Who you gonna call? The Ecto-1 is back… and it has grown up!

Who you gonna call? The Ecto-1 is back… and it has grown up!
It was 1984 when it debuted on the big screen, and it should have returned last summer, but alas COVID-19 blocked the release of Ghostbuster: Afterlife in theaters. The mythical Ecto-1, however, is now here, in bricks, on a large scale… and it is (cit.) “Ready to believe in you“! Movie and Ghostbuster fans, here's the LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set.

“I found the car. Just fix the suspension ... the clutch ... the electrical system ... the transmission ... and ... the steering box "

" How much? "

" Only $ 4800, remaking the piston rings, the muffler and other nonsense "

It is with this exchange between Ray (Dr. Raymond" Ray "Stantz) and Peter (Dr. Peter Venkman) that the Ecto-1 makes its entrance on the scene.

The set

The LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set is inspired by the aged and rusty version (after being hidden for 30 years in a barn) that we will see on big screen in 2021 in Ghostbuster: Afterlife.

Derived from the 1959 Cadillac Superior Miller Meteor ambulance version, this great version of the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 includes a number of tools and features any Ghostbuster needs to track and capture ectoplasmic enemies! The new LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set is the most detailed brick reproduction ever produced and is the latest in a collection of film and franchise-based sets, intended for adult enthusiasts and collectors who like to build to relax or indulge their own passion for cinema.

Two new elements have also been specially produced for this new set: a new curved windscreen and a new steering wheel.

Once the 2,352 pieces of which it is composed have been assembled, the set will measure 22.5 cm high, 47 cm long and 16.5 cm wide and will be available on the LEGO Shop @ Home and in LEGO (Certified) Store starting November 15th at a price of 199.99 euros.

The functions

The LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set includes functions such as

a roof-mounted rotating ghost hunter activated by the motion of the wheels steering wheel a series of other devices for detecting events and paranormal phenomena on the roof rack body panels printed with the iconic company logo of the special and specific adhesive Ghostbusters reproducing rust stains, to be used to "age" the ecto-trap model in the remote-controlled rover version that can be released via a mobile and opening ramp placed in correspondence with the rear seat compartment that can exit from the cockpit and can act as a shooting station for one of the Ghostbusters, who will be able to fire with the proton beam while the Ecto-1 will be in pursuit of the "target" (as seen in a scene from the trailer)

Talking about the design of the LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters set Ecto-1, 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 ECTO-1. This is the largest and most detailed version of this car we've ever created, it's full of authentic features and easter eggs, which I can't wait to be discovered by enthusiasts as they build this model ”

This isn't the first time the Ecto-1 and Ghostbusters have been turned into bricks. Let's see together all the sets of the most ghostly theme ever.

The sets of the Ghostbuster theme

LEGO Ideas # 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1

The first set dedicated to the world's most famous (former) ambulance was the 2014 LEGO Ideas # 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set, which was also the first set with the new LEGO Ideas theme logo on the box, after abandoning part of the LEGO Group of the CuuSoo platform (read here to learn more - in English).

»Click here to buy the set # 21108 (on amazon.it)

LEGO Ghostbuster # 75827 Ghostbusters Fire Station

What better “home” for the Ecto-1 in the above set than the famous Fire Station which serves as the home for the four Ghostbusters? Two years later (in 2016) it was the turn of the LEGO Ghostbuster set # 75827 Ghostbusters Fire Brigade, official set (no longer CuuSoo / Ideas) which in addition to the minifigures of the four Ghostbusters, also includes those of Dana Barrett, Janine Melnitz, Louis Tully, Slimer, of two ghosts and a pair of ectoplasms.

»Click here to buy the set # 75827 (on amazon.it)

LEGO Ghostbuster # 71228 LEGO Dimensions Level Pack - Ghostbusters

Expansion pack for the discontinued and discontinued LEGO Dimensions video game. Apart from videogames, however, if you want to complete your collection, it is a set that cannot be missed!

»Click here to buy set # 71228 (on amazon.it)

LEGO Ghostbuster # 71233 LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack - Ghostbusters: Stay Puft

Another expansion pack for the LEGO Dimensions video game and more to add to our phantasmagoric collection. The set is usually bought in double copy in order to have the pair of gargoyles (the Master of Keys and the Door Guard).

»Click here to buy set # 71233 (on amazon.it)

LEGO Ghostbuster # 71241 LEGO Dimensions Fun Pack - Slimer Fun Pack

Another latest expansion pack for the LEGO Dimensions video game and more to add to our collection. You can't miss Slimer with his inevitable hot dog!

»Click here to buy set # 71241 (on amazon.it)

LEGO Brickheadz # 41622 Peter Venkman and Slimer

The protagonists of the most slippery meeting of the whole saga: Peter Venkman and Slimer in a buildable and “slimerized” version in the form of LEGO BrickHeadz. Both characters feature decorated eyes, authentic details including Slimer's uniform and proton backpack and hot dogs.

»Click here to buy set # 41622 (on amazon.it)

If you want to add to your collection also the sets dedicated to the 2016 film directed by Paul Feig with the new team of Ghostbusters in their female version, you can also get the following two sets, bearing in mind that the Ecto -1 from Feig's film is not a 1959 Cadillac Superior Miller Meteor, but a 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Hearse.

LEGO Ghostbuster # 75828 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2

The Ecto-1 protagonist of the 2016 film directed by Paul Feig is equipped with a removable roof with paranormal detection equipment, seats for the 4 protagonists of the film, opening front doors, rear compartment for equipment with opening door, side staircase and ECTO-1 license plate.

»Click here to buy set # 75828 (on amazon.com)

LEGO Ghostbuster # 71242 LEGO Dimensions Story Pack - Ghostbusters

LEGO Dimensions Video Game Expansion Pack which allows you to play all the scenes of the film to which it is inspired. Includes Abby Yates buildable minifigure with a Proton Blaster, Ecto-1 3-in-1 and Zhu's Chinese Restaurant Gateway.

»Click here to buy set # 71242 (on amazon.it )

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