|LEGO DeLorean Time Machine (21103)|
Anticipating the rate that these are selling, I ordered mine through LEGO. These are currently sold out everywhere, typical wait is about 30 days. You can always pay more at an online auction site or just order and wait a few weeks for delivery.
The set is pretty much what you would expect from LEGO. Although, the prototype and other fan made Time Machines are more 'accurate', this set is great at the price point and for the general consumer. One of the highlights is the set comes with pieces to make three versions of the Time Machine as seen in the Back to the Future Trilogy. Notice I said "three versions" and not "all three versions". Why? Because there are at five versions of the Time Machine from the movies.
|The three versions of the Time Machine you can build from the set|
The set is fairly easy to build with easy to follow directions. It is graded for 10+, but you know and I know, that if you are giving this to a kid, you end up building it yourself. Oh, kids these days and their video games. The build should take about an hour. It took me about two hours, but I like to line up the "LEGO" on the studs so they face the same direction when possible. Yes, I really do this. I also shot the process using my GoPro camera and iPod Touch, making a stop motion gif.
|Building the LEGO Time Machine|
|Marking the turntable, using a "LEGO T-Square"|
I did not think ahead to document the process of documenting the process. I tore down the set before I had a change to snap a few photos. Should have taken a before and after shot, but it is mostly there in the gif.