New Lego Back to the Future DeLorean is a 3-in-1 nostalgia beast

A brand-new Lego Back to the Future DeLorean set has appeared after weeks of rumors, and it’s due to hit shelves very soon – April, in fact. 

Officially dubbed the ‘Lego Back to the Future Time Machine’, fans can get their hands on this kit as of April 1, 2022. It’ll cost $169.99 from the official Lego Store (opens in new tab) or £149.99 (opens in new tab) if you’re based in the UK, and is being unveiled with a trailer (opens in new tab) that takes Doc Brown and Marty across the Lego-verse – including to Jurassic Park, where they tangle with a T-rex. (Does this make it look like one of the best Lego sets ever? Yes, probably.)

Crucially, this Lego Back to the Future DeLorean can be converted with alternate pieces to represent its upgrades throughout the series. There’s even a light-up Flux Capacitor brick that can be plugged into the cabin alongside minifigures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine

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As part of the ‘Creator Expert’ series, this kit is a more challenging build designed for adults. Made up of 1,872 pieces, it measures 35cm in diameter and has a detailed interior that can be admired by lifting the DeLorean’s gullwing doors. Its real party trick is an ability to swap parts out to represent each movie, though.

Along with the car’s look from the original film (complete with lightning rod), this Lego Back to the Future Time Machine can opt for hover tyres, a Mr. Fusion engine add-on that’s ‘powered’ by a Lego banana, or whitewall tires with a hood-mounted circuit board for its travels in the Old West. Basically, it feels as if Lego has tried to make the ultimate DeLorean with this kit – there’s actually room for Marty’s hoverboard.

In the here and now, we’ve got a pre-order link to the Lego Back to the Future DeLorean so you can check it out for yourself.

Pre-order Lego Back to the Future DeLorean

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Lego Back to the Future Time Machine | $169.99 at the Lego Store (opens in new tab)
At an impressive 1,872 pieces strong, this is a much more detailed Lego DeLorean than previous versions (the last set in 2013 only had 401). Thanks to a battery-powered Flux Capacitor and the ability to swap pieces out from each movie, this version is also a lot more ambitious.

UK price: £149.99 at the Lego Store (opens in new tab)

Talk of a new Lego Back to the Future DeLorean has been circulating for quite some time, and sites like BrickFanatics (opens in new tab) were reporting on it as late as yesterday. Because these details came from German site PromoBricks (opens in new tab), more of its predictions could wind up being true – it recently claimed that a Jedi Fallen Order set is on the way (opens in new tab), for example. 

Just don’t expect the Lego DeLorean to appear in any Lego deals soon – this one is likely to sell out fast.

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