I hope you’ve got 1.21 jiggawatts worth of “Great Scott!” all lined up and ready to go, because a Lego* jury is officially pondering the release of a Back to the Future themed DeLorean set.
Lego Cuusoo is a sort of crowdsourcing site for Lego sets that’s totally legit and run by Denmark-based brick-builder itself. You can submit a design, and if 10,000 people like it, Lego boffins will have a look. If muster is passed, the set gets produced, and you (the designer) get 1% of the total net sales in cold hard krone, which is a weird sort of Danish money that has holes in it.
This kickass DeLorean model by Cuusoo user M. Togami looks like it’s actually three sets in one: you get enough pieces to put together era-appropriate DeLoreans from each of the movies, plus matching minifigs of Doc Brown and Marty McFly. The project reached its 10,000 supporters just yesterday, and here’s what Lego has to say:
“Slow and steady wins the race. You came out in front early on with the DeLorean model and you have done it thanks to hard work and persistence. The awesome LEGO model didn’t hurt, either. Congratulations!
As we’re approaching the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, this project could not have come at a better time. Congratulations on achieving 10,000 supporters. We now officially advance this project to the Review phase.”
Assuming that Lego decides not to wait for a 2015 release (which it very well might), the review for this set will start in June. If all the licensing works out, the set might be up for grabs before the holidays, and you can check out a gallery of what you have to look forward to below.
Yes, we know that it’s “LEGO” and not “Lego” and “LEGO bricks” and not “Legos.” But honestly, we just don’t care that much, and using all caps is wicked annoying.