Great Scott! The LEGO Group has announced a highly anticipated, detailed adult replica of the DeLorean – 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine will launch on April 1.
The LEGO Group is going back to Back to the Future, with 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine. The set can build one of three versions of the DeLorean, each based on a different film from the trilogy. It includes a light-up flux capacitor, a box of plutonium, Marty’s hoverboard and exclusive, all-new Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigures.
To promote the new set, Brick to the Future is an animated short that sees minifigure versions of the characters on an adventure. The LEGO Group also had the new set photographed with the original DeLorean used in the films at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
10300 Back to the Future Time Machine stats
Price: £149.99 / €169.99 / $169.99
Piece count: 1,872
Release date: April 1, 2022
‘Universal, Amblin Entertainment and the Back to the Future filmmakers are delighted to have partnered with the LEGO team in the creation of this fantastic kit,’ says Bob Gale, co-writer and co-producer of the trilogy. ‘In the movie, Doc Brown spent almost 30 years and his entire family fortune to build his Time Machine. Fortunately, you’ll be able to build this LEGO model in significantly less time and with far less expense – although your completed version will be unable to travel through time!’
‘This has been an incredibly exciting project to collaborate with the LEGO Group on – from Easter eggs that nod to each of the three Back to the Future films, to iconic elements from the DeLorean Time Machine like Mr. Fusion, to making Doc Brown and Marty McFly into mini figures – the fans are going to love going back in time with this LEGO set,’ says Joe Lawandus, senior vice president and general manager, global toys and hardlines for Universal Brand Development.
The set’s wheels fold down for flight mode, there are printed dashboards, opening gull-wing doors and many more Easter eggs to be found within the set.
‘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,’ says LEGO Designer Sven Franic. ‘I had so much fun reliving my favourite moments from all three films on this exciting and nostalgic design adventure.
LEGO Store Leicester Square will host a special event on April 1, offering the chance to pose for a photo with a real life DeLorean outside the store, as well as star in a Back to the Future movie poster and capture a photo print out to share with friends. There will even be an opportunity for some lucky fans to meet LEGO Designer Sven Franic and have their set signed.