10274: ECTO-1 Officially Announced

Ghostbusters first hit our movie screens in 1984. We were due to see a new film, following on from the legoacy of the original films earlier in 2020. Ghostbusters Afterlife has now been held back to some time in 2021. It might be March, or it might be June/July: Time will tell.

It would appear that LEGO Had a model of ‘Afterlife’ ECTO-1 ready to launch in conjunction with the the new film, but rather than keep it on the back burner, or in the warehouse until then, it is being released on the 15th November.

£179.99, €199.99, $199.99 USD, $299.99 AUD, $259.99 CAD

2,352 pieces

The new set looks great, and is huge! At 47 cm long, 16.5 cm wide and 15cm high, it’s packed with details, and enough play features to make you want to take it down off the display shelf and drive it around: functional steering; deployable ghost trap; scanners that move as the car drives along; a gunners seat, and more. There is a new large windscreen element, as well as a new 5 module wide steering wheel.

I have had an opportunity to build the new set, thanks to the LEGO Group: look out for my review shortly. In a year where I have had the chance to build a number of the 18+ sets from the range formerly known as Creator Expert, this has been one of the most satisfying. Look out for my review shortly…

A LEGEND RETURNS! GHOSTBUSTERS! THE LEGO® GROUP ANNOUNCE THE BRAND-NEW LEGO® GHOSTBUSTERS® ECTO-1 

The most detailed LEGO brick Ghostbusters ECTO-1 ever created will be available from LEGO Stores and LEGO.com from 15thNovember

Thurs 5th November, 2020 @ 15.00CET  Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife film launching in 2021, the LEGO Group have announced the largest and most detailed LEGO brick recreation of one of the most iconic cars from the silver screen, the Ghostbusters ECTO-1.

This buildable version of the classic car is sure to delight Ghostbusters and LEGO brick fans alike, crammed full of authentic details from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance which is sure to bring a retro feel to any LEGO brick car collection. This highly detailed set includes a range of tools and features needed by any Ghostbuster to track and catch ghoulish enemies. 

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is perfect for film fans that want to build their very own piece of the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie.  With a moving ghost sniffer activated by the wheels, an extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel and a whole host of other paranormal detection equipment on the detailed roof rack, the set ensures you’re ready for any ghost finding mission. The car also would not be complete without printed versions of the Ghostbusters logo adorning the car doors making this the ultimate gift for Ghostbusters fans and movie car enthusiasts. 

The new LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is the most detailed LEGO brick recreation of the car ever produced and is the latest in a collection of film-based LEGO model building kits for adults who love building to relax and escape from the stresses of life. This set features two brand new LEGO brick elements including a new 6x14x curved windscreen and a new 5 module steering wheel. 

Talking about the creation of the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1, the sets LEGO designer, Michael Psiaki said “I love creating LEGO vehicles and having previously designed the LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5, I loved the challenge of working on the ECTO-1. This is the largest and most detailed version of this car that we have ever created, It is crammed full of authentic features and easter eggs, that I’m excited for builders to discover as they put this model together.

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 contains 2,352 pieces and measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 6” (16.5cm) wide. The set will be available from 15th November ahead of the release of the latest film in the Ghostbusters Franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife that launches in 2021. 

LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1™ will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from November 15th

The 1959 Cadillac Meteor-Miller Ambulance, ECTO 1 is one of the great movie cars – up there with another Dan Ackroyd Creation: the Bluesmobile. That movie is coming up for the 40th Anniversary of its release, and it would be a shame if this is not able to be comemeroated in some small way.

The first Ghostbusters Movie arrived when I was 16, and I have a special place for it in my heart to this day. The car is an integral member of the team, and this set certainly does the car justice. Check out my review, which includes an attempt at a very dodgy speed build video shortly. What do you think of the look of this set?

Why not leave your comments below, and until next time,

Play Well.

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