LEGO Group to Produce Nissan GT-R Nismo Model
Danish company LEGO are set to produce the Nissan GT-R Nismo in brick form.
Japanese manufacturer Nissan have partnered with LEGO Group to create a miniature model of the famous Nissan GT-R Nismo for their 2020 ‘Speed Champions’ line. The GT-R marks the first of the sets, which are noted to be 25% larger than they had been previously.
The model is constructed using 298 individual pieces and will go on sale from January 2020. Niels B. Christiansen, LEGO Group CEO, said: “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.”
Nissans vice president, Asako Hoshino said: “The Nissan GT-R and the LEGO brand are both renowned and loved by fans of all ages throughout the world, and we are honoured to be the first-ever Japanese car manufacturer to partner with the LEGO Group.
“Many of our Nissan customers can trace their automotive passion back to when they built LEGO cars as children. With this partnership, everyone can be a `takumi’ – the specialized craftsmen that build the GT-R.
“And, it’s the GT-R’s 50th anniversary this year, so what better way to celebrate than to share the GT-R with Nissan and LEGO fans around the world!”
Below is a fun table produced by LEGO Group and Nissan to compare the real-life GT-R and the LEGO model.
Nissan GT-R Nismo
LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo
|Development Time||10-plus years||Approximately 12 months|
|Parts||More than 90,000||298|
|Assembly time||Approximately 8 hours for the vehicle, plus additional hours for the takumi-built engine *1||Expert LEGO® builder: 20 minutes
Normal LEGO® builder: 1 hour
|Top speed||315+ kph *2||Hand-driven|
|Gears||6-speed dual-clutch||1 forward, 1 backward|
|Weight||1720 kg||193 g|
|Building instructions||Not included||Included|
|Range||550+ km *3||Unlimited|
|Hours of fun||Endless||Endless|