Visitors to the world famous Madame Tussauds waxworks in London are sent on a unique, emotionally-charged journey through the realms of the powerful and famous.
These days the museum-style ropes and poles have gone and Madame Tussuads allows
visitors to truly get up, close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting
legends, political heavyweights and historical icons, reliving the times, events
and moments that made the world talk about them.
Each figure is looks so real that it's hard to believe they're made from wax, a
typical Madame Tussauds figure takes around four months to make, utilises a team
of around 20 skilled artists and costs £150,000.
Before each figure for Madame Tussauds is made the artists make 500 precise body
and facial measurements which are taken over two hours at a standard sitting
session with the celebrity subject. This gives expert Madame Tussauds sculptors
information they need to create a strikingly realistic figure.
A staggering 2,400lbs of wax is used in nearly 400 figures currently on show at
the Madame Tussuads London attraction. That’s roughly equivalent to 16,000
candles, even though the ‘Japan’ wax used to create figures is incapable of
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