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LEGO Ghostbusters 21108

kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 814
edited February 2014 in Collecting
Images of this set have finally surfaced at New York Toy Fair and I must say it does look fantastic :-D
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More images can be found here: http://news.toyark.com/2014/02/16/toy-fair-2014-lego-simpsons-ghostbusters-114890
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  • richardh4388richardh4388 Member Posts: 132
    To quote the song, Everything is awesome!
    kezTXLegoguyAndor
  • jjb5000jjb5000 Member Posts: 103
    OH MY GOD, this looks like the best set ever!!!!! Hoping for early June as I can see this being an ideal fathers day gift for me :-)
    margotTXLegoguyMorkMan
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 418
    Day. One. Purchase.
  • CaptAPJTCaptAPJT Member Posts: 220
    Makes up for the BTTF Delorean. It's a no brainer :-)
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Amazing, super excited. When will it be available?
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    The vehicle looks great. The figs.... hmm.... Oh well.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    Love it. Much better model than BttF. Only question is if the doors open and will the minifigs fit inside the car.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,467
    edited February 2014
    ^ I think it said 3 figs fit inside. (on the blog linked on the mainpage in the Seacow comments)
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Am I the only one who was hoping for a Slimer fig?
    vitreolumTXLegoguyVaderXMorkManJonn420
  • lordzaraklordzarak OH, United StatesMember Posts: 329
    Very surprised to see how fast they turned this around and at how well they pulled it off. Must have for me as well!
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,221
    Oh gosh. So excited! I really love it.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,763

    Am I the only one who was hoping for a Slimer fig?

    Surely this could have quite easily been done from the Rotta the Hutt mould?

  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    LOVE IT!! I can't wait to build this one!
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,611
    Guess who designed it...
    margotkezJeffHAndor
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited February 2014
    This is so fantastic... The only thing that I kind of don't like is the 3 x 2 white plates with the 1 x 1 round plates above the headlights... That just doesn't seem to flow with the rest of the model... The way Brent did the Peter Venkman figure was also spot on... I am surprised they chose a different hair mold...
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 259
    Certainly day-one purchase for me.
    Rotta the Hutt would be great as Slimer, but I'm sure the SW license will not allow that, unfortunately.

    Marcos is really hitting the sweet spot with so many sets.
    If LEGO continues this trend with amazing designers I will at some point have to capitulate and have my salary sent directly to LEGO rather than my own account...

    Is there any way to metabolize ABS plastic, cause then I'd stop buying food and just eat the parts I don't need/have enough of, in order to survive... :-)

    AleyditaAdzbadboymargotAndor
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,541
    I don't know why, but those figs just aren't doing it for me, and I was looking forward to this so much. They look more like amateur 'stand-ins' using whatever was available, rather than any official likenesses. Very poor.

    Egon looks like a child. I had to read the torso name-tags to distinguish Venkman and Stantz, I just couldn't be 100% certain. Winston doesn't look right either. It's just a very very poor/lazy choice of hair pieces, really.

    Disappointing.

    Car looks good (hopefully no stickers), but I would like to have seen working doors. And if you can't fit all four figs inside, it's another 'point off'.

    Looks like a wait and see it in person for me, but on this evidence I'm not enthused (and i've wanted this for years).
    Andor
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,611
    edited February 2014
    ^*Printed parts spelt right :)
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,908
    I haven't watched the movie yet, it this looks so awesome! I want one.
  • LobotLobot UKMember Posts: 918
    ^^ For once, legomatt, I diasgree with you! It's Lego after all, it isn't supposed to be 100% accurate otherwise they would just be replicas or models..... personally I think it's a great set and could be my first non-SW purchase for a long time!
  • bricktuarybricktuary EuropeMember Posts: 470
    Yeah, I agree, the figs are poor.
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,763
    As Characters go, Ray looks the best representation IMO. Great set overall.
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096


    Looks like a wait and see it in person for me, but on this evidence I'm not enthused (and i've wanted this for years).

    Don't buy it then.
    dougts
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096

    Yeah, I agree, the figs are poor.

    Don't buy it then.
    legomattdougtsLegoManiacc
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 259
    Concerning the figs, I think they look great.
    The last time I watched ghostbusters was probably at least 20 years ago (liked the film on an entertainment level, certainly not for substance) and I have to admit I'm not too fixated, whichever license, with how the MF's look.
    The set looks awesome, and I'll take whatever figs that come wiht it.
    Of course, I'm not a 'fanboy', so that obviously screws my opinion.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,541
    edited February 2014
    @Lobot What?! Impossible! Say it ain't so! Say it ain't so! ;oP

    I totally agree with you that they're not meant to be 100% perfect replicas, and I wouldn't want that (i love the old style Boba Fett for example, he had a perfect blend of lego cuteness with instantly iconic character recognition). I love the effects of looking through a 'lego lens'. I'm just not 'feeling' it with these. It's totally subjective, of course, but the characters just aren't coming through very strongly for me. It's almost like i've seen better mocs of the busters.

    I really wish they had arm printing though. It's a small detail, but an important one (for me). All said, It IS a good set, still.
    Lobotgraphite
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 814
    This is another great creation by Marcos, also as cool as a slimer mould (rotta the hutt) would've been it surely would drive the price up. Hopefully this won't be so expensive for us Brits, if I was to guess it may be £40 :D

    21108 LEGO Ghostbusters will be available for purchase in June 2014 for USD $49.99 / CAD $59.99 (UK price not revealed yet)
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    legomatt said:

    I don't know why, but those figs just aren't doing it for me, and I was looking forward to this so much. They look more like amateur 'stand-ins' using whatever was available, rather than any official likenesses. Very poor.

    Egon looks like a child. I had to read the torso name-tags to distinguish Venkman and Stantz, I just couldn't be 100% certain. Winston doesn't look right either. It's just a very very poor/lazy choice of hair pieces, really.

    Disappointing.

    Car looks good (hopefully no stickers), but I would like to have seen working doors. And if you can't fit all four figs inside, it's another 'point off'.

    Looks like a wait and see it in person for me, but on this evidence I'm not enthused (and i've wanted this for years).

    I think what bugs me the most about the figs is that they're wearing tan jumpsuits for no discernible reason. I'll still buy this set immediately, though.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,467
    mathew said:


    Looks like a wait and see it in person for me, but on this evidence I'm not enthused (and i've wanted this for years).

    Don't buy it then.
    How did I get quoted for something I never said?

    Also, it is perfectly reasonable for folks to discuss pros and cons of a new set reveal. It would be rather boring if we all agreed it was perfect or we all decided it was despicable.
    dougtsmadforLEGO
  • KleiovousKleiovous UKMember Posts: 95
    Will be interesting to see if it receives a wider release like the Back to the Future set.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,204
    ^ it will, they'll make 100000s of these.

    If they are sensible. I'll wait til 1/3 off like BTTF.
    TXLegoguyAdzbadboy
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    Seriously, how can anyone criticize this? It is beyond awesome. It alone justifies the entire existence of CUUSOO. The figs look fantastic and instantly recognizable to me.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,467
    What about putting a lime green head inside a clinger from Alien Conquest for a make-shift Slimer? Might be passable at a distance at least.
  • wagnerml2wagnerml2 Belleville, IllinoisMember Posts: 1,376
    This is pretty cool. I think the figs are good too. This also sets up the building to be released at some point as well, doesn't it? After all, GB3 has been in preproduction for about 10 years!
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    This is awesome. I guess they took what was missing in the BttF set and put it into this set I don't think any of us could ever have thought possible a few years ago. I am excited. Why do I have to wait another three months? Aaauugh!
  • CircleKCircleK U.S. - Columbus, OhioMember Posts: 1,055
    I'm not seeing the complaints with the minifigures. I think they did an excellent job here and it will absolutely be a day 1 purchase for me.

    I only have 1 complaint and it isn't directed solely at this model. Winston's hair is horrible. Holy Christ they need a new hair mold for black males in the worst way. Every black male we get, wether it be Winston or the Falcon, ends up looking like Sammy Davis Jr.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited February 2014
    I just don't get the hair on Venkman. Brent had it nailed perfectly..
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  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^I don't believe that's an existing piece, though. Still, I'd have preferred the widow's peak on Venkman rather than Joker hair. And I didn't realize the original CUUSOO design had the wrong jumpsuit colors as well. Perhaps that's what LEGO based them off of instead of the film.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    ^What really attracted me to Brent's Ghostbuster's design was how well he captured Bill Murray's character so well.. I wasn't aware that hair piece was outdated... I guess that makes sense now...
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,218

    Am I the only one who was hoping for a Slimer fig?

    Here you go....

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    ;-)

    D.
    kezBuzzsawMinifigsMeStormKittyJeffHUKtsumiLegobutterflyAndor
  • mathewmathew Member Posts: 2,096
    edited February 2014
    All this complaining about the hair and jumpsuits. I was under the impression all along that we were going to get this: image
    Would have made for a great add-on to Monster Fighters dontcha' think ; )
    GoldchainsJonn420
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^To be fair, my complaint about the jumpsuits is less at LEGO and more at the general misconception that they wear tan jumpsuits. It's similar to my befuddlement over the fact that Hoth Han always seems to be wearing a blue parka even though it's clearly brown in the film.

    To your point, I actually liked Filmation's Ghostbusters cartoon, but I was four or five when it originally aired and it's one of those things that I'm worried if I watch it now, I'll wonder how it was possible I even liked it as a kid (much like the original Thundercats).
  • VaderXVaderX Member Posts: 220
    Hmmm, not impressed for 50$... Needed a Slimer Fig. Will be waiting for the old Amazon 30% off or more at least.
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    Filmation Ghostbusters is literally the worst thing in the history of things. I need eye bleach after just seeing that pic.
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    VaderX said:

    Hmmm, not impressed for 50$... Needed a Slimer Fig.

    Yeah no Slimer that bites... I guess they were in to much of a hurry to really out before the June release but it is a very nice set.
    TXLegoguy
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited February 2014

    Seriously, how can anyone criticize this? It is beyond awesome. It alone justifies the entire existence of CUUSOO. The figs look fantastic and instantly recognizable to me.

    The set looks great. I'm only criticizing the $50 price point...ok, and Peter's hair.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited February 2014

    Seriously, how can anyone criticize this? It is beyond awesome. It alone justifies the entire existence of CUUSOO. The figs look fantastic and instantly recognizable to me.

    I think overall it looks really good, but you don't see just a slight issue with the area right above the headlights that could have maybe just been a bit better..? With as good as the overall car looks to me, this part of the car just doesn't look as fluid with the rest of it... I feel this is an area where Lego's "Practical Simplicity" of designing fell just a tad short...

  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    Wait, does the set only come with one trap?
    I'm boycotting it!
  • ninjagolightlyninjagolightly Member Posts: 140
    On the hair issue... keep in mind they may not be going for likenesses of the actors, as those image rights may be separate. We may be seeing the influence of other media renditions like the Real Ghostbusters cartoon. (Which is actually my favorite thing about the franchise, the movies were more meh for me.) The minifig Venkman is a good rendition of the cartoon Venkman, which I favor, but I am no doubt in a small minority compared to movie-oriented fans. 'Course then we'd need a blonde Egon and clean-shaven Winston... Anyway, it would not surprise me, knowing Bill Murray and his feelings about the GB franchise, if they were trying to make Venkman look as LITTLE like Murray as possible to avoid legal entanglements.
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    ^Licensing Bill Murray's likness was actually the hold-up in the Mattel movie figures, but he's since come around (and has actually frequently stated that he loved working on the first movie). I personally think they were going for 'as close as we can get with existing hair pieces', but I also think Venkman should have had the widow's peak over the 'no one in life has ever had this hairstyle ever' hair piece. The other three aren't really an issue for me.
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