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LEGO Back To The Future Review

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!

Official LEGO pics of BTTF CUUSOO set

Here are the official LEGO pictures of the Back To The Future Delorean CUUSOO set!

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.

A limited quantity of the set will be available at SDCC from today while select LEGO stores across Europe will have the set in stock from today and from 1st August the set will be available at LEGO stores and the online LEGO shop.

 

New images of LEGO CUUSOO Back To The Future set

New images have appeared of the fourth LEGO CUUSOO Back To The Future set which is due to be released later this week!

Consisting of 401 pieces and two minifigures – Marty McFly and Emmett “Doc” Brown the set is priced £34.99 and is available only at LEGO stores and the online LEGO store.

The Marty McFly minifigure looks improved on from the original CUUSOO proposed version, however the Doc Brown minifigure looks like he has Wolverine’s hair only in white! And I know there has been a recent debate over the expressions on minifigures faces but would the Doc’s face have been better with a scowl than a big happy face?

CUUSOO DeLorean set due for July release

DeLoreanThe Back to The Future DeLorean CUUSOO set will be released exclusively in LEGO stores and LEGO.com/shop on 18th July 2013.

Having been officially revealed as the fourth CUUSOO set to be released back in December 2012, the news of the sets release has broken across the web after this image was taken from an in store newsletter.

No news as of yet regarding which minifigures are included with the set or the price.

 

Team BTTF’s new CUUSOO project

A couple of days ago we posted a link to an interview with Team BTTF. Well they have just unveiled a new CUUSOO project! Doc Brown’s Jules Verne Train which is compatible with LEGO Trains Rail system, has opening Train Wings (External) for Flight/Locomotive Mode, supports LEGO Power Functions and includes 6 Minifigures - Doc Brown, Clara, Jules, Verne and Einstein!

LEGO CUUSOO interview with Team BTTF

BTTF1Team BTTF have been talking to LEGOO CUSOO about their success in the summer review, their plans for the future – Biff Tannen’s Ford, micro-scale Hill Valley Courthouse and a UCS version of the Delorian which is remote-control operated.

Click on the link for more details…

LEGO CUUSOO

The Next LEGO CUUSOO set will be the Back To The Future Delorian.

LEGO CUUSOO is a website started by LEGO in 2008 where users can submit their ideas for future LEGO projects to be turned into potential sets. Previous winners include Shinkai 6500 (21000) and Hayabusa (21001). Here’s the video for the next idea to be turned into reality.

We look forward to seeing this set in 2013!