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

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

    Lego have a scheme called Cuusoothrough 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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnWPcP4f7uw#![/youtube]

    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]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLy8IeQwviE#![/youtube]

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    Fantastic stuff, and a great initiative by Lego. I'll definitely be getting this!

    The Michael J FOx minifig is uncanny. Great that they are donating the proceeds to Fox's Parkinsons charity as well.

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    I've seen shots of BttF 1, 2 and 3 sets. Just be careful that you don't display them too close to each other, lest you risk damaging the space time continuum.

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    Meh. MiniMates already released little BTTF Legotype things. Give us some awesome looking action figures or fuck off.

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    I guess I should get to work on designing that Playboy Mansion Grotto Lego playset I've been thinking about.

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    Now if they could just do this... yeah, bitch! Legos!

    This Breaking Bad meth lab LEGO set is unsuitable for children
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah...

    Come on Space Troopers! Daddy needs a steady supply of those guys.

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    I will buy it!

    and, you know, this is much, much better idea than the Mattel Hoverboard

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    They already made a Lego Sandcrawler, you nuub

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    Great Scott!

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