Complete this live event rerun to unlock grocery themed items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the grocery store template. 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.
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 button in the corner of the screen)
Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Store Flooring 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 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time
Buy the Store Flooring pack (click on the 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 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 SP, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!
Stuck on these tasks? Watch my walkthrough here:
Arts and Crafts Stations
Candle Station costs:
(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:
(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:
(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:
(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 7 which means you can use the station 7 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 10SP
- 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
Click the event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress
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!
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.
The first one of each prize is free
1.Store Flooring- requires 50 candles to buy
Floors section, costs S600
2.3 Constructor Coins
3.3 Constructor Coins
4.Warm Welcoming- Store Walls and Welcome Mats
Store Walls- requires 1,200 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy
Walls Section: Oak (S750) and White Wood (S770) Market Walls
Welcome Mats- requires 3,600 candles and 25 constructor coins to buy
Rugs Section: Brown (S55,000) and Black (5SP) Welcome Mats
6.4 Constructor Coins
7.4 Constructor Coins
8.Tasteful Guidance- Bread Displays and Lighting and Guide the Way
Bread Displays and Lighting- requires 10,900 candles, 8,500 pottery and 80 constructor coins to buy
Decorations Section: Brown (S125,000) and White (12SP) Bread Baskets
Your sims can Peruse Fresh Bread and Indecisively Browse Bread
Lighting Section: Black (S75,000) and White (7SP) Market Lights
Guide the Way- requires 14,500 candles, 11,300 pottery and 105 constructor coins to buy
Decorations Section: Green (S70,000) and White (7SP) Market Signs
Sims can admire these wall signs
Decorations and Outdoor Decorations: White (S74,500) and Green (7LP) Floor Signs
Sims can Check Menu and Plot Perfect Order on the floor signs
10.5 Constructor Coins
11.2 Social Points
12.5 Constructor Coins
13.On Display- Quick Sale and Grab and Go
Quick Sale- requires 16,075 pottery, 17,000 jewelry and 150 constructor coins to buy
Living Room Section: White (S77,500) and Brown (7SP) Market Tables
Living Room and Decorations Sections: Black (S99,000) and Green (9LP) Magazine Stands
Sims can read Celebrity and Gossip, House, Gardens and Llamas, Music and Science magazines
Decorations Section: Rustic (S54,500) and White (5SP) Animal Stacks
Sims can admire the animal stacks
Grab and Go- requires 17,000 pottery, 18,000 jewelry and 160 constructor coins to buy
Electronics Section: Black (S490,000) and Red (39SP) Produce Freezers
Sims can Look for Quick Meal and Tidy Freezer
Kitchen Section: Black (S130,000) and Red (13LP) Produce Fridges
Sims can complete the Cooking Hobby, Leftovers and Drink Water from a fridge
15.7 Constructor Coins
16.2 Social Points
17.7 Constructor Coins
18.Finalizing the Sale- Point of Sale and Organic Produce
Point of Sale- requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 165 constructor coins to buy
Countertops Section: Olive Market Counter (S73,000), Corner (S73,500) and Shelves (S74,000) and Black Market Counter (7SP), Corner (7LP) and Shelves (7LP)
Living Room and Decorations Sections: Olive (S135,000) and Black (13SP) Market Registers
One sim can Tend to Counter while another sim can Pay for Groceries, Buy Apple Snack, Talk to Reception, Compliment Staff or Complain about Service
Organic Produce- requires 20,000 pottery, 21,000 jewelry, 21,000 glassware and 185 constructor coins to buy
Decorations Section: Brown (S70,000) and White (7SP) Produce Baskets, Brown (S75,000) and White (7LP) Wall Fruit Baskets, Oak (S125,000) and Walnut (12SP) Preserve Shelves and Brown (S190,000) and Cream (19LP) Shopping Baskets
Sims can Short Grocery Run or Leisurely Shopping Trip using the shopping baskets, sims can Consider Fruit and Go Fruity Deciding on the Wall Fruit Baskets and Produce Baskets and sims can Peruse Local Produce Jars and Indecisively Browse Jars on the Preserve Shelves
Decorations and Outdoor Decorations Sections: Oak (S360,000) and White (36SP) Fruit Displays and Oak (S350,000) and White (35LP) Vegetable Displays
Sims can Consider Fruit and Go Fruity Deciding on the Fruit Displays and sims can Consider Vegetables and Nitpick Vegetables on the Veg Displays
19.10 Constructor Coins
20.2 Social Points
21.10 Constructor Coins
22.Produce Market- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event
This template can be found under the driveway homes tab and 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!
Even though this is a grocery store you can still edit it and add sims to live in this house like you would a normal house
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.
I really love this grocery store, they have made it look like it was a house that has been converted into a store, there is even a staff room and store room. It is just a shame again that it is using up another house lot!
The difference between this template on a standard and a premium residence is the store itself is bigger on the premium residence (the toilets, staff room and store room are the same on both sized lots)
You also unlock:
Windows Section: Oak (S115,000) and Green (11LP) Market Windows
Doors Section: Silver (S105,000) and Black (10LP) Shop Doors and Silver (S115,000) and Black (11LP) Double Shop Doors
Decorations Section: Green (S115,000) and Silver (11LP) Hanging Scales
Outdoor Decorations Section: Oak (S165,000) and White (16LP) Market Stalls
Walls Section: Blue (S700) and Green (S700) Market Mural Tops and Blue (S1,100) and Green (S1,100) Market Mural Bottoms
Watch my tour of this store here:
I have created my own Grocery Store using the Snow Chalet template from the Snow Problem Quest, watch a tour of that store here
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 LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP 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!
Once the event is over it will convert your unused resources into simoleons, the conversion rate is half the amount of resources, for example, if you have 10,000 candles left over you will earn 5,000 simoleons, if you only have 1 of a resource left over you will only earn 1 simoleon. When a new live event becomes available you start from 0 resources
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!