Today the LEGO Group and Nissan revealed the new LEGO® Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO. The LEGO car is made from 298 elements and it will be available next year.
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 B. Christiansen, LEGO Group CEO
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!Said Asako Hoshino, Executive vice president of Nissan
The facts below.
|Nissan GT-R NISMO||LEGO® 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||195 mph *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|
*1 All times estimated
*2 Estimated figure, please observe and obey all local laws and speed limits
*3 Actual range may very based on driving conditions. This figure for comparison only.