Sunday, June 29, 2014
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Ghostbusters, so it's fitting that LEGO is releasing an Ecto-1 set now. Ghostbusters is the first film I have memories of seeing in a theater, and it's remained a favorite throughout my life. I think it turned out looking pretty good, especially compared with the BttF DeLorean, which doesn't have the right angularity. The Ecto-1 ends up with some curved sides and enough angles in the right places to avoid being too rectangular. It's a pretty fun build, with a ton of small pieces. Particularly on the roof gadgetry, there are a lot of single studs involved. There aren't any functional doors, but the roof is removable, and there is room for two minifigures to sit inside. There's room in the back for proton pack storage, as well.
The set includes minifigures for all four of the Ghostbusters, including a display stand. Sadly, the Slimer that was part of the LEGO Cuusoo (now LEGO Ideas) pitch didn't make it to the final product. Each Ghostbuster includes a proton pack, and there are also a couple of walkie talkies and a trap included. It would have been cool if there were proton streams to attach to the neutrino wands as well.