A Lego motorcycle shop

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“Lets start with the female manager doing a smokey burnout and the entrance to the service bay,” describes Larry Friedman, the designer of this Lego bike shop. The three-story building makes room for four bike service bays, an accessories department and even a display of Dainese gear. Larry’s hoping to drum up enough interest to turn this shop into an official kit sold by Lego.

“This building was an old warehouse that’s been rennovated,” continues Larry. “The service bay, with brick-built doors, is down a narrow alley. The alley isn’t in the best shape (looks like someone has been doing burnouts in the alley as well); the city’s budget is stretched so there is no money to repave it.”

We dig Larry’s eye for combining authentic features like that burnout strip with a motorcycle shop ideal that’s at once realistic and romanticized. It’s sort of everyone’s idea of the perfect place to get your bike serviced or just jaw with the sexy burnout mechanic lady.

“Being that the manager is female, she decided to put up pleasing wallpaper, if she had left it up to the men the walls would have been covered with newspaper clippings and old Farah Fawcett posters.”

You also have to admire Larry’s mastery of the Lego artform. Not only is he able to fully realize his vision of a bike shop using standard bricks, but the attention to detail is simply mind boggling.

“Lets take a look at the service level [above], clockwise from the left we have the elevator used to move bikes from the service bay to the second-floor showroom (you didn’t think they would hump them up the stairs did you?); a dyno to tune the bikes; emergency fire equipment; vents for the HVAC I mentioned before; a poster of a cute girl on a Guzzi cafe racer; a back room under the stairs for Harry Potter… I mean the coffee maker and bathroom; the workbench with tools, drill press, radio and service manuals, and a coke vending machine (although you can’t see it, I’m using a string-piece and a jumper plate to simulate the vending machine being plugged in).”

If the bike shop gets 10,000 likes on Lego community CUUSOO, the company will turn it into an official kit, you can help with that here.

  • Campisi

    Ouch, not even sixty supporters.

  • rohorn

    I,uh,I mean my kids need this badly for my desk, er, their toy box…

    (Nevermind what can be done with Lego Mindstorms, some sensors, and maybe an Android unit)

  • Scott-jay

    Lego my leg.
    Since we’re doin’ Legos, oldest gave me FLW’s Fallingwater at father’s day.
    [still no gallery for me]

  • Glenngineer

    This is so awesome, but 62 supporters when I checked. A bummer. I registered just to make it 63.

  • Ratlanta

    I’m the designer of this set. It’s only at 64 now, but the support has to start sometime, and it will only go up. The more people who know about and register to vote the sooner it will happen. Surely there are 10k riders in the world who would dig having it.

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Gotta start somewhere.

    • http://twitter.com/metabomber Jesse

      Been into LEGO and motorcycles for almost as long as I can remember. This is a no-brainer, especially with the IOM flag. Registered, recommended. Best of luck, Ratlanta!

  • Ax

    #65 here. Want one of these for my nephew. We need more moto-related kid stuff that doesn’t have “Harley-Davidson” plastered all over it.

  • Ratlanta

    Lego currently sells a technic set which is a pretty good Speed Triple with under seat pipes.

  • BMW11GS

    Lego’s still inspire