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You're alone on Dagobah, save for a small figure that you can barely make out through the smog. Beady eyes stare forward at you, and as you approach the figure, his signature likeness comes in to view: the centuries-old Jedi Master, Yoda, awaits your training near his home on the swamp planet.

While roaming the cold halls of a building filled with hyper-lifelike wax figurines may not sound appealing, Madame Tussaud's wax museum across the world see millions of visitors every year. While most exhibits feature movie stars, musicians and historic figures, every once in a while a very unique exhibit comes along to attract waves of new guests.

With that said, a brand spankin' new Star Wars exhibit is on it's way to the franchise's London location, and it's going to be gigantic.

While our greatest look at the exhibit has been the contruction and finish of the Yoda photo op, the massive exhibition will include a total of 11 scenes that visitors can pose and play in, including: Yoda on Dagobah, the infamous Han and Greedo showdown in the Cantina, and the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.

I'm going to be completely honest about something: working at Madame Tussaud's was one of the most horrible, demeaning experiences I've ever been through.

Guests leave trash in the exhibits, and being one of the last people who has to walk through darkened halls of dead-eyed wax celebrities can be a little daunting. But every once in a while, something will come along to distract you from the fact that a toddler just wiped snot on Sly Stallone's waxy replica, and this is definitely one of those things.

The project is said to cost several millions of dollars and will open in May, just six months before the premiere of [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158). While this will be the first time Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill grace the halls of the wax museum, Harrison Ford is no stranger to this ball game. He's already been featured as himself, as well as "young" and "old" Indiana Jones.

There's a strange joy in recreating your favorite scenes from a fandom you love, and this exhibition will give fans that chance. The exhibition will feature of total of sixteen characters from episodes I-VI, most certainly including all main characters and Darth Vader.


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