In 2013 Lego introduced the first Back to the Future kit. This time-traveling Delorean was notable for being the first Lego Cuusoo fan-created set to be sold. Of course I bought it right away and to this day it sits on a shelf for everyone to see. But, like most Lego, it takes a bit of imagination to see it for what it is. That is now going to change. Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica has more details.
For those who missed out, there's now a way to get a Lego BTTF DeLorean—no time machine required. On April 1, the Danish toymaker will release a new BTTF Time Machine kit. And it's a lot more impressive than the 2013 set, which contained 401 bricks—the new model is composed of 1,872 bricks and measures 11.5 inches (35.5 cm) long, 7.5 inches (19 cm) wide, and 4 inches (11 cm) tall. Lego sets with almost 2,000 pieces and a movie license don't come cheap, though. The BTTF Time Machine kit will set you back $169.99.ArsTechnica
The $170 price tag is a lot, especially given the original kit was going for about $40. However, that set has been unavailable for a long time. A cursory look at eBay shows the set easily going for 3x that and then some. Given this new set quadruple the pieces and is a much more accurate Delorean, I think it will be quite the hit. Yes, the price is up there. However, Lego are expensive in general and this seems to fall in line with how other sets are priced. I will definitely look to pick this up.