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Photo Review: LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (#21108)

Written by Jayvee Fernandez

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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.

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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.

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PROS:

– Painted Ghostbusters logo and plate parts. Stickers would have sucked
– Display stand for all four original Ghostbusters

CONS:

– 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

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About the author

Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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