LEGO are hellbent on finishing 2020 strong, and with the reveal of 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1, a UCS/Creator Expert-esque take on the iconic 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor.
This 2,352 piece highly detailed Ectomobile model is based on the vehicle featured in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (coming to you in 2021, or whenever cinemas open), and has a global release date of 15 November.
See below for regional links and pricing:
- LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [US] – US$199.99
- LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [AUS] – AU$299.99
- LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [UK] – £179.99
- LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [EU] – €194.19
- LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 [CAN] – CA$259.99
This is without doubt, a stunningly detailed set that perfectly captures the iconic silhoutte, colours and scale of the ECTO-1.
The 2020 LEGO ECTO-1 measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 6” (16.5cm) wide – like all Cadillacs, the model is suitably long, making it the longest Creator Expert-scale vehicle yet.
If you were a fan of the original LEGO Ideas ECTO-1 from 2014, the 2020 version is the upgrade you’ve always wanted, and more.
The ECTO-1 that we see in the Afterlife trailer does seem to be the original from the 1984 movie, but a little beat up and rusted, hence all the new rust stickers on the model.
Stickers suck, we all know that, but I think in the case of the 2020 LEGO ECTO-1, you’ll have a legitimate reason to opt to NOT apply these stickers to get a pristine ECTO-1 model. I know I’ll be doing so.
Thankfully, the most important details such as the Ghostbusters logo are printed elements. Can I get a hallelujah and an amen?
As we see in the trailer, ECTO-1 has/will receive some mechanical upgrades, with a Gunner Seat that deploys from the back seat (complete with its own Proton Pack) and there’s a new Ghost Sniffer – some sort of drone/robot that gets deployed out the back.
The roof of ECTO-1 is naturally packed with all sorts of ghost-detecting and Ghostbustin’ essentials to ensure that you’re set for any paranormal strangeness in your neighbourhood.
Mike Psiaki, the lead LEGO designer who worked on this set had this to say “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.
I’m especially excited by the Easter Eggs and callbacks to the Ghostbusters films hidden in this set.
The 2020 LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is a beautiful love letter to one of the most legendary vehicles to grace the silver screen, and I’m so glad that LEGO pulled out all the stops with the design of this set – price be damned.
It’s going to look incredible on display (as the photos provided suggest), and with it taking up quite a commanding footprint is surely going to delight any Ghostbusters fan.
Check out more photos in this gallery:
The only shame about this set is that it doesn’t come with any minifigures, or even a UCS-style plaque which is a bit of a bummer, but I think it’s due to the filmmakers not wanting to spoil how certain characters might look showing up in the film.
A UCS plaque would’ve been sick, and if I were an enterprising graphic designer, I’d be hard at work on a custom design to sell online.
LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is everything a Ghostbusters or 80s pop culture fan could hope or dream for. And then some.
I’m going to be right there at the front of the line when this releases on 15 November 2020 on LEGO.com. I probably won’t be the only one – but this has instantly shot up to be the number 1 pick on my Christmas wishlist.
LEGO 10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1 will retail for US$199.99/AU$299.99 and will be available exclusively on LEGO.com from 15 November onwards.
What do you think about about the brand spanking new 10274 Ghostbusters ECTO-1? Let me know how badly you want this set in the comments!