entries accepted
5/21 - 9/5/2012
Japan tournament schedule
＜Round 1＞ (September)
Submitted photographs will be judged by Bandai staff.
Photographs will be displayed at Bandai's booth at the 52nd All Japan Plamodel Hobby Show (planned for October), with both Bandai staff judges and attendee voting.
Winning entries from Round 2 will be displayed at Gunpla Expo 2012, to be held this Fall. Japan's Champion will be chosen by a combination of attendee voting and Bandai judges.