Lego Officially Announce Back To The Future DeLorean Kit For Next Year

Lego have a scheme called Cuusoo through which they solicit fan designs for new kits and models. The system is simple: aspiring designers cook up a Lego set they’d like to see made and sold; you publish a Cuusoo page for your kit and get web users to endorse it; any kits that get 10,000 “likes” go before Lego’s official approval board.

What’s more, any that are then sold pay a 1% royalty fee to the original designer.

The latest Lego Cuusoo review took account of the Summer submissions and among them was a Back to the Future kit featuring the DeLorean, Marty and Doc. Today, Lego released this video in which – spoiler warning – they announce that DeLorean has been approved. Hurrah!

YouTube Preview Image

If you watched that in full you’ll know that the 1% royalty payable to the kit designers is, in this case, being generously donated to a Michael J. Fox’s Parkinsons charity.

And then, if you watched it in fuller, you’ll have seen the next wave includes a pretty large scale Star Wars sandcrawler. I think that one’s unlikely to make the cut, however. My hunch is that we’ll be seeing the Portal kit instead.

I love the DeLorean. It’s got a pretty low brick count but it’s neat and trim and looks like the real thing just squeezed through the Lego filter. Well played, Universal, for approving this.

YouTube Preview Image
mads mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen Is “Aware” Of Star Wars

Watch Frank Miller Talk About Dark Knight

The Big Auction At Orbital Comics Last Night Cost Me Dear…

The Little Prince Trailer Rediscovers A Magical Tale

Is Joaquin Torres The New Falcon For The Marvel Universe?


Woman In Black To Feature In Men In Black 4


Krampus Is Coming To Your Comic Shops Today


The Saga Summer Hiatus Is Over And Hazel Is Growing Up: Issue #31 Review


The Bleeding Cool Top 100 Power List 2015 – 79 To 77


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets PG-13 Rating; Mark Hamill Teased In Omaze Video