My boyfriend is a massive Ghostbusters fan and LEGO enthusiast and has just finished his own custom ECTO-1A, complete with Ghostbusters 2 minifigures and made a video about it. Check it out and let us know what you think! https://youtu.be/SX93rqYegWo
He loved working on it and has lots of ideas for other custom projects. I showed him some of the stuff on here and he loved it!
I have actually sorta wanted some of the Marvel sets for a while and knowing about this makes it even more likely that I will grab some if I can get them at a decent enough discount (the Australian RRP for these sets is a rip-off IMO)
... where I talked about making a Louis and a Zuul, and ideas for making heads of Egon, Winston, and Ray to eventually put on extra Venkman bodies. (As of yet, I have not seen the Venkman set in stores.)
Then after I shot that video, I decided to get a couple more sets. I realized that even though I couldn't make flightsuits and proton packs, I could at least make SOME kind of bodies for the others.
Granted, I poured out all three sets onto the table, so you can't necessarily make these guys unless you also buy three sets, but it was a lot of fun and I still have tons of bricks left over.
Louis and possessed Dana:
This was the second 'shirt' for Winston. I previously had him in alternating white and purple. Ick. Also notice Egon's lab coat has a tail.
Ray's goggles have a strap that goes all the way around. I may redo Stay-Puft's bib to make it longer in the back.
Of course, I can improve all of these if I use additional bricks from my spares, or order some from Bricklink, but I just wanted to demonstrate some possible Ghostbusters ideas that can be made just with the Go Brick Me sets.
I picked up a Brick Headz Wonder Woman on clearance, so I could adapt her long hair design onto my Dana/Zuul. I used the internal Brick Headz 'skeleton' to frame more leftover Go Brick Me pieces into a seventh custom Brick Headz figure: Gozer.
Wonder Woman also had some dark blue plates that allowed me to tweak Stay-Puft's bib, though I had to haul out my loose bricks stores for the red and white 1x1 plates for the front ribbon. I also dug out some parts to fashion a PKE Meter for Egon.
I also used some of the loose bricks from my older sets to make better goggle tubes for Ray, and re-did his torso front and back with two 1x4 bricks each, instead of stacks of six thicknesses of plates. I tried putting the tubes on the outer studs, directly above the eyes, but they looked like devil horns when I did that. Expect yet another re-design down the line.
Winston's hair has also been improved following one of the recipes in the Go Brick Me suggestion guide. This was done entirely with the leftover Go Brick Me set pieces.
A few days ago, my nephew who lives in Astoria, NY-- and works in NYC-- was visiting the Lego Store near the Flatiron Building, or as he put it "the closest Lego Store to the Firehouse". He said he saw the shelf tag for the Venkman/Slimer Brick Headz set, but no actual sets were in evidence there. He asked an employee who consulted the computer and said there should be one more left, somewhere in the store.
Then he spotted it in a very fitting location... underneath the giant hand/torch of the Statue of Liberty.
So he bought it, wrapped it up like a ghost trap, and mailed it to me as a surprise.
Whilst it isn't a new set of Ghostbusters sets, LEGO have recently announced "Hidden Side", a series of monster/ghost-themed sets which could go well with the past Scooby Doo sets, as well as provide expansion opportunities for the Ghostbusters sets.
Meanwhile, there's going to be a Statue of Liberty Brickheadz coming out in the near future, perfect for those who wish to expand their Ghostbusters collections while we wait to see if Egon, Ray and Winston might get a release:
Definite room for improvement, those uncovered studs will need to be tiled over, and I'm surprised they didn't reuse the printed tablet from the minifigure version of Liberty. I'm also disappointed they didn't bother with a sand green 'Plate 1x4 with two studs' on the face, or green eyes (though I might grab the eyes from Ninjago Lloyd, or just use a couple of sand green 1x1 round tiles)
I'm hoping to make a Brickheadz-style pedestal for the statue.
Here's another idea... Get this set for the characters' heads, get some extra medium-height poseable tan legs (like Dustin has here), and then take your Lego proton packs, traps, and GB torsos (two Venkmans, a Stantz, and a Spengler) and boom, you'll have a nice Lego Stranger Things Season Two set.