LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine Sells Out Within Minutes AGAIN!

5th July 2022

LEGO Back to the Future Time Machine set

The highly anticipated set depicting the iconic Delorean from the Back to the Future franchise was released on the 1st April to much excitement. LEGO have produced a Delorean set before back in 2013, which is now much sought after by collectors, but this iteration is significantly bigger and better. LEGO has released a number of highly detailed cars under the Creator Expert theme that depict real-world counterparts, and this is the most accurate of them all. The film and car also have a cult-like status that is not going to change anytime soon. Set 10300 was therefore on many people’s wishlist.

However, that excitement has ebbed away for many and been replaced by disappointment, as the set has proved extremely difficult to get hold of. In less than 24 hours after its release, the Time Machine had completely sold out worldwide. Different regions will have varying levels of availability due to differences in supply and demand, so in the UK, customers have had even less time to snatch up Marty McFly and Doc Brown. For brief periods the set has come back into stock again, but disappeared faster than the Delorean accelerates to 88 mph. Last night, the set was gone again in a matter of minutes.

It’s not hard to see why the Delorean has proved so popular, but what is surprising is that LEGO didn’t foresee this demand. There are legions of Back to the Future fans out there, and there’s also likely to be a few scalpers trying to snap up large amounts of the set only to resell it later at inflated prices. LEGO limits the number of sets each household can purchase, but there are clever ways to get around this, so this practice may be a cause of the shortage. Availability isn’t helped by the Time Machine being an exclusive set, as this traditionally means it can only be purchased from and LEGO stores. However, at least in the UK, the Delorean can also be bought from Zavvi, who have had longer periods of stock.

With this stock shortage, many LEGO enthusiasts may now be wondering if they’ll ever be able to get this set at a fair price, or whether they should turn to eBay and Bricklink. The good news is that there is no retirement date scheduled for the Time Machine yet, and it’s helpful to remind everyone that we are only three months into its shelf life. At the very least there’s going to be another year and half to get the set, and demand will surely ebb over that period. We would therefore recommend holding off from any aftermarket purchases just yet.

If you’re keen to build the Delorean as soon as possible, we recommend signing up for stock alerts at, and staying close to your phone or PC at all times! It would also be worth keeping a close eye on other retailers selling the set, if there are any in your country.

Posted by Graham on 5th July 2022

Graham is a passionate LEGO collector, who has a penchant for the Castle, Pirates, and Western themes. You can usually find him monitoring the latest developments and giving his opinion on what's hot and not in the LEGO world.


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