Madame Tussauds in London has announced it will open a multi-million pound interactive Star Wars exhibit this May.

Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, the unique, immersive experience brings to life some of film's most powerful moments featuring extraordinarily lifelike wax figures in authentic walk-in sets.

Fans can star alongside their favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI, with dynamic special effects and dramatic themes adding to the immersion as they encounter 16 characters in 11 separate sets.

According to Madame Tussauds, the attraction takes the wax museum experience to a whole new level with an experience that is about much more than the figures.

"Guests will become truly immersed in the films as they step right into Yoda's swamp as Luke Skywalker did in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back or feel the fiery lava of Mustafar as Anakin turns to the dark side in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith," the museum said in a press release.

The experience is a significant expansion at Madame Tussauds London, opening up an entire new area across two floors of the iconic Baker Street site to provide a spectacular finale to the current visit.

Star Wars at Madame Tussauds will open on 16 May.