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Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, Reviews

Review: 21103 Back To The Future Time Machine

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I’ve already received flak for expressing my negative reaction to the set. So you should be forewarned that if you were one of those people that were offended by my previous opinion, you should stop reading right now.

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Boy, how excited were we when Masashi’s DeLorean model not only garnered the 10,000 votes needed to achieve review status on CUUSOO, but that it was actually approved by everyone that needed to sign off on it? That was a happy day indeed since NO ONE thought it would make it as a set. Months went by between the time that the CUUSOO team announced their decision and recently when leaked images of the set began to surface. LEGO has been sending out kits to media outlets for review purposes and set an embargo time to coincide with San Diego Comic Con Preview Night. Now that the embargo has lifted, I can share with you my opinion and some pictures I took to better give you an idea of what to expect.

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Ace Kim | July 17th, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, LEGO The Hobbit, Sales News

[SDCC] LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Hobbit Retail Exclusives Revealed, BTTF For Sale

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On sale starting today are not one but TWO retail exclusives that you can purchase only at the LEGO booth during the con.

The LEGO Star Wars exclusive is Jek-14 MINI Stealth Starfighter. Following cues from last year’s convention specials, the MINI Stealth Starfighter has a chibi aesthetic to it from its miniature form with its exposed cockpit and seated pilot lending to the exaggerated “head” size. The price for this set is $39.99 and will net you 105 pieces.

The Hobbit exclusive is Micro Scale Bag End. The set seems to include Bilbo Baggins in the same neat collectible packaging style as the Star Wars exclusive. The price for this set is also $39.99 and will get you 130 pieces.

We’ll be providing reviews as soon as we get our hands on the sets.

Also, the booth is selling the 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine set. This is not an exclusive, there is nothing special about this version. This is the same version you get if you were to buy it elsewhere. Price is $34.99

Ace Kim | July 15th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

21103 Back To The Future Time Machine Images Revealed

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Hoth Bricks and Brickshelf user grogall have found official box art for the upcoming CUUSOO set, 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine. As previously reported, the set will go on sale this Thursday July 18 through LEGO Shop@Home and LEGO Brand Retail and most likely other online vendors such as Amazon and Toys’R’Us. Still no word on price though but stay tuned as we try and find out more details.

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Ace Kim | June 30th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, MOC Spotlight

Lars’ DeLorean

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It’s been a while since we’ve featured a MOC from Larry Lars so I’m more than thrilled to be reporting on this one. I was linked to his teaser shots before the weekend and now it seems he’s completed his own Back To The Future DeLorean Time Machine. He has nailed the look at an almost impossible scale. There are tons of details that make you wish there were more than the four pictures in his photostream. All that’s missing is some of the sweet printed tiles of the dashboard and the flux capacitor from the upcoming official LEGO CUUSOO set to make it, in my opinion, one of if not the best DeLorean MOCs out there. If he decides to make a kit, sign me up. Heck, I’d take even just the instructions and source the parts myself to recreate this bad boy. I’d love to do a side by side comparison with 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine when it’s finally released in mid-July.

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Thanks to Firespray for keeping me updated.

Ace Kim | June 24th, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

Great Scott! There ARE Minifigs With The DeLorean!

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But the model still looks like crap.

UK-based Brick News has gotten a hold of what appears to be an internal document detailing talking points and showing the complete set of 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine. It does indeed include Marty McFly and Doc Brown and a skateboard. No sign of Einstein however. The document makes a point that a user can customize the time machine into one of three models based on the three versions of the vehicle from the three different movies. There is also a small thumbnail of the packaging and a picture of the dashboard showing the travel dates. Brick News is also reporting that the UK price of the 21103 is set at £34.99. Still no word on a US price. The set is scheduled to go on sale on July 18.

And if you’re like me and everyone else who’s laid eyes on the set and wish it looked more like source material, Masashi, who created the original Back to the Future LEGO CUUSOO project, has another project of a UCS-type, remote control, power functions DeLorean.

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Ace Kim | June 22nd, 2013 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

Back To The Future Set Revealed

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UK-based LEGO fansite Brick Fanatics gives us the first glimpse of the LEGO CUUSOO project, Back to the Future, from a LEGO store newsletter obtained in the store. After achieving the required 10,000 votes on LEGO CUUSOO over 6 months ago, the set is now a reality and according to the image, will be available for purchase starting July 18th. There doesn’t seem to be any minifigs included in the set as none are pictured. There IS a flux capacitor, however the model designers somehow managed to make an already terrible rendition of the DeLorean look even worse. I’ll reserve final judgment until I get my hands on the set but it’s not looking pretty.

The on-sale date happens to coincide with San Diego Comic Con which is happening July 17-21. Coincidence? We shall see.

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image credit to Brick Fanatics

Ace Kim | December 20th, 2012 | LEGO CUUSOO, News

LEGO CUUSOO Announces 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine

I woke up late today. Anyways, LEGO CUUSOO posted their announcement video about an hour ago and the newest CUUSOO product will be 21103 Back to the Future Time Machine. No on-sale date or other item details have been released. I expect that information to come out sometime in January. The builders behind the project have decided to donate the 1% royalty they would have gained to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. How awesome is that?

My mind is officially blown. And you thought the Minecraft set was hard to get…