Great Scott: It's the Back to the Future DeLorean!


It’s the Back to the Future  DeLorean and You Build It from the Ground Up!

It is arguably one of the most iconic automobiles in pop culture history. Right up alongside James Bond’s original Aston Martin DB5, Steve McQueen’s Mustang GT 390 from Bullitt and the Batmobile (whichever one’s your favorite; ours is the 1966 version featured in the TV show). It is the specially outfitted DeLorean DMC-12, the time machine that sent Marty McFly and Doc Brown into the past and Back to the Future in a trio of movies starting with the first in 1985. Now, thanks to Eaglemoss Collections, you can literally get under the hood – and everywhere else – of this legendary car as you build your own meticulously detailed 1/8-scale diecast replica.

The side windows can be wound up or down, using a small wheel on the underside of the door.

For close to a decade, collectors worldwide have had the opportunity to deepen their fandoms through Eaglemoss’ innovative series of “Build Ups,” of which the “Build the Back to the Future DeLorean” is the first to be made available directly to U.S.-based collectors and diecast enthusiasts. Officially authorized by Universal Studios, this subscription program furnishes fans with regularly delivered plans, parts and behind-the-scenes insights with which to build their very own model of the DeLorean as featured in the first film – or customized to reflect the modifications made for the sequels.

DeLoreans have lights on the sides of the gullwing doors and one inside the bonnet, which illuminates the luggage compartment.

The Interior

The interior of the cabin features a light up version of the flux capacitor, folding seats, and numerous lights.

The time circuits light up and are pre-set with the all important dates from the first movie.

The instrument panels all light up, including the special speedometer that shows when the car reaches 88 mph.

Most of the lights are controlled by a series of switches on the central console, just as they were in the film.

“Few films are as iconic and loved as Back to the Future, and it’s a real pleasure to have worked on the model which is a thing of beauty,” said Ben Robinson, the man in charge of licensed products at Eaglemoss.

The wheels can be tilted to create the version of the car that flies in Back to the Future II.

The finished model will be over 20” long, with metal body panels, gullwing doors and a wealth of working lights. No detail has been overlooked. All of Doc Brown’s modifications and personal touches have been reproduced inside and out – from the light up flux capacitor and folding seats to the rear end reactor and mess of cables on the floor.

“As with all of our products, an enormous amount of research went into the model,” added Robinson, “and we owe a massive debt to our consultant, Joe Walser, who rebuilt the original car from the movie and knows more about it than anyone else alive. All-importantly, the DeLorean model is remarkably simple to build. We are confident that this new series will give anyone who builds it an enormous amount of pleasure and something to be proud of.”

Time Reactor and Engine

All Doc’s modifications have been carefully recreated from the nuclear reactor to the cables on the floor, and the model has a wealth of lights.

You can opt to change the nuclear reactor out for the futuristic Mr Fusion version.

Underneath Doc Brown’s nuclear reactor on the back of the car there’s a fully detailed replica of a real DeLorean V6 engine.

All of Doc’s homemade time machine components have been carefully reproduced down to the tape on the hoses.

Fans who visit may subscribe risk-free for the special introductory price of only $1.95 for the first two issues and parts kits – including free shipping. The next four issues and parts kits will be delivered monthly for only $10.90 plus $1.95 shipping per issue. Subscribers are also eligible to receive exclusive gifts worth over $95 and may cancel any time.

The brake lights at the rear of the car come on when you press down on the brake pedal.

Noting the year that the Back to the Future saga started – and returned to at least a few times – the first 1,985 subscribers to the collection will also receive a limited edition, officially authorized DeLorean exploded diagram poster absolutely free – perfect for display in one’s own garage or secret lab.