Lego to Issue ‘Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Playset

Posted on: January 31st, 2014 at 6:05 am by

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Lego Ghostbusters

Nerd alert: everyone’s favorite plastic building block is issuing a Ghostbusters set, and just in time for the film’s 30th anniversary. Designer Brent Waller, environmental artist by day, with a passion for awesome movies of the ’80s and legos, came up with this brilliant combo.

Lego has a clever crowdsourcing effort to come up with ideas for new products; enthusiasts can design anything under the sun, post it to the Lego website, and if it gets 10,000 likes, it automatically goes to the official review board for consideration. We’re unaware of any royalty distributions for the designer, other than bragging rights.

Ghostbusters is definitely in the works, though; Lego hasn’t revealed what the final model of the Ecto-1 or the mini figurines will look like, but it will be “largely based on Brent’s design.” The company’s leeway for artistic interpretation will undoubtedly have some diehards all hot and bothered – internet message boards, brace yourselves. Also, the foursome’s Firehouse HQ (aka TriBeCa’s Hook & Ladder 8) is unfortunately not part of the set. 

Just look at that hair on Egon…

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From Left to Right, Winston Zeddemore, Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz and Egon Spengler

Lego’s Ghostbusters should hit shelves sometime this year.

Wait a minute – how did this guy not make the cut?

[via Gizmodo]

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