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Ghostbusters Ecto-1

The 1st set under the LEGO Ideas brand

“Brent did a very good job with his model, but I had to ensure it had the proper stability and offered a good LEGO building experience. I kept the scale and used many of the same elements visible on the outside, which granted a similar overall look between Brent’s model and the final product.”

“It was great being a part of such an iconic LEGO product release. The first movie came out two years after I was even born, but I still watched it many times growing up and always loved it!”

At the moment it’s a very hectic time. We’ve just revealed the Overwatch large scale model (see earlier post). Plus it’s all systems go for Christmas and on top of that I have several other projects at various stages. So i have to swap between on job and another. I’m currently working on a concept model that could be the next retail set under the Ghostbusters license. I’ve also been commissioned to build the 2014 LEGO Ideas Ecto-1 along with the Ghostbusters HQ for a client.

The Ecto-1 was a quick build taking me a couple of hours today. With the thirtieth anniversary of the blockbuster film approaching, Brent Waller, a 3D Environment Artist working in the video game industry, decided to celebrate the event by designing and building his rendition of the fi lm’s four ghost-busting characters and their iconic vehicle. Posted on the LEGO® Ideas website (then known as LEGO Cuusoo) in March 2013, it quickly gathered the 10,000 votes needed to qualify for the review process, and was declared a winning model at the start of 2014.

Once the model was chosen as the latest LEGO Ideas product, I was tasked of transforming Brent’s design into a true LEGO construction set. It was my first involvement with a LEGO Ideas project and with a background in the LEGO Fan Community himself, it was a fun challenge.

Do you have an exciting idea for a LEGO® model? Then why not make it into a LEGO Ideas project? You can share your product concept on ideas.LEGO.com and see what other people think about it.

If your project gains 10,000 supporters, it will automatically qualify for the LEGO Review. This is where we take an in-depth look at the most popular projects and carefully evaluate them to discover the idea with the most potential. If your project makes it through the review, it will become an offi cial LEGO product.

Official Description

Celebrate 30 years of ghost-busting action with the iconic Ghostbusters Ecto-1 car! Selected by LEGO® Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO), this fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbuster ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures. This unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing building instructions, selected images and behind-the-scenes details about the classic Ghostbusters movie. So if there’s something strange in your neighborhood, strap on your proton pack and get ready to help Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore bust some ghosts! 4 minifigures with proton packs included.

  • Includes 4 minifigures with proton packs: Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore
  • Ecto-1 vehicle features Ghostbusters logo decoration, paranormal detection equipment, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures
  • Strap on the proton packs and power up
  • Jump in Ecto-1 and track down some ghosts!
  • Don’t cross the streams!
  • Build the model that LEGO® Ideas members requested
  • Includes building instructions and exclusive Ghostbusters information booklet
  • The perfect gift for fans of LEGO® bricks and Ghostbusters of all ages
  • Ecto-1 vehicle measures over 3” (9cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide
  • Selected by LEGO® Ideas members (formerly known as CUUSOO).

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