"Every detail on this figure is incredibly accurate and precise," says the actor

By Steve Helling
Updated March 16, 2015 05:40 PM
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Sheldon Cooper would approve.

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons unveiled his brand new wax figure for Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday. The figure will be shipped – carefully! – to Florida for the attraction’s grand opening on May 4.

So what does it take to immortalize an actor in wax? It all started with more than 150 measurements of his face and head, and another 100 measurements of his entire body. A team of artists and sculptors took more than six weeks to create the figure. (Fun fact: The wax head weighs 9.9 lbs., roughly the weight of a real human head.)

The actor even gave the outfit a personal touch, donating clothes that he has worn on the set of his show.

Parsons, who attended the unveiling with costar Simon Helberg, was thrilled with the result.

“Every detail on this figure is incredibly accurate and precise,” he said. “From the color of the eyes to the facial figures, you can tell how hard the artists and sculptors work to achieve such a realistic portrayal.”

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