Ratings and Reviews for 21108-1: Ghostbusters Ecto-1

21108-1: Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Overall Score

8.90
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 10
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 7.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 8.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 10
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 9.00
Review from: TWO2SEVEN
Reviewed on: Jul 1, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

As a child of the late 80s/90s I collected four things.  Legos, TMNT, Hot Wheels, and Ghostbusters.  It is amazing to see two large parts of my childhood combined into one set! 

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 10

The minifigures are definately unique to this set.  The construction of the proton packs is great and very accurate as well. 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 7

The build was a lot of fun.  The build is split in to four parts:

1. The minifigures 

2.  The minifigure display stand

3.  The car body

4.  The car roof.

 

Each part was well illustrated.  As a bonus, the instruction manual also included movie quotes and information.

 

The only downside to playablity in my opinion is the fact that not all of the minifigures will fit in to the car at once.  As others have done here, I also moved the steering wheel over from the center to the driver's side of the car. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 8

This set is priced at $49.99 (US).  To me, that was a fair price.  The nostalgia factor was big for me, but I don't know if I would have paid much more than the $49.99.

The set has 508 pieces which works out to around 10 cents per piece. 

I am new to investing, but I feel that this one will likely be a collectors item for both Lego and Ghostbusters fans. 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

Judging by the low stock in the stores I have visited, this set and theme seem to be very popular, even several decades after the movies were released. 

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

This set seems to be the only new GB toy to come along in quite some time.  I am not sure of any limited production at this time. 

PACKAGING | Score: 10

The packaging was great.  The picutres on the box are very well set up and add to the excitement of buying and buidling this set.  As mentioned previously, the instruction manual has some extras as well. 

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

I am new to investing, but I would guess that this set will be sought after for some time. 

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

This set displays very well.  The fact that it includes a built display stand for the minifigures helps out quite a bit. 

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 9

Overall, I love this set.  As I mentioned, I loved both Legos and Ghostbusters as a kid.  This set is part of what brought me back to building after about twenty years of being away.  I look foward to future models from the Lego Ideas line.