LEGO 10247 - Ghostbusters ECTO-1
Available from LEGO.com and LEGO Stores from 15th November.
Personally, I am a HUGE movie car fan. The 1989 Batmobile is one of my all-time favourites and an easy second place is this one... The Ghostbusters ECTO-1! I had heard rumours of this beast being released for a while, but it was all just word on the street. So you can imagine my excitement when it was confirmed!
Our friend Richard from The Rambling Brick was one of the very few to receive a review set this week, so I popped over to see Richard for a photography collab session!
Be sure to check out his write up here.
Yet another in the 18+ range, and this one with good reason to be. Sitting at 47cm in length, it falls just shy of the '89 Batmobile, but I would consider it the same scale. As you can see from the box, this 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor has seen better days. It's based upon the new filming Ghostbusters: Afterlife launching in 2021. From what we have seen, the ECTO-1 was left to rust, never to see the light of day again.
This does come with a sticker sheet for the rusted panels, which is perfect for those pure Ghostbusters fans who want the original ECTO-1! As you'll see from our photos below, The Rambling Brick went sticker-less!
The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 contains 2,352 pieces and measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 6” (16.5cm) wide, being an enjoyable build throughout, full of playability and function.
See the grey and clear pieces just above the front blue lights? That's the steering wheel! So when you are cruising it along the loungeroom floor, you'll be able to steer with ease!
There are also some other ghost detecting tools on the roof that move when the wheels move. The suicide doors open to reveal the gunners chair which can slide out for maximum ghostbuster potential, as well as a drop shoot from the back with releasing a ghost trap, handing for catching ghosts on the go!
Photos by The Rambling Brick
Thanks again to Richard from The Rambling Brick for allowing me to come and photograph this amazing build with him. Using a LumeCube with a green gel, along with some atmosphere aerosol and some Light My Brick LED's, we were able to create life-like photos that really take this vehicle out of the box, and into the human world.
Luke William McGregor is an Australian comedian, writer, actor and a massive Ghostbusters fan! I sat down with Luke to build LEGO Ideas 21108 - The Ghostbusters ECTO-1 and gave him a sneak peek at the new LEGO 10274 - Ghostbusters: Afterlife ECTO-1.
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Official Press Release:
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.