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Lego News/Reviews by Lego Spongebob

Updated on July 27, 2016

Lego Reviews of The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ghostbusters Reboot Ecto-1

We saw the iconic blockbuster movie which was released on June 7th 1984 and last 2014, and we celebrated its 30th anniversary. Lego Ideas team (formerly known as CUUSOO) commemorated this momentous occasion with the release of Ghostbusters Ecto-1. This popular vehicle from the epic movie is fully equipped with all the paranormal gadgets and ghost-busting equipment you need to track down and eliminate those unfriendly ghosts that scares the city.

The Ghostbusters Ecto-1, a.k.a Lego 21108, is a one of a kind and super cool set or vehicle which originally is a 1959 Cadillac ambulance. The box art itself is very nice and colorful, showing the blue lights flashing and all the green smoke which makes it mysterious and spooky.

This set consists of 508 pieces, 4 figures with proton packs: Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore, but sadly Slimer is not included; there’s a cool booklet that includes images of behind-the-scenes movie and the instructions in building this kit.

This is an amazing vehicle. Once you’ve finished the construction, all the fun memories from your childhood simply flashes back and ending up with a smile on your face. That long white vehicle with red fins really captured the one they used in the movie and with all the equipment, lights and siren on top which you can remove so you can put all the 4 characters sitting comfortably with each other and some extra space at the back where you can put the proton packs.

The vehicle is fully functional, all the wheels spin very well (like all other Lego vehicles), all the details are placed perfectly like the Ecto-1 license plate at the front, the Ghostbusters logo at the sides on both doors, the ladder, the antenna, and the hose at the sides are just spot-on.

Ghostbusters Reboot Ecto-1 and Ecto-2

In the upcoming movie from the franchise, with some calling it “Ghostbusters Reboot”, features an all-female version as opposed to the 4 original male characters of the movie released on 1984. Lego Ideas just freshly released the Ghostbusters Reboot Ecto-1 and Ecto-2. This probably might add fuel to your excitement upon the showing of the movie.

The Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2 composed of a car and a motorbike. The car used here is an old-school 1980s Cadillac Fleetwood Station Wagon which is mostly used as a hearse, while the Ecto-2 is also an old-school Harley-Davidson SXT-125 dirt bike motorcycle.

The Lego Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and Ecto-2, a.k.a Lego 75828, shows a cool diorama box art on a street with the vehicles and the characters zapping a ghost with a nice touch of green slime at the top of the box.

The set includes 5 figures (Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan, Kevin) and a red winged ghost named Mayhem. All the gadgets and proton packs are present as well - which is standard to the ghost-busting action of these characters.

This 556-piece set could take you 2 hours to build and after that, it starts to show the differences between the 1984 Ecto-1 and 2016 Ecto-1. The removable roof has all its equipment, a big warning yellow light, a siren, and antennas. The eminent Cadillac grills at the front, the Ghostbusters logo, pin-stripes on the sides, its original license plate, and small stickers that you can put on the car are fantastic! It adds a more realistic feel to the vehicle. The major difference would be the side doors and back door which actually opens and gives you more playability to this set.

On the otherhand, the Ecto-2 is a motor bike that you can build probably in 2-3 minutes. It’s a nice bike with small Ghostbusters logo in front of the fender and has cool equipment at the back of the motor bike.

Over all, both sets are amazing and solid of build especially when have the Ghostbusters Firehouse set. Of course, they have their differences, but whatever that maybe, these sets are a must-have for Lego collectors and Ghostbusters enthusiasts.

Thank you for reading my review, please stay tune for more Lego Reviews and different Lego Town ideas from Lego Spongebob.

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