Unless you’ve already jumped to the future in your own time machine, the rest of us had to actually count down the days until Lego released their highly-anticipated Back to the Future Delorean Set. We first caught wind of this offering last December, when we brought you a few sample pictures of what LEGO was up to. At the time, we were hoping that the ultimate design would be that good. But, LEGO is never one to disappoint their block-heads, dropping an even more detailed and complex take on the iconic car with amazing abilities. While the character line isn’t as wide as we first previewed, the box set does some with a Marty McFly and a Dr. Emmet “Doc” Brown and a host of details inspired by the movie. The set was actually a fan-submitted model, featuring a Flux Capacitator, a time display tile, and a Mr. Fusion Home Energy Reactor, and comes with enough pieces for fans to create three different model designs. So, go ahead and set your calendars for August 1 for the global release, although visitors to the LEGO booth as the San Diego Comic Con can get first dibs this week.
Back To The Future devotees would instantly recognize the cover graphic used on this iPad case produced by Firebox. For the rest of us who are left clueless, this is the replica of the sports statistics book that Marty McFly purchases when he goes into the future to year 2015, coincidentally only couple of years away from now. This iPad case is a must have for Back To The Future fans and collectors, which is much more easier memorabilia than the Nike Air Mag. The tablet fits inside snugly, protecting it for years to come. Head over to the Firebox online shop to pick up this clever accessory.
The reason why we love movies is that they give us an escape from everyday life. Film has a way of creating things that we could only imagine. We can travel through time in a Delorean, visit a planet ruled by apes, fight with lightsabers, and witness the destruction of a city by a huge lizard-type creature. When it comes to film, the possibilities are endless, so let’s take a behind scenes look at some our favorite iconic movies.
Metropolis 1927 (dir Fritz Lang) Photo by Horst von Harbou
Back To The Future (1985 dir. Robert Zemeckis) via geektyrant
Planet of the Apes (1968 dir. Franklin J. Schaffner) via Chelloveck
Godzilla (or Gojira, 1954 dir. Ishiro Honda) via Retronaut
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 dir. Irvin Kershner) via io9
Almost 23 years after the final installment premiered on the silver-screen, The iconic DeLorean Time Machine from the famous 80s movie series Back To The Future has undergone a full museum-quality restoration. Staying true to all the original blueprints, the car now features every single detail shown in the films, providing a unique sight for every time machine enthusiast. The completed car is now on display at Universal Studios Hollywood. You can take a sneak peak in the video above.
Back to the Future is a classic for more reasons than one, it’s safe to say that Back to the Future is one of the best time-travel films of all time. Luckily, the guys at 1A4 Studio were able to take the entire 116 minute film and condense it down into a cool 60 seconds of animation. Check out the fantastic clip right now, above.
Back to the Future fanatics have lobbied long and hard for a BTTF LEGO kit, with some resorting to creating their own custom designs. In just a few months the dream will become a reality, with the LEGO CUUSOO team approving a project by Team BTTF, aka M. Togami and Sakuretsu. There aren’t any details yet, but we’re hoping the final product will feature the level of detail showcased in the following sample images. Look for the BTTF kit to become available sometime in mid-2013, with the possibility of additional kits joining the Back to the Future lineup. Check out LEGO CUUSOO announcing Team BTTF’s approval in the video below.
Exciting news are coming from LEGO today via Lilsnob. The toy giant will officially work on sets based on the “Back To The Future” movie franchise. For many years fans of both Lego and BTTF have produced unofficial sets, but now you will be seeing the real deal – from movie characters to the iconic DeLorean time machine car!
Take a first look at the upcoming sets in the above gallery.
There have been hundreds of replicas already, but now the time has finally come. Shortly after Nike released the Nike MAG, Mattel has announced that it will be producing the Back To The Future Hover Board.
“Back to the Future Hover Board: Finally! This totally awesome 1:1 replica of the hover board from the BTTF 2 and BTTF 3 films includes multiple whooshing sounds and will glide over most surfaces (does not actually “hover” – check back in 2015 for that feature). We’ll be taking orders for it March 1 – March 20, 2012, and the final product will be shipped around November/December 2012. Because this is such a high-cost item, there will be a minimum number of orders required to go into production. If we don’t receive the minimum orders, won’t go into production and customers will not be charged. The price will be announced later this month. (Note: Hover board does not work on water.)”
Now we just have to see if they will be getting enough pre-orders. We are not worried.
LEGO builder Alex Schranz took one of the most memorable settings, Hill Valley’s Town Square, from the all-time classic Back to the Future II and recreated them with the equally iconic plastic building blocks. Featured are the businesses surrounding the pool of water in the center where Marty hoverboarded over and around to escape from the clutches of Biff. Also recreated are the Nike Air Mags and the movie theatre which was showing Jaws 19.
This week Jeffrey Campbell debuted its Spring 2012 lookbook, Wouldn’t It Be Nice: A Look Back to the Future. We love a good 80s reference, even if it’s not really related to the collection’s subject matter. Maybe I just have time travel on my mind… For starters, we are getting all of these pictured shoes, so you should probably start prepping for them now. Shadow is hands down, the wildest kick of the bunch (and with those spikes, we hope we never are kicked by them). For the whole shebang, head over to the JC Blog and download the entire lookbook.