10274 Lego Icons Ghostbusters ECTO-1
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The LEGO Icons series has earned its place among the most popular collections of all time. It’s beautiful and well-executed designs ensure that it will remain a favourite for many years to come. The creative use of LEGO sets, coupled with the most iconic characters from popular culture, has made this series a must-have for collectors and Lego enthusiasts everywhere. One of these popular sets includes the LEGO Ghostbusters, featuring the supernatural-fighting crew and their gear in all its pixelated glory. Within the Ghostbusters LEGO sets, you get to build your very own LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse, complete with Slimer, and watch as the supernatural hunters take on their toughest challenge yet. Another great set is the LEGO Ghostbusters car – ECTO-1, which we will explore in detail below. It’s no wonder why these sets are such a hit, with the combination of LEGO and the beloved Ghostbusters franchise, it’s a match made in toy heaven.

Set Details

Designed for fans aged 18 and above, Ghostbusters enthusiasts will be thrilled with the LEGO® Ghostbusters™ ECTO-1! With 2352 pieces, you can escape the daily grind and enjoy some “me” time constructing a LEGO rendition of the iconic 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance from the Ghostbusters movies. Inspired by Ghostbusters: Afterlife, this ECTO-1 model showcases functional steering, a trapdoor, ghost trap, an extendable rear gunner seat, proton pack, and authentic details from the original vehicle, including the iconic Ghostbusters logo. With dimensions of over 22.5cm in height, 47cm in length, and 16.5cm in width, this masterpiece is a great display piece, but is it also a great investment? Let’s find out!

Model Name Ghostbusters ECTO-1
Model Number 10274
Theme Icons
Sub Themes N/A
Pieces 2352
Minifigures 0
Launch Date November 2020
Current Status Available
Date Retired N/A
RRP £210

Investment Potential

The iconic ECTO-1 from the classic 1980’s film Ghostbusters has again been made into a LEGO model, this time as an Icon, but is it a strong investment?

Expected to be retiring soon, it is currently available for 151.98 at Amazon, a 28% discount to its £209.99 RRP. Read on to see if it’s an investment at that price.

Launch RRP £210
Price Per Piece £0.09
Launch Price per piece £0.09
5th Year Value £367
Percentage Increase 75%
Expected Annual Growth 15%
Theme Growth 14%
Sub Theme Growth 17%

Theme Analysis

As regular readers will know, we are big fans of the Icons theme, and the Vehicle sub-theme seems to be no different at first look. Slightly outperforming the overall themes annualised growth of 14% with an excellent performance of 17%.

We looked at some of the retired sets in the sub-theme, the pick is clearly the LEGO Icons Ferrari F40 (10248) which is now worth more than 3 times its RRP having retired just over 5 years ago giving annualised growth of 24%. A recently retired set that seems to be doing very well is the LEGO Icons James Bond Aston Martin DB5 (10262) which has grown over 25% in the 18 months since retiring.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
10248 Ferrari F40 December 2017 £75 £254 239% 24%
10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5 December 2021 £130 £165 27% 16%
10242 MINI Cooper MK VII August 2015 £80 £184 130% 11%
10258 London Bus December 2021 £110 £108 -2% -1%

Comparable Set Analysis

Whilst we have looked at the theme and sub-theme, there are clearly some even better comparators, with Ghostbusters having its own theme with a couple of sets and a previous version of the ECTO-1 from Ideas in 2014. The LEGO Ideas Ecto-1 is now worth 162% more than its £44.99 RRP.

The pick of the Ghostbusters theme is LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters (75827) which has nearly doubled in value since retiring at the end of 2018.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
75827 Firehouse Headquarters December 2018 £285 £547 92% 15%
75828 Ecto-1 & 2 December 2017 £55 £100 82% 11%
21108 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 December 2016 £45 £118 162% 16%


A cracking set, from a strong theme and sub-theme, underpinned by decent performance from previous LEGO Ghostbusters sets. Add in a near 30% discount currently at Amazon and this is a straight forward must buy in our eyes! Snap it up before it retires.