Yesterday was Ghostbuster Day 2022, yet there were no announcements regarding any potential upcoming LEGO sets.
Is the LEGO Group done with the Ghostbusters franchise? Whilst it may appear that way at this point, there’s certainly plenty of future activity around the supernatural movie brand to justify more LEGO sets at some point down the road.
When it comes to Ghostbusters and the LEGO Group, it does feel as if the paranormal investigators and eliminators have been given much less focus than other pop culture properties. That’s not to say that there haven’t been some great LEGO Ghostbusters sets for fans over the years, especially in the shape of LEGO for Adults 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1, 75827 Firehouse Headquarters and multiple LEGO Dimensions packs.
Yet while there were a number of product announcements surrounding yesterday’s annual Ghostbusters Day event, any news from the LEGO Group was sadly lacking. The last LEGO Ghostbusters set to be released was LEGO for Adults 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1 in 2020. Whilst the brand had admittedly been a little quiet in recent years, it came back in full force with last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Alas there were no supporting LEGO Ghostbusters sets released to tie-in with the new film and all fans got was a free poster with purchases of LEGO for Adults 10274 Ghostbusters Ecto-1. The good news is that are multiple Ghostbusters projects currently in development, giving the LEGO Group plenty of time and opportunities to reacquaint itself with the world of spooks, spectres and poltergeists.
At yesterday’s Ecto-Fest at Sony Pictures, it was revealed that a sequel to last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is in production (codenamed Ghostbusters: Firehouse), a Netflix animated series is being developed and an animated movie is also being worked on.
With so much rich supernatural content on the way, it would therefor seem to make a lot of sense for the LEGO Group to strap on its proton pack, fire up the Ecto-1 and create even more amazing LEGO Ghostbusters sets for years to come.
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