The $3.9 Million Star Wars Exhibit at Madame Tussauds
This is the Star Wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds in London!
Everyone who starred in the upcoming Star Wars movie Episode VII- The Force Awakens is going to have a wax sculpture at the Madame Tussauds.
180 sculptors, hair artists, colorists, set designers and prop makers were working for over a full year to create the new Star Wars exhibits for the wax-works museum.
The result? It looks like the work has paid off because the entire exhibit looks great!
Over 11 famous scenes have been recreated for the new exhibit including a life-size Jabba the Hutt, a wax sculpture weighing 220 kg, and 2.9 meters long, 1.5 meters high, complete with his court jester, Salacious B. Crumb.
Plus, his captive, the Princess Leia dressed in her famous gold bikini.
“A figure would normally take around four months to make … the bigger figures such as the gargantuan Jabba the Hutt took a little bit longer and we did have to create him in a warehouse,” general manager Ben Sweet said.
Among those 11 scenes, there is also a model of Anakin Skywalker in battle stance amid the lava of the Mustafar base.
A totally relaxed Han Solo in his famous spaceship the Millennium Falcon alongside his Wookiee co-pilot Chewbacca at the controls.
There’s even a set featuring the final epic face-off between father and son – Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker – in the emperor’s throne room aboard the second Death Star, complete with the emperor on his throne looking on.
And also the famous scene on the Cloud City, from The Empire Strikes Back, where Vader confesses to being Luke’s father.
And don’t worry, no one is missing, the gang’s all here with other scenes showcasing Jedi master Yoda, and those famous metal men, androids extraordinaire, C3P0 and R2D2.
For this exhibit no expense was spared in order to put these fantastic pieces together as the cost of $3,924,775 million. The amount was spent to bring these figures, across the 11 immersive sets for the exhibit.
Working closely with Walt Disney Co. and Lucasfilms, the creative team at Madame Tussauds has done all out.
From laser fire, lightsaber special effects sounds and artificial lighting have been proportionally used to give each set a very in-depth and realistic look.
This is pretty much the best thing for a Star Wars fan, aside from being on the set while filming.
We can bet that the fans of the films are super excited; especially with the sneak peek they received before the grand opening.
If you needed another reason to visit London, here it is! The Star Wars exhibit at Madame Tussauds is waiting for you!