The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Live Event

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THIS EVENT IS OVER

Complete this brand new live event (starts 12th March) to unlock garage themed items! This event is only here for 10 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

Want to add a car to a garage? Complete the Cars In Lots Feature Quest, the post can be found here

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

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!


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 garage button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Dappled Brick Wall 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 Dappled Brick Wall pack (click on the garage 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 drinks 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

Restocking

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

or

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

NOTE:

  • 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 garage 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:

1.Dappled Brick Wall- requires 50 candles to buy

Can be found in the walls section, the first one is free then costs S2,000

2.Constructor Coins

3.Constructor Coins

4.Tidy Town- Waste Bin and Recycling Bin

Waste Bin– requires 950 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor decorations and garage sections, the first one is free then costs 15LP

Recycling Bin– requires 1,900 candles and 10 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor decorations and garage sections, the first one is free then costs S150,000

5.Pottery Station

6.Constructor Coins

7.Constructor Coins

8.Garage Laundry- Garage Dryer and Garage Washing Machine

Garage Dryer– requires 5,800 candles, 2,850 pottery and 30 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the electronics, countertops and garage sections, the first one is free then costs S250,000

Garage Washing Machine– requires 7,800 candles, 3,800 pottery and 40 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the electronics, countertops and garage sections, the first one is free then costs S250,000

9.Jewelry Station

10.Constructor Coins

11.Social Points

12.Constructor Coins

13.Garage Counters- Garage Sink and Counter and Garage Cupboard and Shelves

Garage Sink and Counter– requires 4,730 pottery, 5,000 jewelry and 55 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the countertops and garage sections, the first one is free then the Grey Garage Sink costs S85,000 and the Grey Garage Bench costs S60,000

Garage Cupboard and Shelves- requires 5,250 pottery, 5,500 jewelry and 60 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the countertops and garage sections, the first one is free then the Grey Cupboard costs S70,000 and the Grey Shelves costs S100,000

14.Glassware Station

15.Constructor Coins

16.Social Points

17.Constructor Coins

18.Handy Sim Pack- Home Maintenance and Garage Conveniences

Home Maintenance– requires 7,500 pottery, 8,000 jewelry, 8,000 glassware and 85 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the outdoor decorations section, the first of each is free then the Black Garden Tools costs S180,000, the Blue Workbench costs S120,000 and the Blue Lawn Mower costs S450,000. The Garden Tools and Workbench cannot be interacted with but a sim can use the Mower to mow the lawn (there is a funny glitch where the sim will actually mow inside the house sometimes)

Garage Conveniences– requires 8,500 pottery, 9,000 jewelry, 9,000 glassware and 95 constructor coins to buy

The Small White Freezer can be found in the kitchen section and costs S340,000 after the first free one and the Red Cleaning Bucket and Grey Hamper can be found in the decoration section, the first one of each is free then the Cleaning Bucket costs S62,000 and the Hamper costs S81,000. The decorations cannot be interacted with but the freezer can be used to look of a quick meal or tidy freezer

19.Constructor Coins

20.Social Points

21.Constructor Coins

22.Garage Furnishings- Single Garage Door and Lighting and Double Garage Door and Motor

Single Garage Door and Lighting– requires 12,500 pottery, 13,000 jewelry, 13,000 glassware and 140 constructor coins to buy

These can be found in the garage section and the light can also be found in the lighting section. The first one of each is free then the White Fluro Light costs S65,000 and the Single Grey Garage Door costs 50LP (I am so annoyed that the prize the event is named after costs LP!!)

Double Garage Door and Motor– requires 13,000 pottery, 14,000 jewelry, 14,000 glassware and 150 constructor coins to buy

These can be found in the garage section and the first one of each is free then the White Door Motor costs S150,000 and the Double Grey Garage Door costs 70LP

23.Constructor Coins

24.Social Points

25.Constructor Coins

26.Garage Games and A Frame Roofing

Garage Games- requires 16,000 pottery, 17,000 jewelry, 17,000 glassware and 180 constructor coins to buy

The Blue Pool Table can be found in the decorations and garage sections, the first one is free then they cost S850,000

Sims can play a solo game of pool or two sims can play

The Blue Ping Pong Table can be found in the living room and garage sections, the first one is free then they cost S850,000

Sims can practice ping pong on their own and two sims can play ping pong together

A Frame Roofing– requires 19,000 pottery, 20,000 jewelry, 20,000 glassware and 210 constructor coins to buy

Can be found in the roofing section, the first one is free then they cost S8,000

27.Constructor Coins

28.Social Points

29.Constructor Coins

30.Family Garage Home- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This house can be built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. You can add up to 4 cars to this house lot!

The other three car parking spaces need to be unlocked by purchasing with simoleons:

  • Additional Space One: S250,000
  • Additional Space Two: S750,000
  • Additional Space Three: S1,500,000

Once you purchase an additional space you will be able to add another car but you need to have more than one adult/senior sim living in this house to add more than one car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought. For example if you wanted 3 cars in this house you need 3 adult or senior sims living in this house.

The only difference between this house on a standard and a premium residence is the garden:

You also unlock the Grey Concrete Paving and Dappled Grey Brick exterior wall with this house template:

Watch my tour of this house here:

Want to add a car to a garage? Complete the Cars In Lots Feature Quest, the post can be found here

I created a house using the items from this live event, watch the 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

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:


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. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

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!


If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!


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47 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Grand Garages Live Event

  1. Hello!! I just wanted to know – do you have any tips for getting Constructor Coins?? Because I always struggle to have enough to get the prizes. Sorry if you have already made post about this !! Thanks so much, you help me out a lot. ❤

  2. Since I downloaded this update none of my sims have been able to go to anywhere other than the first floor of any house. I keep getting the error message that something is in their way whenever I get to get them to use the stairs. This is both going up to a second floor or down to the basement.

    • This is a known glitch and they are working on a fix, in the meantime if possible, move any items or doors out of the way of the top and bottom of the stairs and your sims should be able to use them again

  3. I have a few questions-
    It says you can build right up to the curb, so how much bigger is this lot compared to normal lots? Is using the paving to create a driveway just like creating a patio? Can you delete the default driveway to build a new one that meets up with the sidewalk in a different place (like on the right side of the lot)?

    • The grid is still the same size but it just starts from the path/sidewalk rather than further away. The paving is just patio paving but you cannot change the placement of the default driveway or delete it as that is past the grid.

      • I completed the Grand Garages Live Event. Had to buy last 2 items with 300 social points. But now I can’t find house template 😒

      • You won’t find it under the real estate houses tab, it has its own tab called driveway homes, if you still can’t see it have you contacted the makers about this issue? This was meant to be fixed so if you still have this issue you may want to contact them to see if they can fix this for you.

  4. I’m about to give up on this game. When I use craft stations ( for at least the last two updates ) the action aborts after a while but it still uses up a restock. So I’m unable to earn candles , pottery, jewelry or glass and even the restock exercise aborts. Worked great for the first two days now it’s just annoying.

  5. I completed the quest and got all of the items, but for some reason the house isn’t showing up so I can build it. Do you happen to know why?

      • A few notes on my experience in this event. I have participated in other live events, a couple of which I have given up part of the way in because life intervened and sometimes I have to attend to other things.If I still worked full time I wouldn’t be able to complete any of these events first time. Luckily, I don’t have to work full time away from my home any more,  but I can’t spend all day every day playing a game either, I can however catch up with it every couple of hours over a day.

        This time I was mostly at home with the opportunity of looking at the game on a regular basis. As I want the house I decided to buy Laura Craft – I probably won’t again, but I wanted to experiment! I found after the Glass craft stations were released (I already have all the stations from previous events) that to keep up with the amount of items required I needed to keep Laura Craft employed full time on Glass! From previous experience I realised that the coins are the most difficult so kept my candles going throughout and used the coin patch regularly. I did use the Mega SP spin 4 times, but used my garden patch to use LPs to win SP. I was lucky enough to win the max 125 on one spin but never achieved that again! I gained all the coins I need about 6 hours ago.

        I haven’t used SP for restocking, using instead the 9 use method over 2.5 hours.  I’m hoping I can get the house but still working towards buying the roof so that I can claim it! Ive assessed how much time I need to obtain the remaining required elements- the Glass will be the most challenging. Should be able to do it with minutes to spare – I have about 30 hours left, but it’s Sunday tomorrow and I can’t afford to sleep in. How sad is that for a fictional game house😆!! Thank you so much for your blog, your tips are really encouraging x

  6. I just realized that the coin flower patch is not random. I loaded Sims Freeplay on two different phones and uploaded my game to the cloud. I ran the coin flower patch on both machines and got the same exact results time after time. Even though the game lists the supposed probabilities for each spin in reality the spin is not random but predetermined to keep you from getting enough coins to win the event prize. Very deceptive and underhanded if you ask me

    • Darak- I am experiencing exactly the same problem as you. The coin flower patch was random before the Grand Garages update. I have complained on Facebook and submitted 2 reports Firemonkeys complaining about this. Firemonkeys marked my complaint as “solved” without even communicating with me. To date, they have totally ignored me. I love the game but feeling ready to delete the app. I have spent a ton of real money on SFP and I don’t root, hack or jailbreak my device to steal billions of LPs, SPs and Simoleons. It feels like Firemonkeys and E.A do not value their loyal customers and just see us as cash cows!
      Weightless Magic – so sorry rant on your brilliant, extremely helpful website. Thank you for all you do.

      • No problem, I understand your frustration, I think it very much depends on who you talk to at support, some of them just want you to go away however the community managers are usually pretty good, even if they don’t reply to everything posted on social media they usually take note of players concerns and feedback.

  7. Do you know if the normal houses will be updated to start at the sidewalk? I couldn’t wait to place some of the new items and it looks so silly to have a car in the garage with the grass outside.

  8. Can you win the final prize (house) in the grand garages live event if you don’t do the garage feature event? Can you use the garage doors on houses without the garage feature,

  9. I wanted to shorten the garage some but found out the lawnmower will only go green in one spot in the garage. Is this the same for you? It will go green outside, but I wanted to put it in the garage.

  10. I’m still working on mine but was able to unlock both garage doors. How do I use them? I know it sounds like a dumb question but I can’t get them to “set”. Do I have to build a new house? Or can I just use them on an empty wall?

    • That’s a really good question, you can just place them on an empty wall, you need at least 5 squares to place the single garage door and 9 squares to place the double garage door.

  11. Didn’t we already win an A frame roof in the Christmas Farmhouse Live Event? What is different about this one?

      • Boo! I hate waiting for events to come back around… they should make it accomplishable (not a real word) for people who cant spend 8 hours a day collecting crafts!

  12. So close! I purchased everything except the Garage Conveniences. $20 to get enough SPs. I think I’ll wait for it to return.

  13. I love your page! You are always so helpful! My game glitched out and lost some progress in the middle if the garage event. The way I understand your posts, it should come around again? Do you get new lots to build on or do you have to change existing homes? Thank you!

    • Thanks! Oh that is frustrating! Yes, live events usually return and we haven’t unlocked any new lots for a while so if you have built on each of the ones you have then you would need to demolish an existing house to build a new one.

  14. I have been working on this for the full time and don’t think I am going to be able to complete it before the time runs out. I play this every waking moment when I’m not at work. I’m really upset. Lol
    Is this event going to be coming back any time soon? I sometimes think that they make these events next to impossible to complete. It’s kind of frustrating, I sometimes feel like I’m wasting my time. But, I’m so addicted to this game…

    • I don’t know when it will be returning but live events usually do return, especially when players ask for them to come back
      I personally don’t like live events because they just aren’t possible to complete if you don’t spend all day playing!

  15. I have completed the quest and everything but the house isn’t showing up so I can build it do you know y I can’t build it

    • You won’t find it under the real estate houses tab, it has its own tab called driveway homes, if you still can’t see it have you contacted the makers about this issue? This was meant to be fixed so if you still have this issue you may want to contact them to see if they can fix this for you.

  16. I placed my first free A-frame roof on a house and now it is gone from my inventory! No option to buy another one. Is this a know glitch or is it just me? :/

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