Microsoft and Playground Games have announced a peculiar expansion that bring a Lego makeover to their hit racer Forza Horizon 4. Dubbed Lego Speed Championship, it brings Lego vehicles, tracks, Brick challenges, achievements and more.
Lego Speed Champions takes Forza Horizon 4 to the Lego valley, where you'll be racing and exploring while dressed in Lego garments.
As you'd expect, Lego Speed Champions brings a selection of new vehicles, including the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally.
Forza Horizon 4 players will be collecting Bricks and constructing a Master Builder's House, whose garage will house your rides of choice.
Microsoft and Playground Games also listed Lego Brick Challenges, hidden Bonus Cubes, and 31 achievements for 500 GS, all of which is slated for 13 June 2019.
Forza Horizon 4 players who went with the Ultimate Edition or other packages that include expansions, will find that it includes Lego Champions Racing. Otherwise, you'll have to pay $19.99.
Naturally, just like the original game, it's available for PC and Xbox as a Play Anywhere title, i.e. buying it once means you can play it on both platforms with cross-progression and everything.
That being said, not all players are delighted with Forza Horizon 4's Lego crossover, and most of them are adamant that if they wanted to play with Legos, they would've done it in their own time.
Granted, much of this has to do with the perception of Legos being a childish pastime, but we'll save our breath until it has launched.
The reason? Well, we're still talking about the same Forza Horizon 4 driving mechanics, which is pretty exquisite, and the same gorgeous visuals, so we've no doubt it'll at least be fun.
On the other hand, Forza Horizon 4 players have been waiting, or should we say expecting, new tracks and new cars for the original game, so Lego Speed Champions comes as a bit of a cold shower.
You can find the full announcement on Forza Horizon 4's official website here.