You heard that right. There is going to be a life-sized EVA-01 and at the foot of Mt Fuji! (at the Fuji-Q HighLand amusement park). The project will recreate the scene in Evangelion were Shinji first sees the Unit 01 Eva. It won't be a complete EVA, just a bust of it, but nonetheless, it will be impressive. At a cost of about $1.6 million to make, it will probably be an amazing sight to see once it's done in July. As per the post by ANN here's more on it:
"The pavilion will also have a life-size cockpit of an Evangelion unit (from where visitors can pay to have their photos taken), a life-size figure of the character Kaworu Nagisa, a video corner, a museum, a studio gallery for taking photographs, and a shop. Fuji-Q HighLand's website will present the first interim report of the pavilion's 150-million-yen (about US$1.6 million) construction on May 26."Yet another reason for me to abandon the corniness of Long Island and go visit Japan.