First, there was the Technic BMW R1200 GS. Now Lego follows it up with the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy from its Creator Expert series.
The new product, developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, is a detailed Lego interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle. It captures the beauty of the real-life machine with finishes, surfaces, and design elements crafted to replicate the full-size Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.
The kit featuring 1,023 pieces and comes with solid-disc wheels, a teardrop fuel tank, integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust pipes. The finished model measures over 7 inches (20 cm) high, 7 inches (18 cm) wide and 12 inches (33 cm) long and features several moveable parts for owners to engage.
The Fat Boy’s most prominent feature, the MilwaukeeEight engine features moving pistons that work once the rear wheels are spun. Its dual exhaust pipes also spring to life. The kit also allows you to turn the handlebar, move the gear shift and brake levers, and flip down the motorcycle’s kickstand for easy parking. It even comes with a working drive chain.
It is finished with an authentic dark red and black color scheme with Harley-Davidson logos on each side reflective of the 2019 Fat Boy motorcycle’s Wicked Red paint scheme, it’s a perfect display centerpiece for any home, office, or anywhere to channel the inspiration to ride.
“Bringing this Harley-Davidson motorcycle to life in brick form is incredibly exciting,” said Mike Psiaki, Design Master at Lego Group. “The model truly captures the iconic design, advanced engineering and attention to detail of this iconic motorcycle, offering an immersive building experience and a unique collector’s item for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts and LEGO fans of all ages.”
“It’s been exceptionally exciting for Harley-Davidson to collaborate with the LEGO Group – another brand that champions creativity and expression,” said Heather Malenshek, Chief Marketing Officer at Harley-Davidson. “Not only do we want customers to be inspired by the end result, we want them to enjoy the building process.”
“We looked at every nut and bolt on the bike, all the finishes, and every small detail. Working with the LEGO team on this project allowed us to bring that same attention to detail to a collaborative product, and to celebrate a brand that inspired the imagination and creativity of many of us at Harley-Davidson from a young age, including myself,” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson.
To celebrate the launch, Lego Master Builders created a life-size model of the motorcycle, complete with silver coated parts, Wi-Fi animation control, sound and light effects to imitate a real Harley-Davidson Fat Boy and 6,000 special LEGO elements. The extraordinary creation took 865 hours to build, is made of 69,569 pieces and will be on display at select LEGO stores and Harley-Davidson events for fans to see.
The Lego Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy model is available for US$99.99 directly from Lego Stores and shop.Lego.com exclusively for VIP members beginning July 17, 2019. The general public can buy it starting August 1, 2019.