Remember the LEGO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sculpture we featured last week? When I got the pictures, it wasn’t clear at the time what was to be done with the sculpture, at least it wasn’t made known to my contacts. Not that it matters much though, because if you happen to be at the LEGO booth at Comic Con this weekend, go hit up the retail store section and check it out. They put it behind a glass case along with a small street section and 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set to make a pretty nice display. I LOVE this statue and would pay good money for it. More pics below.
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We geeks toss around the word “iconic” a whole lot when we describe the things we love (or hate). We’ve had whole discussions on the forums about what is and isn’t iconic, and we’ve all had that moment of nerd rage when we think something iconic isn’t being treated as such (like, say, my feelings about the new Jabba’s Sail Barge). The real problem with all of these discussions is that our idea of iconic and what iconic really is…
iconic (adjective): relating to, resembling, or having the character of an icon
Icon is the big thing there, because that’s what people recognize… it’s the thing that represents the absolute core of the concept or thing you’re looking at. It’s why I have to admit that Jabba’s Sail Barge really isn’t iconic. Neither is the B-Wing, the A-Wing, or pretty much all of the sets I really love. The Death Star and Falcon, sure, absolutely. You see those and you think “Star Wars.” The same probably isn’t true for a lot of people (not us, though) with the SSD, Imperial Shuttle, or even the Ewok Village. They’re all cool (well, except the Lego SSD… that thing is just awful), and while the Ewok Village gave me a whole bunch of fun memories, it’s more of a curiosity to someone that sees it on display.
The Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 set, on the other hand, could be put as a picture next to the dictionary definition of “Iconic.” I dare you to pick up this set and keep from whistling or humming the Ghostbusters’ theme song. If you don’t, I question if you are perhaps some sort of soul-less robot unknowingly waiting to take over the world. I got the set yesterday, built it almost immediately, and I’ve been humming the song since then. I posted a picture of the box on Facebook, and have a bunch of my friends humming it to. We could be looking at the most insidiously powerful set that Lego has made.
It’s far and away the best to come out of Cuusoo and ideas, and may be one of the best sets Lego has made in a very long time. That’s saying something…
Update: Amazon is now selling 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 for the same price, $49.99.
According to my clock, it’s June 1 on the Eastern Seaboard and that means that the highly anticipated LEGO Ideas 21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 is now available for sale. Cost is $49.99, comes with minifigures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore, each with a proton pack, and of course, the Ecto-1.
On Brent Waller’s unofficial LEGO Ghostbusters Facebook page where he shares all things related to LEGO ghost bustin’, he has posted a side by side comparison of the new official set sent to him and his original project submission. I’ve reposted a couple of the pics here, but by all means go check out his page to see the rest. I’ll just say it again for the record, regardless of the nitpicking of some, I can’t wait to get this set and since it is set to be released next month, I won’t have to wait much longer.
I walk away from a frustrating build with the intention of finishing up an article, so of course I end up surfing Facebook and Flickr. At least if they fail to inspire me to overcome my builder’s block, they intrigue me in other ways. For those that were disappointed (even if you shouldn’t have been surprised) that the fire house was not part of the latest CUUSOO set, Brent Waller has made the LDD file available so you can build your HQ now and have it ready for 21108 LEGO Ghostbusters when it’s released in June.
I’m glad Brent’s project made it through and I’m glad it ended up the way it did, but it was still really nice of him to release the fire house plans for those that want to take it one step further. You can download the file from him here.
June is still too far away for my taste.
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.
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!