Christmas 2014 greeted me with a coveted LEGO Ecto-1 from the LEGO Ideas catalog. For those unaware, ‘Ideas’ is a crowdsourcing campaign that LEGO set up many months ago. It essentially is a “built it and pitch it” program where anyone can show LEGO their creations, gain support and then have the marketing team over at Billund ‘productize’ it. The ECTO-1 from, a fanboy standpoint, is an instant win for such a campaign.
I had the most fun building the ECTO-1’s roofing, with all the doodads and gizmos. In terms of creative execution, I found the design of the ECTO-1’s fins to be quite a revelation. The two-tone red and white design simply flows into the sleek fin.
– Painted Ghostbusters logo and plate parts. Stickers would have sucked
– Display stand for all four original Ghostbusters
– Attaching the windows to the body was a bit of a pain
– The book binding material in the manual isn’t very sturdy, which is a bummer because it looks really nice