Released just last week, the LEGO Group’s latest large-scale movie vehicle sold out in a matter of hours, and has been unavailable at LEGO.com ever since. But the wheels of capitalism must keep turning, and that means copies have already started flooding eBay – where fans are snapping them up for way above RRP.
While most sold listings are sitting at around the £190 mark in the UK – some £40 above the set’s original price – a handful have gone for even more, including one auction with a single bidder paying an eye-watering £240. Another seller has accepted a best offer for their copy, originally listed for £299.99, but at least that one was signed by designer Sven Franic.
Spending that much money on a set that’s only just arrived on shelves feels just a tiny bit counter-intuitive, given it’s bound to come back in stock at some stage. Even those sets that have proven particularly problematic to come by since launch – such as 76178 Daily Bugle and 10294 Titanic – do drift back on to shelves every now and again.
And even if it does take a while, 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine isn’t due to retire until the end of 2025 as things currently stand (according to Brick Fanatics’ sources), so you’ve got plenty of time. But this is really just a PSA for those new to the LEGO game, who might not be so familiar with the ebb and flow of inventory at LEGO.com.
If you’re genuinely desperate to build the first LEGO DeLorean in years – and by far and away the best – to the point that you’re happy to pay above asking price, then more power to you. But if you’re content to play the waiting game (in lieu of having access to an actual time machine), you can at least pass the time with our detailed review of the 3-in-1 set.
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