To the tune of the Abba song ‘Arrival’, the silicon figures of Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid 'Frida' Lyngstad Reuss and Agneta Fältskog were flown in by helicopter, landing on the roof of Abba The Museum in Stockholm.
“It looks like the members are there in real life, it’s uncanny. It’s almost like the fans’ old dream that they will reunite at some point,” Catarina Falkenhav of Abba The Museum told newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
The Abba clones, which cost more than a million Swedish kronor to make, have all been designed with the approval of their human counterparts.
“It has been a nine-month process. We were allowed to meet all the members, which is unusual in this line of work,” sculptor Göran Lundström told Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, adding that silicon lasts longer than wax, which is the material world famous London museum Madame Tussauds uses to create its wax figures of well known celebrities.
The exact measurements of Agneta, Björn, Frida and Benny were used to make the figures look as much like the four Abba members as possible.
“Our breakthrough was when we saw Björn’s test head. We felt then that this is going to be good,” Falkenhav told Dagens Nyheter.
The iconic Swedish pop group were elected into Sweden's Music Hall of Fame last year, more than 30 years after they parted ways. Today's event is the second whiff of the past on the Swedish music scene over the past week, after 1990s band Ace of Base announced they were set to release another album.