With more than 1,000 pieces, building this foot-long model will likely take you longer than it takes Harley to build an actual bike.
Some products are important because they innovate. Some products make life a little easier. But one group of products exists solely to provide us with fun: toys. And while cars and motorcycles can certainly be entertaining, there’s no real substitute for an honest-to-God toy sometimes.
For many motorcycle and car nerds, Lego has been the toymaker of choice for years now. The company has adapted a number of iconic and classic vehicles into increasingly detailed models made from the loveable Swedish bricks. (Last year, they went so far as to create a full-size, operational Bugatti Chiron, though most of their vehicles have been, y’know, much smaller.)
In mid-July, Lego released its newest automotive-themed model — but this time, it aimed at the two-wheeled crowd. Lego partnered with Harley-Davidson to add the modern classic known as the Fatboy into the Lego Creator Expert Series. The models in this series are meant to be a bit more advanced than the ones you likely played with as a kid, resulting in a more accurate recreation of the automobiles (and now motorcycles) that live in this series.
The Fat Boy set will come with 1,023 pieces (you read that right) including iconic appointments like solid-cast disc wheels and teardrop tank, as well as functional steering, moving pistons and an integrated speedometer. Once completed, it measures seven inches tall and 12 inches long. The price: a cool $100.
Oh, and a fun fact for anyone An inside source tells me that the first run of these left the factory with a typo on the sticker badging for the primary cover that reads “Milwauke-Eight.” Who knows — might be an interesting detail for any Lego collectors to look out for.
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