Why you can trust ZDNet
Our recommendations are based on many hours of testing, research, and comparison shopping. We may earn a commission when you purchase a product through our links. This helps support our work but does not influence what we write about or the price you pay. Our editors thoroughly review and fact check every article. Our process

‘ZDNet Recommends’ What exactly does that mean?

ZDNet’s recommendations are based on many hours of testing, research, and comparison shopping. We gather data from the best available sources, including vendor and retailer listings as well as other relevant and independent reviews sites. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the products and services we’re assessing.

When you click through from our site to a retailer and buy a product or service, we may earn affiliate commissions. This helps support our work, but does not affect what we cover or how, and it does not affect the price you pay. Neither ZDNet nor the author are compensated for these independent reviews. Indeed, we follow strict guidelines that ensure our editorial content is never influenced by advertisers.

ZDNet's editorial team writes on behalf of YOU, our reader. Our goal is to deliver the most accurate information and the most knowledgeable advice possible in order to help you make smarter buying decisions on tech gear and a wide array of products and services. Our editors thoroughly review and fact-check every article to ensure that our content meets the highest standards. If we have made an error or published misleading information, we will correct or clarify the article. If you see inaccuracies in our content, please report the mistake via this form

Close

Build your own LEGO flux capacitor with animated LED lights for only $55

You can watch the flux capacitor's lights flash as you dream of future possibilities.

Back to the Future fans, rejoice! Now you can build your very own flux capacitor. Even though you can't time travel, you can still create a time-travel device with the  Flux Capacitor with Animated LED Lights Kit.

The kit includes 18 authentic and new LEGO bricks, along with LED lights and a pre-assembled, flexible circuit board. The battery pack comes with an on and off switch, which makes it easier to conserve the three AA batteries that are required to get it up and running.

There's no reason to be daunted by the thought of circuit boards and wiring. The kit is easy to assemble, and it includes detailed instructions with illustrations to help you. Within no time, you'll be watching the LED lights flash.

Remember, the holidays are coming up soon. This would make an excellent gift for the young at heart or for a parent/child duo, since it presents a captivating learning opportunity. (While you're making your gift list, keep in mind that you can also get a great deal on a PlayStation Plus subscription.)

This is seriously fun entertainment. In fact, Nerdist.com says, "[It's] pretty powerful stuff, even if it can't actually transport us to the past." Or, presumably, the future.

You don't want to pass up this chance to build a flux capacitor of your own, especially while it's available for $54.99 -- a 15% discount off the $64 MSRP.