A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
These iconic words have been seen in the beginning of every Star Wars movie ever created by Lucasfilms. Now, that galaxy is no longer so far away, with the new Star Wars exhibition at Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds has been a London attraction since 1835, when they first took up residence in Baker Street. After the death of Marie Tussaud (the Madame herself) they moved to there current location on Marylebone Rd in 1884. From the first time since it went on tour around the British Isles in 1802 until today, Madame Tussauds has been delivering astoundingly life like figures to the world. Some of the great sculptures that can be seen on display at Madame Tussauds are Johnny Depp, The Beckham’s and George Clooney. Other iconic moments can be found with the Terminator, Shrek and sit down for a while with Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Madame Tussauds have always showcased fantastic exhibitions ranging from the Chamber of Horrors, which revealed the gruesome acts of the French revolution, to the glamorous royal wedding dresses, to exhilarating Marvel Super Heroes and now with the new out of this world Star Wars exhibit.
It has taken 180 sculptors over a year to create the exhibition. Working closely with Disney and Lucasfilms to create the scenes as close to the originals as possible. The level of dedication put in by the Madame Tussauds crew is exceptional, taking precise measurements of Princess Leia’s unforgettable golden bikini to ensure that they produced the best product. This will be seen next to the 220Kg Jaba the Hut to re-create the scene from Return of the Jedi.
The Madame Tussauds Star Wars section will bring you face to face with eleven of the most memorable scenes in Star wars. Sit with Han Solo in the Tattoine bar. Have Darth Vader tell you that he is Your Father in the Cloud City and be trained By Yoda on Dagobah, just to name a few.
With so much to offer the Star Wars Fan and non-fans alike the Exhibit promises to be an absolute treat. Original sound affects will be used on scenes and memories will be made. The exhibit opens up on the 16th of May and may the force be with you.