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Easy Rider

Lego Easy Rider Motorbike Harley Davidson FLH

‘A man went looking for America. And couldn’t find it anywhere’. The protagonists in Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda’s 1969 cult movie Easy Rider may not have found America, but they found a lot of other things along the way.

Lego Easy Rider Motorbike Harley Davidson FLH

This brilliant Model Team recreation the Harley Davidson FLH motorcycle that Dennis Hopper rode in the film comes from previous bloggee Andre Pinto, and it not only recreates the bike in glorious detail, it’s been appropriately chromed (and flamed!) too. Hit the road in search of free love and LSD* via either Eurobricks or Flickr.

Lego Easy Rider Motorbike Harley Davidson FLH

*Not the second one. 

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1957 Harley Davidson Sportster – Picture Special

Lego Harley Davidson Sportster 1957

After the last few days’ weirdness we’re back to a more usual form of transportation. But what a beautiful form of transportation it is! This is a 1957 Harley Davidson Sportster XL motorbike, and it’s been recreated to near perfection by Maxime Cheng of Flickr.

Lego Harley Davidson Sportster 1957

Harley Davidson launched their Sportster line of motorcycles in 1957, making this version the very first, powered by a 40bhp 900cc V-Twin engine which was larger than many European car engines of the time, but in a smallish sporty frame.

It was a bit of a departure for Harley Davidson, whose customers typically favoured big, heavy lumbering beasts because, well, America. However the invasion of lighter, smaller, British motorcycles after World War 2 forced Harley to react, and although disliked by some of the brand’s hardcore fans at the time the Sportster was successful enough to merit a continuous production run since 1957, and the Sportster is still available in the Harley Davidson range today.

1957 Harley Davidson Sportster Lego Motorcycle

This gorgeous Model Team style recreation of the first of the Sportster line captures those early bikes brilliantly, and it’s been photographed beautifully too. There are lots more images to see at Maxime’s 1957 Harley Davidson Sportster XL album – click the link above to head over to Flickr to vie the complete set.

1957 Harley Davidson Sportster Lego Motorcycle

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Ridin’ Dirty

 Lego Davidson Softail Springer

Dennis Glaasker aka Brickonwheels has been building incredibly detailed bikes, trucks and cars from before this blog had published its first poorly-worded Lego-related gibberish. This is the latest in Dennis’ long line of spectacularly-chromed Harley Davidson motorcycles, a 1:10 scale ‘Softail Springer’ in – for reasons that escape us – various shades of brown. There’s a whole lot more to see at Brickonwheels’ photostream via the link above, and you can check out our interview with the builder in our Master MOCers series by clicking here.

 Lego Davidson Softail Springer

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Not a Car…

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

…But so very very shiny. This magnificently mirrored Harley Davidson Softail Heritage motorcycle comes from previous bloggee, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round vehicle-building legend Dennis Glaasker aka BrickonWheels. Showing just how good third-party brick chroming can look, there’s more to see of Dennis’  beautiful Harley on Flickr by clicking here.

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

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Pigs Might Glide

Lego Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Bike

This magnificent Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorbike, in full Police Department specification, was found on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Andre Pinto and it’s been beautifully chromed by Bubul Chrome to make it shinier than any LEGO set. There’s lots more to see at Andre’s photostream – click here to dial 9-1-1.

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Two for Tuesday

Lego BMW R60 Motorcycle

It’s double date night here at TLCB, and as it’s this writer’s turn to attend it’s looking like he’ll have to pay another girl at the bus stop. Or put a call into your Mom. Anyhoo, let’s put the evening conundrum aside because we have two wonderful Model Team motorbikes to share with you today.

First up (above) is this glorious classic BMW R60 by Flickr’s Maxime Cheng, who has recreated the original machine superbly using a mix of Technic and Model Team styles, easily becoming one of our favourite bikes of the year so far.

Today’s second ride (below) comes from Flickr’s Andre Pinto, with this fantastically ridiculous Harley Davidson ‘Bagger’. Although beautifully built it looks like an absolute pig to ride, but seeing as this writer might be calling up your Mom later let’s not dwell on that. You can see more of both bikes on Flickr via the links above – click the links to make the jump.

Lego Harley Davidson Bagger

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You Can’t Polish a Turd…

Lego Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom

…But you can roll it in glitter. In case you hadn’t guessed, this is so not our kind of motorbike. The Elves, having no taste whatsoever, love it. It is a magnificent build though, and it comes from previous bloggee and TLCB Master MOCer Bricksonwheels. There’s more to see of this, er… ‘unique’ Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom on Flickr – click here to check it out.

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Live to Ride

Harley-Davidson 1200cc Sportster

Despite having an engine the same size as this writer’s first car, Harley-Davidsons are not fast bikes. But they do make a noise like a naval gun and that’s pretty cool, unless you’re trying to leave the house in the early hours of the morning, in which case your entire street will hate you. However, ride one during sociable hours and little else is cooler.

This top quality Model Team recreation of the Harley-Davidson 1200cc Sportster comes from Andre Pinto and it looks loud even in the pictures! There’s more to see on both Eurobricks and Flickr – click the links for all the images.

Lego Harley Davidson Motorbike

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Ratbike

Lego Harley Davidson Custom 'Ratted' Bagger

TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker (aka Bricksonwheels) is back with another incredible motorcycle. His latest is a custom Harley Davidson ‘Ratted’ Bagger, and it’s both wonderfully odd and beautiful all at the same time. You can see more of Dennis’ bike and his previous builds at his Flickr photostream – click here to join the ride.

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V-Rod

Lego Harley Davidson V-Rod

The Elves have been making ‘bruuuming’ noises all morning and riding around the TLCB Towers on an assortment of office equipment. The cause is this, previous bloggee Henrik Jensen‘s magnificent Harley Davidson V-Rod motorcycle. There lots more to see – including his custom brake discs – on MOCpages. Bruuuum!

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Tangerine Dream

Lego Harley Davidson Street Glide

This Harley Davidson Street Glide is the work the amazing Bricksonwheels, and it’s as orange as a budget airline air stewardess. It means an orange Smartie for the Elf that found it and – as any Smartie connoisseur will know – they’re the best kind. See more on Flickr.

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Hump Day Motorcycle Special

Lego Motorbike Harley Davidson

The Elves are fiercely competitive creatures. They have to be, otherwise they won’t win any food tokens from TLCB staff. Whilst this occasionally leads to fights/riots, it can also lead to a bumper haul of similar creations. Today is one such event, so here’s our Mid-Week Motorcycle Special!

First up is BricksonWheels’ magnificent Harley Davidson, available to view on Flickr and MOCpages. This black ‘n chrome ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Street Glide continues BricksonWheels’ recent run of motorcycles, and you can check out its predecessors by using the Search function at the foot of this page.

Lego Motorbike Fat PigThe second creation in today’s special swaps chrome for Technic and was discovered by a lucky Elf on MOCpages. Bernhard Mollema‘s motorcycle, nicknamed ‘Fat Pig’*, puts the awesome wheels from the 8448 Supercar set to a great new use. Check it out at the link above.

Lego Motorbike Hard TailThe final creation in this Hump Day Special was suggested to us by one of our readers via the Feedback page. This mean looking Hard Tail, nicknamed ‘Widowmaker’ (it seems you can’t build a motorbike without giving it a name!) is the work of Jonsson on the Eurobricks forum. See the pictures and join in the discussion at the link, and if you’d like to suggest a creation take a look at our Submission Guidelines here.

*Your Mom.

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Harley Meet

Lego Harley Davidson MotorbikesNew photo, old MOCs. We’re stretching our own ‘Freshest MOCs on the Net’ rule a little with this, but if there’s any reason for a stretch this is it. BricksonWheels finally photographs all his Harley Davidson motorbikes together. See the shoot on Flickr, and read about how he creates his stunning creations in his interview here.

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Two Fat Ladies

Lego Harley Davidson '88'A far more professional Lego site beat us to publishing this spectacular 1:10 Harley Davidson ’88’ by TLCB favourite Brickonwheels, however our witty titles guy is back (points if you get this one!) and it’s just too cool not to post here too. Featuring a chromed 88 cubic inch engine and a brilliant rear wheel choice – using two 2903 wheels with a wide tyre stretched around both – you can find full galleries of this incredible motorcycle on both MOCpages and Flickr.

TLCB also interviewed Bricksonwheels recently and you can read the transcript in our Master MOCers series here, where he shares his building techniques, how he got into LEGO model-making, and his favourite bricks and builders.

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The Walking Dead

Lego The Walking DeadIt looks like the Zombie Apocalypse has reached LEGO City too. Luckily there’s a little plastic version of Daryl from The Walking Dead complete with his chopper to keep the other mini-figures safe from the hoarding undead. See more and show your appreciation at Project Azazel‘s photostream.

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