LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 Building Kit Review

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building KitA tie in with the new 2016 version of the Ghostbusters movie, this 556  piece Lego set comes feature packed with the Ecto-1 Cadillac style vehicle, Ecto-2 Motorcycle, 5 Ghostbuster mini-figures and a somewhat terrifying demon.

It also comes with plenty of other Ghostbusting accessories to make this a must-buy for Lego and Ghostbusters fans alike.

Pricing Info

At the moment we are finding this toy at a price of around $60 but it’s always best to do your homework and check out the prices online.

Age Range

Lego recommends this Ghostbusters set is for children in the age range of 8 to 14 years but we think Lego fans of all ages will take to this set.

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Thumbs Up Points

Lego deserve top marks with their movie character representations of the mini-figures as they do very accurately resemble the three women and one man who are featured in the movie. The mayhem demon/ghost figure is pretty good as well we really appreciated the translucent gargoyle wings and color scheme of this mini-figure.

The whole set has a good amoount of detail and if you have the existing Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set this will look really nice beside it.

Despite the fact that collectors are likely to grab this toy it also has a lot of creative play potential for younger Lego enthusiasts who enjoyed the film.

There is enough seating room for all four ghostbusters in this Ecto-1 which wasn’t possible in the previous Lego Version. Another added feature is that with this set you can open the doors as well.

Thumbs Down Points

This is a good product and our issue is certainly not with the Lego set. Rather it is with the new movie which we think was nowhere near as good as the original. I suppose we are a bit old school and prefer the original movie and the original Ecto-1. If you are a fan of the new movie then you are going to love this Lego version of the vehicles and the characters from the movie.

Some of the decals can be a bit difficult to add to the bricks so take it slowly and have some tweezers to hand.

What Consumers Are Saying

If you were one of the many people who watched the movie and enjoyed it like I did then this set has everything you’d want!

Main disappointment was that the Ecto 2 bike used a sticker instead of printed logo, but plus side is you can use that logo sticker on other creations.

A nice touch to this model is the side doors swing open and close as does the rear door.

Average rating on Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Value in a Nutshell

A good number of online reviews seem to be comparing this with the previous Lego Ecto-1 vehicle from the original movie and this one comes out on top for value as it has 2 vehicles and 1 more mini-figure. For a 500+ set we would say this is value for money.

Product Availability

This Ghostbusters toy is available from the Lego store and from other online stores especially Amazon.

And in Conclusion…

This is going to appeal to fans of the new Ghostbusters movie but even if you are not head over heels in love with the 2016 movie remake, it still is a set that has a lot going for it. It’s a fair amount of fun and makes a fine display piece particularly when you show it off alongside the original Ecto-1. It will also be atractive to Lego hobbyists who like to customize their own sets as there are plenty of interesting pieces and decals provided with this product.

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