Thanks to Ken for staying on top of this and also for giving me a direction on what theme to start with. The Ecto-1 is just amazing. Sure, it doesn’t have the lighting that the original CUUSOO submission had, and there are a few other minor construction differences like the way the hood and nose is constructed, but aside from those minor quibbles, this set is simply awesome. What we saw in the showroom was the final model and it does not disappoint. You can pick up this set starting in June of this year and it will cost you $49.99 for 508 pieces. The official press release is below.
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No doubt Ace will have pictures of this set later today, but I can’t wait to share yet another slice of 80′s pop culture brought to life in the form of LEGO. Apparently, the CUUSOO team has been working overtime to have this beauty ready for purchase June 2014 for USD $49.99 / CAD $59.99.
A couple details from the CUUSOO Blog:
This fun and iconic vehicle from the blockbusting ‘80s movie is fully loaded with all the paranormal detection equipment needed to track down those ghastly ghosts. It also features cool Ghostbusters logo decoration, removable roof, tracking computer and seats for 3 minifigures.
I really don’t care if Pete has to walk home. JUST TAKE MY MONEY NOW!
… the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set!! Well, I say set … but I rather got the impression from the video that we won’t get the Firehouse, but we will be getting an ECTO-1 and the Ghostbusters minifigures, which is awesome! No idea if they’ll make a Slimer. There’s also some other news on some of the other submissions, some good, some bad.
I am really looking forward to seeing the final model, but I do hope two things …
1. They don’t make it ugly as hell, like the BTTF Delorean
2. They triple check all printed parts with words on them … I really don’t need another Flux Capacitor saga!
You can see the original fan submission here.
Just about forgot about this one. The LEGO CUUSOO winner for Fall of 2012 is now available. 21104 NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover is the fourth submission to reach set status and will run you $29.99 for 295 pieces. This set was designed by real Curiosity Rover engineer, Stephen Pakbaz. If you want to read more about Stephen and the project and maybe watch a little video of him, you can check out this CUUSOO blog post, LEGO® NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Available January 1st.
Congratulations again, Stephen!
For those of you who are looking for holiday gifts to put under the tree for the Minecraft fan in your family or circle of friends, Amazon has restocked all three LEGO Minecraft sets each at $34.99. Shop@Home only lists 21105 Micro World – The Village in stock with the other two slated to ship well after Christmas. Amazon’s free shipping starts at $35, so you’ll need to add a small item to bump your order up, but if you get two or more you’re good.
Amazon is discounting 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine by 25%, bringing the price down to $26.24. This would make a great gift for the non-AFOL geek in your life and will probably the best sale price before stock runs out and you’re forced to pay, ::gasp::, MSRP or more for it later on down the line.
Target is offering a modest 15% discount on 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine bringing the price down to $29.99. Use coupon code “TGCDNTUZ” to apply an additional $5 discount, bringing the price to $24.99. REDCard members will save an additional 5%, bringing the price down even further to $23.74 before any taxes. REDCard members will also get free standard shipping; otherwise, shipping starts at a little under $6.
They are also discounting 9516 Jabba’s Palace by applying a temporary price cut. The sale price is $78.29 ($74.27 if you’re using a REDCard), a 35% drop from $119.99 MSRP. This item ships for free since it reaches the $50 minimum required for free shipping to kick in.
While we wait for Exo Suit, the latest CUUSOO project to pass the review phase, to become a reality, the The OFficial LEGO CUUSOO Blog posted an interview with its designer, Peter Reid. It’s a quick read, no pun intended, but is quite encouraging for projects not based on an existing property to make it through.
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up.