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Sci-Fi and Gunpla
Sci-Fi modeling, just like science fiction itself, is broad, diverse and includes limitless subject matter. Some Sci-Fi model builders concentrate on certain franchises, such as Star Wars and Star Trek. Others enjoy building space ships, robots, or vessels which are highly detailed and include LED effects.
A somewhat new sub-genre of sci-fi modeling is called Gunpla, meaning Gundam Plastic Model. Gunpla has a very dedicated fan base, especially in Japan. 90% of plastic model kits sold in Japan are Gundam figures. Slowly, Gunpla is gaining popularity in the United States--evident by the increasing shelf space for Gunpla at local hobby shops.
The Gundam series is a science fiction media franchise that first emerged in the late 1970s. Most Gundam are bi-pedal humanoid mobile suit vehicles which contain a cockpit which is controlled by a human pilot.
Every year, some of the best Sci-Fi models, including Gunpla, can be seen at Wonderfest