Forza Horizon 4 – Lego Speed Champions | Review

One surprise from this year’s E3 was that there was no new Forza game announced, instead we were treated to the news of the Lego Speed Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4.

What was best was that we didn’t have long to wait to get our hands on the expansion as it was to release the Thursday after the Xbox conference, bonus! 

The start of the expansion begins in truly Forza-esq fashion, having you race from one point to the Festival site, while at the time trying out several cars, and in this instance, as it’s a Lego expansion, they’re Lego Cars. We get the Ferrari F40, Lego Mini and the McLaren Senna – You start the game off in the Lego Mini and gradually as you work your way through the races and events available you will have all 3 cars in your arsenal. 

Lego Ferrari F40

The first thing I did with this expansion (and it was the same for Fortune Island) was to have a drive around the new area and get myself acquainted (and clear the achievement for all roads driven on) with what it had to offer. I must admit I was loving what was on offer, mixing the Forza structure with the world of Lego was a thing of beauty. Seeing Lego items all around me, but suddenly seeing a real tree there was just… different, so totally different, but this was for me, the thing that helped shape the expansion. Keeping the Forza ethic and reminding people that they were still playing a Forza game, while at the same time saying ‘Hey, look at this new awesome crazy expansion’ was a balance that was finely tuned and displayed perfectly.

Lego Speed Champions also added in some new features as well to keep the game fresh for players and also to get more involved, especially to try and make it enticing for those who would have to pay for the expansion. One of the new features in the expansion that makes up for most of what you do is the Master Builders house. As you go through races and do the different challenges available, you collect bricks, and when you collect certain milestones you can build your house and add to it and each milestone will bring you something new to the house, such as a pool, football pitch and extra levels on the house. In the grand scheme of things, it means nothing, you can’t do anything with the house, but it looks cool and gives you a purpose to do each of the challenges and races that are on offer. 

Lego Master Builders House

I like the variety that Lego Valley brings to the game, you have the dirt roads, the town centre, the desert area and the racing track at the top, which all provides a good variety for the races and challenges on offer. Which I will say is pretty much how Forza Horizon 4 has been since it released last year. The variety not only in Lego Valley, but the main Great Britain area and Fortune Island is something that always pulls me back into the game, the expansions are always worth the price you’re paying (or paid if you bought the ultimate edition) because there is so much more content to play through and there is always something new for you to try out and especially with the Lego Speed Champion expansion it brings a whole new dynamic to the game while keeping the Forza formula going.

If you haven’t picked up any of the expansions for Forza Horizon 4, I would highly recommend them and none more so than the Lego Speed Champions one. The content available and the additions to the game are worth every penny

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