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ECTO 1
The 1980s saw some of the best movie cars of all time and this is one of them, the ECTO 1. I had one rule when building this "As functional as asthetics would allow". All the doors open, the tailgate opens (>90 degres), the bonnet opens to reveal an engine (as acurate as I could build), the glove-box opens, the steering wheel is tilt adjustable, the ambulance gerny has the proton pack rack on it and can be removed (also has wheels). The "chrome" rails on the bonnet where incredibly difficult but turned out nicely. Probably used more parts than I needed but I wanted it to be stable. The front end took two days to do alone (to get it looking just right). Of all my creations this is the one I most want to buy. 1824 pieces, AUD $504, 2 weeks, 1 big headache! Dimensions: 16W x 48L x 14H (please rate and comment)
About this creation




... made using all buyable pieces



... ECTO 1 is actually a 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor limo-style endloader combination car ambulance conversion. I did try to use hinges to make the downward angle of the shoulder at the reat cleaner... alas... it wasn't to be



... everything that opens on a real car opens on this one too, even the glove-box



... I did try very hard to make proton packs that would fit in the rack but was not possible with the buyable pieces in LDD



... space LEGO pieces are good for "equipment"



... I used a Mini-fig jackhammer for a PKE metre, you'll also find four walkietalkies in the back



... when I buy this creation (not "if I buy this creation") I plan to have all the necessary pieces nickel-electro plated (it's not chrome people, the plastic would melt) and some custom stickers made.



...the bonnet bump was unavoidable, there are NO floating bricks in this MOC, who can guess how I made the bonnet "rails"?

Just found out that Ghostbusters 3 (good news) is being written by the same two who wrote Year One (bad news), I really hope GB3 doesn't suck.



Please rate and comment, I put a lot of time into this and I'm eager to know what people think



Comments

 I like it 
  April 18, 2012
An amazing replica of an iconic vehicle. Excellently done.
 I made it 
  April 17, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) you don't have to say I am better than you dude! your design is excellent! regards - Jay ^^
but you are more patient, there is no way I'd have the patients to put a mini fig sized battle ship together
 I like it 
  April 16, 2012
you don't have to say I am better than you dude! your design is excellent! regards - Jay ^^
 I made it 
  April 15, 2012
Quoting Jerry Shipp Jr. You did an excellent job on the ecto 1, it definitely looks like you've put alot of time in it. Do you have the instructions to build it? If so is there way I can obtain it?
I would like to be the one to build this since I've put so much time into it, thanks for your comment though
 I made it 
  April 15, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland Cool! Theres a lot of details in there! The opening parts are very good. Could you upload the instructions? I'd like to have them! :-)
Because I worked so hard on this, I want to be the one to build it. But thanks any way for your interest & comment
 I like it 
  April 14, 2012
Cool! Theres a lot of details in there! The opening parts are very good. Could you upload the instructions? I'd like to have them! :-)
 I like it 
  January 5, 2012
this design has amazing details. Kudos on your hard work and I sure hope you will soon be able to view it built. continu the great work
 I like it 
  December 16, 2011
You did an excellent job on the ecto 1, it definitely looks like you've put alot of time in it. Do you have the instructions to build it? If so is there way I can obtain it?
Robert Poole
 I like it 
Preston the insane Petrolhead
  October 17, 2011
This is great! The shape is spot-on. I just wish people would recognize LDD, it seems like if its LDD, nobody cares. Great moc though!
 I made it 
  August 2, 2010
Quoting Dan the Man No, just no..... .... ... no way that this model can be so underrated ! Only 5 people like it ? (6 now thanks to me!) Dude, it's amazing ! You should make a real version one day :) - Dan
Thanks, I put alot of time in to this one, some might say "it's only LDD" but it can still be very hard sometimes.
 I like it 
  August 1, 2010
No, just no..... .... ... no way that this model can be so underrated ! Only 5 people like it ? (6 now thanks to me!) Dude, it's amazing ! You should make a real version one day :) - Dan
 I like it 
  April 7, 2010
Awesome the works of a lego master. Have you checked out any of my creations lately?
 I made it 
  April 4, 2010
Quoting Farhan Salman Hey, I've found a real LEGO ECTO picture. http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2009/4/lego-ecto1-ghostbusters.jpg It's not on MOCpage, I think.
that's a good one but it wasn't big enough for me. If you do a google image search for LEGO ECTO 1 you'll get a lot of results
 I like it 
  April 2, 2010
Hey, I've found a real LEGO ECTO picture. http://www.ubergizmo.com/photos/2009/4/lego-ecto1-ghostbusters.jpg It's not on MOCpage, I think.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2010
love ghostbusters if you want to see somethin really cool go see my chevelle wagon!!!!!
 I like it 
  March 12, 2010
I didn't see this one before, this one is pretty good, just why did you put that thing on top though? It adds to the feel, but I forgot what it is. The front and the fact that all the doors open is awesome. Great moc! ~Waff
 I made it 
  February 8, 2010
Quoting Farhan Salman Funky ride. Awesome, man. A successful creation. Cool.
Thanks heaps mate, just wish I had a spare $500.
 I like it 
  February 8, 2010
Funky ride. Awesome, man. A successful creation. Cool.
 
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