Top 3 Gunpla Kits For New Builders

So you are a new builder in the hobby and want to buy your first kit or maybe try out your first master grade. We have you covered with this Top 3 list for new builders.

1. HGUC RX-78-2 Gundam Revive

In June 2015, Bandai initiated the “Revive” project to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Gunpla. Starting with the RX-77-2 Guncannon, previous HG releases are given a complete redesign using newer technology for improved detail, articulation, and proportions. The project was retitled “Gunpla Evolution Project” in April 2017 to prepare for the 40th anniversary of Gunpla in 2020, with the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam as the first in the new line of HG redesigns, as well as some new kits on other lines. The RX782 Gundam is such an iconic suit in the anime and a great example of what you can expect with the high grade line of Gunpla. 


2. 1/144 HGUC YMS-15 Gyan

Part of the revive line, the Gyan High Grade kit is an amazing kit to to build as a new builder. This will get you used to the round kits like Zakus and Goufs. The articulation is one of the best in the whole high grade line. This kit is great to pose and looks amazing in your collection.  Fun fact about the original high grade Gyan kit, it was the first 1/144 scale kit to use a detachable clear colored beam effect part for its beam saber!



Beginning in 2002, veteran mecha designer Hajime Katoki began redesigning various Mobile Suits and releasing them in the Master Grade line under the label of “Ver.Ka” (Version Katoki). Some of the Ver.Ka kits were produced as a result of annual fan votes. This kit is a great introduction to the master grade line. Between the cheap price and amazing quality of details this kit is a great buy for first time builders looking to step up their build skill.


We hope that this list will help some of you out there make your first kit purchase. Now this isn’t the perfect list and you should always purchase a kit you think you will enjoy! If you have any questions make sure to ask your local community for suggestions in your next purchase.