Sometimes a movie is best left alone, the original is hard to come close to, especially when there’s such a huge change in the cast. However, my thoughts on that aside, let’s look here at the new guys, namely Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Patty Tolan and Kevin.
This 556 piece complete Lego set as you may have by now guessed ties in with the Ghostbusters 2016 movie. This kit includes the Ecto-1 Cadillac style vehicle, Ecto-2 Motorcycle, the 5 Ghostbuster mini-figures and they’re able to chase after the Mayhem scary demon figure.
The car has removeable roof, side ladder and of course the famous ECTO-1 license plate.
How Much is A LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building Kit?
Currently we are seeing it priced at anything between $60 – $80 although as normal we say it’s always best to do your homework, check availability and look at prices online.
Who Would Buy It?
This Ghostbusters set can appeal to younger Ghostbuster fans. Accordingly, this set is recommended by Lego for 8 to 14 year olds, however we think Lego fans pretty much of all ages will like this set.
Things We Like About It
Lego have really got it right with the movie character representation of the mini-figures as they do very much resemble the 4 females and Kevin from the movie. The mayhem demon/ghost figure is pretty good as well we really liked the translucent gargoyle wings and color scheme of this mini-figure.
The whole set has a lot of detail and if you have the existing Ghostbusters Ecto-1 set this will look really nice beside it.
Even though the collectors are likely to grab this set it (as well probably as people hoping to make a profit or use this as an investment and leave it boxed and unopened) it also has a lot of creative play potential for the younger Lego enthusiasts who enjoyed the film. What we also like about the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building Kit is that it does appeal to all ages as it’s not as complex a build as some on the market.
You can also seat four ghostbusters in this Ecto-1 which wasn’t possible in the previous Lego Version. Another added feature is that with this set you can open the doors as well.
Things We Did Not Like About It
Some of the decals can be a bit fiddly to add to the bricks so take it slowly and have some tweezers to hand.
Is It Worth The Money?
Many online reviews seem to be comparing this with the previous Lego Ecto-1 vehicle. Here you get both the Ecto-1 and the Ecto-2 motorbike, plus extra figures. Overall for a 550+ set we think you’d have to be very tough to say you didn’t think this offers value for money.
This is likely to appeal to fans of the new Ghostbuster movie. If you’re old enough to recall the original, then you’re possibly not digging it with the 2016 movie remake, but again this is all about the model not the movie. So, this is still is a set that has a lot going for it.
Appeals to all ages, it’s not too complex. Plus as it’s just a little over 500 pieces, it’s actually quite a fun build and dare we suggest makes a good display piece (especially alongside the original Ecto-1 stand alone).
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