The LEGO Group and Nissan have revealed a model that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R NISMO.
The LEGO Group and Nissan have revealed a new model that pays tribute to one of the most iconic Japanese supercars, the Nissan GT-R NISMO.
The actual 2020 GT-R NISMO was also unveiled at the event along with its LEGO version The 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.
The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO set will be available globally in January 2020. It will be one of the first in the 2020 Speed Champions themed sets, which will be 25% bigger than in previous years. The GT-R NISMO model, made from 298 LEGO elements, captures the authentic and intricate details of the life-size race car in a relatively small LEGO model.
Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan's Chief Product Specialist for the GT-R - known informally as 'Mr. GT-R' - gave the scaled-down LEGO version his stamp of approval, "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 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."
Appearing alongside the LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO was also the 2020 GT-R NISMO. Available now, the most extreme, most capable GT-R in history features carbon fibre on the front and rear bumpers, as well as on the roof, trunk and rear spoiler. The car also gets new lightweight wheels and new tires, a re-tuned suspension and transmission, as well as Brembo carbon brakes and new turbochargers.