Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Update from editor Peter Sciretta: In October LEGO finally announced that they will be making a Ghostbusters Firehouse LEGO Set. They posted photos of the set on twitter along with the text “Get ready to bust some ghosts! First look at set 75827 LEGO @Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters available Jan 2016!” Now photos have been revealed showing the incredibly detailed interior of the Ghostbusters Firehouse LEGO set. Hit the jump to see them now!
LEGO released a huge gallery of new Ghostbusters Firehouse LEGO set images on Facebook:
Here is the tweet from LEGO:
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) October 27, 2015
Ethan Anderson’s original story from October 20th 2015 follows:
For the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters last year, LEGO came through with one of the coolest new memorabilia items celebrating the classic paranormal comedy: a LEGO version of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. However, many fans have been hoping to see the Ghostbusters headquarters make it to production as well. Now their wishes may be coming true.
A Canadian Toys R Us website may have just jumped the gun on revealing a Ghostbusters firehouse LEGO set, complete with details on all the minifigures and features it will come with.
Gizmodo noticed a product page that has since disappeared on the Toys R Us Canada website that listed the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters #75827. When the product page was still up, it listed the set at a whopping $400 CAD price tag. That’s a little over $300 in US dollars, so this is going to be a pretty hefty LEGO set.
Unfortunately, there were no images of the LEGO set available on the product page. But the following description was available for a short period of time:
Recreate iconic Ghostbusters scenes with the 2-story Firehouse Headquarters, featuring laboratory, living quarters, containment unit and much more. Capture the ghosts with the proton packs and restore order, or solve other supernatural cases! Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Library Ghost and Zombie Driver.
- Includes 9 minifigures: Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, Zombie Driver and Library Ghost. Also comes with Slimer, Pink Ghost and Blue Ghost.
- Slide the Ghostbusters heroes down the fire pole into action. Chase the ghosts and secure them in the containment unit.
- Turn the librarian old lady into a scary ghost with the double-sided face and extra wig! Run tests on Louis in the lab to see if he’s possessed!
- Suspend ghosts around the building’s exterior with attachable transparent arms. Dodge the slime oozing up through cracks in the pavement.
- Measures over 14” (36cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep.
What we also don’t know is whether or not this is a set that LEGO created themselves or if they used Brent Waller‘s design for the Ghostbusters headquarters that can still be glimpsed on the LEGO Ideas page that resulted in the official Ecto-1 set being produced. Waller is the one who designed the Ecto-1, so it would stand to reason that his design may be used for the firehouse, but we’ll have to wait and see.
There’s no word on when this LEGO set might be available, but hopefully it’s real and we’ll get more information sometime soon. I would love to park my LEGO Ecto-1 in front of a proper LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse. How about you?Cool Posts From Around the Web: