Giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue finds a way (into our hearts)

The huge shirtless statue erected in London is even more impressive in person.

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Jeff Goldblum statue in front of London's Tower Bridge
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Jurassic Park got a Jurassic-sized tribute, with a 25-foot statue of actor Jeff Goldblum's torso placed in front of London's Tower Bridge.

UK streaming service Now TV celebrated the 25th anniversary of the dino thriller Wednesday by paying homage to the film's most-memed moment -- Goldblum's mathematician character Ian Malcolm with his shirt unbuttoned, somehow looking sultry even after a T. rex attack.

Watch this: London's huge, shirtless Jeff Goldblum statue is even sexier in person

The giant statue of Goldblum stands at over 9.8 feet (3 meters) high and nearly 23 feet (7 meters) long, and weighs in at 331 pounds (150 kilograms). The impressive statue took more than six weeks and 250 painstaking hours to make.

CNET editor Andrew Hoyle got up close and personal with the statue. In the interest of journalism, of course.

Up way too close with the giant sexy Jeff Goldblum statue

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Goldblum's torso meme has been shared by millions around the world, and even made into a Funko collectible toy.

"It's supposed to be Costa Rica, right?" Goldblum explained of his character's reasons for being topless in the movie in an interview with Yahoo in March. "So things are hot and I'm sure I'm in some sort of fever. All the logic is that we got to get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don't think anybody fought me on that." 

Even the viral memes of his shirtless character don't seem to faze Goldblum in the slightest.

When asked about his thoughts on the many seminaked memes made from the scene he said: "I admire them myself. It's great, the human body is beautiful in all ways."

Jurassic Park fans are encouraged to visit the lawns of Potters Field, on the south bank of the Thames, to see the extra large homage to Malcolm in person. 

Goldblum reprised the role in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in theaters now. 

First published July 18, 3:20 a.m. PT. 
Update, July 19, 5:42 a.m. PT:
Adds up-close photos and video of Giant Jeff. 

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