We visited in December 2015. It was awesome…
Whether it is flying the Millennium Falcon or stepping in to Jabba’s Throne Room, Star Wars fans can now take part in the franchise’s most incredible scenes.
Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and even Yoda have been unveiled at Madame Tussauds as an exciting new attraction ahead of the Star Wars Episode VII film release in December this year.
Working in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, the tourist attraction has launched its Star Wars Universe in London.
The impressive, immersive experience beings some of the film’s most memorable moments to life and features 16 extremely life-like wax figures in 11 different walk-in sets.
Special effects and dramatic lighting will help fans feel as though they’ve headed to another galaxy – from the swamps of Dagobah to Jabba’s Throne Room.
And, of course, no trip is complete without a visit to the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon.
Among the wax figures, visitors will spot Stormtroopers, Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader and a captive Princess Leia in the Throne Room.
To re-create some of the most famous film moments in history, 180 talented sculptors worked together to craft the beloved characters.
While browsing the exhibition, guests will notice that even the smallest details were considered.
Yoda, for example, was crafted using detailed measurements from one of the original 66cm-tall models.
And when it comes to Chewbacca, it took nearly 1000 hours for a team of 10 expert hair inserters to create his head-to-toe hairy look using real yak hair.
Even the lightsabers were made specially for Madame Tussauds by the film’s original weapon team.
The largest scale set is the Duel of the Fates scene, which features Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in their epic battle with Darth Maul.
Sprawled out over two floors, the figures themselves are propped up in front of a gigantic light cylinder that recreates flickering energy bursts using state-of-the-art lighting effects.
And, for most sets, reference materials from Skywalker Ranch archives were consulted thoroughly.