Lego’s commemorative 3-in-1 set celebrates one of the most recognizable cinematic vehicles of all time. Putting it together will take some work as builders assemble the 1,856 pieces. But first, builders will have to decide which Time Machine to build first, because the kit includes parts to build versions of the DeLorean from all three of the Back to the Future films. Each version is loaded with features distinct to each movie from the trilogy: the first film’s DeLorean sports the lighting rod hook and plutonium chamber, while the second film’s iteration has fold-down tires for flight mode and clear bricks to simulate hovering, and the third film’s version has whitewall tires and a hood-mounted circuit board from part III.
The Lego Back to the Future Time Machine is pure time-travel nostalgia. Its 1,856 pieces include parts to build a version of Doc Brown’s DeLorean from all three movies in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Once assembled, the kit’s detail makes it well worth the effort. Elements recreated from the trilogy include a light brick that illuminates the flux capacitor, printed dashboard dates, an ‘OUTATIME’ license plate, and even a box of Lego plutonium from the first film. The gullwing doors open, as does the trunk (where you can store the Lego hoverboard) and the hood.
The Lego Back to the Future Time Machine will be available to take you back in time (metaphorically) on April 1st. At $ 170, this set is a bit of an investment for a model. But as far as time machines go, it’s a bargain.