‘We even spelled shield correctly’: LEGO breaks down 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine

The latest LEGO designer video breaks apart LEGO Icons 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine, from its hidden fruit to a knowing nod to the last LEGO DeLorean.

Released all the way back in April 2022 (which, in LEGO terms, feels like eons ago), 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine is the LEGO Group’s biggest and best DeLorean yet, even if that brand name isn’t found anywhere on the box or in the build. A 3-in-1 set that offers customisation options for all three Back to the Future movies, the 1,872-piece model was very hard to come by upon release, and sits comfortably in our Top 20 LEGO Sets List.

To mark Back to the Future Day (October 21, or the date Marty McFly travels forward to in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II), the LEGO Group has published a designer video for the set, which takes a unique approach to digging into all its details and functions.

Rather than popping the LEGO designer in front of a camera and asking them to speak at length about the product they’ve designed, the video for 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine instead casts presenter Ali Plumb as a ‘nerd-spector’, who quizzes designers Sven Franic and Yoel Mazur on all the set’s details.

Those include everything from the brand new elements fashioned to communicate the car’s curves to the hidden fruit squirrelled away inside. Franic even jokes that the flux capacitor’s warning label has the correct spelling of ‘shield’, referring to the incorrect spelling present in the LEGO Group’s first take on the iconic vehicle, 21103 The DeLorean Time Machine.

He doesn’t explain that reference, though, so if you don’t have the context, it just sounds like the LEGO Group is weirdly proud of spelling ‘shield’ correctly.

Hit play on the video above for more insights into 10300 Back to the Future Time Machine, and check out our full review of the model here. You can also sit back and watch our video review over on our YouTube channel.

10300 Back to the Future Time Machine is available now at LEGO.com and in LEGO Stores.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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