LEGO Jurassic World pays tribute to another Universal Studios property in the latest TT Games movie-based release. Paleontologists discover something slightly more modern than fossils in this easy-to-miss Easter egg.
Before LEGO Dimensions brings every franchise together under one big playset brick roof, TT Games hid one reference to Doc Brown’s favorite time-jumping mode of conveyance. Anyone playing the first level will spot a finicky minifig tossing away junk, but what’s harder to see is what’s printed on that license plate. Learn all about what’s going on in this easy-to-miss Easter egg in the full guide and explanation right here.
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Back to the Future Easter Egg
Buried deep under the dusty fields of Montana, the paleontologists in LEGO Jurassic World have discovered an ancient artifact referencing another beloved franchise — Back to the Future.
One of the workers digging up dinosaur bones in the Prologue level picks up something fans of Doc Brown should recognize.
If you look carefully, it’s possible to spot Outatime printed on the old license plate. In Back to the Future, the mad scientist Doc Brown created his own time-machine using a DeLorean with the same custom license plate.
That begs the question — how did the DeLorean end up in Montana? The dig site where Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park introduces Alan Grant is near Snakewater, Montana. The third Back to the Future left the DeLorean in Hill Valley, California. Perhaps we’re over-thinking this.
This isn’t the only time we’ll see Back to the Future and Jurassic Park collide. In the new LEGO Dimensions game, franchises will mix with Amiibo-like character add-ons and bonus stages when purchasing certain new LEGO sets.
Two of the planned extra characters and stages for LEGO Dimensions? Back to the Future and Jurassic World. Now Chris Pratt and Christopher Lloyd can team up for time-travelling adventures. It was meant to be.
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