Great Scott! Lego have today announced that you can now pick up an official Back To The Future Lego set, featuring the DeLorean time machine, Doc Brown and Marty McFly (with skateboard/hoverboard, naturally).The set began life as a Cuusoo project – Lego’s forum for fan-submitted sets which, if they earn enough support from the community (and any potential licensing issues can be worked out), stand the chance of being made into a full model kit. The time-travelling set beat off competition from a Rifter ship from the EVE Online massively-multiplayer online game, a scene from The Legend of Zelda, and a modular Western Town scene.Other LEGO CUUSOO projects that have been produced for sale include: LEGO Minecraft Microworld, a LEGO Hayabusa asteroid explorer, and the LEGO Shinkai 6500 submarine.
Creative types who have their whose Lego Cuusoo ideas selected for production earn one percent of the total net sales of the product, but Masashi Togami, a creative director from Tokyo, Japan who designed the Back To The Future kit, has generously decided to donate his royalty to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
A limited edition set, you can pick up the Lego Back to the Future Time Machine for £34.99/
By Gerald Lynch | July 18th, 2013