After some long delays, the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife is slated be launched in 2021. In the meantime, the LEGO Group has announced the largest and most detailed LEGO recreation of one of the most iconic cars from the silver screen, the ECTO-1. This version is based on the new movie but shares a lot of overlap with previous on-screen versions. The LEGO Ghostbusters 10274 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 November 15, and will retail for US $199.99 | CAN $259.99 | UK £179.99.
We’ve already got our hands on a copy courtesy of LEGO, so be sure to check out our full, hands-on review of the LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 (10274) published earlier today, or keep reading to see more of the official photos.
The ECTO-1 is a converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance equipped with a moving ghost sniffer, extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel, and a lot of paranormal detection equipment pieces attached to the roof rack. There’s also an R.T.V. (Remote Trap Vehicle) that launches out of the tailgate.
The ECTO-1 has gotten the LEGO treatment twice before this model. The first one was in the LEGO Ideas 21108 ECTO-1 from 2014, and the second time was in the Ghostbusters 75828 ECTO-1 & 2 from Ghostbusters 3 in 2016. Both of those models were minifigure scale, so this is the first time the car has been created at this scale and aimed explicitly at an 18+ audience. The upscale model comes with car doors with the Ghostbuster logo adorned upon the car. The set features two brand new LEGO brick elements including a new 6x14x curved windscreen and a new 5-stud diameter steering wheel, which you can see more of in our review.
Check out more images and the full press release from LEGO below.
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 15th November
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.