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 4 out of
Almost PerfectThis was a hugely enjoyable build with my young daughter, interspersed with lots of questions about the movie! So...
Amazing attention to detail and loads of nice features.
The opening cupboard drawers are lovely.
The bathroom features are simply delightful.
The pool table (with pockets) and the printed dartboard are great. Using just flat tiles on the table would make it playable :)
Janine's desk and swivel chair are a very nice focal point on the ground floor.
The minifigures selection is amazing and Venkman's slime is a neat touch.
There are loads and loads of play possibilities, as my daughter's vivid imagination has proven so far.
It also makes a great display piece too.
Very few, but by far the biggest for me is the variation in colour of the dark red wall bricks. All the 6x1 bricks in the first floor bags are a different shade to all the other bricks. This, for me, is a huge disappointment as complete uniformity is what I like and what I'd expect from Lego - especially in a set costing £285. Perhaps this is an intended design feature or maybe an unfortunate flaw, but either way a let down for me.
I think the first and second floor opening sections would benefit from the addition of a hinge for added stability during the build at least. I repeatedly found myself inadvertently breaking off the first/second floor larger opening sections until they were tied in with the top hinge and roof section. Each floor being held n with just 4 or 5 studs made them very weak mid-build.
Like many other reviewers, I'd have preferred printed bricks instead of stickers - especially in a set of this scale. I just don't like stickers.
Some bendy, glowing proton beams would have been a really nice addition to lasso those ghosts :)
I'm also trying to figure out what the pull down piece is that sits against the wall next to the bathroom. Is this a prop from the movie that I simply can't remember?
Date published: 2018-08-10
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
Does this pole still work?This is the third set I've ordered directly from the online Lego Shop and by far the largest I've put together. The package arrived quickly with no issues with the box or any of its contents. The box itself is BIG, bigger than I expected actually lol. Everything was well organized and while some reviews I'd read stated that some had extra bags, I did not, (at the end just a small plastic bag with a few spare pieces).
As for the build, the instruction booklet was more like a novel (over 400 pages) but it was very easy to understand and get through. I worked on it for a week when I had time and all together put about 21 hours into it. Each set of bags when finished had maybe 6 or 7 spare pieces so that wasn't too bad.
Hat's off to the design team at Lego. The amount of detail put into this set is unbelievable. I've been a Ghostbusters fan since I was a kid and loved the nostalgia trip I took while putting this together. The lockers hold proton packs, the ghost trap opens up, even the fridge holds food. One of the coolest things has to be the small tribute to Harold Ramis. I LOVE this set.
While it is very pricey just know that you get what you pay for and then some. I only wished the Ecto-1 was able to fit inside without taking things out, but that's a very small gripe.
If you're a fan of Ghostbusters like I am, you'll seriously love adding this to your collection.