The Geek builds LEGO Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters

What up peeps! Happy Friday!  I’m back once again with a very quick rapid review.

My birthday may have come and gone but the memories are everlasting! I received the geekiest and funniest gift for my birthday – LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1.

To receive such a gift from a good friend of mine was a surprise. It was a gift I wasn’t expecting. However being such a Ghostbusters fan I found myself very excited to build this.

Right off the bat, what I will say about building Ecto-1 is this is the most complicated LEGO set I’ve ever built! You will require stamina, plenty of food, patience and your natural born enthusiasm. The reason for this is because the set features so many tiny pieces that are so intricate that it was best to keep all the pieces together in the bag rather than my nine year old self who would dump all the LEGO pieces on the floor!

I started off building the Ghostbusters team and their proton packs. Once they were complete, I couldn’t help but admire its cuteness. I think out of all the characters, I think LEGO Egon Spengler is a spot on lookalike to Harold Ramis – right down to the quiff.

Doh, Ray, Egon!
Doh, Ray, Egon!

Once that task was complete, you then start to get into the business end by building Ecto-1.

Like all LEGO sets you start off with the base and already your mind starts to wonder how this will look like once completed. But LEGO is a clever bit of architecture and design and full credit to the makers. It might not make sense at the beginning but like a giant puzzle, once you start building it up, Ecto-1 starts to take shape. It’s magical in that way.

I can’t tell you how many hours it took to build it because I honestly can’t remember. Let’s just say I started in the afternoon and by the time I finished it was incredibly dark outside!


I’m very proud of owning this and if you ever want to immerse yourself into a LEGO challenge, I can’t think of a perfect opportunity than to build this.

Check out the gallery below for some images from the building process.

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