Lego Ghostbusters celebrates spook-tacular 30th anniversary

Lego is turning an incredible fan-built Ghostbusters set into reality for the film's spook-tacular 30th anniversary.

We got one! Lego is turning an incredible fan-built Ghostbusters set into reality for the film's spook-tacular 30th anniversary. Buildin' makes me feel good...

Ghostbusters fan and Lego genius BrentWaller submitted a brick-built rendition of biblical proportions of the boys from the firehouse and their Ecto-1 car to Lego Cuusoo, a scheme for fans to submit designs for consideration as real sets. And the Danish company today gave the Ghostbusters paranormal playset the thumbs-up.

The set includes minifigs of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore -- plus Slimer, of course -- complete with enough phantasm-fighting paraphernalia to make Yvette Fielding wet herself, from proton packs and neutrino wands to PK meters and ghost traps.

Other candidates in this round of Cuusoo consideration included a set of female scientists -- which is still under consideration -- a model of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, and a set based on The Wizard of Oz.

The next round of possible candidates include fan-made sets based on Sherlock, Adventure Time, and The Legend of Zelda. If you're a Lego fan, look out this year too for an official Simpsons playset and the Lego Movie starring Morgan Freeman, Elisabeth Banks and Will Arnett.

Previous models to make the cut to become official sets on shop shelves include Back to the Future's DeLorean and the Curiosity rover.

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