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LEGO Ghostbusters

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Who you gonna call?

GHOSTBUSTERS! 

There's something strange in the neighborhood today for this week's episode of Brickology; specifically, the LEGO line of Ghostbusters sets. LegoLee breaks down the oddities of the theme and how it's stretched across multiple different lines of LEGO sets over the years. 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so much for making me a part of your day. My name is Lee Palmer. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee. Three, two, nine from facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, patron name it, I'm all over the Internet and this is the brick oology podcast, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day gearing up for the holiday season. I'm going home tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Now that I have a fulltime job, I don't really have a Thanksgiving break anymore, or just like two days. It's no longer the long, you know, like week off, like I used to be in college and whatnot. Those were good times. But I still have a couple of days off and I am really excited to reunite and see my family, and I will be going home for an entire week. But I wanted to record an episode of brick oology here before heading home for the holiday, and just some quick updates. I know I've been really bad with brick ology ever since getting the aforementioned full time job. However, I also do do need to give myself a little pat on the back. I upload episode three weeks ago, two weeks ago, last week and now this week, four weeks in a row with an episode of Brick Ology, and I'm very, very proud of that. I'm glad to have gotten a little bit more consistency here and somehow I actually got more responsibility at work, and I have no idea why this is lined up like this, but somehow I have been able to manage having more work to do and actually being more consistent with my brick ology recording. I know that makes zero sense, but that's how it's gone and I'm very pleased with how this season is going. And if you listen to my last episode of Brick Ology, which was about the Lego Harry Potter twenty anniversary sets, in that episode I explained how that episode wasn't originally planned for this season. I just didn't really get to everything I wanted to in time. So I've been adding additional episodes two season six of brick ology and I had one more very topical surprise episode planned, which is today's episode, which, if you're listening, you've probably already seen the title, about Lego ghostbusters. Which I'll talk about here in just a few moments, but I do want to announce kind of the future of this show. This will probably be the last episode for November and then the first couple weeks of December it's going to be all spider man themed. Baby. I'm going to do one episode about these Sam Rainy Spider man stuff and then one episode about the mcu spider man stuff, of course leading up to the release of spider man no way home. So I'm very excited about all of that. And then after that will probably get back on that calendar that I posted a few months ago for season six of brick oology. So all very exciting stuff. And one more quick little thing I need to mention again. If you listen to the Harry Potter episode from last week, that episode I did very informally. I did not write a detailed outline or script. I mostly ad libbed everything and if I'm being completely honest, I don't think it was as good a quality as my other episodes. I feel like I stumbled over a lot of words. I didn't get everything out there that I wanted to. It was not my best work and I was hoping to maybe make my process of recording these episodes a little bit quicker, because I do put a lot of work into my scripts for these shows, like today's script here is over eleven pages long. They are quite long and it takes hours to write them.

However, I think it's worth it because I want this content to be very good. I treat brick oology essentially like I am a Lego professor and I'm teaching a lecture about a certain theme of Lego and they need to be thorough, they need to be very detailed and they also need to be efficient. And I don't want to come off as being half asked, so I'm going to go back to my normal style of episode. I wrote a long outline script and yeah, that probably means I won't be able to make an episode every single, you know, week, but I think it will make the quality better. Well, maybe hurting the quantity of episodes, but I think you all are going to understand that and I'm still doing a pretty consistent job at recording and the back half here in two thousand and twenty one, so that is excited. Now, before we get started with today's episode, of course I need to shamelessly plug myself here for just a moment. Go find me online. Like me on Facebook, follow me on Instagram, follow me on twitter, subscribe to my Youtube Channel and maybe consider supporting me on Patreon. It's Lego Lee or Lego lea through two nine on all those various pages. Additionally, I have two other podcasts. I have are you not podcast? That podcast I review movies, TV shows, music. It's all about entertainment and pop culture. I recently just review eternals. Go check that out, and I also have the very manly muppet show, which is about the muppets, shocker, that I host with a buddy of mine from college. Very Fun, weird podcast, extremely niche, but definitely go check that out as well. And one final thing. Whatever streaming service you are listening to brick ology on, please hit me with a follow. If you're on spotify, and if you are an apple podcast listener, subscribe to this podcast. Leave me a review out of five stars, and please consider writing a review. I would love to hear your fee back on the show. All right, announcements out the way, let's jump in and call up some ghostbusters. If this tomb sounds familiar, start singing along. If there's something strange in the Neighborhoo. WHO YOU gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS? There's something weird and it don't look good. I'm gonna call ghostbusters. I feel like the majority of you probably knew what I was singing if you didn't start singing along with my horrible vocals there. That, of course, is the iconic theme song to the One thousand nine hundred and eighty four film ghostbusters, which, yeah, that movies almost forty years old now, which is crazy. But what is ghostbusters, you may ask. I think most people, most cinephiles like myself, would consider ghostbusters and absolute classic. It is pure s nostalgia. It's very campy and silly and satirical, dry humor. Probably has some very inappropriate and risk a humor that would get a canceled today, but overall ghostbusters is just an iconic film in the history of kind of poppy s cinema and I'm willing to bet most of you listening have probably seen ghostbusters. If you're really young, maybe you haven't, but I feel like everybody has seen ghostbusters. It's just one of those ubiquitous movies that has affected everybody's life in some way, some how. Now for me personally, ghostbusters is not one of my all time favorite movie series or anything. I saw the original movie when I was probably like, I don't know, ten years old, and then I watched it again preparing for the two thousand and sixteen ghostbusters. So I've seen the original ghostbusters twice. I watch ghostbusters to in two thousand and sixteen before seeing the two thousand and sixteen version. So I've seen ghostbusters to just once and I've seen the last two ghostbusters movies, the modern ones that have come out in my lifetime. So two thousand and sixteen reboot and then ghostbusters...

...afterlife, which obviously just came out, which is why I'm uploading this episode now. And if you want to hear my thoughts on ghostbusters afterlife, stream my review on my are you not podcast. It's under the Halloween special because I got to see that movie early at Comic Con, so go check out that review. So I've seen the two new ghostbusters movies in theaters and never since. So I've seen every ghostbusters movie besides the first one just one time and the first one twice. So it's a movie series that I am well versed in. I've seen all the movies, but I am not like I'm ghostbusters Mega Fan, and I think you'll probably pick up on that throughout this episode. But the first film is iconic and it definitely holds a special place in my heart just for influencing things, and obviously that's theme song is absolute lutely incredible and it was a humongous box office success. So of course they made a sequel, ghostbusters to is not very good in my opinion, and people didn't respond super well to it as well, and the movie didn't like bomb at the box office, but it wasn't nearly as financially successful as the original one, which kind of stalled the franchise for a number of decades and Sony was trying to figure out ways to make new ghostbusters content and eventually they settled on rebooting the franchise in two thousand and sixteen with an all female cast and honestly, I haven't seen that movie since theaters I don't really want to watch it again. I don't remember it being like absolutely horrible like a lot of people make it out to be, but I also kind of understand why it ticked off a lot of ghostbusters fans. It definitely was not an honoring of the franchise style of movie. That movie completely bombed at the box office and is infamous. Like people hate that movie. They love to hate that movie. It has been the victim of a ton of criticism over the year, some fair, some unfair, but that movie kind of killed ghostbusters there for a bit. But they have brought ghostbusters back here with ghostbusters afterlife, which completely ignores anything that the town sixteen movie established. And it is a direct sequel to mostly just the original first ghostbusters film. And it's really interesting because Ivan Rightman directed the original ghostbusters. His son, Jason Rightman, directed this new movie here in two thousand and twenty one. And if you want to hear more of my thoughts on this film, like I said, stream my Halloween special episode of the argued up podcast to hear my thoughts on ghostbusters. Act Your Life, but to surmise them here just briefly, I honestly really enjoyed the movie. It had some flaws but overall it was a good time. So that is ghostbusters as a franchise and the origins of the ghostbusters lego theme, quote Unquote, and I'll explain that here and just a second is very weird. So essentially the way that ghostbusters became a Lego theme is through Lego ideas, and for those of you who are unaware of what Lego ideas is, I'll explain it here briefly. Originally it was called Lego Custokuso was kind of a confusing name, so they change it to Lego ideas. And what it is? It's a website online where fans can submit their own Lego set ideas, hence the name, and then people can vote on them and once a project receives ten thousand votes, Lego starts to review those projects and they select a few that they think can make good lego sets. Obviously, sometimes, if it's like ghostbusters, they had to sign some like licensing agreements and whatnot, but they select those sets and actually start loosen them as Lego sets. Now, the ghostbusters set was one of the original lego ideas set. It was the six ideas set over all, and I feel like...

...the back to the future set, which came out a year earlier, in two thousand and thirteen, with the ghostbuster set coming out to his hun fourteen. But the back to the feature set kind of paved the way for this set getting made. That back to the future set was so successful everybody wanted that to Lauren didn't make a bunch of stock of it, but it was sold out for quite some time. People were freaking out over the Lego ideas back to the future set. So legos like Ding people love this s nostalgia stuff. With back to the future, maybe we should consider doing ghostbusters and a project of course got enough support and they made a Lego ideas ghostbusters set in the summer of two thousand and fourteen and then it kind of spawned into a theme rather oddly, because most ideas sets haven't done that, besides maybe minecraft, but besides minecraft, most of legos ideas sets have stayed one undone that. They made one winning the Pooh set, made one sesame street set. They haven't gone out there and produce an entire theme of Sesame Street or winning the Pooh and a number of others. I guess friends was an idea set and got a sequel set. So let go friends based off the end of the Sitcom. That is kind of become a theme as well in Minecrackt I think, is the most Tannis example, and now ghostbusters has kind of become a theme of its own here, however, for the ghostbusters sets are just randomly in a bunch of other themes. Like this is wild. There's like four different things I'm going to mention today. There's a brief theme that is just ghostbusters out right. There's Lego ideas, of course, there's also brickheads, creator expert and then Lego dimensions. That's actually five themes. So the ghostbusters theme has been a part of five separate lego themes, assembling a group, not a huge amount, but a decent sample size, of ghostbusters Lego sets. It's very complicated, it's very weird and I will explain it throughout today's episode of Brick Ology. So let's dive in and talk about the Lego ghostbusters sets. I'm going to go through these ghostbusters sets mostly in the order they were released. It's going to be a little bit mixed up when we get to like the dimension stuff. Some of those releases were a little bit different, but for the most part this is going to be the collogeal order of their release. So obviously we're starting off with the two thousand and fourteen lego ideas, ghostbusters ecto one set this was a fifty dollar set with five hundred and eight pieces and of course it included for minifigures. Here the GHOSTBUSTERS, starting off with the main character from ghostbusters, the legendary Bill Murray's character, Peter Vinkman one. Very cool to get Bill Murray and Lego form. Maybe we'll get another Bill Murray figure with his appearance in ant man and the lost quantum mania. To wait and see on that, but this is a pretty cool looking figure. He had a new torso print, great name tag print on their no leg print, no arm print. That will change for future ghostbusters figures. And his hair piece here is that like two thousand and nine clone wars count Duku hairpiece in a light brown, often referred to as the widows peak hairpiece. Not the best hairpiece, but again this will change in the future. He also has a brick built proton pack. The Proton pack is one of the most iconic elements of the ghostbusters costumes and Lego did a very good job recreating them here. Great, very small uses of parts. Amazing underside tile piece, one of those like curved underside tile pieces with a print. That was a brilliant part usage. I love that and they also use essentially for like the hose to second the ghost. They use a whip piece here and have it wrap around very creative part, usage really well designed proton packs they would later use on other ghostbusters minifigures in the future. Bravo on that Lego. The next figure here is Dan Akroyd's character,...

...known as ray stance. Great face print. The hair piece is very generic and all of these figures had generic hair pieces because for some reason back in the day Lego refused to make new molds for ideas sets. It was like a rule of theirs or like no new molds for lego ideas. Eventually they broke that with sesame street and then winning the Pooh. Thank God, because it was kind of awkward when they kept having to just reuse hair pieces for these ideas sets and then kind of make up for the mistakes later on and different themes, and we'll talk about that throughout this episode. But this race dance figure here, I think the face print actually looks a good bit like Dan Akroyd, so that is very good. And all these figures have very similar torture prints, but of course they have their specialized name tag printed on as well, which is very cool. The next figure here is Egon Spangler, played by the late Harold Ramus. Rest in peace to hall Ramis himself. He's the only one of these actors who is no longer living. He has a great face print with the glasses and he uses the collectible minifigures series six Elvis hairpiece and a dark brown which I actually think is about as close to perfect for this character, and Lego form. Great hairpiece ushers there, and this figure, in my opinion, looks really good. I especially love his face print. And last but not least, for the ghostbusters, we have Winston Zed Moore, played by Ernie Hudson in the film. He uses a slicked black hair piece, not my favorite hair piece and again kind of like Bankman. This hair piece will change in the future, which is good, but he had a great face print and all the other accessories a good torso print as well. So over all these figures they look really good and they actually improve on them the future, which we will talk about with the next set in this episode. But one cool thing with these figures here is they actually included a display stand for the figures that had some nice kind of ghostbuster ghost trap looking details on it as well. I really like that inclusion and it's very cool. It makes it good for display and there's one thing about this particular set that's not very good and that is you can't really fit all four of the mini figures inside the ECTO one itself. So this is my Seguay into moving onto the build of the set, which of course is the ECTO one. Now, the ECTO one, I believe, is like a one thousand nine hundred fifty style ambulance before ambulances were much bigger. It's kind of like a Cadillac Style ambulance from the S. looks very cool. Has the iconic fans at the back but of course has been modified with the ghostbusters moniker and all the crazy ghostbusters contraptions on the top as well. It looks very cool and it is mostly built to scale with the mini figures. There's great shaping for its size. The Front Grill has amazing usage of silver pieces. I love the texture of this build. It's very smooth, great printed pieces throughout. It's long, but it has the small wheels. The back section is awesome. I love the back fins and the back tail lights. All that is very good. In the top section has tons of little greeble details that are extremely accurate to the film. Overall, this thing looks great. You get to the interior, you can take off the roof. Essentially you have to kind of mess around with some tube pieces on the side, but you can get to the interior through the roof and you can fit three of the figures on the inside without their proton packs on. You kind of throw their proton packs in the back a little bit Willy Nilly. We can only fit three of the mini figures, even though you get all four figures in this set. Now for me, I personally have to split it with the figures on the display stand and kind of forgot about putting them actually inside the vehicle. So it's not that big a deal, but if you are trying to play with this, it's a little bit annoying. You can't...

...actually fit all four of the ghostbusters characters inside here. I get not being able to fit them with the Proton packs. Those are rather big pieces that were a little bit awkward to fit on the inside of a vehicle. So that makes a little bit of sense to me, but I do think it's kind of disappointing. Not all the figures can fit inside here. So overall this set looks great on display. I don't think the play is as good as it could have been, but it's definitely targeted a little bit more towards adult so a slightly flawed but mostly great version of this vehicle, and I wouldn't mind. I mean it's been seven years since this set came out. I would not mind a remake coming out that fixes some of the issues that this set had. I think Lego could do that at some point in the future and I would be all here for it. Getting the little bit bigger, jumping forward two years to two thousand and sixteen. So there was nothing in two thousand and fifteen for Ghostbusters, but to then sixteen ends up being the biggest year for Lego ghostbusters ever. The next set here is a three hundred and fifty four thousand six hundred and thirty four piece set of the ghostbusters firehouse headquarters, or H Q. This set is very large. It's one of the largest Lego sets of all time. I believe it was like in the top five. Ever when it was released. Lego has gone on to make a ton of very large Lego sets since then, but it's still one of the bigger Lego sets ever made in terms of price and peace count. This thing is Hu mongus. Of course, this is a direct to consumer set. You could only really buy it from lego themselves. And let's talk about the mini figures included here. Definitely an absolutely fantastic line up of minifigures for this sets. Now, of course you do get all four of the ghostbusters and they're mostly the same, but there are some updates. First off, they now have arm printing with the ghostbusters logos, some patches and whatnot. Great addition, I love that Winston now has a more accurate hair piece. They use the hair piece they make for black people that they introduced with Fin. It doesn't fifteen and star wars episodes, haven the force awaken sets that use that for him here, which is great and definitely more accurate. We love to see that. And then Peter Vinkman has a brand new hairpiece all together that looks way more like Bill Murray's, kind of like half bald head. Very good looking hair piece. And Bankman in this set in particular is covered in slime. His face has slime all over it and so does his torso printing. Now, luckily, you can get an unslimmed version of Peter Vankman in a different set that will talk about here after talking about this big boy of a set. So don't worry about, you know, only having this really good version of aankman be covered in slime, because Lego did have a different option available in a different set. As for the other figures of this set, all the figures what to talk about here are completely exclusive to this set. The first one here is Lewis tolly, the character played by Rick Morainus in the film. Had A great face print, kind of a generic hair piece but a really good torso print as well and a really cool doubles headed face with the change strap and you can put kind of like the contraptions on his head when they do testing on him in the movie. Love that very, very well done figure. The next character here is Janane Melnetz, too, is kind of the receptionist to the ghostbusters played by any pots in the film. She has again engineeric hairpiece but a fantastic looking face print that really captures the look of this character and I love the glasses putted here. Over all, lots of very effective glasses prints throughout these ghostbusters sets, which I really enjoy. And finally, here for a human character,...

...we have Dana Barrett, who, of course, is played by the legendary actress Sigourney Weaver in the movie and this is kind of her possessed version. When she is possessed towards the end of the film. She's wearing this fabulous dress, her hair is all blown out in crazy styles and has this very eccentric make up. A great looking figure. I love the hairpiece they gave her here. It's a really cool looking hairpiece. This is a fantastic figure, one of the better ones included with this set. Now there are some ghosts here as well. They actually used an INN Jago ghost piece from two thousand and fifteen, very small ghost piece, recolored one and pink and recolored one and kind of a light blue. Those are here in the set. Not really real mini figures, though, but the next three here are mini figures. One we get slimer in this set. Who Slimmer is definitely the most iconic ghost character from the ghostbusters franchise and he is a brand new piece. He's one piece, his arms can move, printed face, weird looking piece, but of course kind of a transparent green plastic and I think he looks great. You also get the Zombie driver here, pretty simple. I do love the hat piece for him and a great new face print for this character as well. And finally, you also get the library ghost. Now the library ghost doesn't really make sense included with this set, but she is a very iconic figure from the opening scene of the ghostbusters movie, so I understand including him her here and she looks very, very good. So overall the lineup of mini figures in this set is superb Lego did an amazing job with all of these figures. Moving on, though, I mean the figures are great, but there's still like forty five hundred pieces worth of Lego set here, and the Lego set here definitely delivers. It is a full scale version of the firehouse headquarters from ghostbusters and it's pretty much to scale with the figures, which is crazy. We don't get a lot of pretty much accurate minifig scale stuff, so that is very cool. And from the outside it's simple. I mean it's you know, pretty much is dark red and great pieces, but the details look fantastic and you can open it up to the inside to reveal a ton of additional detail, including some floors. So the first floor you have the big doors at the front which you can actually park the ECTO one set inside if you had that set from to two thousand and fourteen. Now there was some weird stuff going on where you had to move some small side builds to fit the ECTO one inside. So it wasn't perfectly designed with that set in mind, but for the most part I think it worked out well enough. The rest of the bottom floor is fairly open. It's quite stud heavy. That's one of the things I don't love of the interior of this set. Instead of tiling off all the floors, a lot of it is very stud heavy. That's not my favorite thing in the world. But there are some desks, there's a chest of drawers and lots of good detail and there are stairs as well to go up to the next floor, which I always love to see, because Lego a lot of times completely neglects stairs and their sets and they're basically asking you to kind of just imagine the figures jumping between floors. But in this set you actually do have accessibility for the minifigures to get to the next floors. And speaking of the next floor, the second floor here has a bathroom with some slime details. This actually does have a tiled floor. It looks very good, although this bathroom doesn't have any walls around it, so it's completely visible to the rest of the floor. That's a bit weird if you ask me. But besides that, very cool. There's also a bedroom that is actually walled off. That's a little bit different. The bedroom has some nice beds as well. I really do like that. And then there's the kitchen. Has a really good...

...fridge design. It has the ability to kind of knock over some of the furniture in the kitchen and to make a kind of look like mayhem has ensued in they're very cool design over all. The second floor has some great details, but I think the best details are on the third and final floor. Here the lab. The lab is great. You have the testing station for Lewis. That all looks really good and there is a pool table design as well that I love. And finally, there is a fire poll that goes from the roof all the way to the ground floor here, like any normal firehouse would, and it does function as well. Very cool little detail included with this set. So over all, great looking build. I have heard that some of the walls tend to lean. They're quite heavy and sometimes it's not the most stable of designs. I know just too good a famous Lego youtuber like tried to move his and the whole thing kind of fell apart. So I've heard that some of the stability of this set isn't the best in the world. I personally don't have this set because when it came out I didn't have that much money and I was never going to drop three hundred and fifty dollars of my money as like a nineteen year old on a ghostbusters set. If this set came out today, I would definitely strong and consider it a lot more than I did back then. But I still think it's a very well done set, even if it does have some flaws that I'm not really able to experience because I don't personally have it myself. Continuing the long and two thousand and sixteen, which this is officially go oostbusters theme set, the last set was marketed as a ghostbusters set and this next set was marketed as a ghostbusters set as well. This is ecto one and two based off the two thousand and sixteen reboot film. This was a sixty set with five hundred and fifty six pieces. It included the figures here, one of Abby Yates, who is played by Melissa McCarthy in the film. I believe her currently her only lego figure ever made. She had a great torso leg arm print, a brand new face print and a brand new hairpiece and the protime packs were just as good as the other sets. Overall, a fantastically detailed, great looking figure. The next figure here is Kristen whiggs character, Aaron Gilbert. Christen wig actually has two lego figures now with Cheetah from wonder woman one thousand nine hundred and eighty four as well. Aaron Gilbert here has dual molded legs, which Lego doesn't do all that often anymore. Very nice to see here. Has No new hairpiece, the hairpiece of the generic pointel hair piece and her face print is pretty mediocre. So over all, of all the figures and this set out here, this one is the most boring in looks the least like the actress respectively. The next character here is Jillian Holtzman, played by Kate McKinnon in the film. I remember her being just Wacky as heck in the movie and this figure is Wacky as heck as well. I'm awesome brand new hair pease and I love her face print with the goggles, continuing on with the ghostbusters theme of having some great glasses wearing lego mini figures. Really Fun figure that also had dual molded legs as well. The detail on these figures here is absolutely fantastic. Save what you will about the characters in the movie. The lego recreations of them in figure form is great. And last but not least, here is Patty Tolan, played by Leslie Jones in the movie. This figure another brand new hair piece, a great face print, great torso print, great leg print, great arm print. These figures are so good. Next up is the receptionist. So the ginger roles are all kind of reversed in this movie. To the receptionist now is a man played by Chris Himsworth, Aka Thor in the movie. This figure here has a great face print. I really enjoyed the superman hair piece and kind of a Tan blond color. I think that worked out pretty well.

No leg printing, which seems kind of weird because everyone else got Le Print but besides that, a very good looking figure and he had again has glasses. So more awesome glasses characters for Lego ghostbusters. And finally, you also get a ghost in this set called mayhem, a new ghost figure that use some skeleton pieces in red and in transparent black, uses some of the gargoyle pieces with some green printing from collectible mini figures. Very Weird, very creepy. I don't remember this figure being particularly accurate to the version that we see in the movie, but overall a pretty cool looking ghost character for this set. So an absolutely fantastic lineup of mini figures for this set. As for the builds of this set, of course you get the new version of ECTO one. The original ecto one was based off a s style ambulance. This one is based off one thousand nine hundred and eighty style hearse and it's a converted hearse into the ECTO one. This build is fantastic. It's so good. The Front section has great shaping all around. I love the grill. I love kind of the Square S card look. That is very cool. The top section, of course, has all the ghostbusters Knick knacks as well as the last set very, very good. And then the interior one has opening doors. That's a plus the last version did not have. And again you can't seat the figures with their proton packs inside. That is understandable to me, but you can't fit all four of the ghostbusters inside here, which is so, so good. I love that. So they actually improved on some of the flaws from the last version. Now here's the thing. Obviously this vehicle is not nearly as cool or iconic as the original ecto one, but just based off it being a Lego set, this is an absolutely fantastic lego set and I think Lego did a better job with this set then they did with the two thousand and fourteen original ecto one, which is kind of crazy. Now you're probably wondering what is ECTO two. It says ecto one and ECTO two and the name the set. What is this mysterious ECTO Two? It is a motorcycle. It's literally the Mutt Williams motorcycle piece in White, a good color to get that piece in, but it's white. It has a small ghostbusters logo sticker at the front and some weird contraption at the back with a few pieces. That is about all she wrote for that. So ECTO two is not anything to write Humm a bell. So say what you will about the movie, love it or hate it, this is a great set based off a very controversial film. Moving on from that, we can now talk about some ghostbusters sets, not in the ghostbusters theme, but from the theme Lego dimensions. Now, if you don't know what dimensions is, I will explain it here very quickly. Lego dimensions was a toys to life game that came out in two thousand and fifteen. Toys to life essentially is a gaming style kind of like a Mebos, which Nintendo has popular eye over the years, or iconically, like Disney infinity, which was a big flop, or their skylanders that was kind of the first game to do this, where you get like a scanner. You can buy these action figure style toys and scan them and then get said characters in the respective game. It's a very gimmicky and interesting concept and Lego obviously has a pretty big hand in the video game market place, so they jumped on the bandwagon and made their own Lego toys to life game called Lego dimensions, and Lego dimensions had a bunch of different properties, from stuff like Harry Potter or Batman or Lord of...

...the Rings or the lego movie. They really had a lot of different stuff in the game, including ghostbusters. So these are the ghostbusters packs they made for lego dimensions. The first one we're going to talk about here is the ghostbusters level pack. This was a thirty dollar set with one hundred and fifteen pieces. Dimension sets iconically had horrible prices because essentially they're trying to charge you for the video game merchandise, which is kind of embarrassing and ridiculous. Horrible prices from lego dimensions. The figure included here was Peter Vinkman, which is the same updated version that we talked about with the firehouse headquarters set, but had no slime details. So if you wanted to get the newer version of Inkman with the new hairpiece and the arm print but didn't want to have to deal with all the slime detail, this is how you got the figure. So he actually was an exclusive figure here to this set. The builds here, the small little game pieces here, are small scale ECTO one that looks horrible and only has two wheels of the front that even build the back wheels. Awful, terrible small scale design and then kind of a large scale ghost trap. So weird proportions here. Not a big fan of either of these builds. So overall these builds are not good. You did get an exclusive character. I didn't play the game that much, so I can't really speak to the Gameplay of this design. So a good figure, but for thirty bucks you got some pretty awful build designs. The next two things are called fun packs. They were half the prize that came with one small side build and they came with one minifigure. The first fun pack here, so a fifteen dollar set with sixty five pieces, is the stay puff fun pack, which came with the figure. It completely exclusive figure of the stay puff marshmallow man, one of the most iconic things from the original ghostbusters film. Amazing figure, brand new head mold that looks absolutely perfect. The printing is simple but effective. It really captures that kind of iconic sailor outfit the states buff marshmallow man wears. I love this figure. Now, obviously in the movie the figure is massive, but that wouldn't have made any sense for a small dimensions pack. As a figured, though, it looks great and the build he comes with is a brick built represent station of the terror dog, one of the main kind of ghost adversaries in the original ghostbusters film. Now, this terror dog build is way too small. I think could definitely been bigger, but for its size it works pretty well. It's the only version of this we've gotten in Lego and it's really cool to actually get a somewhat desirable build with one of these dimensions fun packs. So, as far as these fun packs go, this stay puff one here is absolutely fantastic and definitely one of the better ones they made. A little bit later on they actually made another ghostbusters fun pack here with slimmer that actually only cost twelve dollars. They reduced the price because dimension sales were, frankly, pretty awful, so they made them a little bit cheaper, and twelve dollar still oddly feels expensive for these builds here. But this slimmer fun pack here came with the figure of slimmer and a much more affordable set than the three hundred and fifty firehouse HQ set. Oddly enough, though, it's not the same figure. The one the HQ is a different shade of green. This one is a darker shade of green. Very Weird. I'm not really sure why they did that, but it did make it so the figures remained exclusive between the different sets, which is very bizarre if you ask me. The build here is a slime cannon. It's weird, it's pretty crappy and I don't like it. So literally, I only buy this twelve dollar fun pack for the slimmer figure and...

...honestly it's worth it because the figure is fantastic. But the side build here, unlike the stay puff one, is not worth anything. Horrible side build. The final ghostbusters dimensions thing is actually a play the complete game set based off of the two thousand and sixteen movie. This was a forty set with two hundred and fifty nine pieces based off two thousand and sixteen ghostbusters reboot, and it include the figure here of a be yates who is the exact same as her other appearance. So no exclusive figures here. And the build here is basically supposed to represent the GHOSTBUSTERS HQ from the two thousand and sixteen movie, which is on top of a Chinese restaurant. Actually think Lego could have made a really cool set of that design. Again, say which you will, about that movie. I think it could have made for a cool Lego set. Well, we got here is pretty mediocre. It's got a nice door with some cool prints, then some shelves to store some ghostbusters gear and that's about it. There really isn't anything else to talk about here. Also, there is a side build of another small scale ECTO one. This one is okay. It's a little bit better than the other Ecto one small scale build because it does have four wheels, but it just looks rather odd and she be and is not their best work. They definitely did better small builds with other dimensions sets. So overall this was pretty average. But you could basically take this, which was on a very specialized ten base blate piece, and actually put it on the main dimensions portal and play through the game within dimensions based off this set. So that is pretty fun but overall definitely not that great. As we're winding down through the ghostbusters theme, we have a couple of more additional themes that actually got their own ghostbusters set. In two thousand and eighteen Lego brickheads, which is basically legos version of funko POPs, made a two pack set of Peter Vinkman and slimer from the original ghostbusters. This was a twenty dollar set with two hundred and twenty eight pieces. Finkman has covered in slime. Slimmer is not transparent. He is just a typical kind of lime green color. It's a pretty forgettable looking brickhead. None of the design work here is all that interesting to me and brickheads, frankly, are not my favorite thing. I collected most of the Star Wars one but besides that I've been very out of touch with the brickheads Lego sets. So so, frankly, I don't really care. And let's move on to the final set of today's episode, a much cooler set. This is the GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO one set from two thousand and twenty, which is basically a UCS set. Now they don't use the name. You see S for ghostbusters or Non Star Wars theme, but it is pseudo ucs. It is a big scale version of this vehicle from the movie. It's a two hundred dollar set that had two thousand three hundred and fifty two pieces. It was released in late two thousand and twenty to coincide with the release of ghostbusters after life, which is supposed to come out, I believe, and November of that year, but obviously covid happened in that movie got pushed back all the way to November. It two thousand and twenty one, but lego still release this set. So kind of awkwardly came out when there was no new ghostbusters stuff. So I've no idea how that's affected the sales of this set. But I do think this set is great. I got it for Christmas last year, which is very, very cool. No many figures included here. There is no display stand, there's no plaque or anything to signify what this is. It's just the large scale ECTO one build and there are tons of details and features here. One thing is they give you an entire set of stickers you can put all throughout this vehicle to make it appear like it's rusty. Now that's basically to recreate how it looks in ghostbusters afterlife, because it's sitting on a...

...farm in a shed for a very long time, so naturally the metal would rust, and I get kind of that detail. I personally did not put those stickers on because I didn't want my lego at one to look rusty. So it's very nice. Those were stickers and not like brick built details, so you have the option of not actually ending up with the kind of ugly, Rusty version of this vehicle. Now the features here are amazing. There are opening doors, the hood can open up. Sometimes the hood isn't quite closed, which is a little bit annoying. But besides that it looks great. There's a fantastic windscreen piece, all the details, the mirrors, the lights, everything, the gorill belt out of rollerskate pieces. Oh my gosh, I love the way this thing looks. The front headlights are built out a trash cans. I mean, everything is so well done and the roof has some great detail as well. Tons of greeables. Love the tubes, love the lights, love the part usage and when you actually move this thing on the ground with its wheels, it makes multiple pieces on the roof spin with some very cool technic designs. It's hard to explain, but it works out really, really well. So I love that about the roof of this vehicle. The back section again has kind of those ambulance style fans from the s that look fantastic. The back does open up as well, which is nice, and there actually are two more play features with this set. I love the mechanism here. One you can push a piece on one side to make a door kind of slide out from this vehicle with the little gunner station like in the movie. Very, very cool. And finally, you can pull a lever at the back and it does deploy a mobile remote controlled ghost trap. That's basically because all little brow control car buggy. That is very cool as well and a great and very well functioning playability feature. Over all, I love this set. I think it looks great, I think it plays great, I think it's a great value. I wish maybe it came with some figures in a stand, but besides that it's very well done. So that is all she wrote for Lego ghostbusters. What a strange collection of sets. There aren't really any bad sets here, besides maybe some of the dimensions sets, which is cool. There's no some amazing figures and they have made the most iconic stuff from ghostbusters, but the same time it feels like Lego could have been making more ghostbusters content and maybe making more sets that a little bit cheaper more affordable and making more scenes from these movies. But they've kind of dropped the ball and not really use the full potential of the license. So it's all very inconsistent and weird but overall an interesting theme with some definitely cool stuff inside of it. And thank you so much for listening today's episode of Brick Al Ja. I hope you had a fantastic time listening. Share this episode with your friends, go find me online. I hope you have an absolutely fantastic rest of your day, week, month, whatever it is for you. I hope you guys next time. Peace Out, God bless, but bye.

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