There have been murmurings for the past few weeks that a LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse set was coming soon, and now the company has announced that the building is on its way as well as released the first images.
First the bad news: It won’t be coming out this year. According to LEGO’s Facebook page, the set is due out in January 2016, so don’t put it on your holiday wishlist unless you’re okay with getting an I.O.U.
According to EW, the set will retail for $350, which seems steep, but it’s pretty fair when you consider that it has 4,634 pieces that go into building two floors with a laboratory, living quarters, the requisite ghost containment unit, and nine Minifigs including Peter, Ray, Egon, Winston, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett, Louis Tully, the library ghost, and a zombie ghost driver. Gizmodo also reports that “Slimer is also here, included as a trio of non-Minifig ghosts that can be mounted all over the building, and the entire structure opens up for easy play access.” And for those who love attention to detail (and don’t we all?), mood slime bubbles up through the cracks in the sidewalk.
Check out the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse images below, which were taken in front of Hook & Ladder 8, the real-life firehouse used in the movies (click here to learn more about it).
Here’s the official description from LEGO.com [via The Brick Fan]:
75827 Firehouse Headquarters
Ages 16+. 4,634 pieces.
US $349.99 – CA $399.99 – DE 349.99€ – UK £274.99 – DK 2999.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Get ready to bust some ghosts at the Firehouse Headquarters!
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.
- Accessory elements include an alarm bell, fire extinguisher, computer, phone, toolbox, tools, jars of slimes, magnifying glass, camera, camera rolls, arcade game, toaster with slime, fridge with frozen pizza, milk and cheese, and much more!
- Features opening walls for easy play access.
- Ghostbusters™ minifigures come with decorated arms.
- Measures over 14” (36cm) high, 9” (25cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep.
- With walls opened out, measures over 14” (36cm) high, 18” (46 cm) wide and 14” (38cm) deep
- Firehouse Headquarters doors can open to fit the 21108 LEGO® Ideas Ghostbusters Ecto-1 inside!