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Nissan Skyline designer insights from Chris Stamp

76917 Nissan Skyline GT-R has been announced and we had the opportunity to ask Chris Stamp, Speed Champions' Design Manager, about this set a couple of months ago.

What can you tell us about the new Nissan Skyline?

Our third movie car is the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34, from 2 Fast 2 Furious. Unlike in 2022, this set will be released on the 1st of January and it was designed as a collaboration between Søren Dyrhøj and myself. Søren worked mainly on the bodywork, before I came in and finalised some of the details.

What I find most fascinating about this car is how it is constructed using so many wacky techniques, even though it looks fairly simple from the outside. We have brick-built the stripes down the centre and they seem pretty basic, but that has meant using plates and NEXO Knights shields sideways and creating an entire seam through the middle. We could have built the stripes with a two-module-wide grey stripe between the blue stripes very easily, but that would not be correct.

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