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.
To complement our previous DeLorean review by Andrew, I’m bringing you a video review of 21103 Back to the Future DeLorean. The set was released in August 2013 and retails at $34.99, with 401 pieces and 2 minifigs.
Here is my summary of the highlights of the set, which are elaborated in the review video below.
- 2 new and popular minifigs
- Nicer than usual packaging and bound instruction book
- Includes extra parts for different versions of the DeLorean
- No new/rare parts used in the DeLorean besides the printed tiles
- DeLorean hood design is not optimal
- Car seats only 1 minifig
Overall, I would recommend this set more to fans of the movie and collectors than to builders. Even though the set has an above average price to parts ratio, buying this set for parts won’t add much to the diversity of your collection due to the lack of rare and new parts from this set. If you’re into collecting, then this set is a must-buy due to its novelty and popularity.