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Sims 4 Build-n-Share Challenge #97 - A Garden for Daisy **27th June 2018**

BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
edited June 14 in The Sims 4 Lots
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You gave Karl the day off to get ready for one of his boys violin recital, so you aren’t surprised when you hear a soft knock at your door.

You open it to find an elderly man standing there, hat in his hands. “Good afternoon,” he says, a thick accent you can’t quite place but find not at all unpleasant.

“Good afternoon,” you echo, shaking his hand. “Mr…?”

“Ah, Lee. Mr. Lee,” he says.

You welcome him inside and offer some coffee, which he accepts gracefully.

“What can I do for you, Mr. Lee?”

“Well, it’s not for me so much, it’s for my wife. Or, well I suppose for both of us. You see, the Missus - Daisy - she loved her flowers. Her garden was the most important thing in her life.”

“I suspect it was the second most important,” you offer.

He gives a small blush and smile. “That’s kind of you. I’ve never had much of a green thumb, but the flowers remind me of her. You see, I lost her just this winter, and the cemetery… it’s just not the place for her.”

“You want a private mausoleum?” you ask.

“Oh no, nothing like that. She’d complain. Cold never agreed with her, you see. She’d say it was too chilly with all that stone.”

You nod, but you aren’t really sure what he’s asking for then.

“No, what I’d like is a garden. As I said, I’m not good with plants and flowers myself, so I’d like to donate some property to the city, and a small fund for them to keep it up. I’ll sprinkle her ashes on the ground. I just need a place to sit, then I can visit for a while and she can feel at home in the soil and the plants. Maybe if it’s a public garden, people will come and visit she won’t ever be lonely. Even after...”

You suspect he means after he’s gone, too.

“That’s beautiful,” you say. You aren’t holding back tears, just something in your eye is all.

“If you could design a garden for me and my Missus, I’d be much obliged. With plenty of flowers, a place to sit, and… and maybe a pond or fountain or something like that. I find water very soothing.”

“Of course, Mr. Lee. I’d be honoured.”


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  • 12k budget. Mr. Lee is donating the lot, so you do not have to account for the cost in your budget.
  • Build on any 20x15 lot, town is up to you.
  • Design a community garden in any style, but the style should fit well with the surrounding area.
  • Include walking areas, seating, some kind of water, and flowering plants.


BUDGET: §12, 000 or less (remember Mr Lee has donated the lot, so you don't need to worry about that).

SIM CHALLENGE:Create Mr. Lee and his wife Daisy Lee (as a ghost).

ROOM CHALLENGE: N/A for this challenge


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BUILD OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #97 A Garden for Daisy

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
LOT: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LOT COST:
LOT NAME: (Which lot you built on)
BUILD COST:
TOTAL COST: (Lot cost and build cost added together)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)

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SIM ENTRY FORM (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #97 A Garden for Daisy

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the household can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.

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ROOM ENTRY FORM[ (please copy and paste into your entry post)
CHALLENGE #97 A Garden for Daisy

FORUM ID:
ORIGIN ID:
LEVEL: (Whichever entry level you feel fits your current build level i.e. Starting Out, Established or Expert)
HOUSEHOLD: (Link to where the build can be found with on The Gallery)
LINK TO ENTRY SLIDESHOW: (REQUIRED - the slideshow is what your judges will primarily go by)
ENTRY DETAILS: (Be sure to tell us about your entry)
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: (Please state here as to whether or not you would like to receive constructive criticism for your entry
CREDIT FOR CC/RECOLORS: (Please give links to any CC, mods, and/or recolours you used in your entry)
TWITTER TAG: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
FACEBOOK PROFILE: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
TUMBLR LINK: (entirely optional but makes it easier for us to tag you)
SPACE FOR PICTURES: (Only a maximum of two per entry, please)
Please note the changes to the entry form, the judges are having some difficulties in working out if people are entering the Room/Sim challenges, therefore we are making it compulsory for the Sim and/or Room challenges to have their own media showcases.


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Please use the whole of hashtag #BnS97 when you upload your creations, any build, room or household without this hashtag will not be judged.
The deadline for this challenge is 27th June 2018 ** [no later than 23:59:59 EDT/New York Time]
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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    edited April 11
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    The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted every other Wednesday and run for two weeks. Results will be posted in the Winner's Circle thread. Look for results typically a week to two weeks after the deadline.


    And you can keep up to date with challenge details and winners on our social media:

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    • All entries must be original work. Avoid using "styled looks" from Sims 4. Any competitor who submits another builder’s work will be disqualified and banned from any future Build-n-Share challenge. These competitors will also be removed from the Builders' Boulevard related websites if they have chosen to join (membership to the site and the Yahoo! group are not required to enter a Build-n-Share challenge).
    • Playing your lot to purposefully allow depreciation, i.e. to allow you to buy more stuff for the budget, is not allowed, you can of course play test your lot, but please make a note of the cost of the lot prior to testing and state this as your lot price. Also using 'low value/high quality' CC is a no no. The cost of the lot that you are building on in ALWAYS to be included in your total cost, unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
    • You must upload your entry to the gallery for it to count as an official entry, this is due it being the only way that judges can confirm the lot cost of your builds.
    • Your gallery build description must include the relevant challenge hashtag, this way, we can let you know should your build be favourited by Maxis!
    • By entering, you agree to allow your lot to be showcased on any of the BuildnShare social media outlets.
    • Please announce your official lot posting using the entry form below. Make sure to leave the "Official Entry" label notable. If you need to reformat it, you can do this by highlighting the desired text and then selecting "B" in the options above. This will help us see the entries in a sea of posts with no pics to guide us.
    • Entries must be submitted by the deadline, no later than 23:59:59 Wednesday night (EST/New York, USA).
    • Your media should include a variety of screenshots to best showcase your entry. Please include at least one clear shot of the main floorplan of the build. If your build has multiple floors, please take a screenshot of each floor. Your media must be in the format of a slideshow, no videos, please.
    • We will not judge any entry hosted on Photobucket.
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    Anyone new to BuildnShare should enter in the Starting Out category so that you can get a feel for what we look for in this challenge. We will advise you if you should move up a level.

    Starting Out--I’m new to BuildnShare. I may have built a house or two, but I'm still figuring some things out. I would not call myself an official "builder" at this point. I may be good at one aspect of the competition (architecture, interior design, or landscaping) but I'm not as proficient in other areas. If you’re a first-time entrant in Build-n-Share, this is where we suggest you start. Challenge staff [or someone else in the BnS community] will generally let you know if you should change your entry to a higher level.

    Established--I know the basic controls and maybe a little more. I have been building for a while and really enjoy it, but it still may not be a primary focus for my game.This is not my first building competition, and I may even have won or placed at a similar level. Established builders are expected to know a bit about the creative game options possible in all three aspects of the competition (architecture, interior design, and landscaping) and give equal attention to each area in their builds.

    Expert--I know the Sims, and the Sims knows me. Building is probably where I spend most of my simming time. My name is familiar to a lot of veteran builders, and I've competed in and won some building/design challenges. I may even have received a Maxis Fave or two. I am comfortable with all the build mode options from roofing to deck shapes and everything in between. I also know all of the in-game “cheats” AND I know how to use them to maximum effect in my builds.


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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
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    The benefits
    First place will be awarded at all levels. If there are at least eight entries in a category, up to four places will also be announced. Challenges also create an opportunity for community on the forum site. We get to know one another’s names, share news, builds, and positive words. This is a chance to get your name out there, and hopefully make a few friends along the way.

    What makes this challenge different from all the other ones I've seen?
    We have been hosting this weekly challenge since the first week the game was released. We have many levels of builders in our community and welcome them all. This group is truly a product of all its great members!

    Within the first few challenges, our group was recognized by the gurus that be, who have helped the weekly challenges gain even more popularity be stickying both Build-n-Share threads. Since then, we have had at least one featured creation almost every week, and our list of featured members continues to grow.

    With 5 successful collaborative neighborhoods (Gnomelandia, Summer of Love, NYC, Sanshi Sumei and Olde Fairy Tale Village ) completed, Build-n-Share hopes to bring more creative challenges and new neighborhood ideas to the community with the help of our dedicated participants who willingly contribute and help each week to make sure each challenge runs smoothly.

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    Big thanks to Faith of Kaela for putting this together!
    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769877/sims-4-buildnshare-archives

    Looking for more challenges? Check out the Build Challenges thread created by @rosemow

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    @FaithofKaela - keeper of the thread, TS3 and TS4 judge, social media superstar, administrator and sometimes comer upper of challenges.
    @StSciurus - TS4 judge, tumblr genius and comer upper of challenges.
    @Masajo - TS4 judge, collator of entries and keeper of the archives
    @lebanna - TS4 judge
    @ISHTARJMD - TS3 judge, Discord master and comer upper of challenges
    @_Princess_Natasha_ - TS3 judge
    @Kittkat7147 - TS4 judge and former keeper of the thread
    @creativemetaphor - TS3 judge and comer upper of challenges
    @FidgetyAtom - discord moderator and general lay about

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    Screenshots: Tips and Tricks
    1. Since judging will be based on screenshots, we figured this would be a good time to go over some tips and tricks in taking good screenshots to help showcase your lovely builds.
    2. Camera Man Mode - This is a must in taking good shots! You will have to be in live mode to do this, but just hit "TAB" to enter this mode. Once you are in this mode, you can use the mouse to freely control the angles and use "W, A, S, D" buttons to move forward, backwards, and side to side. "Z" zooms in, "X" zooms out. "Q" moves up and "E" moves down. "C" to capture the shot.
    3. Find the perfect angle - With photography, it is all about finding the right angle. Spend some time in camera man mode to find the perfect angle. Get down to a sim's point of view to take the best shots of rooms.
    4. Walls up - Most people play with walls cut away, but when you are taking pictures of your lot, try to keep your walls up to make your shots look more realistic.
    5. No grids - Unless you need to show the grid for a specific purpose, make sure no build/buy grid is visible when you take your pictures. You can avoid this by taking pictures in live mode or by hitting 'G' button in build mode.
    6. More is better—Weird, huh? But in this case, we want to make sure judges have enough shots to fairly judge your lot. Be sure to show off each room with at least one picture. Also, please include an overhead shot of the floorplan for each level.

    Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you take a look at our showcase guide here.

    Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and create a slide show to illustrate your lots.




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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
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    Congrats to @masajo and @mannanna for winning the Expert category with Othello and Gray scale TownHouse respectively.

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    edited April 24
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    Congrats to @glen1974 for their Established win with Homogenous Habitat:

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  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
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    Congrats to @CaramelLibra29 for their Starting Out win for #BnS92 with 29 Yin Yang Drive.

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  • celdys0nceldys0n Posts: 107 Member
    Builders Unite! ^.^
  • SimGuruHydraSimGuruHydra Posts: 1,458 Member
    YES!
    I'll be checking up on this thread very often :)
  • EuphorialQueenEuphorialQueen Posts: 4,973 Member
    I have been a member of the Build N' Share Community since the days of UBERSimmers in Sims 2. I may not be active but I do frequently lurk in the Build N' Share threads. Here is a blast from the past of the One Year UBERSimmer Anniversary.
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  • ScoutbooScoutboo Posts: 34 Member
    :D This looks like a ton of Fun count me in!
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  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    I'm so eager to start that I have already created an architecture agency called Jade Prism Design Co.
  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    edited August 2014
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?
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  • quasha81388quasha81388 Posts: 254 Member
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    I would like to know the same thing
  • e1990re1990r Posts: 84 Member
    It would be cool if there were 2 versions each month. One for the full house and one for those who don't have a lot of time, a room. And the rooms can be created to form a house. Such as one month is the living room, next is the dining room, next the kitchen, and so forth and so on until there is a full house. And then you can take it and put it all together and that would be the last one after you are done each room is who can combine their rooms to make the nicest house.
  • simhead70simhead70 Posts: 607 Member
    @e1990r This sounds really good!
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  • SparkleSparkle Posts: 1,476 Member
    @e1990r - also agree this would be good. Although I'm not sure I would like to have to try and put all the rooms into one house XD The reason I like the idea of a room challenge is because I always found architechture and gardening so difficult LOL I always found it SO difficult to finish houses because of the garden!
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  • RawlaRawla Posts: 6,982 Member
    I also like this idea of having a room-build challenge.
  • Megster2000Megster2000 Posts: 15 Member
    My husband came home last night with Sims 4 he found at the store. I am so excited to download it and start testing out building for these challenges.
  • onikisuonikisu Posts: 12 New Member
    Can you give us a mission a day early?
  • AnjubeeAnjubee Posts: 1,935 Member
    :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    Here we go... an hour to go central time and even less than that on the east coast :D
  • countrykris1playcountrykris1play Posts: 155 Member
    I loved doing BNS for Sims 3 and can't wait to do the same for Sims 4.
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    edited September 2014
    Sparkle wrote: »
    Is this still only going to be full houses or will you include individual room challenges now that these can also be shared?

    That is a neat idea, Sparkle! Maybe we can incorporate that as a mini/optional challenge within the main building challenge each week :)
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    Anjubee wrote: »
    :D

    Woohoo - rare Anjubee sighting ;) Hope this means we'll be seeing more of you now that Sims 4 is coming out :D
  • BuildnShareBuildnShare Posts: 2,621 Member
    edited September 2014
    For those new to Build-n-Share...
    We are a Sims 3/Sims4 community that works together to improve our building, landscaping, and design skills through a bi-weekly design challenge. Individual feedback on each lot from our fantastic volunteer judges as well as challenge winners (from 3 to 5 depending on the number of entrants) for each category are provided for each design challenge.

    Hope you'll join us in the fun!
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