LEGO reveals its ‘most detailed’ Ghostbusters ECTO-1 to date ahead of Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The LEGO Group has revealed its largest and ‘most detailed’ recreation of the Ghostbusters ECTO-1 vehicle ever to be realised in brick form, months ahead of the release of the 2021 film Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The new, buildable version of the classic car is ‘crammed full of authentic details’ from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance, including a moving ghost sniffer, detailed roof rack, and a host of paranormal detection equipment.

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 has been billed as the perfect addition for film fans, featuring printed versions of the Ghostbusters logo adorning the car doors. The vehicle also comes with an extendable rear gunner seat, working steerings wheel and more, to make this launch ‘the most detailed LEGO brick recreation of the car ever produced.’

The car is the latest in a collection of film-based LEGO model building kits for adults who enjoy the LEGO building process. The set features two new LEGO brick elements in the new 6×14 curved windscreen and a new five module steering wheel.

The set’s 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 LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 contains 2,352 pieces and measures over 8-inches (22.5cm) high, 18-inces (47cm) long and 6-inches (16.5cm) wide. The set will be available from November 15th ahead of the release of the latest film in the Ghostbusters Franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife that launches in 2021.

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