Lego is no stranger in the automotive space when it comes to creating automobile sets. Some of its most desirable creations yet include its line of Technic sets which include the Bugatti Chiron, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, among others. Because of its intricate details and numerous parts, the Lego Tecnic product lineup is quite pricey, which is why many people opt for the Lego Speed Champions lineup instead. For its latest creation, Lego has teamed up with Nissan to create the Nissan GT-R Nismo.
Being a Speed Champions product, it costs far less than the Lego Tecnic ones. It’s also composed of fewer parts–289 to be precise, which should make it both easier to assemble and more affordable. The Nissan GT-R Nismo Lego model was revealed by Lego Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen and Asako Hoshino, executive vice president at Nissan, at the automaker’s global headquarters in Yokohama.
Niels B. Christiansen 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.”
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 honored 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!”
Lego has done quite a good job of creating the Nissan GT-R Nismo, especially with its small details such as the V-Motion grille and its iconic quad circular taillights. Lego also took note of the black and red splitters, quad exhausts, as well as the GT-R Nismo’s various badges and trim pieces.
The Lego Speed Champions Nissan GT-R Nismo will be available globally in January 2020 as a part of the Lego Speed Champions product lineup. New for 2020, LEGO Speed Champions replicas will be 25% bigger and more realistic than ever. We do wish, however, that this would come out earlier, just in time for the holidays.