Londoners have a particularly huge adoration of Sherlock Holmes as they claim him as one of their own, and the city is buzzing with excitement over the Boxing Day release of the new Sherlock Holmes movie.
Madame Tussauds London is joining in celebrating the new Sherlock Holmes movie with the unveiling of an exhibit featuring Robert Downey Jr. in his portrayal of the infamous detective.
The waxwork and exhibit are the result of collaboration between Madame Tussauds and Warner Brothers and will feature the model of Downey as he appears on the Sherlock Holmes movie posters released to promote the film.
He will be dressed in a black and grey suit with a brocade waistcoat and silken cravat. In keeping with the movie poster’s image, his hair will be tousled and his gaze serious and penetrating.
The life size Sherlock Holmes wax figure was created by a team of 20 artisans working over four months. It includes real hairs that have been inserted one-by-one and countless layers of paints and tints to create life like skin tones. Over 300 precise measurements were taken of Downey to ensure the genuineness of the figure. The figure was completed at a cost of 150,000 British pounds or 244,550 American dollars.
Visitors to Madame Tussauds London can see the Sherlock Holmes waxwork in a Victorian-inspired set that includes an interactive experience. If you go, please leave a comment and let the rest of us know what you think of the exhibit.