Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions makes racing awesome

Playground Games and Microsoft's upcoming expansion for Forza Horizon 4 injects a bit of lighthearted fun into the world of high-speed exotic cars.


Expansion content aimed at a younger crowd is nothing new for the Forza Horizon series. Back in 2017, the team at Playground Games released a Hot Wheels-branded expansion for Forza Horizon 3, adding a variety of licensed cars and zany tracks to that arcade racing juggernaut. Now two years later, the team is back at it with the new LEGO Speed Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4. We got to speak with the folks at Playground about the process of marrying the LEGO license to the world of exotic cars while on the show floor at E3 2019.

For the price of $19.99 (or free for owners of the Ultimate Edition of Forza Horizon 4), Forza owners can add a helping of awesome to one of the best racing games of this console generation. Including an all-new world to traverse, open world events, and special LEGO cars, this expansion adds countless hours of fun to a package that was already bursting at the seams.

The official announcement from Microsoft outlines the key features that racers can expect from LEGO Speed Champions:

  • Explore a LEGO Themed World – In an all-new valley filed with LEGO brick structures, find out how fast you can go around the Falcon Speedway and how far you can jump in the fun-filled Super Mega Awesome Adventure Stunt Park. Experience how seasons change a LEGO city, airport, UFO crash site, pirate cove and more.
  • Discover LEGO Brick Challenges – Embark on a new LEGO Brick Challenge Campaign that rewards free exploration and build a Master Builder’s House as your collection grows. You will also encounter other new gameplay challenges such as LEGO Speed Ramps and Destruction challenges.
  • Become a LEGO Speed Champion – Collect and race new LEGO Speed Champions cars, such as the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione and the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally, against real world cars that utilize the Forza racing franchise’s renowned physics and handling. You can also work to become a LEGO Speed Champion hero in a grand finale race on an epic LEGO Goliath route.

The fun starts on June 13th when Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions is released.

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Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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