Lego Recreates the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
Iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle is remarkably detailed, including engine parts that move with the rear wheel.
Harley-Davidson riders often love branded collectables and in teaming up with the folks at Lego, a cool new item is hitting the market on August 1. As part of the Creator Expert series, the Lego brand has announced that they will soon offer the iconic Fat Boy in stunning detail, including functional steering, rolling wheels and an engine that is so intricate that when the bike is rolling, the pistons in the engine are moving.
LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy
The new Harley-Davidson Fat Boy from is item number 10269 on the Lego website, appearing in the Creator Expert series section. Models in this series are among the most detailed, including other road-going machines such as the 1967 Ford Mustang GT and James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. To get all of the detail, these kits also have more bricks than the average kit, and the Fat Boy is no exception.
When assembled, the Lego Harley stands 7-inches high and 12-inches long, with 1,023 individual bricks comprising the entire model. There is no chrome on this Fat Boy, but the engine, suspension, and wheels are grey, the seat and frame arte black and the tank and fenders are dark red. Of course, the Harley-Davidson logo is stickered on each side of the tank while another small sticker provides the appearance of the speedometer.
Any Harley-Davidson enthusiast would quickly recognize this small scale motorcycle as a classic Fat Boy based on the shape and styling, the Lego team went to great lengths to introduced unique details. The handlebars turn the front wheel and the gear shift pedal moves, as do the brake lever and kickstand, but the coolest moving parts are in the engine.
The Milwaukee-Eight engine is connected by a tiny plastic chain to the rear wheel and when the rear wheel turns, that chain turns the engine. The engine has a unique open-sided design that allows us to see the pistons move up and down, just as they would in a real motorcycle when driving the rear wheel.
If you haven’t bought Lego kits in a few years, they are likely a bit more expensive than you recall as a child, but the large, detailed Creator Expert series kits are pricier still. This Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has an MSRP of $99.99, which might seem expensive for a Lego kit, but that is less than the cars and other elaborate kits in the series.
Then again, if you are a Fat Boy owner or simply someone who wants to relive some childhood fun by building a Harley-Davidson Lego kit, this set is worth every cent.