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LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 5th, 2020, 11:28 am
by Kingpin
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Although the cat has already been out of the bag on social media since the weekend, today The LEGO Group has officially unveiled the Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The set is 18" long, 6" wide, comprised of 2352 pieces, and includes a selection of play features.

Price at $199.99/£179.99, the set is scheduled to go on sale on the 15th November 2020 at LEGO stores and online*.

*Please note: Although small, the full listing does include a spoiler for a prop featured in Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 5th, 2020, 2:16 pm
by robandliv
I really like it, but not sure I like the price. I have all the other legos that were brought out, but might have to pass on this one.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 24th, 2020, 4:55 am
by tripoli
worth every cent. Takes a bit of time though to build it. ;)

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Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 24th, 2020, 7:16 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
I picked one up because I really wanted the VIP poster, but I'm undecided.

tripoli yours looks excellent where it's displayed.

In the flesh it looks less impressive than the CG renders on the packaging and promo art. I don't care for the rust stickers either. I guess that's the nature of Lego, but there are some strange inaccuracies too. For me, the aesthetic appeal of the Ecto is the metallic sheen and the curves and this isn't a strength of this model. Plus the door and gunner seat detail is super basic.

Not knocking the figure for those who want a better Lego Ecto - it's just with so much GB merch recently this is expensive and I would prefer more detail on an 1:18 Ecto.

I'd be more interested in minimates and building sets to go with the Afterlife movie, like the Firehouse set.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 24th, 2020, 12:15 pm
by Kingpin
Chicken, He Clucked wrote: November 24th, 2020, 7:16 amI would prefer more detail on an 1:18 Ecto.
But it's not a 1:18 Ecto-1 in the traditional sense, like the diecast replicas Hotwheels used to offer... It's a LEGO kit, and thus restricted to what can be achieved through the medium of the bricks.

There's definitely a few bits I'll be tweaking, but as for more detail? I'm not sure they could've put more in without needing to make the model bigger, and then more expensive.

I'm still taken back how successfully they rendered the 1959 Miller Meteor chassis.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 24th, 2020, 5:08 pm
by tripoli
Chicken, He Clucked wrote: November 24th, 2020, 7:16 am In the flesh it looks less impressive than the CG renders on the packaging and promo art. I don't care for the rust stickers either. I guess that's the nature of Lego, but there are some strange inaccuracies too. For me, the aesthetic appeal of the Ecto is the metallic sheen and the curves and this isn't a strength of this model. Plus the door and gunner seat detail is super basic.
It is Lego, so there is a limit of what they can do, but I am super impressed with all they did. And I have to bet, after Afterlife comes out, it will resonate more to me as well.
Of course for that ultra realistic piece, I am working on a Eagle moss model, just soooo Slooow with those kits. Wish I could speed that up a lot more so I can get it done now.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 25th, 2020, 2:39 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
So jealous of Eagle Moss builders.

I was looking at some of the Lego Technic range sets, which seem to suit vehicles better than the Creator style, as they have a lot of custom curved panelling so they look more high-end when displayed.

I'll probably end up building this over xmas anyway.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 25th, 2020, 8:20 pm
by tripoli
Kit 40 of 125 progress at this point, I believe.

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Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 25th, 2020, 8:26 pm
by tripoli
What will be cruel is if Eaglemoss decides to create the Afterlife model. I don't know if I should offer the suggestion or keep quite for the sake of my pocketbook.

Re: LEGO unveils Ultimate Collector Series Ecto-1

Posted: November 26th, 2020, 6:38 am
by Chicken, He Clucked
tripoli wrote: November 25th, 2020, 8:20 pmImage
This looks incredible.