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Thursday, December 20 2012 16:14

Great Scott! LEGO "BACK TO THE FUTURE" sets are officially on the way...

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LEGO Shop at HomeIt's been buzzed about for ages, but today it's official - the folks from LEGO have fired up the DeLorean for an official BACK TO THE FUTURE LEGO set. Based on an idea sourced from their LEGO CUUSOO program, the BACK TO THE FUTURE TIME MACHINE was created by Team BTTF and is now being developed for sale. As posted in the official announcement video (see below), "this set is so new that pricing and availability information is not yet available." The follks from Team BTTF created prototypes for DeLorean Time Machine sets based on all three films in the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy, along with associated minifigures. While the final production designs are not yet available to view, take a look at the impressive prototypes.

BACK TO THE FUTURE:
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BACK TO THE FUTURE III
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Since Universal Studios & U-Drive Joint Venture have licensed BACK TO THE FUTURE to LEGO, it will be interesting to see if this spawns a new line a la HARRY POTTER or STAR WARS after the initial set. For some inspiration, Team BTTF already has an Ultimate Collector's Series DeLorean, a Hill Valley Courthouse (complete with Clock Tower), and Biff Tannen's Ford (manure not included) ready to roll if LEGO were to greenlight them.
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As a father that grew up in the 80s, I'm always excited to see properties from my youth cross over into new realms for my kids to enjoy today. We already have the Diamond Select Toys version of the DeLorean here at Rock Father HQ, and I can see some BTTF LEGOs in our future... 

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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