Japan's ongoing love affair with interactive scale models of mechs is raging on past robots and mobile suits and straight into the genetically-engineered-sorta-angels-in-armor realm of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" with a !:1 scale bust of Shinji Ikari's EVA Unit 01.

As reported by Anime News Network, Fuji-Q HighLand amusement park is slated to unveil its "Evangelion: World - Life-Size EVA-01 Construction Project" along with a life-size EVA cockpit and other items on July 23.

The exhibit is designed to effectively recreate the experience of piloting your own EVA with visitors encouraged to take photos (for a price) in and around the angel-fighting, nervous-breakdown-generating protector of Tokyo-3. It's not clear from available information, but at this rate, the pavilion's only omission other than EVA-01's legs should be a scale duplicate of Yui Ikari's soul.

Construction is expected to wrap at the end of May, at which time I sincerely hope to see some official photos. Until then, I'll be working to build up my personal AT field should any pesky extra-dimensional beings show up looking for trouble.[Via ANN]