When residents of Shizuoka were trying to figure out how to top last summer's Gundam statue, they did the obvious. Look for the new, lightsaber version this summer (OK, technically "beam saber"—but we know the truth). [Kotaku]
Come on US!! Stop worrying about Health Care and other reform issues and start doing stuff like this...sure we have statues of generals, political thinkers and other "great guys" but we clearly need more fictitious-eh, more futuretastic stuff to grace our parks and malls with.