Tags: lega | ghostbusters | special | set

LEGO 'Ghostbusters' Special Set To Mark Movie's 30th Birthday

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 01:27 PM

By Clyde Hughes

LEGO will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the hit movie "Ghostbusters" with a special set of its unique plastic shapes depicting the motion picture's characters and the paranormal-exterminating vehicle.

The design is in development and is expected to be released later this year, according to Digital Spy.com. The set will feature a model of the Ecto-1 vehicle as well, according to the website.

"Pitched to the Cuusoo program by Brent Waller, the 'Ghostbusters' 30th anniversary set will be modified for its official release," said Chris Sims of Comic Alliance.com. "Hopefully, they'll fix the one flaw, which is a crucial lack of Janine Melnitz — although I'll admit that the Glow-In-The-Dark Slimer is a pretty awesome touch."

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Starburst.com reported that Waller, a 3D artist and video game designer, created the "Ghostbuster" fan proposal for LEGO that included a fire station as the team's home base, but the building does not seem to be included in the company's final design.

The original "Ghostbusters" was a movie vehicle for original "Saturday Night Live" Not Ready for Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. The movie also starred Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigorney Weaver, per IMDb.com.

The movie was nominated for best song and special effect Oscars, and led to a sequel in 1989.

"Ghostbusters" earned $238.6 million at the box office in 1984 was the second top grossing movie that year behind Eddie Murphy's "Beverly Hills Cop." The movie went on to make another $53 million overseas, per Box Office Mojo.com.

"Ghostbusters II" did considerably less, bring in $112.4 million domestically and $102.9 million overseas, ranking No. 7 in 1989 during a year that included several sequels, including "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Lethal Weapon 2" and "Back to the Future 2."

Rumors about a third Ghostbusters movie have been around for years. Aykroyd told Esquire magazine in 2012 that a script has been hammered out for it sequel.

"I've worked on every draft in the last three years, as Ivan (Reitman) has, and now we have a story and a draft that everybody seems to agree would make the third movie," Aykroyd said in the Esquire article. "At this point, I think we're closer than we ever have been."

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

UC Davis Ebola Case? Adult Patient With Virus' Symptoms Admitted

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 20:25 PM

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center in California on Thursday in "good" condition . . .

Mummified Mongolian Monk Found Sitting in Lotus Position

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:54 PM

A mummified Mongolian Buddhist monk, which may be as many as 200 years old, has been discovered sitting in a lotus medit . . .

Ohio State Patrol Marijuana Bust: 235 Pounds Worth $1.2M Recovered

Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 19:34 PM

Ohio State Patrol officers recovered 235 pounds of marijuana with an estimated value of $1.2 million during a traffic st . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved