LEGO fan Brent Waller is well known for opening up the LEGO and Ghostbusters collaboration. His Ghostbusters submission on the LEGO Ideas platform was chosen to become an official set, and was released in 2014 as the. Since then LEGO also released the , the # (based on the new film), and three LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters packs. So now we have all the major characters, two awesome vehicles, plenty of ghosts, and even a Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. 🙂
While LEGO’s Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is very cute, it is only minifig size and won’t be much of a treat. Brent actually had another Ghostbusters project on LEGO Ideas with a large Marshmallow Man, which would have been a perfect match for the already released sets. However while the project was successful at gathering 10,000 public votes, it was not approved by LEGO. My understanding is that this had to do with the lack of playability (Marshmallow Man is more like a sculpture than a play-set), and the somewhat fragile nature of the model.
While the large LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man may not meet LEGO’s strict criteria for becoming an official LEGO set, and it may not be suitable for younger children, it is still an excellent model for displaying with the other LEGO Ghostbusters sets. So, after LEGO’s decision, Brent very kindly made the instructions available for everyone as an LDD (LEGO Digital Designer) file.
If you would like to build your own LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, all you need to do is download the free LDD program from LEGO’s website (if you don’t already have it), then download the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man zip file from Brent’s website and open it in LDD. Please note that while you should be able to build the entire model based on the file, instructions in LDD are not as refined and logically laid out as it would be in an official LEGO set. However you can manipulate the program to see how everything is constructed, and you can also make color and part substitutions if you wish.
To help with the building process, Brent included a second file as well, where the model is broken down into easier to construct segments. And in the zip file you will also find am image for the face of Marshmallow Man, which you can print out on sticker or decal paper and apply to the face. If you don’t have all the pieces you need to build your own Marshmallow man, upload the LDD parts-list to BrickLink to generate a Wanted List to make the shopping process easy. For further explanations on how to work with the file, visit this page on Brent’s website.
Building the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man should be a unique and fun project for any LEGO fan who already got the LEGO Ghostbusters sets. It would look great next to the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse HQ! And it gives something really big and menacing for your Ghostbusters to deal with, instead of those puny little candy-colored ghosts and tiny Marshmallow Man. If you are currently missing any of the LEGO Ghostbusters sets they are available at the.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man? Are you planning to build it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! And if you would like to thank Brent for providing the instructions or ask him any questions, you can share those as well. I will make sure he sees them. 😉
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