The Sims Freeplay- Brilliant Backyard Live Event

Early Access to Beta Provided by EA/ Firemonkeys (Presented by EA GameChangers) may differ from actual version


ONCE THE 9 DAY TIME LIMIT IS UP YOU WILL HAVE 2 DAYS TO PURCHASE ANY PACKS YOU HAVE LEFT– you will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts items or coins, you have to use the resources you have, if you don’t have enough resources all you can do is use social points to buy the requirements or wait until the event returns!

The Brilliant Backyard Live Event unlocks brand new furniture, decor and planters for your sims gardens, get started now to complete this event in the 9 day time limit! If you haven’t already you need to update your game to the Brilliant Backyards update for this event to appear
Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

This event is only here for 9 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!

Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!

NOTE: I completed this on the Early Access Beta so some information may be slightly different but I will update the post as I complete the event.

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the birdhouse event button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Pretty Planters pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SPs or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the pretty planters pack (click on the birdhouse event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the planter event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus gems as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 9 which means you can use the station 9 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one)) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SPs


  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the birdhouse event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.

Prizes: The first of each prize is free

1.Pretty Planters- requires 50 candles to buy

Plantable Agapanthus (S24,000) and Single Short Redwood Planter (S27,000)(planters section)

2.Constructor Coins

3.Constructor Coins

4.Frosted Screens- Short and Long Screens

Short Screens- requires 700 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Single and Double Frosted Fences (outdoor decorations section)

White Single (S15,000) White Double (S24,000) Grey Single and Double (2LP)

Long Screens- requires 2,100 candles and 10 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Quad and Corner Frosted Fences (outdoor decorations section)

White Quad and Corner (S30,000) Grey Quad (3LP) Grey Corner (4LP)

5.Pottery Station

6.Constructor Coins

7.Constructor Coins

8.Brilliant Benches- Short and Long Benches

Short Benches- requires 5,600 candles, 3,200 pottery and 35 constructor coins to buy

Redwood and Walnut One-Seaters (S25,000) and Corner Seats (S30,000)(outdoor furniture section)

Long Benches- requires 8,500 candles, 4,800 pottery and 50 constructor coins to buy

Redwood and Walnut Two (S35,000) and Three Seaters (S37,000)(outdoor furniture section)

9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13.Pleasant Planters- Short and Tall Planters

Short Planters- requires 7,180 pottery, 7,600 jewelry and 75 constructor coins to buy

Plantable Urn Fountain (S45,000) and Birdhouse (S60,000), Redwood and Walnut Short- 2×2, Corner, Double, Triple and Quad and Short Single Walnut (planters section)

Redwood- 2×2 (S40,500) Corner (2LP) Double (S36,000) Triple (S45,000) Quad (S49,500)

Walnut- 2×2 (S39,000) Corner (S36,000) Single (2LP) Double (2LP) Triple (2SP) Quad (2LP)

Tall Planters- requires 9,500 pottery, 10,000 jewelry and 100 constructor coins to buy

Plantable Cape Aloe (S22,500) and Pipe Cactus (S28,500), Redwood and Walnut Tall- 2×2, Corner, Single, Double, Triple and Quad (planters section)

Redwood- 2×2 (S45,000) Corner (S33,000) Single (S27,000) Double (S36,000) Triple (S49,500) Quad (S40,500)

Walnut- 2×2 (4SP) Corner (12LP) Single (2LP) Double (4SP) Triple (6SP) Quad (10LP)

14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Outdoor Kitchens- Outdoor Fridges and Kitchen Cabinets

Outdoor Cabinet Fridges- requires 12,000 pottery, 12,500 jewelry, 12,500 glassware and 120 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Granite Fridges (2LP) and Cabinets (S15,000) (outdoor furniture section)

Outdoor Kitchen Cabinets- requires 13,000 pottery, 13,500 jewelry, 13,500 glassware and 130 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Granite Left, Right (S15,000) and Corner Cabinets (S17,000)(outdoor furniture section)

19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

21.Constructor Coins

22.Outdoor Luxuries- Outdoor Cooking and Brilliant Bar

Outdoor Cooking- requires 13,500 pottery, 14,500 jewelry, 14,500 glassware and 140 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Granite Pizza Ovens (S70,000) and BBQs (S20,000) (outdoor furniture section)

Brilliant Bar- requires 15,000 pottery, 16,000 jewelry, 16,000 glassware and 155 constructor coins to buy

White and Grey Feature Frosted Screens and Redwood and Walnut Pebble Fountains (S25,000)(outdoor decorations section) and Grey and White Granite Bars (S70,000)(outdoor furniture section)

White Feature Frosted Screen (S45,000) Grey Feature Frosted Screen (4LP)

23.Constructor Coins

24.Social Points

25.Constructor Coins

26.Brilliant Backyard House Template

You will only unlock the designer backyard if you manage to buy all the other prizes in the time limit, the first one built is free after that they will cost simoleons.

What is the difference between the standard and premium residence? The house is exactly the same, the only difference is the garden:

This house is disappointing because it is the designer backyard house template from the Backyard Beautification Live Event – it is exactly the same house! The only difference is the items in the garden are the ones from this live event.

Unsure how to use your new planters? Click here to watch my video!

Check out my Garden Tour here!

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LPs, I can then turn the LPs into SPs using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LPs- the social point plant now costs 20LPs so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future.

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!


Brilliant Backyards Update


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21 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Brilliant Backyard Live Event

  1. The new outdoor stuff is nice but I agree about the house being a bit disappointing as just a duplicate of the last backyard event, and a second backyard event so soon seems a bit like filler anyway. They didn’t even bother recolouring anything or changing up any of the furniture! Even swapping out some previous furniture with some from the new luxury/cinema house would have been better.

    Fingers crossed that this means they are working on a great winter/holiday update.

    • I know! They definitely could have changed the wallpaper and flooring or some of the furniture at least! But you are right, it probably means winter is going to be really good! They usually start work on that update in June!

  2. i love the backyard, but firemonkeys run out of creativity while thinking about the house :s

  3. Hi this might be irrelevant to the event but I when I tap an empty house land to build a new house, I don’t see the “real estate house” and “architect house” tabs anymore. (I forgot how these are called exactly). There used to be 2 options, one of them included “empty lot” and “Japanese house” etc and the other included multi storied fancy houses. But now I only see the former one. Do you know why? I have one sim working at the real estate agency.

  4. I really love the burgundy benches and the cacti. I’m excited to start collecting. I really enjoyed the first backyard event, so I’m glad they’re expanding on it. Thanks for the post 🙂 .

  5. Personally I think the garden items from the Backyard Beautification Live Event look better than this one but i missed the backyard beautification event and now they come up with this new backyard event and I’m afraid they won’t bring the Backyard Beauification Live Event back 😦
    (Excuse my grammar)
    Ps: I love your blog I read it all the time it’s been really helpful

    • I wouldn’t worry, live events return a lot so the backyard beautification one will probably be back again one day, this is a different live event it isn’t replacing that one.
      I’m glad it helps!

  6. I updated my game the same time as everyone else when it came out. But my live event only got 7 days, not 9. I’ve only got 4 days left? Should I contact Firemonkeys?

  7. I won the tall planter and short planter was confused why it doesn’t look like what’s shown in the picture in the event in my game. Was excited about picture and what I actually got was planters with grass in them. Really wanted picture. Is rocks in planter only when you win the house and are planters pictured in the game with mostly sand and some plants in house you win?

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