In Back to the Future, Doc Brown warns Marty, âWhatever happens, Marty, don’t go into 2020!â Wise words, Doc. While 2020 was certainly not our golden year, 2021 makes up for lost time. Alternatives for safe travel are emerging, as are product designs for playing and relaxing at home. Even if we don’t want to go back to 2020, a point in the distant future may sound like it. While the electronic hobby group Brickstuff doesn’t have to build an IRL version of Doc’s Flux Capacitor yet, a miniature LEGO replica is sufficient for the time being.
Building with LEGO blocks will never go out of style. If I had a bucket of LEGO bricks in front of me now, I wouldn’t waste time building my dream home and making my younger self proud. Bringing the nostalgia for seeing cult classics of the ’80s like Back to the Future and whole afternoons building with LEGO bricks, Brickstuff designed the LEGO version of Doc Brown’s Flux capacitor as a kit that anyone can build, all ages welcome. The kit comes complete with a whopping 18 new LEGO bricks, a pre-assembled flexible circuit board, LED lights that actually light up with the help of a rechargeable battery, and three AA batteries. You’ll need to buy the batteries separately, but the kit comes with illustrated assembly instructions to make the build process easier.
LEGO bricks are the kind of toys that instantly transport us back to our childhood. There was a time when LEGO was my whole universe. Back to the Future is nostalgic in itself, and I can still remember the first time I saw the movie – English lessons, sophomore year high school. Brickstuff brings these two forces from our childhood together to create a miniature collectible that we can build ourselves and remind us that if we focus on it, we can achieve anything.
Brickstuff’s LEGO replica of Doc Brown’s Flux capacitor features glowing LED lights and a miniature circuit board.
Users can open the Flux Capacitor to mimic iconic scenes from Back to the Future.
A connected rechargeable battery requires three AA batteries for the LED lights to turn on.
The kit contains 18 new LEGO bricks and illustrated building instructions.
The kit contains everything you need to build your own flux capacitor – just add batteries.