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Lego goes Back to the Future with latest release

Published on: 18th March 2022

The movie’s iconic Time Machine has been recreated as a three-in-one set complete with Lego minifigures of Doc Brown and Marty McFly.

Back to the Future movie fans can now create the movie’s Time Machine with a new set from Lego Group and Universal Brand Development.

Inspired by the DeLorean car seen in the time travelling adventure film franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Lego Back to the Future Time Machine set allows builders to create the car from either the first, second or third movie. It comes complete with a light-up flux capacitor, a box of plutonium, Marty’s hoverboard and Lego minifigure versions of Doc Brown and Marty McFly.

“Universal, Amblin Entertainment and the Back to the Future filmmakers are delighted to have partnered with the Lego team in the creation of this fantastic kit,” said Bob Gale, co-writer and co-producer of the trilogy. “In the movie, Doc Brown spent almost 30 years and his entire family fortune to build his Time Machine. Fortunately, you’ll be able to build this Lego model in significantly less time and with far less expense – although your completed version will be unable to actually travel through time.”

To celebrate the launch, the Lego Group is taking Doc and Marty back on one more mission in a new Brick to the Future animated short. Available now to watch on Lego.com/bttf, the adventure sees the intrepid Lego minifigure duo travel through time to try and fix the time machine.

In addition, the Lego Group went back to the famous Backlot at Universal Studios in Hollywood, where Back to the Future was filmed, to capture the three Lego models alongside the original DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the films.

“This has been an incredibly exciting project to collaborate with the Lego Group on – from Easter eggs that nod to each of the three Back to the Future films, to iconic elements from the DeLorean Time Machine like Mr. Fusion, to making Doc Brown and Marty McFly into minifigures – the fans are going to love going back in time with this Lego set,” said Joe Lawandus, senior vice president and general manager, global toys and hardlines for Universal Brand Development.

The new Lego Back to the Future Time Machine set is available from 1st April 2022.and a special themed event is taking place at the Lego Store Leicester Square on 1st April. BTTF fans will get the chance to pose for a photo with a real life DeLorean outside the store, as well as star in their own iconic Back to the Future movie poster and capture a photo printout to share with friends. There will also be an opportunity for some lucky fans to meet designer Sven Franic and have their set signed.

Watch the Brick to the Future animated short here:

 

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