LEGO today unveiled the next Creator Expert vehicle as a 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle. Developed in collaboration with Harley-Davidson, the LEGO motorcycle is made from 1,023 pieces and comes with solid-disc wheels, a teardrop fuel tank, an integrated speedometer, and dual exhaust pipes. The set will be available for purchase beginning July 17 for LEGO VIPs and August 1 for everyone else and will retail for $99.99 US | $139.99 CAN | £84.99 UK.
Keep reading for all the official details and images after the jump, and make sure to check out our hands-on review of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle posted earlier today.
When it comes to motorcycles, few manufacturers are as internationally recognizable as Harley-Davidson. Since 1903, their bikes have proven themselves on the battlefields of World War I and II, dusty roads around the world, and in countless racing events. This rich legacy now includes LEGO set 10269 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, the 2nd Creator Expert set to feature a U.S. vehicle (the first being this year’s Ford Mustang). Harley-Davidson first unveiled the Fat Boy for the 1990 model year, and the line has been in production ever since. Revealed for the first time today, LEGO’s version of the Fat Boy depicts the 2019 model with Milwaukee-Eight 107 engine. The set consists of 1023 pieces and will be available to LEGO VIPs beginning July 17th and to the general public worldwide on August 1st for $99.99 USD | $139.99 CAD | £84.99 GBP
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LEGO just revealed the Zebra Batman minifigure as the DC Exclusive Minifigure that will be available at San Diego 2019 Comic Con. Zebra Batman was introduced in 1960 fighting against Zebra-Man as the villain. The minifigure can be obtained as part of a randomized draw on July 20th at the LEGO both in San Diego Comic-Con.
Remember to check out the other SDCC 2019 Exclusives Announced
LEGO 77902 Captain Marvel and the Asis revealed as San Diego Comic-Con 2019 LEGO exclusive
LEGO 77903 The Dark Knight of Gotham City revealed as San Diego Comic-con 2019 LEGO Exclusive
Spiderman Advanced Suit revealed as Diego Comic-con 2019 LEGO Marvel Exclusive
LEGO reveals two new Star Wars sets from Tatooine at San Diego Comic-Con
In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the first week of July 2019.
Aerospace engineer Adam Woodworth modified the LEGO 10266 Lunar Lander to actually fly. Keep reading our Brick Report to see it take flight.
TBB NEWS AND INSTRUCTIONS: This week we launched a strange building contest, took a deep dive into the history of LEGOLAND and learned about two new Star Wars sets.
OTHER NEWS: There were quite a few other interesting LEGO news articles from around the web this week. Here are the best of the rest:
- An Aerospace Engineer Figured Out How To Get LEGO’s Apollo 11 Lunar Lander To Fly, Gizmodo – Talented toy hacker Adam Woodworth has managed to upgrade LEGO’s Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set with all the motors and electronics needed to make it actually fly.
- LEGO: the invention of the legendary brick, BBC – The son of the inventor, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, talks about his family’s extraordinary business.
- Nine Product Ideas Qualify for the First 2019 LEGO Ideas Review, LEGO Ideas – Take a look at the sets that achieved 10,000 votes and might become a LEGO set.
- LEGO Makes Tiny Tower Just A Little Bit Better, Kotaku – LEGO Tower, out today on iTunes and Google Play, is all that and a bag of bricks.
- Legoland Billund in Denmark to expand with The Lego Movie World in 2020, Attractions Magazine – The Lego Movie World is making its way to Legoland Billund, and will be the park’s biggest investment to date as well as include Scandinavia’s first flying theater.
- LEGO Let’s Go -Your Invitation to Explore Space, LEGO YouTube – We are ready for lift off. Build rockets, program rovers, and discover your role in helping astronauts reach Mars!
Our newsfeeds have been buzzing over the past days about LEGOLAND, Merlin Entertainments, and the privatisation of the theme park company. What this means is that LEGOLAND will be back in private hands after going public as part of Merlin in November 2013. Let’s take a journey through the history of LEGOLAND, reflecting back on the ups, downs, and changes of ownership that have led us to today.
Read our in-depth history and analysis of the Merlin acquisition
The third season of the Netflix series “Stranger Things” was released on July 4, and we have the perfect activity for you as you binge-watch the whole season. Build any location featured in any season of the show! But unlike some other contests inspired by the show recently, there’s a catch: You have to build both the real-world version of your favorite Hawkins locale and the Upside Down version, as seen in the official LEGO set LEGO Stranger Things 75810 The Upside Down — one of our favorite LEGO sets of the year so far. The top builder of our contest, judged by TBB staff, will win this fantastic set, plus the super-rare Castle Byers mini-build set released only to attendees of the LEGO Stranger Things launch events in London and New York.
Learn how to enter the contest and read the fine print
Last weekend, Netflix’s brought fans a bit of the 1980s with the Hawkins Fun Fair at California’s Santa Monica Pier. A carnival experience filled with Stranger Things tie-ins like the ice cream shop featured in Season 3 and a Demogorgon photo op. Starting today, the event has moved to New York’s Coney Island for the weekend. To celebrate their recent partnership with an official Stranger Things LEGO set, LEGO was on hand to help fans create a massive Stranger Things Season 3 poster.
The enormous mosaic was built throughout the weekend with the help of fans, who each assembled a small tile to place on the poster. Using more than 56,000 LEGO pieces in all, the poster measures 90 inches tall and 60 inches wide. It took more than 40 hours to design. Check out a time-lapse video of the poster’s construction below.
Today LEGO has taken the wraps off two new Star Wars sets at San Diego Comic-Con, where they’re being displayed to the public for the first time. LEGO has gone back to the classics with these, as both models are from the opening portions of Star Wars: A New Hope set on Tatooine. 75270 Obi-Wan’s Hut has 200 pieces, while 75271 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder has 236 pieces. They will retail for $29.99 USD each and will be available January 1, 2020. While both sets are fairly similar to previous releases in the Star Wars theme, there are some new aspects, such as a holographic Princess Leia microfigure in Obi-Wan’s hut.
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With a lot of brilliant LEGO sets released this year, there are a lot of items any LEGO fan would love to add to their collection. Now, a bunch of excellent LEGO sets is at a decent discounted price on Amazon. Whether you’re a LEGO Ideas fan or collecting Star Wars and Harry Potter sets, these offers totally worth checking out.
LEGO Ideas 21315 Pop-up Book | 859 Pcs | $42.99 USD (39% Discount)
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In addition to the amazing LEGO models created by builders all over the world, The Brothers Brick brings you the best of LEGO news and reviews. This is our weekly Brick Report for the last week of June.
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When LEGO revived the Harry Potter theme last year after a seven-year hiatus, one set was notably missing: a minifigure-scale Hogwarts Castle. Of course, we did get the stupendous microscale 71043 Hogwarts Castle, but we’d come to expect a regular set labeled “Hogwarts Castle” as LEGO had done at least four times previously. However, this time LEGO had something much more grand up its sleeves. Afterall, there’s no way to have a proper Hogwarts Castle at minifigure scale without it breaking both your bank and your back. Beginning with the excellent 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall and continuing with 75953 Hogwarts Whomping Willow, LEGO is releasing a sweeping minifigure-scale Hogwarts bit by bit, with each segment modularly fitting to the next. 75948 Hogwarts Clock Tower is the third in the series. With 922 pieces, it retails for US $89.99 | CAN $119.99 | UK £84.99. It is available starting July 1 in North America, though it has already been available in Europe.
The revived Harry Potter theme has been playing a mad-dash game of catch-up to whip through the movies–because yes, the sets are based on the movies, not the books–in order to get a new generation of LEGO Harry Potter fans up to speed with all their favorite moments. Last year’s Great Hall was based on The Philosopher’s Stone, the first movie, while the Whomping Willow followed with a scene from The Chamber of Secrets. In building the modular Hogwarts LEGO has skipped right past the third movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban. Hogwarts Clock Tower is set during the Yule Ball in The Goblet of Fire, when two rival wizarding schools are visiting Hogwarts for the Triwizard Tournament. Continue reading
The parent company of The LEGO Group, Kirkbi A/S, has reached a deal to purchase Merlin Entertainments for 6 billion pounds, or more than 7.6 billion USD. Merlin Entertainments operates eight LEGOLAND theme parks from California to Dubai, dozens of LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, as well as other famous attractions such as Madam Toussad’s and the London Eye, all of which will now come under control of LEGO owner Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the grandson of LEGO’s founder.
Yesterday it was reported by Reuters that Kirkbi, the company under which the Kristiansen family organize their holdings, is joining with two other investment groups, Blackstone Group LP and Canadian pension fund CPPIB, to purchase a 50 percent stake in Merlin. LEGO sold the majority stake in its theme parks to Merlin in 2005 during its financial crisis in an effort to focus more on the core brick product. Now as the largest toy manufacturer in the world with the financial crisis firmly behind them, the company is looking to diversify its holdings once more and the LEGOLAND brand was the natural place to start. Along with the 30 percent stake that Kirkbi retained in Merlin, the new deal will grant a controlling interest in the theme parks that bear their most famous product’s name.