Posted June 12, 2019 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Everything We Know About Forza Lego Speed Champions

Forza Lego Speed Champions
Forza Lego Speed Champions

UPDATE: Check out our extensive Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions review!

There’s just one day until the Forza LEGO Speed Champions expansion launches, but we can’t wait to share with you everything we’ve learnt about it so far since its official reveal during the E3 2019 Xbox Press Conference on Monday.

We weren’t sure what to make of the Forza LEGO Speed Champions reveal at first, however after watching the full Twitch monthly Forza update stream we are now incredibly excited to enter the Lego world. The expansion has been built from the ground up using a Lego builder and then incorporating the Forza Horizon 4 world into it. It’s the first time the Playground Games developers have been restricted to building a world where all sizes must be relevant to a single Lego brick, and though there were moments when they thought it wasn’t going to work well, it has definitely all come together into a beautiful world.

Forza Lego Speed Champions Logo

It looks like the LEGO world built for LEGO Speed Champions is smaller than Fortune Island, the first expansion for Forza Horizon 4, however we can confirm that the new expansion has twice as many roads to explore, and 18 key locations. There’s a lot packed in to the world including a desert, a pirate cove, “Brickchester” city, an airport (drag strip), and more. The attention to Lego detail is incredible, with things like clear blocks used to hold up the white clouds you see scattered around the map (because Lego can’t hover!). The town of Brickchester is skewed compared to the rest of the map which the developers revealed is actually built on top of a lego turntable so it was able to be done within the constraints of the Lego builder. There’s a lot to digest throughout this world, and LEGO fans are going to be seriously impressed with the attention to detail.

We also know there are 31 achievements worth 500 points to add to your gamerscore, three base Lego cars including the iconic McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 and 1967 Mini Cooper S as well as many more LEGO cars will be available to race, however fans can also bring their real cars into the Lego map. It is unknown whether the LEGO cars can be brought back to Great Britain yet, however we don’t see any reason why they won’t be.

Forza Lego Speed Champions

At the start of the expansion you will find an empty LEGO board waiting for you to build your very own house on. As you complete challenges you will unlock and upgrade your house and garage. You will have your own LEGO person which will be customisable with new items, many of which you’ll find in Horizon Wheel Spins, and oh yeah, there will be plenty of racing and challenges to complete.

Unfortunately not everything in the world will be destructible, but the things that do get destroyed on impact break apart as you’d expect a LEGO construction to. There’s still a clear distinction between big and small trees so players will instantly recognise which trees they can’t crash through as they’re cutting seconds off the Trailblazer challenges. Large buildings won’t be destructible, but that doesn’t mean we don’t expect some crazy screenshots with Lego flying everywhere. It looks like the expansion will take a good 20 hours or so to complete, though nothing has been revealed yet regarding Forzathon or a possible barn find, so we’ll have to wait and see how much time will be spent in the LEGO Speed Champions world.

Lastly, there will be a very own LEGO radio station featuring songs that have been used throughout the history of LEGO, including the iconic LEGO theme “Everything is AWESOME!” The station has its own DJ’s and let’s just say one of them is less than impressed with having to play that song every hour of every day, letting his listeners know that the song makes him sick. Rest easy my DJ friend, you are not alone.

Reddit user u/TheRacingMonkey has stitched together what is so far the best Forza LEGO Speed Champions map we’ve seen outside of the Twitch monthly Forza update stream. You can check it out below:

Forza Lego Speed Champions Map

Watch the full Forza LEGO Speed Champions E3 2019 Launch Trailer below:

 

The Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions expansion invites you to race and explore a wonderous new LEGO Valley brought to life at the Horizon Festival. Amass your own Brick Collection and construct a Master Builder’s House with a garage of amazing LEGO Speed Champions cars.

The Forza LEGO Speed Champions expansion launches on June 13, 2019 on Xbox One and Windows PC platforms, and is free with Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition. Find out more at the official Forza LEGO Speed Champions website.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?