LEGO Ecto-1 Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

Working as a Walyou writer has led me to the conclusion that my LEGO skills are absolutely pathetic, and this awesome replica of the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters only serves to prove my point.

LEGO artist Adam Grabowski (Misterzumbi) has lovingly recreated the classic movie icon out of tiny plastic bricks, capturing every last detail: the lights and gadgets on the roof, the Ghostbusters logo on the door, the chrome detailing on the mirrors and tail lights, the red wings on the rear, teeny tiny windshield wipers, and even the “ECTO-1” license plate.

I’ve seen other attempts at creating this vehicle out of LEGO bricks, but none of them seemed to capture the shape correctly. Not surprising, since the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor–the car used to create the original Ecto-1 from the first film–is mostly curves. Grabowski says on his Flickr page that the model is “a 100% rebuild, not a single Brick left untouched,” meaning the components were altered to get the shape, colors, and overall presentation exactly right.

The artist even built small replicas of the Ghostbusters’ containment systems, which they use in the films to trap and hold the ghosts and ghouls they capture. To complete the picture, he included custom minifigs of Peter, Ray, Egon, and Venkman, all of which were created by another artist named Joe Klang several years ago.

All that’s missing is a gigantic LEGO Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Good thing we’ve already got that one covered.

Oh, and a fun fact I found while researching this article: did you know that the Ghostbusters theme song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song? It lost to “I Just Called To Say I Love You.” Points for effort, Ghostbusters, but it’s hard to beat Stevie Wonder.

Via: Brothers Brick