Video Proves Creating Amazing 'Star Wars' Exhibit is Pain in Wookie Keister
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Madame Tussauds London’s “Star Wars” exhibit is open for anybody who wants to carouse with scruffy-looking nerf-herders or chill out with Slave Leia.
But we always wondered how the artists behind the exhibit created such astonishingly accurate displays.
Thankfully that little mystery is solved with the following video that takes fans behind the scenes to illustrate just how demanding each sculpture can be.
We previously reported on the “Star Wars” installation that opened in May, but we just had to offer this follow-up that is sure to entertain “Star Wars” faithful as we all inch closer to the seventh installment of the hit franchise.
Here is a brief video featuring all the minutiae that goes into one breathtaking exhibit:
The details are remarkable: A team of 180 artists worked tirelessly to create items such as a life-size Chewbacca that demanded ten people work collectively over 800 hours.
For Luke Skywalker, the job was a bit easier, which is a statement that may draw ire from the team that worked on it.
According to Hannah Scott, just doing the jedi’s head was a laborious endeavor: “There’s ten thousand hairs in the head, so it’s going to take us four weeks to insert the full head.”
But you don’t have to worry about exerting yourself too much when visiting the exhibit, which is now open to the public for a handsome fee.
The website states that the “Star Wars at Madame Tussauds London is a unique, immersive experience featuring 16 of the most famous heroes and villains in scenes from some of the most iconic moments from the Star Wars universe.”
And according to the video you can even sidle up to Han Solo and see what it’s like to be next to someone who would dare shoot first.
Pricing varies but you will fork over £33 for adults at the door or £19.80 if you get tickets online.
Now it’s an expensive visit, but the video certainly makes you appreciate just how much work goes into a display of this magnitude.
From poring over artifacts at Skywalker Ranch to inserting hairs one by one, the team they have over at Madam Tussauds earned our admiration for all the hard work.
Now if they could just melt a Jar Jar Binks figure we would appreciate it.
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