QUIRK for this WEEK

At the beginning of every week a 'Quirk' is posted here. This 'Quirk' is usually an event taking place in London during the week or at the weekend which is unique and quirky and may not have been widely advertised.

 

Anomalous London tries to find these anomalous events to keep the enjoyment of the glorious capital city of London alive. The Archive has details of past quirky events along with some lovely pictures. 

STAR WARS

 Madame Tussauds 

Baker Street

 8.30am – 8pm – Extended opening times during half term!

 

Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a new multi-million pound experience created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm. The unique, immersive experience brings to life some of film’s most powerful moments featuring extraordinarily life-like wax figures in authentic walk-in sets. Fans can star alongside their favourite heroes and villains of the Star Wars Universe, with dynamic special effects and dramatic theming adding to the immersion as they encounter 16 characters in 11 separate sets.

 

The attraction takes the Madame Tussauds experience to a whole new level with an experience that is about much more than the wax figures. Guests become truly immersed in the films as they step right into Yoda's swamp as Luke Skywalker did in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back or feel the fiery lava of Mustafar as Anakin turns to the dark side in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

 

This new experience spans two floors in an entire new area and covers a galaxy of locations from the swamps of Dagobah and Jabba’s Throne Room to the flight deck of the Millennium Falcon. Fans can come face-to-face with sinister Stormtroopers; witness Luke Skywalker as he battles Darth Vader on the Death Star; feel the Force alongside Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn when they take on Darth Maul on Naboo; join the captive Princess Leia and the evil Jabba the Hutt in his Throne Room; and hang out with Han Solo in the cantina before stepping onto the Millennium Falcon with the legendary Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca.  

 

Mustafar with Anakin Skywalker 2

Iconic Yoda

THIS IS A MUST SEE FOR ANY DIE-HARD STAR WARS FAN

and there is a  HALF TERM SPECIAL...  last entry will be at 8pm till 30 May.

 

Entry to Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is included in the main admission price.

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"May The Force Be With You!"

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KEY FACTS of the STAR WARS Exhibition

 

  •  It took 12 months to create the experience and bring to life 11 authentic sets with dramatic special effects and dynamic theming, featuring 16 famous Star Wars characters
  • A team of 180 talented Madame Tussauds sculptors, hair artists and colourists worked hard to create the wax figures featured in the attraction
  •  Every hair on each wax figure was inserted by hand – from Yoda’s fine grey wisps to Chewbacca’s mass of brown Wookiee hair – with an average of 10,000 hairs per head
  •  Amazingly accurate skin colour for each character was achieved using oil paint
  • The total cost of producing the wax figures alone was £2.5 million
  • The smallest wax figures in the experience are Master Yoda and Salacious B. Crumb
    •  Yoda stands at just 66cm tall and his figure was created using detailed measurements from one of the original Yoda models
    • Jabba the Hutt’s court jester, Salacious B. Crumb, is marginally smaller at a diminutive 41.2cm tall and his distinctive ears are 14cm long
  • The largest figure is Jabba the Hutt. 1.5 tonnes of clay was used to create the figure, which measures 2.9m long, 1.5m high and weighs in at a whopping 35 stone   
  • The hairiest figure is 2m tall Chewbacca. It took nearly 1000 hours for a team of 10 expert hair inserters to create his head to toe Wookiee hair in painstakingly accurate detail using real yak hair
  • The largest scale set is the Duel of the Fates scene featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn in their epic lightsaber battle with Darth Maul.
  • The biggest set is Jabba’s Throne Room featuring the massive gangster with Princess Leia and Salacious B. Crumb.
  • The most atmospheric set is Yoda’s harsh swampy home on Dagobah which features astonishingly realistic fake trees, swamp foliage and fog.

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Party Planner

 

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#QuirkyChat

 

First Sunday of every month Anomalous London host's its own twitter chat #QuirkyChat from 8-9pm. Open to all, join in and have some fun to end the weekend. Follow @anomalouslondon

 

 

You Tube

 

Anomalous London has its own You Tube channel where you can see video clips from theatre shows other quirky events. Take a look HERE

 

 

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