Review of the LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building Kit
This 556 piece Lego set is great for fans of Lego and fans of the Ghostbusters 2016 movie. It features Ghostbusters mini-figures from the film, scary demon and many ghost-busting accessories.
The set also includes both the Ecto-1 Cadillac type vehicle and Ecto-2 motorcycle. This Ghostbusters brick game is ideal for children aged 8-14 years although Lego fans of all ages may also find it interesting and kids can recreate scenes from the Ghostbusters movie.
Currently we are seeing it priced at around $60 but it’s always best to do your homework and check prices online. Check at the bottom of this post to see if Amazon has a special running.
Who in it for?
This Ghostbusters set is recommended by Lego for 8 to 14 year olds but we think Lego fans of all ages will like this set. Of course, Ghostbuster fans will have fun with it as well.
The Lego Ghostbusters Kit is well designed and the mini-figures closely resemble the characters in the Ghostbusters movie. The mayhem demon is also well constructed and so is the whole set including the Ecto-1 vehicle and Ecto-2 motorbike.
Players can recreate scenes from the movie like the mayhem demon getting away and you pack accessories into the back of the Ecto-1, start the engine and help the Ghostbusters heroes destroy or trap the mayhem demon or help Kevin on the Ecto-2 motorbike fight the flying phantom.
The Ecto-1 measures 11cm H x 21cm L x 7cm W. Dimensions for Ecto-2 motorcycle is 5cm H x 6m L x less than 2cm wide. In summary, features of this set include:
5 mini-figures of the Mayhem demon, Kevin, Erin Gilbert, Abby Yates, Patty Tolan and Jillian Holtzmann. The Ghostbusters figures are decorated with arms.
The Ecto-1 vehicle with: the Ghostbusters logo, detachable roof with Ghostbusters detection equipment, front doors that open, seats for 4 Ghostbusters, rear storage space with opening door for accessories, side ladder and Ecto-1 license plate.
Ecto-2 motorbike with a rear storage box.
Accessories include PKE Meter, toolbox and two traps.
Ghost fighting weapons such as an ion shield gun, proton sidearm and 4 proton packs.
The set and mini-figures are made of durable plastic material
The Ecto-1 vehicle has seats for all four Ghostbusters heroes.
Doors on the Ecto-1 vehicle can actually open and close unlike previous Lego versions
You can remove the roof of the vehicle to access items in the vehicle
The whole set can be a good collector’s items for brick building gaming enthusiasts
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
Some of the decals can be a bit fiddly to add to the bricks so take it slowly and have some tweezers to hand.
The 4 proton pack do not fit in the trunk of the vehicle
Customers give this Lego set 4.4 out of 5 stars on just over 35 ratings.
Most customers really enjoyed putting the set together (both kids and adults, many of whom had the original set). Now, sadly, many of the most negative reviews commented on the movie, not the set. They did not like the movie so said so not buy the set – not a valid review of the product itself.
Value for Money?
Many online reviews seem to be comparing this with the previous Lego Ecto-1 vehicle from the original movie and this one comes out on top for value as it has 2 vehicles and 1 more mini-figure. For a 500+ set we would say this is value for money.
The Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 75828 Building Kit is well designed with a lot of attention to detail. The set has over 500 pieces that will keep players occupied and entertained. This is likely to appeal to fans of the new Ghostbuster movie but even if you are not enamored with the 2016 movie reboot it still is a set that has a lot going for it.
It’s a fun build and makes a good display piece especially alongside the original Ecto-1. It will also appeal to Lego hobbyists who like to customize their own sets as there are plenty of interesting pieces and decals provided with this one.