LEGO launches Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set

The construction set was developed through the LEGO Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) site in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.
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LEGO has officially unveiled its limited edition LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set.

The construction set was developed through the LEGO Ideas (formerly Cuusoo) site in celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.

Complete with Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore minifigures, the LEGO Ecto-1 consists of 508 LEGO pieces and boasts a set of paranormal detection equipment, Ghostbuster logo, removable roof and a tracking computer.

There are only a limited number of sets available worldwide of the £44.99 model.

The set was presented to LEGO Ideas by fan and creator Brent Waller. The proposal was approved by LEGO earlier this year after the idea received support to the tune of 10,000 online supporters.

LEGO Ideas brand manager Andrea Wilson, said: “With the 30th anniversary this year, it was perfect timing to not only launch the Ghostbusters set, but to use it as the first product for LEGO Ideas.

“What makes the set so memorable is the fact that everyone recognises and identifies with the movie and its core characters. As the movie is so ingrained in popular culture, we felt that this set would highlight the core values of the LEGO Ideas brand – the ability to create something iconic.”

Throughout its history, LEGO Cuusoo housed numerous fan-developed ideas and borne limited edition sets including Back to the Future and the Shinkai 6500 submarine. In its new incarnation, the LEGO Ideas platform has announced that the latest project to reach the development stage is a LEGO female scientist themed play-set. 

“In the past with Cuusoo, LEGO was able to listen to its customers and create memorable and marketable toys,” continued Wilson.

“This tradition will continue with LEGO Ideas and we are very excited to hear from consumer what the next project and product will be. Watch this space.”

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