LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine Lets You Build All Three Versions Of The Time-Traveling DeLorean

It’s not the first time LEGO is giving us a buildable model of the DeLorean from Back to the Future. They first released a similar model back in 2013. Truth be told, that model wasn’t the best, being a little short on details and working parts. This time around, they’re rectifying that with the LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine.

Bigger and, arguably, better than the 2013 DeLorean, the model gives you a detailed recreation of the movie vehicle, with plenty of functional elements similar to most modern LEGO car sets. Even better, the same set can be used to assemble three different versions of the time-traveling car, allowing you to build each variant of the vehicle as they appeared in all the three Back to the Future movies. Now, if they can make one that does all three and transforms into that Gigawatt Transformer robot, life will be complete.

The LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine allows you to build a model depicting a detailed likeness of Doc and Marty’s DeLorean. It’s big, too, measuring 4.5 x 14 x 7.5 inches (height x length x width), making for a substantial piece that will make a strong presence on any display shelf. Seriously, it’s one of the bigger DeLorean time machine models you’ll be able to get, making it a no-brainer pickup for longtime Back to the Future fans looking to add a cool toy to their collection.

It recreates every element of the car, such as functional gullwing doors that open and close, a nuclear reactor power source in the back, and a detailed interior with a flux capacitor in the dash. Seriously, this looks exactly like the movie vehicle, down to the thick cables running across the sides of the car.

The LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine can be assembled to recreate the exact likeness of any of the three versions of the car. You can render it as the original one with the plutonium chamber as the main power source and the lightning rod as its emergency backup, as well as the 2015 version that gave it a Mr. Fusion power plant and a hover conversion that folds the tires in to turn it into a flying car. Lastly, you can create the Back to the Future III version, with the whitewall tires and the exposed circuit board in the hood with parts cobbled together from 1955.

Other features include an opening hood, printed dashboard dates, and swappable license plates (including that OUTATIME one that we all remember from the film). It’s not motorized, by the way, so you won’t be driving it at sustained 88 mph speeds nor will it be drawing gigawatts of power from the nuclear reactor in the back, which should be nice since we doubt you’d want to play around with actual plutonium right in the comfort of your home. The set comes with 1,856 pieces, so this will take a bit of time to build, including minifigs of both Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

The LEGO Creator Expert Back to the Future Time Machine comes out April 1st (not a prank, apparently), priced at $169.99.

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