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Posted May 19, 2022 by

 
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Over the past few years LEGO – arguably the greatest toy ever created – has been churning out enough film tie-ins to make most of us film geeks sweat at which ones we’re going to be able to A) buy and B) have room to actually display in all their glory.

LEGO Star Wars is so successful it has a series of TV shows and video games that have spawned off the back of the original LEGO toys. And if it is one thing that LEGO excel at when it comes to film related merchandise it is iconic vehicles. 

When you think of iconic film vehicles you probably think of The Millennium Falcon (LEGO do that) The Ghostbusters’ ECTO1 (you guessed it, LEGO do that as well) and The Batmobile (which version do you want? LEGO does most if not all of them!). But there’s one missing, especially for us children of the ‘80s who grew up marvelling whenever a DeLorean passed us by; Dr. Brown’s time-traveling car from Back To The Future has arrived.


And it is a thing of sheer film-nirvana beauty. Comprising no less than 1,872 pieces the attention to detail LEGO have committed to their latest film related set is staggering.

Let’s be honest, the car itself is so tattooed onto the map of modern culture it would be easy to get this wrong. But LEGO pride themselves on the little things that make their creations more than replicas.

This LEGO Back To The Future doesn’t just have its own GLOWING Flux-Capacitor and headlights, an adorable Doc and Marty mini-figures but also every pipe, button, cylinder and wire is present and correct.

As if that wasn’t enough this set isn’t just the original DeLorean from the first Back to The Future film, oh no. You can decide to remove Doc’s lightening conductor and switch it out for a Mr. Fusion from Back to The Future II as well as fold the wheels in so it becomes the flying DeLorean. And as if that wasn’t stupidly cool enough you can also remove the wheels and fit 1955 hubcaps and Old West hood ornament. There’s also a hover board, just to make sure you don’t feel like you’re missing any of the essentials.

On a personal note; I spent a large portion of the weekend building the DeLorean – I’m about 75% complete – and it has been an utter delight to build. Some of the design that goes into bringing these LEGO creations to life is simply jaw-dropping. You find yourself assembling a component you have no clue what it is only for it to slot seamlessly into the entire car leaving you grinning with inventive finesse that LEGO has conjured. 

As film fans we love what LEGO do with their film related sets and cannot wait to see what they do next. 

LEGO’s Back To The Future Time Machine will be released on 6th June 2022 and available from all good retailers and from LEGO themselves. 

 


Alex Moss Editor

 
Alex Moss’ obsession with film began the moment he witnessed the Alien burst forth from John Hurt’s stomach. It was perhaps ill-advised to witness this aged 6 but much like the beast within Hurt, he became infected by a parasite called ‘Movies’. Rarely away from his computer or a big screen, as he muses on Cinematic Deities, Alex is “more machine now than man. His mind is twisted and evil”. Email: alex.moss@filmjuice.com


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