While this LEGO recreation of the famous Back to the Future DeLorean time machine may not be the scientific breakthrough a real time machine would be, it most definitely is a great artistic feat. After being granted rights by NBC Universal, Ryan McNaught assembled a team to build this near-perfect version of the DeLorean from the first film out of 65,143 bricks.
The build is a bit smaller than the real DeLorean Time Machine, but it’s so detailed that it looks as if it were built in 1:1 scale (and has the side effect of making certain bricks look bizarrely large). The commissioned model includes awesome features like working lights and smoke dispensers, which are masterfully built in and give a great atmospheric effect to the model.
Of course, the DeLorean’s extensive modifications are all recreated faithfully, right down to Doc’s custom California license plate.
Ryan’s model is a far cry from LEGO’s own official DeLorean Time Machine set, which was released in 2013 and used only 401 pieces, but even at secondary prices, it’s safe to say the official one costs a whole lot less to build.