When most blockbusters hit theaters, they are preceded or followed by some sort of merchandising, but as the COVID-19 pandemic has basically wiped out the 2020 slate, we’ve seen more than a few instances of merchandising arriving without a film to support it. LEGO has unveiled a new set that features a recreation of the Ecto-1 that will be popping up in GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE, which was slated to hit theaters earlier this summer and was delayed several times before finally landing on June 11, 2021.
LEGO has released several versions of the Ecto-1 in the past, but at 8″ high, 18″ long, and 6″ wide, this one is by far the biggest and most detailed. “
“I love creating LEGO vehicles and having previously designed the LEGO James Bond Aston Martin DB5, I loved the challenge of working on the ECTO-1,” said LEGO designer Michael Psiaki. “This is the largest and most detailed version of this car that we have ever created, It is crammed full of authentic features and easter eggs, that I’m excited for builders to discover as they put this model together.” The LEGO set will consist of 2352 pieces and will be released on November 15th for $199.99.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE will take place thirty years after GHOSTBUSTERS II and revolve around a single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two kids (Finn Wolfhard & McKenna Grace) who discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind after they move into a mysterious house in a small town. Unlike Paul Feig’s reboot, the new film will serve as a direct sequel to the originals, and not only that, but it will also feature Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts reprising their original roles. Even though Harold Ramis is no longer with us, Dan Aykroyd has previously teased that Ramis’ character will still be honorably represented in GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE.
To have that formation without that man standing right there on the line with us was a pretty serious adjustment. He will be very well represented in the new film, I can tell you that. He’s very honorably represented.
GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE will hit theaters on June 11, 2021.