The famous Madame Tussauds in London has been presenting lifelike wax figures and dioramas of celebrities, cinematic icons, rock stars, politicians and historical heroes since it first opened in 1835. But for all the glass-eyed Jack the Rippers, Michael Jacksons and John Waynes cast in wax over the decades, it's never had a permanent exhibition dedicated to the empire that George Lucas built.
That all changed this week with the official opening of Madame Tussauds' Star Wars, celebrating the galaxy far, far away with an impressive gathering of waxen Sith Lords, Jedi warriors, smugglers, alien creatures and droids that guests can pose with as they wander through the entensive exhibit.
Created in cooperation with Disney and Lucasfilm, this awesome display is highlighted with special light, sound and smoke effects and includes Slave Leia in Jabba's throne room, Anakin brandishing his lightsaber on Mustafar, Yoda meditating on a Dagobah log, Darth Maul's battle with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, Chewie in the Millennium Falcon cockpit and Han reclining in the Mos Eisley cantina, where you can sit in Greedo's seat and fire first if you so choose.
Thanks to Jedi News for these fantastic images from Madame Tussauds' gala Star Wars press preview last week. Have a look and tell us which wax figures are dead ringers for the real thing.
(Via Star Wars)