The Sims Freeplay- Life Dreams & Legacies Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 26 UNLOCKS: automatic ageing, personalities & orbs TIME LIMIT: 5 days PRIZE: singing salmon

Completing this quest unlocks automatic ageing so your sims can age and die as well as the ability to give your sims personalities and earn orbs to build new places; the pet park, arcade, beach and carnival. If you complete this quest in the 5 day time limit you will unlock the singing salmon which makes your sims inspired! You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up but you won’t get the singing salmon
How long does this quest take to complete?

Right now you can reverse your sims back to the beginning of their life stage for FREE so they don’t have to die if you don’t want them to!

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

  • Call a friend on a phone- 4 minutes
  • Send invitations on a computer- 4 minutes

  • Send 5 sims to snow park
  • Tend the bar in the snow park (stay tending the bar for the next task)

  • Order a cocktail at cabin (snow park)- 32 seconds (you can only do this task when someone is tending the bar)

  • Ask Osiris about new inventions- 6 minutes 12 seconds

  • Open the age controller (see steps 1 and 2 in the image below)
  • Advance an adult sims age

  • Send a sim to the park
  • Examine the glowing orb- 1 day 20 minutes (can be found on the pier in the park)

  • Give the orb to a senior (that sim will pass away during this quest)

  • Open the life dreams menu (see image below)
  • Choose a life dream

  • Fulfil a life dream- you could get any one of these life dreams, I have included how to complete them (times may vary):
    • I want to read Sci Fi books from a preteen bookshelf- 4 hours (Select Sci Fi from preteen bookshelf)
    • I want to debunk theories of relativity while drinking tea- 13 hours 20 minutes (Select debunk theory of relativity on teapot)
    • I want to write letters to sci fi celebrities on the computer- 7 hours 12 minutes (Letters to celebs option on computer)
    • I want to get all Dr Whoozits memorabillia via the internet and send it to a museum- 11 hours 42 minutes (Select the option on a computer)
    • I want to talk to tech support about computer systems on the phone- 4 hours 30 minutes (Select the option on the phone)
    • I want to create an edible board game army by baking gingerbread sims- 6 hours (Bake Gingerbread on a stove)
    • I want to read encyclopedias from bookshelfs- 3 hours (Select encyclopedia on a bookshelf)
    • I want to argue with park statue constantly about the virtues of Dr Whoozits- 8 hours 20 minutes  (Click on the thinking man statue in the park)
    • I want to have many scientific breakthroughs in the bath- 9 minutes (Select the option on a bath)
    • I want to strategize chess on a chessboard as often as possible-6 hours (Select the option on a chess board)
    • I want to have marathon movie sessions on a TV- 8 hours (Select Movie Marathon on a TV)
    • I want to tell a lot of sims all about Ms Vampire Slayer- 10 hours (requires another sim, select option)
  • Have a senior ask Osiris for help- 5 minutes

  • Tap on the beach, carnival, arcade or pet park on island

  • Have a senior ask Osiris for help- 20 seconds

  • Fulfil a life dream- (the same as you did before)
  • Have a scientific breakthrough in the bath- 9 minutes

  • Debunk theory of relativity while drinking tea- 10 hours 30 minutes

  • Have a senior grow watermelons- 1 hour (works with an adult and can be started early)
  • Bake gingerbread sims- 6 hours (again works with adult and can be started early)
  • Complete a cycle of life (goodbye senior sim!)


Still confused with life dreams?  Read my Frequently Asked Questions about Life Dreams post here and my Guide to Life Dreams and Orbs post here

How can I stop my sims dying? The Pausing a Sims Life post may help!

Personalities: Animal Fanatic, EntertainerGeeky and Sporty 

Places: Arcade, Beach, Carnival and Pet Park

Time Limited Prize: Singing Salmon


Is the prize worth it? Yes it really is worth it! It makes it so much easier to keep your sims in a good mood but you have to wait 30 minutes for it to recharge before you can use it again.

Where can I find it? In the decorations section

Cost? S1,500

Right now you can reverse your sims back to the beginning of their life stage for FREE so they don’t have to die if you don’t want them to!

What do I do now all the main quests are complete? There are loads of discovery quests to complete too and the game is updated frequently with loads of new content!


Last updated September 2019


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1,342 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Life Dreams & Legacies Quest

  1. I have had the Life Dreams and Legacies quest available to start for over a month now but don’t want to complete it because I don’t really care for it and what it does to the characters. I’ve played the game 2 times before, and I always had a hard time earning the orbs, and the quest made me honestly hate playing the game. Other than the pet park, beach, etc., am I missing out?

  2. I completed the quest.. now everyone is getting older. Can I undo something? I dont have orbs to pause their age but besides restarting the game how can I stop this?

  3. If I don’t think I can’t get enough platinum orbs, and my sims died can I still remake the sim all over again after they die? Or I can’t remake any sims? Just wondering because I basically love ALL my sims. I really don’t want to lose any of them or make them old. And I don’t think I can get enough platinum orbs. BTW, I love your blog!!!!! It is very very helpful and useful!!! I hope you respond!!!

  4. Hi, I wanted to finish the stitches quest because I aim to have the quilted furnitures BUT I do not want my sims to age and die. If I finish the stitches quest and don’t start this quest will my sims still age and die?

    Thanks for your awesome blog btw, this is my go-to for sims freeplay facts. 🙂

    • You had to have a baby in the two and a half sims quest, its the same for this quest. Place a crib in the house of a married couple, click to add a baby and wait for the baby to arrive, click again when it arrives to customise the baby and complete the goal.

  5. I cant have a baby at the end of dreams and legacies quest . i already place the crib in my married sims house. What should i do ?

    • You need to place the crib in a house of a married couple that doesn’t already have two children as you can only have 4 sims living in a house at one time. If you are at your sim count limit for that level you will also not be able to add another sim until you level up.

  6. I finished my toddlers life dream but the advance to next age button is not there and it says complete your sims life dreams. The only way for my toddler to age up if for me to wait or use 2 lps.

  7. Hi… If I avoid doing this quest will my game also avoid the ageing process… hence I can just keep my sims as I want? Is it such a bad idea not to do this quest? I sometimes wish there was a break in having to do quests and discoveries so I can simply take a few days to do what I want instead of having to do something specific, or go crazy trying to make deadlines etc.

    Also – amazing website, well done! Your efforts are so appreciated. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

    • Yes, your sims will only start ageing when this quest begins so if you do not start this quest your sims will not age.
      It’s really up to you, it’s not a bad idea if you don’t want your sims to age.
      I agree with you there, it would be great if there was a pause button on these quests!

      You’re welcome and thank you very much!

  8. I read somewhere the automatic aging happens at a particular step during the dreams and legacies quest, not when it automatically begins upon completion of In Stitches. Is this true? I’d like to complete the previous quest and avoid the aging. Do I need to avoid completing the In Stitches quest and thus not get the quilt making hobby? So confused!

    Thank you by the way! You have a very helpful blog that helped me a lot!

    • It depends, they often change it when they update the game, sometimes it starts when you begin the quest, other times it begins when you reach the advance an adult sim stage so I always recommend not finishing the previous quest because even if it does happen at the moment when you reach a certain goal in that quest you cannot guarantee that it will stay like that, they may put it back to ageing starting when you begin the quest so your sims will start to age.
      You’re welcome, I’m glad it helps!

      • Ooh! Sneaky! I’ll take the safe route then and not complete In Stitches. Bye-bye quilt making hobby! I think I’ll make the jump down the line when I complete all the discovery quests and have all my buildings built…maybe. lol… I’m level 38 and I still have the salsa and basement ones to do, and buildings to build. Thank you so much for clarifying!

  9. This is my first time playing this far into the game and I really wish Id never started this quest! I have an entire headcannon built around my town and every house was built specifically for the family and each simple has a well thought out story and personality in my head! And now they’re all gonna die! I was so excited to not have any more quests in my queue but I should’ve read about this quest before I started it. 😦

  10. Will My Sims Still Age If I Don’t play the game for a month ?? I mean How Odd it will Be To Just Create a Baby sim and just leave the game idle for a couple of months and when you return,he’s dead !! That will be sad……Also,This Blog is Amazing !! I am a regular for your blogs and my game is running smooth as I read everything here,Thanks….

  11. How do I have a baby? I already have a crib it doesn’t show me the add baby blurb. I don’t know if its because my Sims already have two teenagers or because of something else,

  12. I think I am gonna complete all the discovery quests first and expand my town before I start this quest. I imagine community events are gonna be a bit more of a pain after completing this quest. Since you’d have to do all the tasks for that for that in the sim aging time limit.

  13. Hi, how does the aging work with the professional workplaces? It’s taken me forever to try and upgrade them. If my sims age automatically will I still be able to get the items needed to keep upgrading the workplaces? Or will I have to have new sims start at the very beginning?

  14. I was counting how many times you need to do an action in order to get an orb

    I found that make fan made movies I had to do 17 times before it asks me to age to senior when I am going for a bronze but I had to do the action 34 times before it asked when going for a platinum. Is this normal? Why is it making me do the action more and more?

    Thanks for your help! From what I can see you spend so much of your time and energy to help people in this game.

  15. I’m not going to do this quest and I am attached to all of my sims. Am I allowed to do that if so can you cancel a quest with out getting the end prize

  16. Hello if my sims die can I make something like a graveyard for them? And thank you very much for all the helpful information.

  17. If I have multi singing salmons and only use one of them to inspire, do I have to wait for (the) singing salmon to recharge alone or do I have to wait for all of them to recharge?

  18. Hey Hun thanks so much for answering my other question. I wanted to know with this quest (life dreams and legacies) I am on the second task send a invitation thru a email. So just so I understand correctly now that I’ve started my sims will start to age? Also how long does the LP keep them from aging? And last can you buy the orbs with real money to stop them from aging I worked to hard and yes put ALOT of real money into this game to just let it all go. Please help…And thank you again for your blog and your help thru this game. Dana Simaholic Beauty!!!

  19. Is it true that now we can stop ageing to next phase of life without using lp? I didn’t complete in stitches quest to avoid ageing and death.. if now we can stop ageing for free I can carry on with my quests 🙂

  20. I used a platinum life orb to pause a preteen, do I have to use another one after if I decide to advance her to a teen with the age controller or use a birthday cake on her?

  21. Hey, what is the green line going around my sims head on the sim tracker? Thanks for all your help this is a great blog xx

  22. i absolutely love this game however im not in love with this quest. how do i earn orbs? im terrified to begin this quest 😦

  23. Hey, Thanks to you that i will consider slowly whether I’ll finish the quest or not. But i was just wondering, if all sims in one house has died, will i be able to make a new sim? I mean… It’s just a click away to make the same exact sim that died. And what happens when we dont fulfil their lifegoals? Dream ?

    I’ve been reading your explanations for so long and i just love u for so much dedication, it really helps..

  24. What happens if just before you complete the cycle of sim(in the task) you reset that sim’s age back to the start point? Does that mean you have to fill up the hours again to finish that task?

  25. Okay everytime i complete a quest the next just automatically starts…but i don’t want to do the life and legacy quest because they will die…so if it starts automatically after completing the sticthing quest will they beginning to age die even if im not doing the quest

  26. how early can i start having a baby? can i do it at the very start, but wait until i reach that quest to add baby sim ?

    • You can start it at any point during this quest but you have to stay away from that house until you get the goal to add a baby then you can go to the house and click on the crib to add the baby to the town.

  27. Hi there, sorry if this has already posted, don’t get how to work this site, two things

    A) if a child is left without parents (i started the add baby process to the sims family that will die) will another sim be able to adopt it e.g. a sims older sibling who’s in the adult stage.

    B) are you still able to refresh the progress, and is there a limit as to how many of these you can do before it starts costing

  28. Hii! I was wondering if you can still can still start the sims timer again, instead of it costing lps, as of today’s date. Is it still free? Also, do you like to complete the life dreams and legacies quest or have to chosen not to complete it, and do you like it? Xoxo

    • As of the latest update this is still free. I don’t mind the life dreams, when it first came out I didn’t want my sims to die but you get used to the new feature and can recreate sims using platinum orbs and pause them forever or just reversing them for free which does help!

  29. Hello.. Can you help me with this quest?

    I want to debunk theories of relativity while drinking tea- 13 hours 20 minutes (Select debunk theory of relativity on teapot)

    I can’t find this quest on teaset or mr. boiler. Should I buy the keetle but my level is still not enough. Thank you.

  30. Hi I just reached the part where I have to presss the button to start the machine, but I can’t find any button anywhere! Came on this blog-go to place for sims btw- and I’ve realised what completing this quest entails! I’m glad I read before I finished the “age a sim” part. Though I’d still like to know why I can’t see the button. Hope there’s no update and my sims don’t age.

  31. I apologize if this has been answered, I tried to look. I had to age another sim for this quest which made him a senior. I do not see the option to change him back to an adult. Is that possible to do? I already had a senior sim from the seniors quest, I didn’t want to age this one yet. I thought we could change them back since it just wanted us to see how it was done.

  32. I had a baby already at the time it asked me to have a baby. Since ​it didn’t automatically accept it I turned that baby to toddler and then tried to have a new baby with a different couple​. But no go. Help

    • Have you already reached your sim count for that level? If so you will need to delete a sim you already have so you can add the baby or wait until you level up. Also make sure the couple you are trying to add the baby to are married and there isn’t already 4 sims living in that house.

  33. I would like to ask you if I did not play sims for a month after completing this mission Will I lose all my sims after a month because the age process is running during that month?

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