Nissan GT-R NISMO is the latest car to receive the Lego treatment

Lego and Nissan team up to pay tribute to the most extreme, most capable GT-R in history...

You can now own a Nissan GT-R NISMO, in Lego form, thanks to the latest tie-up between the Danish construction toy conglomerate and a leading car manufacturer. Lego Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen and Asako Hoshino, executive vice president at Nissan, launched the new model at Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama.

The Lego Speed Champions Nissan GT-R NISMO, to give it its full name, pays tribute to the legendary supercar, and will be available globally from January 2020 - not quite in time for Christmas. Aimed primarily at children, the new model consists of 298 pieces and wears the familiar black, white and red NISMO livery.

3,599-piece Lego Bugatti Chiron

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.”

Lego reckons an ‘expert’ builder can complete the model in 20 minutes, compared to an hour for a ‘normal’ builder. Being part of the Speed Champions series means it is smaller and less intricate, and therefore is likely to be less expensive than many other Lego sets, which means that adults may also be forgiven for picking this one up.

Lego also announced that the Lego Speed Champion sets launched from 2020 onwards will be more realistic than ever, as well as 25% bigger. Prices have yet to be announced but we can be confident that, as usual, the Lego kit will come in considerably less expensive that the car on which it is based. The latest 2020 version of the Nissan GT-R NISMO costs £174,995 and produces 592bhp from its 3.8-litre turbocharged V6 engine. The Nismo version receives comprehensive revisions over the standard car with a Brembo braking system featuring carbon ceramic discs and a full body kit that’s faithfully recreated by the new Lego model. 

What's your favourite Lego car model? Let us know in the comments section below...

Recommended

Best sports cars 2021
Best Sports cars - header
Mazda MX-5

Best sports cars 2021

From the McLaren 720S to Mazda MX-5, these are the 10 sports cars that we think are the best on sale
3 Jun 2021
Nissan GT-R review
Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R review

Japan’s iconic super coupe is showing its age, in spite of immense performance and a high-tech image
7 May 2021

Most Popular

Best electric cars to buy 2021
Best electric cars
Electric cars

Best electric cars to buy 2021

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
19 Oct 2021
New 2022 Range Rover: Land Rover's flagship SUV to be revealed tomorrow
Range Rover leak - front
Land Rover Range Rover

New 2022 Range Rover: Land Rover's flagship SUV to be revealed tomorrow

The new Range Rover will be officially revealed tomorrow, although leaked images have already appeared on social media
25 Oct 2021
New Kia EV6 2021 review
Kia EV6 front tracking
Kia EV6

New Kia EV6 2021 review

With a sporty drive, 300-plus miles of range and plenty of tech - could the new Kia EV6 be one of the best electric cars on sale?
19 Oct 2021