Do you want your very own 2019 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy well you can for the great price of $99.99? Before you jump for joy at that low price, let me tell you that you’re not going to be able to ride it. Yeah, I know your heart just sank into the floor, but let me raise your spirits back up. You can get one for that price brand new, and it’s perfect as long as you don’t mind it being made of tiny plastic blocks from Denmark.
That’s right, everyone’s favorite Danish interlocking brick system has teamed up with Harley-Davidson to bring an officially licensed Fat Boy to all the
AFOL nerds LEGO lovers out there. Part of the LEGO Creator Expert line, the LEGO Fat Boy is about 12 inches long and made up of 1,023 pieces. While the model is packed with a ton of awesome little details—working steering, brake and shifter levers, replica tank-top speedometer, etc.—that show off both Harley’s distinct design language and LEGO’s versatility, the real story here is the model’s engine.
Packed into the plastic frame is a tiny Milwaukee Eight with moving internals that is connected via chain and sprocket to the rear wheel. When you roll the model along, on its tiny trademark Fat Boy dish wheels, the action actually moves the pistons inside the engine. It is, in a word, rad.
By all accounts, the brains at LEGO HQ were pretty excited to work with The Motor Company on this project.
“Bringing this Harley-Davidson motorcycle to life in brick form is incredibly exciting,” said LEGO Design Master (how’s that for a job title?) Mike Psiaki. “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.”
Sounds like Harley was pretty stoked to be working with LEGO, too.
“It’s been exceptionally exciting for Harley-Davidson to collaborate with the LEGO Group—another
brand that champions creativity and expression,” said Harley’s Chief Marketing Officer Heather Malenshek. “Not only do we want customers to be inspired by the end result, we want them to enjoy the building process.”
As if building a cool LEGO Harley model for all the LEGO fanatics out there, LEGO Master Builders (yes, it’s A Thing) put together a life-sized Fat Boy made entirely of bricks to celebrate the model’s launch. This massive sculpture is made from nearly 70,000 bricks—6,000 of which were custom-designed for the project—and took 865 hours to build. It has special silver-plated parts to mimic the Fat Boy’s roughly nine miles of chrome, WI-FI animation control (whatever that is), and a suite of sound and light effects that give the illusion of a real working, riding motorcycle. LEGO plans to ship the life-sized LEGO Fat Boy around the country to various LEGO stores and Harley events to show it off. ( I really want to see it close up and personal.)
The LEGO Creator Expert Fat Boy model will run you a cool $99.99 in Yankee Dollars and goes on sale August 1, 2019 (July 17, 2019, for VIP members). The model will be available at LEGO’s retail website, at Harley-Davidson.com, and at Harley dealers across the country.
Ok, I don’t know about you but I want one of those Super Cool little suckers. Heck, who am I kidding I am gonna have to have two because I don’t want to have to share my playing with it with my husband. LoL, am I right people? Heck, I really wanna work at Lego too.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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