Back To The Future Lego Set May Flux Into Stores Soon

By Brent McKnight | 9 years ago

Two things that defined much (maybe too much) of my childhood, Back to the Future and LEGO, may finally come together in one glorious moment of nostalgia. Through LEGO Cuusoo—a website where inventive types can share ideas for new sets, and, with popular support, see their concepts become a reality—a crew has been working on creating a kit that includes the iconic DeLorean time machine along with a little Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). The whole set up is a bit like Kickstarter for LEGO.

With the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future fast approaching (2015), this project is inching closer and closer to becoming real. It just hit the required 10,000 supporter mark, and has moved from a simple “idea” stage to a phase where a “LEGO Jury” reviews the project. A bunch of marketing and design folks will test the idea for playability, safety, and to see if this is true LEGO material or not.

I haven’t played LEGO in years—they lost some luster when a temporary feline houseguest used my LEGO pile as an impromptu litter box—but this set is calling. The plans include nods to all three films in the trilogy, including the original DeLorean…

Marty on a hoverboard…

…and western-themed LEGO men…

Back to the Future would join a pantheon of toys that already features numerous Star Wars sets, as well as Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, every superhero you can imagine, and so many more.

In elementary school I broke my hand playing baseball in my front yard, but wouldn’t let my parents take me to the doctor because I already had plans to see Back to the Future: Part III that night. As I sat there, hand swollen and throbbing, and I never doubted for a second that I made the right decision.

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