It’s official! LEGO will be releasing a large set of the Ghostbusters’ iconic Firehouse Headquarters. First, there was a mysterious URL on shop.lego.com that hinted at the existence of this set. Then, a set description popped up on the Canadian Toys’R’Us website. Finally and most rcently, LEGO posted photos of the set on Facebook. It’s a big one and it seems to be styled to fit into the Modular Building theme.
The minifigure selection is rather cool. In addition to the gang of four, there’s also trusty secretary Janine, nebbish accountant Louis, possessed person Dana, the Library Ghost with double-face and extra hair, and what is possibly the zombie cab driver glimpsed in the original movie. In the non-minifigure department, there’s Slimer and a couple of simple ghosts (one blue, one red).
The Firehouse itself is a playset, so it opens up and has a fully detailed interior. Photos of the interior will surface eventually. 75827 Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters weighs in at 4634 pieces in total. It will retail for $349.99 USD and will be released in January 2016. As it is a LEGO Exclusive set, it will be available mostly from shop.lego.com and from LEGO’s growing list of brick-and-mortar stores.
The official set description follows:
- 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.
- Measures over 14″ (36cm) high, 9″ (25cm) wide and 14″ (38cm) deep.
This is one fantastic-looking set and I, for one, can’t wait to see it released!