One of the LEGO sets that many people are eagerly looking forward to is the #21108 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 designed by LEGO fan Brent Waller. It won’t be released until the beginning of June, however Brent has already gotten his very own copy and shared pictures on his Facebook page and a full review on YouTube. We have talked about the LEGO Ghostbusters set before (see link at the end of this post), however this is the first time we have a chance to see the final packaging. So let’s check it out! 🙂
First of all look at that box! Isn’t it awesome? At the front you can see the iconic vehicle and the team of Ghostbusters (Peter, Ray Egon and Winston). The back of the box shows the car from the back and three of the Ghostbusters crossing the streams of their particle beams. There is also a reference to the 30th anniversary to the Ghostbusters movie, and some additional details of the set.
Brent’s original submission and the final Ghostbusters model (by LEGO designer Marcos Bessa) are actually quite similar, which is very nice to see. On all of the pictures the one on the left is Brent’s original proposal, and the one on the right is the official finished design.
The LEGO Ghostbusters minifigures are also really well done. The only thing I’m missing is the Ghostbusters arm patches on their sleeves. If this bothers you, there is a UK based LEGO customizer called NACM (Not-Another-Custom-Minifig) Customs, who makes professionally printed arms for the Ghostbusters minifigs and sell them in pairs. They sent some to Brent and he endorses them. Visit the custom shop here: NACM Customs
In the following video-review you can watch as Brent and his friend Cade fully review the set, sharing their opinions and also a time-lapse build.
As all LEGO CUUSOO sets LEGO Ghostbusters will come in a sturdy box, and will include a high-quality booklet with the building instructions, as well as information about the movie and the designers.
The #21108 LEGO Ghostbusters set is going to be available June 1st for $49.99. To be honest I don’t think LEGO will need to advertise this set a whole lot. I’m pretty sure it will sell out in no time! In the meantime, if you would like to see other official LEGO sets that very designed by LEGO fans, check out the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think of the LEGO Ghostbusters set? How do you think the original and final version compares? And how do you like the minifigures? Are you planning to get the set when it becomes available? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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Cool! This set doesn’t appeal to me all that much though as I’ve never actual seen the movie or TV show (whichever it is I don’t know). Still a cool set and nice to see CUUSOO picking up a lot.
I hope that this will be the beginning for some really cool and different Lego City sets. Lego design of cars/trucks and has been boring, this might open up something vastly different. I’m all for vintage/classic but new keeps the mind young.
Steven, that is actually a really good idea. LEGO cars are nice for little kids to push around, however some interesting upgrades would be great for older kids and adults.
Yes, that would be nice. I think that almost every Lego City car that’s been released since 2009 is built with the same base, just with color and detail changes to change the look. 😐
I read a longer review of this yesterday on Brickset. I haven’t seen the Ghostbusters movie recently, just the HISHE version, and I didn’t pay too much attention to details anyways, so i didn’t notice those missing arm printings. 😐 I actually think Lego’s modifications to the set make it look better, though it still has noticeable differences from the original.
I like the set, but to get it I’ll have to split it w/ one of my brothers, the $50 spot has been taken by the SW B-wing for this year. 🙁
Also, I have a question: how do you design the minifigures for a Cuusoo submission? Do you just use the best representing printing from an official set to use, or do you make a custom? And for head-pieces that don’t come in Lego sets, how do you get those? Sorry, I’m just curious. 😉
To answer your question, there are a number of options available to design your minifigures for a CUUSOO project. First of all you can just use an image editing software like Photoshop. Or you can design your own stickers to create the look you want (you can either use plain paper, white sticker paper, or clear sticker paper). Better quality would be water-slide decals you can get at any hobby shop. If you want really high-end you can team up with one of the LEGO customizers who can professionally print on plastic, give them your design, and they will do it for you – for a price, of course.
I would say that either image manipulation or simply stickers work just fine. After all, all you are trying to do on CUUSOO is to give people an idea of what the set you are proposing looks like. What you are submitting is never the final model as that will be done by LEGO’s own designers if and when your project makes it that far.
Having said that, presentation is very important on CUUSOO. Good photography, video, and as much detail as possible are crucial. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on this though. You can do a tasteful presentation using readily available free tools and a bit of creativity. 🙂
Wow, lots of options. I don’t really have a set in mind, nor do I have the pieces to design anything, but it sounds interesting. Although I do have some possible Ninjago sets that Lego should totally make. 🙂
Definitely getting this and I want to jump in and order it as soon as it is up on the site on June 1st. Has anyone ever waited for the day to change for stuff to be up? Does it appear at like midnight est or a few hours into the morning? I’m on pst and I want to get in there as soon as I can to order it!
Kim, new sets, promotions, sales, etc. always go live at midnight EST on LEGO’s website. During the latest LEGO Star Wars promotion the 50% off sets sold out in less than 5 minutes after midnight. 😐
Oh man that’s crazy!
Better get some alternates in mind because I still want that free set.
Just curious, but what sets were 50% off during the May 4th promo? I’m pretty sure the Desert Skiff was one of them… 😕
Yes, the Desert Skiff was one of them. Also the Malevolence, and the Mandalorian Fighter were on the list of 50% off sets. I can’t remember the rest off the top of my head, but I do remember it was also a blow-out sale for magnets, watches and such.
those are really cool minifigs! but the set will probably be really hard to get when it first comes out, but I’m definitely going to get this set!
Thanks for the heads up about the arm printing! I’ll have to look into that. It’s a shame LEGO didn’t do it what with the good job they’ve been doing with arm printing in the CMF line.