The images of this Lego project are at the bottom of this page.
I’ve been a huge Ghostbusters fan ever since the first film in 1984. While building my Lego Ecto-1 I got inspired to create my own Lego Ghostbusters models and stories. After thorough research of the first and second movie, I chose to create the Exhibition Hall at the Manhattan Museum of Art from Ghostbusters 2. This building has a lot of storytelling potential, first of all the story of the film itself. The provided images in this project tell part of the story of the ending of the Ghostbusters 2 movie. So please be aware of spoilers.
You can also just clear out all of the interior and have an empty Exhibition Hall for any historic exhibition you want to create. Tell your own stories with historic artifacts that might even turn out to have some ghostly specter in them! So that is exactly what I have done. I have written two short sequential Ghostbusters stories related to my Lego Ghostbusters models. The first story starts where the Ghostbusters 2 movie ends and is called The Egyptian Exhibition.
Please also visit my other Ghostbusters project: The Ghost Pet Academy. The story that accompanies that model is a sequel to the story below on The Egyptian Exhibition. Please note that the stories can be read independent of each other.
The Egyptian Exhibition - a Ghostbusters story Inspired by historic events
*spoiler alert* In the following story I used the ending of the Ghostbusters 2 movie as the beginning of this story.
In December of 1989 the Ghostbusters were successful in fighting off the spirit of Vigo the Carpathian, a powerful legendary sixteenth-century tyrant and sorcerer trapped in a painting in the Manhattan Museum of Art. This was done with a little help from all New Yorkers during the New Year celebrations. Due to this great success, the Manhattan Museum of Art made them official liaisons to the museum, giving them an exclusive contract to maintain order for each new exhibition. So, the Ghostbusters were now in charge of the upcoming Egyptian Exhibition at the end of the month, celebrating the rule of Cleopatra.
The most interesting discovery during this time was the ghost of Cleopatra’s cat. Egon was intrigued when he captured this new ghost, naming her Cleo in honor of her former mistress Cleopatra. That same year, Egon had already continued his work from 1989, conducting experiments to study human emotions and behavior. His studies also proved very useful in better understanding ghost emotions and behavior. Therefore, together with Ray, he started a thorough behavioral study of Cleo and Slimer. They concluded it was possible to train such low-level ghosts, for them to become Ghost Pets that people could adopt, reducing the number of ghosts in the Containment Units, which were getting crowded again. And so the idea to start a Ghost Pet Academy was born.
Special thanks to: • Brent Waller, the 3D designer of the Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1, and Lego designers Marcos Bessa and Adam Corbally who worked on it at the Lego company. • All the people who worked on the first two Ghostbusters movies.