LEGO has revealed a new set in the form of 10274: ECTO-1, a massive recreation of the famous vehicle from the Ghostbusters franchise.
And we do mean massive. LEGO has actually made two other versions of this car in the past with sets in 2014 and 2016 containing 508 and 554 pieces respectively. This new set has 2 352 pieces and, once built, measures in at 22.5 X 47 X 16.5 centimetres (height X length X width).
Unfortunately, unlike those two previous sets, you don’t get any minifigures included in the box, which means no actual Ghostbusters to man the ECTO-1.
To make up for it, this larger model is packed with details such as a gunner seat which expands out of the car much like the movies, a detailed engine modelled after the real 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor and various pieces of ghost busting gear which is removable from the main build. See all of this in the gallery below.
For all of this you’ll be paying £179.99 / €199.99 / $199.99 depending on your region. Here in South Africa our prices are usually closer to the UK one after conversion. At the time of writing £179.99 is equal to around R3 720. Due to the recent price increase of all LEGO in the country, and the fact that larger sets were impacted most by this change, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the ECTO-1 priced closer to R4 500.
For those wondering why a a set like this is coming out now, it’s because of the delayed movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife which is now coming out in 2021. The ECTO-1 LEGO set is based off of the car’s look in that movie, which is why it has various detailing which adds rust to the body.
Thankfully these rust accents are stickers which can simply not be applied, if you’d prefer a more original look for the Ghostbusters’ ride.
LEGO set 10274: ECTO-1 launches on 15th November.