Lego fans have spoken and a Back to the Future time machine set will be available for purchase on August 1 for a retail price of $34.99. The fourth model in Lego's innovative Cuusoo line, the Back to the Future set is based on a user-submitted design that received 10,000 supporters on Lego's website. Limited quantities of the set were made available at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif, with global sales starting next month.
Packed with details like a Flux Capacitor, Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor and "OUTATIME" license plate, the Lego version of the DeLorean time machine is sure to please fans of the original film trilogy. The set comes complete with Marty McFly and Doc "minifigs."
Perhaps best of all, the one percent of sales proceeds that were originally slated to go to the set designers will instead be donated to a deserving charity. "Fan collaborators on this Lego Cuusoo project, Masashi Togami and Minifig Builder Sakuretsu, will donate royalties to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research," according to Lego.
After all, if you're going to build a time machine out of Legos, why not do it with some style?
For a full review and more photos of Lego's Back to the Future time machine model, head to HuffPost UK.