Get ready to bust some ghosts at the Firehouse Headquarters!
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Recreate iconic Ghostbusters™ scenes with the 2-storey 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.
Accessory elements include an alarm bell, fire extinguisher, computer, phone, toolbox, tools, jars of slimes, magnifying glass, camera, camera rolls, arcade game, toaster with slime, fridge with frozen pizza, milk and cheese, and much more!
Firehouse Headquarters is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Possibly the best Lego set releasedHaving been a fan of Ghostbusters since a young age, and already owning the Lego Ideas Ecto-1 set, as soon as this was announced I knew I had to have one, regardless of the price. I ordered one as soon as they went on sale.
The level of detail in the Firehouse is fantastic, with scenes from both films featured and a multitude of little easter eggs hidden around the building. I especially loved the inclusion of the dancing toasted from GB2 and the spaces for proton packs in the lockers on the ground floor.
The range of included minifigures is great too, with updated outfits for the Ghostbusters compared to the Ecto-1 set, plus fan favourites such as Dana and Lewis. The icing on the cake is Slimer and the Librarian Ghost though.
I feel the best part though is the fact the station can be closed and opened on hinges built into the external walls, and that space was made to allow Ecto-1 to fit in the firehouse - Keeping it closed requires less surface space for displaying it, which is a nice consideration, and the fact you can still fit Ecto-1 in whilst the station is closed (Albeit with the front doors open so the front of the car sticks out) is great. Allowing space for the car ties both sets together well.
My only complaint is the weight is substantial and moving house with it is somewhat stressful is you don't want to dismantle and rebuild it!
Considering Stay Puft and the Terror Dog exist in the Dimensions line, it would be nice to see them expanded over to fit into this theme too. Perhaps an expansion to include the battle against Gozer could be considered? Or a large scale Stay Puft model to stand alongside the firehouse!
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of
Luxury, Detail-Oriented BuildI found this set to be very expensive when it was announced, and I don't think I would have ever bought it for myself. Luckily I received it as a gift and I really enjoyed building it.
It's a very generously scaled building. The way one would free-build if one had an abundance of bricks. Along with the extra high ceilings, the walls are double thick. It's beautiful and solid.
I was worried it wouldn't scale too easily with the rest of the modular builds, but actually it fits in fairly well.
Technically, the designers used some nice, clever tricks, with a lot of attention to detail. For fans of the movies there are lots of easter eggs and the potential for scene replication is tremendous.
The pieces you get among the 4634 are another interesting way to look at the potential value of this set.
131 2x1 bricks with studs at 90 degrees (6015344)!!!
61 6x1 bricks (4541528), and that's just in the brick-red color!!! That's astounding for any free-building. 2 of these sets would give you enough pieces to build virtually any kind of city building on a very generous scale, as long as you were happy with the colors. And albeit at a hefty $700.
I really liked the way the build was structured too. They mixed up the heavy lifting with the fine detailing very nicely, and it was rewarding to watch these intricately sculpted scenes come to life. Again, a luxury feel in the multiple heads for Tully and multiple wigs for Ghost Librarian.
As usual I'd push for more printing and fewer stickers, but there's is tons to discover in this set. Dancing toaster is one of my favorites, along with the arcade machine and ice-box style fridge. Ditto the styling in the bathroom, really clever and style-accurate.
Minor quibbles. Once agains chairs that minifigs cannot sit on well (I'm looking at you Simpson's House). If you look at instruction 469, why use two 1x1 tiles instead of a single 1x2? SIMILARLY, given the spare no expense feel of the rest of the building, I was surprised to see the use of the large wall panels on the back of the building (leaving a depression). Maybe it was to save weight on the hinged section and they carried it through for consistency, but it would have been nice to use solid bricks there instead.
Some nicely colored transparent pieces and of course the fireman's pole is awesome. The traffic light is lovey and the fire escape breaks up the outside surface nicely, and I really like their flying ghost solution to add texture to the other side. Beautiful barn doors, and a shout-out to the designer that did the kitchen sink - that was a new one for me.
So, if you want to splurge, if you have a windfall coming your way, it's a great set. The 13 point ratio is tough, but it's really well done.
This is the first set I built completely digitally. I pulled the pdf from shop.lego.com and there's a pic of my setup below. It worked really well. I had trouble finding clear instructions for 42025 but this set was no problem, and I didn't have a problem telling colors apart as some others have reported.
Logistically Lego must be happy. Very few extra pieces, and nothing really more than a 1x1 tile in weight. Lots of extra whips and an extra fireman's pole (but no handle). In terms of building sequencing, I had one unlabelled bag amongst the free floaters, and because I spotted the Venkman torso, I was able to figure out it was for Set 9. In terms of separation not quite as tight as some other sets. often you'd have a situation that had a 1x2 flat tile in the same bag as a 1x2 single-stud tile. I've had other builds that seemed to be very careful to avoid a situation like that. But again, this is an extremely minor quibble. Building time was longest for the Set 1 - I started the first Ghostbuster's movie when I started the build, and finished at 1:21. By the time I finished Set 2 I was 40 minutes into the second movie. After that I settled into an average of about 45- 55 min per Set. It's a big building and there is some repetition, but once you learn the pattern it goes quickly, and this is where you have to pay particular attention to the 1x1 tiles to keep them even (if that's your thing).
Minifigs are great. Nice arm printing. Beautiful job with Dana's outfit. Sharp all around, though admittedly I'm not as picky as some others.
So that's it. If you can, you should.
P.S. Only thing missing would be a nice fluorescent green wiggly tube to use as a beam from the proton pack.
P.P.S. and kudos on the slime coming out of the sidewalk. Beautiful touch!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of
Who you gonna call? LEGO!So after waiting for what seemed like a lifetime the firehouse finally arrived. It took somewhere in the region of 15-16 hours to complete and was very enjoyable throughout. This is going to fit nicely in my den as a large model to look at and enjoy.
Excellent attention to detail used on the small pieces and mini figures, the HQ has everything inside it that you find in the films
Takes aspects from both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II in the inside for the detailed equipment and aesthetics of the HQ
Pieces are in numbered bags and the guide tells you which bags you need for each section of the build
Use of stickers for some of the detail pieces. Some pieces were printed others needed the sticker which can cause issues of getting straight etc
The instruction guide is printed on black paper which is in keeping with the spooky, ghostly theme of Ghostbusters but not so great for trying to identify the darker pieces needed sometimes.
Overall a very pleasing and fun build. This was my 1st Lego build of this kind of scale in over 20 years and I managed perfectly fine.
I would recommend this to any Lego or Ghostbuster fan
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of
The Awesome FirehouseI got this set for Christmas as a present for myself!:) Have built a lot of Star Wars and Technic lego and loved them all but this one was my favorite by far! It has everything for the Ghostbusters fan. The build itself takes time but that is half the fun. The attention too detail is really good especially the brick work which gives the building the old gothic appeal. Inside you have everything from the fire pole too a pool table and lab, it even has a toilet! A great build and loved it.
The only down side I would say is the black pages on the instruction booklet make the dark brown, black and grey bricks hard too see had the same problem on the UCS Star Wars sets too.