Since its debut in 1990, the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy has become one of the company’s most popular models, and soon you will be able to own a LEGO version! Today, LEGO announced the #10269 LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Below is the press-release, set description, images, details on availability, and more. Enjoy!
Today, the LEGO Group revealed its latest LEGO Creator Expert model – a Harley-Davidson Fat Boy that will cruise into LEGO Stores globally on August 1, 2019. Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, this detailed LEGO interpretation of the iconic Milwaukee motorcycle captures the beauty of the real-life machine with finishes, surfaces, and design elements crafted to replicate the full-size Harley-Davidson Fat Boy. Featuring 1,023 pieces, the model comes complete with solid-disc wheels, 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. Spin the rear tyre to see the Milwaukee-Eight engine with moving pistons and dual exhaust pipes, spring to life. Turn the handlebar, move the gearshift and brake levers, and flip down the motorcycle’s kickstand for easy parking. 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.”
“The authenticity of Harley-Davidson design comes by sweating the details from start to finish.” said Brad Richards, Vice President of Styling & Design, Harley-Davidson. “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.”
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.
And here is the official description of the set: Build and display your own Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle! Explore the finer details of iconic engineering with the #10269 LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle. Developed in partnership with Harley-Davidson, this highly detailed LEGO motorcycle captures the magic of the real-life machine, from its solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires to its teardrop fuel tank with printed logos and inbuilt speedometer. Other features include a Milwaukee-Eight engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gearshift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand. Finished with a dark-red and black color scheme, this amazing display model makes a truly iconic centerpiece for the home or office. This advanced LEGO set provides an immersive and rewarding building experience.
- Features solid-disc Lakester wheels with beefy tires, teardrop fuel tank with Harley-Davidson logos and inbuilt speedometer, Milwaukee-Eight engine with moving pistons, dual exhaust pipes, handlebar steering, moveable gear shift pedal and brake levers, kickstand and a sturdy display stand.
- Comes with an authentic dark-red and black color scheme.
- This LEGO motorcycle makes an iconic centerpiece for the home or office.
- Spin the rear tire to see the Milwaukee-Eight engine pistons spring to life.
- New-for-July-2019 decorated elements include 2 dark-red 2×4 tiles printed with the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy tank emblem.
- Special elements include a new-for-July-2019 rear rim with super-wide tire.
- Measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 7” (18 cm) wide and 12” (33 cm) long.
- Recommended for ages 16+.
- Includes 1,023 pieces.
Designed by stylists Willie G. Davidson and Louie Netz, the real-life Fat Boy has undergone very few modifications over the years aside from some minor design tweaks. Its defining characteristic is the front and rear solid-cast disc wheels, which LEGO designers captured well. The teardrop fuel tank, the seat, the engine, and the dual exhaust pipes also look good in the LEGO version. And, it’s great to see that the logo is printed! It’s such a distinctive feature of the real bike.
On the other hand, I’m not too happy about the front suspension. It seems too thick and stiff compared to the sleek tapering design of the original. However, I can’t think of any other currently available LEGO parts that would have worked better. Another result of the limitation of the LEGO medium is that the iconic gently flared fenders weren’t captured all that well.
I’m actually pretty surprised that LEGO choose a Harley-Davidson to be made into a set. Harleys are known for their lovely curves and classic handmade look, which is hard to recapture with LEGO elements. A sportier, more modern bike would have been easier to work with. That LEGO designers took up the challenge to recreate a Harley is respectable, and the bike does look good from most angles. It’s only the front suspension that really bothers me. And, if they had added some chrome parts that would have been fantastic!
At least in North America, the Fat Boy is super popular with baby boomers, so I expect the LEGO version to sell well. And, the bike’s popularity isn’t limited to Harley’s customer base. The Fat Boy appeared in several films, like Terminator 2, Terminator: Genisys (one of the bikes from Terminator 2 is currently on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum), and Wild Hogs, and television shows like Sons of Anarchy, and CSI: Miami.
The #10269 LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy will be available directly from official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop from July 17th, 2019. Prices are as follows: US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK – AUS $159.99 AUD (Euro pricing varies by country). To see more pictures and details, as well as to check out other advanced LEGO vehicle models, visit the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator Expert Harley-Davidson Fat Boy? Is this a set you are interested in getting? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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