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Large-Scale LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Coming Soon!

A Legend Returns! Ghostbusters! Today, the LEGO Group announced the brand-new and most detailed LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1. Below is the press-release with description, stats, pictures, and more. Enjoy!

Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife film launching in 2021, the LEGO Group announced the largest and most detailed LEGO brick recreation of one of the most iconic cars from the silver screen, the #10274 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

This buildable version of the classic car is sure to delight Ghostbusters and LEGO brick fans alike, crammed full of authentic details from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance that will sure to bring a retro feel to any LEGO brick car collection. This highly detailed set includes a range of tools and features needed by any Ghostbuster to track and catch ghoulish enemies.

The LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is perfect for film fans that want to build their very own piece of the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie. With a moving ghost sniffer activated by the wheels, an extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel, and a whole host of other paranormal detection equipment on the detailed roof rack, the set ensures you’re ready for any ghost finding mission. The car also would not be complete without printed versions of the Ghostbusters logo adorning the car doors making this the ultimate gift for Ghostbusters fans and movie car enthusiasts.

The new LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is the most detailed LEGO brick recreation of the car ever produced and is the latest in a collection of film-based LEGO model building kits for adults who love building to relax and escape from the stresses of life. This set features two brand new LEGO brick elements including a new 6x14x curved windscreen and a new 5-module steering wheel.

Talking about the creation of the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1, the sets LEGO designer, Michael Psiaki said “I love creating LEGO vehicles and having previously designed the LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5, I loved the challenge of working on the Ecto-1. This is the largest and most detailed version of this car that we have ever created. It is crammed full of authentic features and Easter eggs, that I’m excited for builders to discover as they put this model together.”

The #10274 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 contains 2,352 pieces and measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long, and 6” (16.5cm) wide. The set will be available directly from LEGO on November 15th. Prices are as follows: £179.99, €199.99, $199.99 USD, $299.99 AUD, $259.99 CAD. For more details and to purchase the set, visit the LEGO Creator Expert section of the Online LEGO Shop.

This is the third time LEGO released a version of the Ghostbusters vehicle. We got the #21108 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in 2014 based on the original movie, and the #75828 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & Ecto-2 in 2016, based on the newer film. Both of those were very impressive minifig-scale vehicles. The #10274 LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is a much larger and even more detailed display-piece full with authentic details. And although it’s related to the third film, it seems like that by leaving off the stickers it can also be used as the original Ecto-1.

We will talk more about the set tomorrow through a full review, and in the meantime you’re welcome to share your thoughts and discuss the set in the comment section below.

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  • Rob November 5, 2020, 9:59 AM

    Dang, that’s a sharp and really impressive model. I’m running out of room and I think the minifig version I have will do fine; it’s right now parked outside of the Parisian Restaurant with the Ghostbusters ready to reply to a call regarding strange phenomenon inside. I hope the restaurant survies! lol!

  • The Other Mark November 5, 2020, 10:39 AM

    Man, that’s sweet.

  • Daniel November 5, 2020, 10:40 AM

    Why no minifigs? Otherwise great looking set

    • Thita (admin) November 5, 2020, 11:39 AM

      My guess is that because this version of the Ecto-1 is related to the new film. They could not spoil the new characters for the film.

    • MagickChicken November 9, 2020, 11:37 AM

      The vehicle is not mini-fig scale, looks like it’s about the same as the Bond DB-5 or the UCS A-Wing. Minifigs look VERY weird in the seats. I haven’t been able to find any of my old Technic figures, but I feel like they’d fit very well into the A-Wing and DB-5.

  • ninelives November 5, 2020, 10:40 AM

    Are you guys going to do a review? I would love to see how this works.

    • Thita (admin) November 5, 2020, 11:39 AM

      Yes, William has a review ready, which will be published tomorrow. 🙂

  • Random AFOL November 5, 2020, 10:52 AM

    This looks fantastic. But I would just leave the majority of the stickers off.

  • brickmaster November 5, 2020, 11:05 AM

    I have a hard time visualising how this compares to the previous Ecto-1 and Ecto-2. I mean the size.

    • Thita (admin) November 5, 2020, 11:38 AM

      It’s much larger. Much-much larger. 😀

    • Martin November 5, 2020, 11:57 AM

      The new Ecto-1 is measures 8” high, 18” long and 6” wide according to the article. The original Ecto-1 measures about 8″ long, 2.5″ wide, and 3.5″ tall. So a bit over twice as large. Another way to look at it is that 18″ long is almost the length of two baseplates. That’s big!

    • Will November 5, 2020, 4:54 PM

      I figured this vehicle might be hard to visualize in terms of size.

      So in one of the videos I used another set to give a sense of what the scale looks like.

      Though if I thought about it, I should of built the other two Ecto-1s.

  • julian314 November 5, 2020, 11:40 AM

    Oh….. my… god…. Lego, stop releasing so many awesome sets! This is a must buy!

  • Grim November 5, 2020, 1:36 PM

    Finally something I can get into. This will be so easy to build as a hearse. I’ll be leaving all the greebling off and block the back side windows and it will be a white hearse which is what they use for children in the US. Thank you Lego

  • julian314 November 5, 2020, 3:54 PM

    I’m impressed by the shape, especially at the back end. The only thing I feel is a little odd is how streight the side windows are. I think on the smaller set they were slightly angled. This may look better in real life. I’m looking forward to the review.

    • Will November 5, 2020, 4:58 PM

      Yeah, I was very curious about how the windows would come out since the first Ecto-1 did that impressive angled windows in its model.

      They compensate by using some shaped clear windows. Combine this with the body of the vehicle I didn’t find it to stand out as much as I was worried it would. But that will be a personal preference to each builder.

  • Sith015 November 5, 2020, 4:46 PM


    Sorry, I had to do that. It looks like a great set, but I have no room for these large vehicles. I kinda like the first one better just because it’s minifig scale.

    • Håkan November 5, 2020, 4:55 PM

      Although it was connected to a criticized movie, I believe 75828 Ecto-1 & 2 is probably overall a better set than 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

      And my first thoughts are… Those gray grill slopes and blue trans slopes and tubes would look good in a space moc!

      • Will November 5, 2020, 5:03 PM

        Yeah, the minifigure lovers won’t have too much for them in this set. I believe that’s because they are planning minifigure sets for the movie so fans just have to wait for that.

        As for the other Ecto-1s.

        The second model was designed for play and therefore had a bit more to offer in that respect. The first model was meant to be a display piece so just really looked sharp.

        Though I will say, apart from not having figs, this Ecto-1 has a lot of good display and play features.

  • Legostuff14 November 5, 2020, 10:17 PM

    Let’s not forget about the Ghostbuster Firehouse, now that was a cool set. I have it on display on my bookshelf. Yes , I also have Ecto 1. Love those mini figures. I did break down and get the female Ghostbusters set too. ” now that’s a big Twinkie”.

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