Rumors have been circulating about a LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters – a huge set with over 4,600 pieces and a retail price of $350, which is supposedly scheduled for release early next year. The rumor was later solidified by savvy LEGO fans who found the set name on LEGO’s website (now deleted). Then a few days ago Toys’R’Us Canada revealed (now also deleted) the description of the set, so at this point we can be very sure that the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters is for real (you can follow the progression of rumors and leaks up to this point in this Brickset news announcement). So let’s take a look. 🙂
Here is the description of the set: Recreate iconic Ghostbusters scenes with the 2-story Firehouse Headquarters, featuring laboratory, living quarters, containment unit and much more. Capture the ghosts with the proton packs and restore order, or solve other supernatural cases!
- Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Library Ghost and Zombie Driver.
- Slide the Ghostbusters heroes down the fire pole into action. Chase the ghosts and secure them in the containment unit.
Turn the librarian old lady into a scary ghost with the double-sided face and extra wig! Run tests on Louis in the lab to see if he’s possessed!
- Suspend ghosts around the building’s exterior with attachable transparent arms. Dodge the slime oozing up through cracks in the pavement.
- Measures over 14″ (36cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 14″ (38cm) deep.
The Price listed at Toys’R’Us Canada is $399.99 CAD, which should correspond to $349.99 in the USA, as reported earlier.
So let’s talk about this, starting with the size. The height of the set is right about the same as the #10224 LEGO Creator Town Hall (without the clock-tower) from the LEGO Modular Buildings series. So it is definitely tall. The width equals about 28 studs, so slightly less than the 32 stud width of the LEGO Modular Buildings. The depth however is massive, at about 45 studs. Based on this it appears that the #75827 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters is not compatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings, but it is a standalone large building – perhaps like the #10228 LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House.
There are also rumors that the #75827 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters opens up like a doll-house (so it is similar to the #10228 LEGO Monster Fighters Haunted House in this feature as well), which also makes it incompatible with the LEGO Modular Buildings that all come with stacked floors. Of course, depending on the final scale and design some LEGO fans may still choose to adopt the set to fit with the LEGO Modular Buildings.
Based on the piece-count and the price, the #75827 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters must be very detailed both on the outside and the inside. Notice though that the description doesn’t mention anything about the building including the Ecto-1, so if you are interested in the HQ, I highly recommend that you pick up the #21108 LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 now, because once the #75827 LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters gets released there is going to be a new surge of interest in the Ecto-1. You can find it under the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.
That the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters includes 9 minifigures is awesome. My guess is that the new version of the Ghostbusters team will be similar than what we got in the #21108 LEGO Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1, but hopefully with printed arms to include the iconic arm-patch. And I’m thinking that the ghosts will use the new lower body piece from the recent LEGO Ninjago sets and Collectible Minifigs Series 14.
Also, remember that we are also getting Ghostbusters in the LEGO Dimensions line, so these are good times for LEGO Ghostbusters fans.
So what do you think? How do you like the idea of the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters? Is this a set you are interested in? Did you notice any other interesting details from the description? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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