|(Top) The box art. (Lower left) Opening the box. (Lower right) Six polybags of parts are within.|
|(Top) Instruction booklet. (Bottom) Internal pages from the booklet.|
|The detail on these minifigures is just awesome. Even down to the decals on the backs of the uniforms that once you place the neck tile on for attaching the proton packs, you won't see the hand written like script of each ghostbuster's first name.|
|The build used all kinds of bricks in so many very cool and unusual ways that one might not find done in other mainstream releases.|
|(Top) The undercarriage area. (Bottom left) The extra parts that were left over. (Bottom right) The Ecto 1, the spare parts, and all four of the Ghostbusters on a special display stand you can assemble.|
BUT, even though it's not coming out as a set, if you are anything like me, you'd love to see the directions on how this beauty was built. Fear not, because the directions for not just one, but TWO variations of this behemoth build by Sergio Herencias are located here: Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse.
I hope you enjoyed my overview of the Ecto 1, and pending time, I do plan on building the massive Version 2 of the HQ at some point, and do a review of that as well.
Things could become even more fevered now that a new movie is on the horizon. Until next time!
- Mario, the Artisan Rogue
|Item||Ghostbusters Ecto 1 Set 21108|
|Made by||Lego (Design by Brent Waller via Lego Ideas)|
Retail Release - Fairly Common
|Classification||Modern - Released in June 2014|
|Procured||LegoLand - KC|
|Trivia & Fun Facts||The vehicle used for the Ecto-1 was a 1959 Cadillac professional chassis, built by the Miller-Meteor company. The ambulance/hearse combination was the end loader variety. In the film, Dr. Ray Stantz found the vehicle shortly after he mortgaged his mother's house to buy the Firehouse. Because of his mechanical skills, he was able to repair the vehicle, which he acquired for $4,800. A deleted scene dealing with a NYPD officer involved a removed concept that the Ecto 1 somehow possessed some supernatural powers.|