Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions DLC (Xbox Series S)

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions DLC (Xbox Series S)

The Horizon Festival and LEGO Group present a wonderous new LEGO Valley to race and explore, inviting drivers to amass their own Brick Collection and construct a Master Builder’s House and garage with amazing LEGO Speed Champions cars.

Pros:

  • Lush Lego inspired graphics.
  • 6.1gb download size.
  • Gamerscore.
  • Play at anytime as its a point on the map.
  • Launches its own little game world “Lego Valley” with opening intro movie.
  • Opening tour of the valley with you driving around in a couple of cars.
  • All new commentary and DJ sets.
  • Day/night cycle.
  • Bricks- earn bricks by doing challenges and you can pin them and add a route to the challenge.
  • Map works the same as in Forza, Mark, and unlock new points on the map.
  • 18 areas to discover.
  • All events are unlocked but need to be discovered, you can see undiscovered routes and event signs on the map sometimes.
  • Same handling model.
  • Uses the weather effects like rain.
  • Events can still be played-solo, co-op, pvp and rivals.
  • Don’t have to use Lego cars in races.
  • Discover new roads whilst racing in events.
  • Play how you want.
  • The Lego challenge board keeps unlocking new events and challenges.
  • All new roads to discover.
  • Credits and unlocks work between the dlc and main game instantly.
  • Speed traps are back and have leaderboards.
  • Can fast travel around the map.
  • Has its own menu entry to view stats, challenges, alien plants smashed and fast travel.
  • Smash through Lego trees, bushes and walls.
  • Master Builders House-collect bricks and upgrade your house for rewards.
  • Can complete challenges even if you haven’t pinned them.
  • Unlock new cars by building them with bricks.
  • Bonus cubes-hidden around the map and smash them for a skills boost.
  • All new cars have their own mastery set of unlocks.
  • Near instant loading times when fast travelling.
  • Beuty spots have a fly over option.
  • Fun challenges like knocking over flowers or bins.

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions DLC (Xbox Series S)

Cons:

  • Not all of the area is Lego and it is a bit immersive breaking.
  • Using real cars feels wrong.
  • Takes a long time to get the later builds completed.
  • Cheap AI tactics in places.
  • Can be hard to see the track layout sometimes.
  • Getting the boards to show is a pain.
  • You stood on some Lego last night when stumbling to the toilet and couldn’t scream as you didn’t want to wake any up so you are now taking your hatred out on this DLC.

Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions DLC (Xbox Series S)

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
9/10

Summary

Always liked the Forza series as it’s a bit more fun and arcadey over Gran Turismo but my problem is always progression. It would take so long to get to the good stuff that I would usually burn out or get fatigued with driving. Enter Lego Forza and finally, I have my perfect experience. It gets straight to it, it’s a new area to explore, a new progression model that means I can do whatever I want and still progress with unlocks. It’s not a mammoth 40-hour experience and more a play it every now and then for a while, it’s self-contained and lets me use new and old cars whilst keeping progress from and to the main game. For me, I would love these dlcs to be a stand-alone thing as it’s the right size of game for me where time is limited. Lego Forza allows me to smash it up and explore an area full of charm and beauty in equal measures whilst getting the perfect balance between real life and Lego. Overall I found this to be one of the best additions to the Forza series and a must-play!

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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