Hi my dear friends. Are you fond of Star Wars films and memorabilia? Today we are going to see a Wax Museum, one of the most important wax museums in the world "Madame Tussaud's" in London and we will look at Star Wars!
Hola mis queridos amigos. ¿Sois aficionados a las películas de Star Wars y todo lo que hay a su alrededor? Hoy vamos a ver un Museo de Cera, uno de los Museos de Cera más importantes del mundo, "el Museo de Cera de Madame Tussaud" en Londres y miraremos a Star Wars.
Information from Speak Up magazine
STAR WARS AT TUSSAUDS / AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE.
May the force be with you! This is because a galactic adventure has landed in London. An exhibition at Madame Tussauds is an absolute must for "Star Wars fans". This multi-million pound attraction showcases some of the most famous scenes and characters from the iconic movie series (particularly episodes I-IV)
The attraction was created in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm. A team of 180 sculptors, hair artists and colourists worked intensively over the course of a year. The result is an entertaining interactive experience featuring authentic walk-in sets and 16 of the famous heroes and villains in exact wax replicas. Visitors can pose for selfies with all of them, from the tiny Yoda in his swampy home, to the Wookiee giant Chewbacca.
The phenomenal success of the Star Wars film series with the most recent edition, has inspired this permanent Star War exhibit.
Madame Tussauds is famous for its amazingly life-like wax figures so it was a challenge for the museum to create all the intricate details that the fans know and love about Star Wars. The Chewbacca, for instance, was recreated with real yak hair and all those hairs are individually inserted so it took a team of six over a thousand hours to complete that figure.
The scenery is also impressive because everything is absolutely accurate at Madame Tussauds so they are the exact size that those people were in the movie, hair, eye colour, skin colour, obviously from Yoda, he's not human, so h'es like a little three-foot tall creature. Everything is absolutely authentic to the movies, so you'll feel like you're being immersed into those scenes.
The attraction isn't only a feast for the eyes because one of the most amazing things is the sound. They've got all the original scores from the movies and those iconic soundtracks that people know so when you enter the attraction, you're in the Duel of Fates' scene. There's a double-height fibre optic tower that represents the large plasma, pulsing electricity cylinders. You can sit in the Cantina Bar and you get the very famous Cantina Bar music in there, there's fog effects, mist effects, there's smells in Dagobah...
In Jabba's Palace, the floor vibrates and the pattern on there is an exact replica of the one used in the movie.
THE DUEL OF THE FATES
The "Star Wars Madame Tussauds" attraction covers two floors with 11 separate sets. The largest replicate is the epic lighsaber battle involving Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Wader (the Duel of the Fates)
THE FRENCH CONNECTION
The Star Wars exhibit was launched last May. It was an interesting addition to a collection that has been entertaining Londoners since the early 19th century. Marie Tussaud began making wax models of the decapitated heads of victims of the French Revolution. She later took these models on tour around Europe and ended up in London, where she opened a museum (in Baker Street) in 1835. The emphasis gradually shifted to celebrities. Today the nine themed areas include "Party" (with, for example, Nicole Kidman, George Clooney and Brad Pitt), "Film" (with Terminator Arnold Schwarzeneger, among others) and "Royals" (Her Majesty Queen Elizabethh II, of course).
Madame Tussauds has been on Marylebone Road for over 100 years. It's just a few minutes walk from the Baker Street Underground station.
Entry to Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is included in the main admission price.
You can book online, too : www.madametussauds.com/london
-TO SHOWCASE: exhibir.
-HAIR ARTIST: peluquero.
-TO SHIFT: cambiar, desplazar.
-TO OVERCOME: superar.
-LIFE-LIKE WAX FIGRE: figura de cera realista.
-SOUNDTRACK: banda sonora.
-FOG EFFECTS: efectos de niebla.
HAVE A NICE DAY MY FRIENDS!
SEE YOU IN LONDON AT MADAME TUSSAUDS!!!