LEGO has done a great job of taking pop culture and creating great LEGO versions to extend the various universes. They have done an amazing job with their latest set based on Back to the Future, which has been a favorite film of mine since it was released.
The set features Marty McFly, Doc Brown and the Delorean. It was created by a fan as part of the LEGO Cuusoo project. Fans build the LEGO sculptures, and then their fellow fans vote on them. Once a design has been endorsed by 10,000 fans, it goes before the LEGO Review Board. This Back to the Future set was officially announced this past Thursday. The best part is that the designer gets 1% of the profits, which will be a pretty penny.
Check out the video announcement:
According to the LEGO Cuusoo blog, the set will arrive about mid-2013 is a good bet. Here is LEGO’s official reasoning for picking the set:
After analyzing the supporters of the Back to the Future project, we learned that this product has a broad, worldwide appeal. The model presented in this project is built very closely to the LEGO Group’s design standards and has therefore provided a strong base to design the final product. It has a high play value and it fits well with supporters’ price expectations.
For these reasons, the Back to the Future project has passed the LEGO Review, and has been selected for production as the next LEGO CUUSOO set. The final product, pricing, and release dates are still being determined.
Watch a second video of the set here: