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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LEGO sent over some more assets of what’s in store for fans hitting up the their booth at next week’s Comic Con. Namely the LEGO statue of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters.
Stay Puft is made up 2,654 bricks and took over 60 hours to make. His 25″ tall, 19″ wide and weighs about 18 lbs. They should totally sell this as a set. They also sent over a time-lapse video of Model Designers building Stay Puft:
Also, some more pictures of the Raccoon + Groot statue are below.
… 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.
The second Ghostbuster themed project to achieve 10,000 votes is actually the first of the two, posted over a year before Brent Waller’s 30th Anniversary that hit 10,000 a couple weeks ago. TeeKay’s project means that this will not only be the largest review sample so far, but the first time a single theme has had two separate projects in the same review. It could potentially be the last time too for all we know. All I know is that if 20,000 fans (admittedly that could be the same 10,000 fans voting for the same theme twice) doesn’t prove to LEGO that we want a Ghostbusters set, I’m going to be very disappointed. Let’s hope the recent toy releases mean the rights to this property will prove easy for LEGO to secure. I really have to say though, I find it odd that in both projects Ray looks more like Karl Urban then Dan Aykroyd. Does Elwood really look that generic?
It would seem that the 80’s are alive and well on CUUSOO and another classic property has achieved status due to a pre-existing niche fan base. Brent Waller’s Ghostbuster’s 30th Anniversary reached 10,000 votes last evening and you might remember that name from his Tumbler that achieved support back in May and still awaits review.
With the Back To The Future set successfully being produced, I’m sure that there is more hope for other licensed properties to go into production as well. If this set does get made, I would gladly grab an Ecto-1 and the gang to keep my DeLorean company, but I think the firehouse is another pipe dream that doesn’t jive with CUUSOO’s established set size. As seems to be the case with CUUSOO, there is another Ghostbuster idea coming up fast behind this one and has a chance of achieving status long before Brent’s gets into review. For the record IF this does end up being produced, I want a Knight Industries Two Thousand and an ’83 GMC Vandura in black and grey, so make it happen CUUSOO.