Group has been expanding its stable of licensed properties, even as it revisits some of its older ones. The Ghostbusters and Back to the Future franchises are an example of this idea. While both of these have revealed minifigure-scale sets before now, the
Group has decided to focus on larger-scale, more detailed recreations of their classic vehicles recently.
These have been very popular, with the new DeLorean time machine garnering plenty of positive reception online. It’s certainly a fully-featured set, with impressive interior detail, essential accessories (like the plutonium case and the hoverboard) and even new minifigures inspired by Back to the Future II. It can even be modified to change its appearance, just as its in-movie counterpart gets modified over the course of the trilogy.
However, its larger scale means it’s more of a display piece than a conventional toy. It also limits its compatibility with a broader
(nee Cuusoo) theme, recreating the car at a minifigure scale in 2013. Unfortunately it was beset with problems; there were various inaccuracies in the design, parts of the set could be very fragile, and it could only accommodate a single minifigure at once. As such it compared unfavourably to predecessors like 1853 Hypno Cruiser, which appeared almost two decades before it.
The popularity of the larger-scale models suggests there’s little incentive for the