Cool Stuff: Massive 'Back To The Future' LEGO DeLorean Time Machine Is Pretty Heavy

The way I see it, if you're going to build a time machine, why not make it out of tens of thousands of building blocks?

That's exactly what master builders Russell Søren-Larsen and Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught did when they were got permission from Universal Pictures to create a massive replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine out of thousands of LEGO bricks. More specifically, this LEGO DeLorean time machine is made up of 65,143 pieces and it took the duo (and a team of five other dedicated builders) 290 hours to put it all together. See their incredible work below.

Massive Back to the Future LEGO DeLorean Time Machine

LEGO® Brick Back to the Future DeLorean front

LEGO® Brick Back to the Future DeLorean

LEGO® Brick Back to the Future DeLorean back

LEGO® Brick Back to the Future DeLorean - tech details

The creation isn't a scale replica of the DeLorean, but it's still huge. You can see that by just how big it is in relation to the pieces. Funnily enough, it's fewer pieces than it otherwise might have been, because as McNaught explains on his Flickr page, "This model is one of the largest mostly plate build[s] we have ever constructed and you can really see it in this front view. If we'd used bricks, we simply wouldn't have achieved the sleek shape of the real DeLorean."

As you can see on the hood, there are a lot of the flat, larger plates used to create the sleek shape of the front of the car. But there are plenty of regular bricks used to, especially when it comes to the intricate details of the back of the car where all the time traveling gear is. The back was also challenging because it needed to have working lights and also the ability to have smoke come out of the vents.

Thanks to Laughing Squid for bringing this to our attention.