Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
4/8/22 9:23 p.m.

Lego. Ok I built it out of Lego. But let's be real, it's the only time in this life I'll afford a delorean, despite living about 30min from a delorean specialist. 

 

Backstory- Lego announced they were making a Lego expert  bttf delorean kit available April 1. Having seen some before (and owning an as yet built ecto-1) I knew this was on my short list.

 

My original plan was to not touch it and leave it in the box until such time as I had cat free space in which to build. However, I've been feeling restless and quite frankly kind of pissed at everything lately, and it seems to be traced back to not using my hands enough. I built a logo for a friend of a friend via inkscape the other day (guess who learned inkscape on the fly)and found I was much less upset at stuff. So I decided that berkeley it, I'ma build Legos. Worst case, I get pissy, jam it all back in the box and forget about it, right? 

 

Fortunately that was not the case. I spent probably 12 hours over the last two days building a delorean. Very peaceful. I think I'm going to give my hands a day off and start working on the ecto car. 

 

Anyhow, a build is nothing without pics so...where we're going, we don't need glue. The first thing I noticed was the instructions. It's not instructions anymore, it's a whole ass Haynes manual of Lego. she thicc. There was I think ....11 steps, each step was a couple bags of infinitely losable bitty parts, and a bag of big stuff. I didn't take any pictures of that, because I didn't. 

 

One other thing I did not take pictures of was the Lego tool. The little orange thing. Anyone that's built Lego recently knows it. Whoever invented that magical device deserves a Nobel prize in...... whatever they want. I hadn't built Lego for me in probably 35 years, so.....this was awesome. first bag? Couple bags maybe? Done. The suspension isn't on yet. The suspension made me VERY happy. still no suspension, but we have a hood. Sorta. Still unrecognizable as a car unless know. the trickest part of the entire kit. I've been calling it suspension, but it's only suspension in the most Colin Chapman way possible. It does however, allow me to actuate the hover feature via a switch under the car, which made me way happier than it should. I built it out and probably played with it just flipping it up and down and watching it work for 20+min. another bag in and now anyone should recognize what we're doing ( assuming I didn't rat myself out in the tags for this post and all throughout the thread). obligatory dat ass. at this point this is the most I've completed a project car since before puberty. ass with some more ass. She gotta thick booty (seriously. This thing got HEAVY. have Legos always been heavy?) some front end work. Details starting to pop hard. gullwing doors! Bonus shot of the orange tool being used as a door prop. (apparently Lego doesn't do hydraulics either.)shot of some of the detail work. There's tons of these blue glass plates all over it. Looks super neat in person. E36 M3ty moment though- I don't have a 1+1 plate for the other corner. Somehow in all the extra tiny E36 M3 I got (and there is somehow a lot of it) I got shorted a 1x1 and given an extra 1x2. Fortunately Lego has excellent customer service and I'll have a new one in a week. the end. I elected to put the bttf 2-3 stuff on it, because I really like the dog dish/white wall combo, but I love that it has hover mode. 

 

Honestly, this is about the best 12 hours I've had in a while, and for less than $200, well worth it. 

Agent98
Agent98 Reader
4/8/22 10:50 p.m.

Very creative! Nice attention to detail. And zero emissions for the EV crowd...

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
4/8/22 11:41 p.m.

Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan, and told me that if I didn't build a LEGO Delorean, that he'd melt my brain.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
4/9/22 8:05 a.m.
Appleseed said:

Last night, Darth Vader came down from planet Vulcan, and told me that if I didn't build a LEGO Delorean, that he'd melt my brain.

There was no van Halen, though in retrospect, there probably should have been. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
4/9/22 8:22 a.m.
Agent98 said:

Very creative! Nice attention to detail. And zero emissions for the EV crowd...

Dovetails very nicely with the theoretical revival of the real delorean as an ev. 

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/9/22 11:56 a.m.

Building a LEGO kit is great therapy. Everything just snaps together with such precision and it's full of little a-ha! moments. I really enjoy it. Building a kit per the instructions is a very different experience than dumping a big pile of the stuff on the floor and making some sort of Mad Max creation. 

The big kits have some great Easter eggs. My favorite is the Mini - it has brown pieces embedded inside the sills where you can't see them. Even LEGO Minis rust...

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
4/9/22 1:12 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

I'll have to take a picture when I get home, there's one particular detail thay genuinely made me laugh. 

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
4/9/22 2:53 p.m.

my favorite details. Movie accurate props for Mr fusion included with the kit, a banana (peel) and a beer. with a printed little pop top for it. My favorite favorite part, if you remember the scene, doc pours a beer into it. It's a Miller high life in the distinct gold can. the little cylinder they included as a beer can analog, with the little button top, is gold. 

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