Microsoft’s driving simulation Forza Horizon 4 might pride itself on its accurate depiction of its cars and the English countryside, but its creators have taken leave of reality with the latest downloadable expansion, Lego Speed Champions.
Based on the popular Lego toy line of the same name, the Lego Speed Champions expansion allows players, to get behind the wheel of the Lego versions of the McLaren Senna, 1967 Mini Cooper S rally, and Ferrari F40 Competizione from the eponymous toy line.
Despite being based on blocky toys, Forza Horizon 4’s developers didn’t skimp on accuracy as the in-game Lego models boast “the most realistic looking Lego models ever put in a game”, with the Lego models sporting the pressed-on-sticker look and embossed Lego logos on the studs, just as how the real-life toys would appear.
Adding to that, players can race both the Lego cars and their real-life counterparts through a Lego-themed region known as Lego Valley, which is populated with nine zones, some of which are based on popular Lego toy sets, and features a Lego city and Lego race track.
Given Lego video games’ trademark blasé attitude towards the concept of structural integrity, players are free to wreak havoc on the Lego-themed scenery in both Lego brick shaped cars and real life cars from the game with little consequence.
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All in, together with a new “Brick Challenge” campaign, the game’s developers say that the expansion contains around “10 to 15 hours of additional gameplay” with Forza Horizon 4’s headlining seasonal changes also playing its part in the virtual plastic block world.
Forza Horizon 4’s Lego Speed Champions expansion will be available for download worldwide from tomorrow for Xbox One and Windows 10 computers, for the price of AUD$29.95 from the Microsoft online store.
That being said, the expansion is free for players who already own the Forza Horizon 4 Unlimited Edition, Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle, and Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-ons Bundle.