Only in Japan could something so obsessed with detail, patience and completism exist. This KPGC10 Nissan Skyline GT-R scale model is, quite simply, astounding, measuring over 21 inches in length at 1:8 scale and comprised of over 400 individual pieces that you assemble yourself — but that’s not even the astounding part. Each one of those individual pieces is mailed to you separately, week by week, over a span of two years.
The subscription lasts 100 weeks to be exact, with four to five pieces arriving each time with a small book about the GT-R itself. Just imagine the anticipation that you’ll feel whenever a new volume appears. Will it be a windshield wiper? A spare tire? The passenger-side door!?
The pieces are designed to be assembled without glue, because god forbid you screw up one of the most expensive models you’ll probably ever build. Volumes cost ¥1799 ($15) each, which means by the time the project is done you will have spent $1500 on a scale car.