Build your very own miniature version of the iconic DeLorean time machine that Dr. Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown and Marty McFly famously used to travel Back to the Future! Selected by LEGO® CUUSOO members, this amazing model features lots of cool details, like opening gull-wing doors, fold-up wheels, flux capacitor, time travel display and 2 license plates. We’ve also included extra engines and wheels so you can recreate the different variants of the time-traveling car featured in the Back to the Future movies! Finally, this unique set also includes a fascinating booklet containing production notes, original images and fun details from the movies. Includes 2 minifigures: Marty McFly and Doc Brown!
LEGO CUUSOO is a website where users submit ideas for potential LEGO sets. If the project reaches 10,000 votes LEGO review the proposal and decide if the prospective set will be made into an official LEGO set.
The Back To The Future Delorean is the fourth CUUSOO set to be released. It was designed by two Japanese LEGO enthusiasts, Togami and Sakuretsu, who together form Team BTTF! Team BTTF have also kindly donated all of their proceeds from the sale of this set to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Minifigures: The two minifigures included in the set are Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown.
The Marty minifigure is excellent. He comes with a purple skateboard and a double printed head. We have on one side a smirk and the other a look of fear. The printed upper body shows Marty in his trademark gilet over a checked shirt.
The Doc figure by comparison is a little disappointing. The hair is the same as Wolverine’s only in white and looks nothing like Doc’s straggly barnet from the film. The figure also has a double printed head – one side smiling the other a look of shock!
Build. The set includes 401 pieces, which works out at just under £0.09 per brick. I wouldn’t say the build is difficult, it is more convoluted if anything. There seems to be a lot of parts that make up the internal structure of the Delorean and as a result the finished model is quite heavy in comparison to similar sized LEGO vehicles.
There is a technic element incorporated in to the build for the wheels to swing round into the hover position.
The major difference between the initial CUUSOO design and the finished product is the original incorporates a 6 x 8 ramp as the bonnet whereas the LEGO released Delorean has a stepped bonnet. A lot has been made about the change and initially I was disappointed upon seeing the finished images a few months ago on the web.
But… the stepped bonnet actually makes the Delorean look a lot more sleek than the CUUSOO designed version and if you are still not satisfied adding the front box to display the Delorean in the Back To The Future III version hides the step completely.
Personally I am not a fan of stickers, they can be difficult to apply at times so I was relieved to learn that there are no stickers to apply on this build. There are 6 printed bricks in total. We have the three that make up the dashboard, the two number plates and the Flux Capacitor which has a spelling mistake in the word SHIELD. LEGO have said that the initial run would be corrected and future sets will have the spelling corrected.
All in all the set is very good. It is not without its faults but we give the set three out of five bricks!