Lego Ghostbusters Headquarters is Massive, Expensive, Potentially Amazing
If you thought the dream of owning your very own Hook and Ladder 8 meant taking out three mortgages on your house, there's soon going to be a (slightly) more affordable option on the way. This January, Lego will finally release the rumored Ghostbusters headquarters set many thought would never come. There have been dozens of plans for the famous firehouse submitted through Lego Ideas over the years, but whether they were gigantic sets or more modular designs, none had made it past Lego's approval process. At least now we know why.
Based on the iconic Hook and Ladder 8 from the original two films, the Lego Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) made its official debut today thanks to Entertainment Weekly. The set will consist of 4634 pieces, and features the two-story building with a garage, lab, living quarters and the Ghostbusters' proprietary containment system. The entire cast of major human players, including Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, Dana Barrett and Louis Tully will be part of the set, as will Slimer, the Library Ghost, and a pink and blue ghost.
While it won't cost quite as much as the real deal (by current costs, estimated at $15M+), the $349.99 price tag is nothing to sneeze at. With that much cash, you could definitely afford a lot of Twinkies. Though I suppose the resulting doctor bills from eating 100 boxes with 10 Twinkies each might incur some hidden costs themselves. You know, like diabetes. All that said, the $350 price is right in line with similarly-sized sets, so it's not all that surprising. The pictures EW premiered don't do the best job of showing the size and scale of the firehouse, but Lego's official details put the set at 14" high, 9"wide and 14" deep. You're going to need a lot of room to display this thing properly, especially if you have it opened to show the interior.
The Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters is due out in January 2016. More details should be coming soon, including a better look at the rest of the figures included and the interior styling.