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LEGO launches 3-in-1 ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean time machine set

By Kara Santos Published Mar 23, 2022 4:38 pm

Lego will be releasing a new Back to the Future Time Machine kit on April 1, inspired by the iconic time-traveling car used in the films.

The brick building set, which consists of 1,872 pieces, can be used to make the three versions of the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 time machine seen in the three BTTF movies, but not at the same time.

Lego first released an official Back to the Future DeLorean set in 2013, but the upgraded version is larger and more screen-accurate. The Lego kit will go on sale starting April 1 and will cost $169.99 (P8,904).

The famous time-traveling vehicle most people are familiar with is the one from the first movie, and the Lego version includes a light-up flux capacitor and a box of plutonium to re-create scenes from that original movie set in 1985 and 1955. 

Other design elements make the car to look more like it did in the movie's futuristic vision of 2015 from the second film, including Marty McFly's hoverboard, and the Wild West themed car from the third movie set in 1885, with railroad-ready wheels or wheels that fold so the car is ready for flight mode. 

While there will be minor differences between the three versions of the Lego DeLorean you can build, the main model ends up being over four inches tall, 15.5 inches wide, and 7.5 inches deep.

The new set also comes with two Lego minifigures of Marty McFly, and Doc Brown and Marty McFly. The brick toy maker previously released both Doc and Marty as BrickHeadz and, back in 2013, released a minifig-scale DeLorean with the different minifig versions of the two characters. Lego also released two Back to the Future-themed sets for its short-lived Dimensions video game.

The Back to the Future DeLorean is a pop-culture icon. In 2021, the National Historic Vehicle Register made the car the 29th entry on its short list of vehicles highlighting "America's automotive past for future generations."

Check out the promotional video for the new Lego set Back to the Future-DeLorean Time Machine below.

The Lego Back to the Future Time Machine set goes on sale April 1, 2022.