The LEGO Group has announced that the Nissan GT-R NISMO is coming to the LEGO Speed Champions theme this January as one of the first cars in the 2020 range – which increases the size by 25%, making each car eight studs wide as opposed to the previous six.
“In LEGO Speed Champions, we always aim to include new types of racing vehicles,” said designer Chris Stamp via the official site. “And when we focused on drifting and racing, the record-breaking Nissan GT-R, and especially the new GT-R NISMO, was at the top of our wish list. Authenticity is always our main concern, and we spent a lot of time exploring different building techniques to correctly recreate the taillights, as they are one of the most recognizable details on the car. I am really happy with the end result!”
“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,” added LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen. “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.”
The LEGO Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO will go on sale in January 2020.