The Lego Group and Nissan Motor Corporation have revealed a model that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. This is the first-ever partnership between Lego and a Japanese automaker.
Available globally in January 2020, the Lego Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo is 25% bigger than the previous Speed Champions themed sets. It is also made from 298 Lego bricks, which captures the authentic and intricate details of the real race car in a relatively small Lego model.
“In addition to offering a wonderful and fun building and play experience, we hope the model will also inspire children to learn more about engineering and how to create things in real life. Just as engineers across decades have improved the design and performance of this car, children build, unbuild and rebuild during play – stimulating and developing crucial skills, such as creativity, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking. Inspiring them to become the builders of tomorrow is our mission,” said Niels Christiansen, CEO of Lego Group.
“The GT-R has been part of my life since I was 10 years old. Working with the LEGO Group was like awakening my inner 10-year-old self to rediscover what makes the GT-R so special to me. It’s amazing how much the LEGO Group’s attention to detail reminds me of our own craftsmen,” added Hiroshi “Mr. GT-R” Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for the GT-R.