Well, it’s 2015 and we’re still waiting for our hoverboards. Sure, working hoverboard prototypes have been developed. Lexus teased one earlier this year, while Hendo has a working board, but it only functions on a specially-designed copper surface. Mattel even released their Back to the Future Part II hoverboard as a collector’s item a few years ago but a practical, mass-market hoverboard for everyday use is still a futuristic fantasy.

While it’s admittedly a bummer to not be living in the hoverboard future, the prop-building wizards at DIY Prop Shop have created an impressive-looking replica of Marty McFly’s signature board. The kicker? With a bit of time and effort, their hoverboard can be built for only $33, which is significantly cheaper than Mattel’s official replica.

Check out the video tutorial for yourself. Right now, it’s probably the cheapest way of realizing those hoverboard fantasies without actually having a functional one. In the meantime, we’ll just continue to wait for the real thing. Someday…

(via Slashfilm)