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Madame Tussauds London Discussion

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:16 pm

So, seems no body has picked this up yet. Madame Tussauds London took to Facebook to announce this on 2nd Jan...

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Now, I know Madame Tussauds reveal new figures throughout the year but this looks like something bigger. Judging by this picture there is some major construction going on at the moment. Has anybody been recently and seen anything/heard anything? Have they removed anything to make way for this?

Some people in the know may know exactly what this is (but let us keep ssshh) but can anybody speculate at this stage?
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:54 pm

I went at the end of December and didn't notice or see anything that suggested anything new. Will be interesting to see what happens.
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:57 am

https://www.facebook.com/officialmadame ... 21550698:0

Wednesday 21st... It's going to be big!
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:15 am

Screamscape has supposedly heard rumours of it being a Star Wars exhibit.

http://www.screamscape.com/html/world_news.htm (Scroll down to UK)
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:32 pm

I think they may be right considering a tweet from Madame Tussauds kind of gives it away.

Madame Tussauds ‏@MadameTussauds
@ImagineeringMC @THORPEPARK @altontowers @sealifebham @LDCManchester @CWOA You'll find out in two weeks... watch this SPACE! :)
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Hi all,

Something big (probably the biggest thing since Madame Tussauds' opening) is coming and will be announced next week if all goes to plan.

I highly recommend anyone who is interested in the Madame Tussauds brand, Merlin or all-things in themed entertainment to sign up to receive their emails.

https://www.madametussauds.com/London/subscribe.aspx

Do it, it's going to be massive :)
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:29 pm

It does seem to be Star Wars related with all their Facebook teases. It's always good to see something new but..

If it is Star Wars related have to say I am really disappointed, there could have been so many better options to make use of the extension.

It's the same old same old with Merlin boring !
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:58 pm

But it's timed to perfection to cash in on the upcoming film, Merlin aint daft!
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:52 pm

Just wait for Tuesday, all will be revealed.

I'm super-excited for it and I think this will help the MT brand IMO.
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:04 pm

Only just realised that there was a clue in the first teaser image, with 'SPACE' being enlarged :P
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:59 am

:yes: Lewis :P Clever way to hint to be fair to them.
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:37 pm

So its a Star Wars exhibition from this post and now on the Tussauds facebook page.

Jedi master Yoda has been recreated at Madame Tussauds for a new exhibition.

The tourist attraction will eventually feature 11 different sets from the hit films including Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader's clash on the Death Star and Princess Leia being held prisoner in Jabba's Throne Room.

This scene shows the 66cm-high figure of Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah as featured in the The Empire Strikes Back.

It took 10 artists four months to make the figure using oil paint for his distinctive green skin and inserting his wispy grey hairs by hand.

Fans should be able to see the set in May.

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Could be because I am not a Star Wars fan :roll: but as mentioned the place struggles for space as it is. They could have used the space to spread out the current displays, avoiding the mass congestion there is there now.

I love Madame Tussauds don't get me wrong but this would have been better suited for another attraction say LEGOLAND to go with their current lego star wars miniland display.

I give them credit The facebook promo photo looks good

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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:25 am

I hate Star Wars but I'm sure this will pull in the crowds. The new film is out end of this year, I'm sure it'll be a May the Fourth opening they are aiming for too :roll:
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:55 am

Looks good, I shall be going to see it at some point along with the other attractions
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:12 am

Just had an email from thorpe park - I will post an image later.

It is basically saying a new Star Wars exhibition will be coming in May ;) 2015

There is also some videos on the making of Yoda and starting there will be featuring 16 figures and a mix of Heroes and Villians :)

Also the hashtag #STARWARSATMT is on the bottom of the email :)
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:20 am

Yep, we have sent many emails (practically one per Merlin attraction) to let any many people know as possible.

If you like Star Wars, make sure you sign up on the mini-site as the concept art looks amazing. :D
 
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:07 pm

For those who cant see the emil for any reason...

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And the minisite you were refering too :P
https://starwars.madametussauds.com/london/en/
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:38 pm

Not interested in SW myself but seeing as its becoming relevant again its a good move from Merlin to have such an exhibit.
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:46 pm

Random advert from Thorpe :lol
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Re: Madame Tussauds - Something New

Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:53 pm

TTheory wrote:
Random advert from Thorpe :lol


I had explained why thorpe was there also if you had read it
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Just had an email from thorpe park - I will post an image later.

The e-mail was from thorpe park which is a good idea seeing as they are pretty close to each other :)
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