Racing in straight from the past – er, wait – The future? Hold on….dang time travel and all its paradoxes! Let’s just move on or I’ll get a headache. The Back To The Future Time Machine (10300) gets a big reveal today from The LEGO®️ Group. The Delorean DMC-12 is an iconic vehicle that nearly everyone will recognize right away. Made famous in the Back To The Future trilogy, here we see it in all it’s brick-built and 80’s aesthetic glory. The BTTF films are beloved to this day and it’s no surprise to see this newest 18+ set hit the shelves. From the Official Press Release:
“Since its release in the 1985, Back to the Future continues to be a cult film and a favourite for generations of fans all over the world – including myself. I had so much fun reliving my favourite moments from all three films on this exciting and nostalgic design adventure.Sven Franic, LEGO Set Designer
Back to the future Time Machine
- SET #: 10300
- THEME: 18+
- COST: $219.99 CAD
- BRICK COUNT: 1872
- MINIFIGURES: 2
- RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2022
- COST/BRICK: $0.12 (good value)
- BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 936 bricks/fig (nice inclusion for an 18+ set, but poor value)
- DIMENSIONS: 12cm high x 35cm wide x 19 cm deep
For the Time Machine (10300), you will have the option of building 3 distinct looks, one for each film in the trilogy. Fans of the film will no doubt love the many easter eggs and references packed into the build. Each film’s vehicle design is lovingly recreated thanks to the usual attention to detail we expect from The LEGO®️ Group. From the Official Press Release:
Faithfully recreated details from the film trilogy include wheels that fold down for flight mode, the iconic light-up flux capacitor, printed dashboard dates, opening gull-wing doors and hood and many more Easter eggs including Marty’s hoverboard and swappable license plates. The set even comes with a banana and tin can, to power the Mr. Fusion device as seen on the vehicle at the end of the first movie.
I’m a sucker for a light brick and it makes total sense to include one here for extra flair. The folding wheels are totally a must and they’re handled really well. Also, those gull-wing doors look superb at this scale. And I know stickers aren’t for everyone, but in this case they really make for wonderfully accurate props. The time stamps on the dash and the hoverboard look awesome. Also awesome are these new prints for Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Dual printing and molds on both figs look so great! And Marty has the Nike Air Mags – I mean come on! Brilliant.
Brick to the future
To celebrate the Back To The Future Time Machine (10300) release, The LEGO®️ Group, Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures have partnered are taking us back to where it all began – the famous Backlot at Universal Studios in Hollywood, where Back to the Future was filmed. All three LEGO models get a fun photoshoot alongside the original DeLorean Time Machine and the iconic City hall building as seen in the films.
In addition to this, The LEGO®️ Group are taking Doc and Marty back on one more mission in the new “Brick to the Future” animated short. Premiering on Lego.com/bttf today, the adventure sees the intrepid LEGO®️ minifigure duo race through time to try and retrieve the lost Flux Capacitor. Click on the video below to get a teaser trailer.
There we have it friends! I think it’s pretty darn great looking. The shapes are spot on and the figs look awesome. We have an advance copy for review courtesy of The LEGO®️ Group and will post that article soon. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the animated short and keep it tuned here for more updates. Are you excited to get your very own flux capacitor? Does this set live up to your expectations? Which film in the series is your favourite? Comment below and let us know what you think. And as always, keep on brickin’ 🧱
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