If you know who Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore are, then you have probably seen the hit 1984 comedy/fantasy/sci-fi movie Ghostbusters. Now popular toymaker LEGO has jumped on board the Ghostbusters bandwagon, releasing their interpretation of the ghost busting foursome’s ghoul grabbing vehicle, the Ecto-1. With hundreds of LEGO building blocks for customization, the Ecto-1 kit is an answer to a request by many LEGO customers to release the official Ghostbusters’ ride. Let’s take a closer look at the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 wagon and see exactly what you can expect.
What Makes the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108 a Smart Buy?
Though the Ghostbusters movie came out way back in 1984, the franchise has lived on for 30 years in the form of toys, dolls and other merchandising items. The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108 faithfully reproduces the customized 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance limo that was used in the movie to ferry the Ghostbusters around town.
This trip down memory lane includes 508 separate pieces, and is recommended for children 10 years and older. However, adult Columbia Pictures fans and Ghostbusters collectors will also review this remarkable LEGO kit as a must-have item.
This special LEGO set was released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ghostbusters film which grossed more than $238 million. Vehicle details include a special tracking computer on board the Ecto-1, and room for 3 of the 4 mini-figures.
The fan-voted LEGO Ecto-1 vehicle measures over 3 inches (9 cm) high, 7 inches (20 cm) long and 2 inches (6 cm) wide. Marking this LEGO set as a collectible is the revealing Ghostbusters booklet which contains selected movie images and photos, Ghostbusters trivia and behind the scene movie details, with complete building instructions.
Kit includes replica proton packs, which you can strap on the backs of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore, so they can get out there and bust some ghosts.
Since the 4 main characters from the popular movie are included as mini-figures, there are no other accessories to purchase. Just pop open the box and begin building your Ghostbusters movie memories.
Details include personalized expressions on the face of each mini-figure, an “ECTO-1” license plate and paranormal ghost busting equipment true to the props used in the film. The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 21108 is a smart purchase for Ghostbusters and LEGO collectors and fans, either as a 30th anniversary reminder of the wonderful film, or as a fun and enjoyable standalone LEGO kit.