(Pocket-lint) - "Who you gonna call?" says the box proudly, leading you to savour the thought of building the Ecto 1 car from the 80s classic Ghostbusters in Lego.

The new set, which is part of the new Lego Ideas (previously Cuusoo) family, is the latest throwback to the 1980s and comes hot on the heels of the Back To The Future DeLorean released in 2013.


And not being able to resist the last set, we couldn't but help get building the new car this time. The Lego Ghostbusters set compromises of the four Ghostbusters; Venkman, Spengler, Stantz and Zeddemore as minifigs, as well as the infamous car.

The bad news, is that there are is no slime (you could use chewed up Haribo we presume) or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (we used regular marshmallows). But you do get lots of pieces that will take you around an hour to an hour and a half if you are building with young kids.


In the box are all the pieces (randomly jumbled in bags) and a booklet with instructions. The booklet not only features a small blurb about the Ecto 1, but also about the model designers that came up with the idea in the first place.

For those not aware, the Lego Ideas programme lets you make models, submit them to a community and then, if you get enough recommendations from the public, a panel votes on whether they are suitable for a full release and, more likely than not, whether someone will sign off on the rights to use the names and likenessed. The designers of successful designs then get a small cut of the profits. 

Here the finished Lego Ecto 1 is spot on. The car builds brilliantly without revealing too much too soon and the minifigs representing Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray are spot on. Well, as much as they can be for a Lego minifig.


As for the instructions, they are clear and easy to follow and the manual is peppered with classic quotes from the film: "Somebody blows their nose and you want to keep it?"

And in case you can't already get the song out of your head, here it is again so you can listen and enjoy while you look through the photos we've snapped of the final build. 

Writing by Stuart Miles.