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Lucky's 2 Week Build Challenges

luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
edited July 8 in The Sims 4 Lots


Hello my fellow simmers
I am luckyheather and have been simming since the 1st Sims game. As I am always trying to think of new themes to do myself, I thought you might enjoy doing them with me.
So here is my Themed Challenge Thread and each will start on the 1st and 15th of each month so we have 2 weeks for each challenge. There are No Winners by the way, its all about being creative and having Fun! By the way I enter all the usual cheat codes before adding a build to a Lot when I am on the lot and if the weather is dull my Builder Sim uses her Weather machine to clear any bad weather. She has fully upgraded it so its safe to use.
Enjoy yourself and please be kind, respectful and helpful to each other.

1. No CC, Custom Content
2. You may use any packs and expansions and each theme must be fully furnished and landscaped.
3. No Price Limit
4. Use Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall
5. Post 1 main Screenshot then the rest in 'Spoiler' by using the 'Format' drop down. If you have over 25 screenshots, Please add a Link to your Showcase thread or a Slide show.
6. Do 1 build unless that Theme has 2 versions. See each theme's rules for this ability.
7. You may add a basement unless the rule for that theme says otherwise.
8. Build Cheats are allowed and only use a Mod that you know for certain that it will not cause problems in simmers games.
9. Give credit to simmers for their Art you use by # their name, in the Gallery Description and in the Notes of your Entry Form.
10. If you go over the 2 weeks because of real life, do not worry you can still post your build entry when it is ready.

Entry Form
Challenge number:
Origin ID:
Gallery Name:
Gallery Link:
Building Tips Feedback Wanted? Yes/No Thanks

I will nominate all Entries into the Maxis recommendations thread for a Maxis Fave.
I changed # as I think it would be better if the # Tag should be without the number so all the creations will be in the same search ;) so it will be #LHtwoweekChall
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  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited July 1
    The 2 Week Challenges

    Challenge 1 January 15th until next on 1st February
    A Camera shaped build or camera design of the front of the building. This building can be a Tiny Home, normal residence or even a Retail Store. So for this Theme you may do 2 versions for this challenge if you desire to.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall1

    Challenge 2, 1st February until next on 15th of February
    Again 2 choices, 1st is a Furniture Store mainly using 1 of the packs for the furniture and decorative objects. You do not have to do kitchens and bathroom displays as sims will use them.
    2nd choice is to create a Mini Mall with at least 4 Stores, a place for shoppers to have a snack like a uni canteen, coffee shop, self service salad bar and some toilets. Use any packs for these stores. Please use a lot at least on a 20x20 size.
    Once again you may do the 2 versions of this challenge if you desire to.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall and #retail

    Challenge 3 15th February until next on 1st of March
    A Hippie Commune, in a large house or a few homes on a large Lot that is a 30x30 or larger so it can have room for outdoor areas as Hippies love flowers and nature. Love and Peace and lots of colours, so we can get creative with outside and inside the house. Dont forget Children will be living here as well.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall and #HippieCommune

    Challenge 4 1st March until next on 15th March
    A Park with a Teenager's Clubhouse, and it needs to be on at least a 30x20 Lot or larger as the Park will need a good sized building as the Clubhouse so it can contain fun and skill items and outside in the Park as well. The Park will need areas for Children to play, outdoor picnic/bbq area, something for adults to do such as chess for example. Also include toilets inside the build or in the park. You do not need to use the club doors as they restrict who can enter as it is a Youth Club for all teen's to enjoy.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall #Clubhouse #Park at least in the description.

    Challenge 5 15th March to 1st April
    An 80's style Disco Nightclub possibly with an indoor Roller skating rink or other fun activity such as bowling or arcade. So it needs at least 1 large dance floor with DJ booth. There are plenty of Disco themed Art in the Gallery so do use them to get that 80's look. It needs at least 1 Bar more is better for less queues and do add toilets and shower's for those hot dancers! also plenty of seating indoors. It needs to be a decent size 30x30 or larger, not a 64x64 though.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall #NightClub #80s at least.

    Challenge 6 1st April to 15th April
    A Hanging Garden for any type of community lot on any size lot you need. You can use any packs you have and here are some ideas I had, a park, restaurant, pub, wedding venue but I will do a wedding theme soon. It could be modern or even ancient. Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall#hanginggardens at least.

    Challenge 7 15th April to 1st May
    A Boardwalk that is a community lot on any larger size lot above 30x30 or larger. You can use any packs you have and any theme you can dream up just as long as there are lots of Fun things to do and as usual toilets and Food for sims. It must be on stilts or columns and it has to be wooden with stairs and some small buildings along it, for wet days, some could be shops like we have in the UK with gifts, beach toys and summer clothes. So you can make it a park, retail, generic etc I feel its best built in the desert or even better on Sulani Islands so it has beach and ocean.

    Challenge 8 1st May to 15th May
    Create a home for 2 Siblings that have different personalities, the homes can be attached down the middle for example townhouses with their own front and rear gardens, or two houses on the same lot. Any size lot and use any packs as usual. If the homes are attached you can put a door or balcony connecting them so the sisters or brothers or brother/sister can visit each other easily. An example I remember in Sims 3 gave me the idea!
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall

    Challenge 9 15th May to 1st June
    I have a fun one for you this time, basically find an online image possibly via Google Images, of a Lego build any size, style, home, community lot or workplace and use this image to create the building as close as you can to how it looks, I know they are made of blocks so you do not have to make it look like that. I have used some Lego homes and shops in the past and I found it good fun as many have bright colours and very cute gardens. There are modern homes if that is what you enjoy so enjoy looking at images and copy the one you decide to do, as best you can and add it to below the screenshots of your creation so we can see the building you were inspired by. I am so looking forward to seeing them. Use any Lot size, any world, any packs you have and have fun! I have added some images in the Thread to show you different idea examples.
    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall at least in the description.

    Challenge 11 1st June to 15th June
    It just has to be Eco Lifestyle with the new expansion pack we can purchase on the 5th June, but if you will not be buying it you can use what ever packs you have, but if you are going to have it you may want to wait to build after the 5th. For this challenge you can build a home for an Eco minded sim or sim family or create a wonderful Eco themed community lot, it can be for the changing lot your sims vote for, or any community lot you prefer. Just remember there are not many lots in this new world to chose from and not many sizes of plots.
    I have tried to get sizes from video's I have watched here are some I hope useful and correct: All Community lots are 40x30, also 20x15 30x20 in Conifer Station. 30x20 lots in Grims Quarry and 30x20 lots in Port Promise including 30x20 for the Bar there. I hope that helps because if you want to build on other sizes they will have to be for other worlds and if you can mention where it was built in the Entry Form that would be a help. Have Fun with the new pack!

    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall and #EcoLifestyle at least in the gallery description and if possible mention what world if built for a different world from 'Evergreen Harbor' areas.

    Challenge 12 15th June to 1st July
    As its my Birthday on the 20th June I have a Selection of builds you can chose from and as usual use any packs, any Lot on any World. If you use a suitable Lot in a particular World you can tell/show me in the Entry. If you are late dont worry as I will have your build in my game and use it for my sims.
    1) I love Chocolate and I have chocolate cake every year, so a Bakery would be good for a Party or Cafe as I love coffee too.
    2) I enjoy Gaming on Console so an Arcade would be great, my Fave games are Sims and action games like 'Saints Row' or 'Fallout 4' so these themes are an idea for the building.
    3) Most Animals I love including Elephants and since playing sims I love Flamingo's but im not into pink, so a Tropical Club would be wonderful or even Jungle themed.
    4) I have always been into TV shows and Movies such as 'Star Trek, 'Star Wars', 'Stargate', 'Stargate Atlantis' and others since young, so a home with that theme would suit my Oasis Springs, so please build it in that World.
    5) A home for my 'Hunter Cottoneye' a Sims 3 character I am fond of playing. He is a fisherman and he has the 'Eratic' trait and I think a 'Sulani' home or a Cabin would suit him. He is a loner and and tends to wear Camo clothes. I played him in TS3 and made him a bright/colourful houseboat and dressed him in 'Hawaii' shirts and shorts, so there's an idea!

    Please Hashtag #LHtwoweekChall and #LuckyheathersBirthday at least in the description. Do Hashtag the type of Lot such as #bakery #club This makes them easy to find in the Gallery for others.

    Challenge 13 1st July to 15th July
    I would like you to create a Park in the Desert and I want you to use Cacti plants mostly, it can be any size Lot and it must have at least one building, so it has some indoor activities and bathrooms, at least one bathroom needs to have a shower also include at least one toddlers potty. Outside please include toys for children and fun for adults including a swimming pool that is not too large and some kind of shade for sims to sit under. The Strangerville world has some very nice flowering Cacti, some are in Debug so use cheat codes bb.showhiddenobjects and bb.showliveeditobjects to see all of the Cacti available to you.
    The Park can be an Eco one if you have the pack and please use Hashtags #LHtwoweekChall #Park #Desert at least.
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  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited January 15

    Links of Showcase Threads
    Origin ID: luckyheather

    This is ROSEMOW’S ROOMS SHOWCASE full of wonderful Art
    Origin ID: rosemow Gallery: roseymow

    Origin ID: Taoron Gallery: taoron24121
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  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 153,203 Member
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited May 16
    Reserved for other Useful information

    This link thread explains how to post your Screenshots.
    Or look at couple of screenshots I took in imgur to show how I use it.
    Click on the uploaded screenshot and on the last Link ... Left Click
    Next you .... Right Click on the Link to Copy it, then Paste into the Forum Post

    You can share work's in progress here in Forum Thread: SHOW US YOUR RECENT WIPS HERE!
    Link: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/807857/show-us-your-recent-wips-here/p1

    A great Thread by BreeMiles where we can SHARE YOUR NEWEST THE SIMS 4 CREATIONS HERE!
    Link: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/793222/share-your-newest-the-sims-4-creations-here/p1

    The How to do Spoilers Thread

    The Maxis Nominations Thread
    Updated Best Lot Creations Ever - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAXIS TAB
    Link: https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/799585/updated-best-lot-creations-ever-recommendations-for-maxis-tab/p1

    If you are interested in having my Builder Sim that I have used a long time, she has Tons of useful skills and always a good idea to have a sim change the lights to white or any colour, plus test areas and objects you are not certain a sim can use or walk past or through etc. So below is her name in Gallery and her Link. I will get around to doing her in just base game clothes, hair and makeup sap for those who do not have the packs.
    Gallery Name: *Ava* Skilled
    Gallery Link: https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/FC204122436F11EA8F08424E4954C218?category=households&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=luckyheather&max=50&maxis=false

    Just to let everyone know, I now have Shell Challenges and the Forum is now here https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/973065/luckyheathers-shell-challenges/p1?new=1
    I hope simmers will join in and enjoy using them how ever they wish and with no due date :)
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  • AliSim19AliSim19 Posts: 357 Member
    This looks great @luckyheather 😁 I’ll try as many as I can, great that I can post after the deadline if I miss because even though I love these types of build it takes my poor brain a while to get inspiration! Thank you 😊😊
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member

    Hi @AliSim19 :) thats fine its all good fun to join in, when ever you can thats why I added rule 10 so no worries my dear :) I look forward to seeing any entry to my challenge!
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited January 15
    Thank you @rosemow :) I hope people enjoy the themes I think up ;):) Oh can I add your showcase thread to the list?
  • TaoronTaoron Posts: 1,649 Member
    OH! What a coincidence! I just made a ton of Camera and Photography art! :P
  • AIRIS6962AIRIS6962 Posts: 4,646 Member

    This one looks very funny! Thank you very much @luckyheather <3
    I´m really busy right now to give a try to the first one, but I´ve bookmarked this thread for future ones and for enjoying watching other´s creations.
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited January 16
    Taoron wrote: »
    OH! What a coincidence! I just made a ton of Camera and Photography art! :P

    Thanks @Taoron that's perfect for this 1st two week challenge ;):)

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  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member

    Thats great @AIRIS6962 :) it will be great it you will join in, in future :) Thanks for bookmarking this thread.
  • AlJayAlJay Posts: 701 Member
    Great idea @luckyheather Hopefully I can find some time to join in. It looks like fun :)
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member

    :)@AlJay I do hope you join in some time. Btw just added you to the Art listing as I remembered earlier ;)
  • GwinielGwiniel Posts: 970 Member
    @luckyheather here's my personal list of nocc art creators whose arts I've downloaded and used (with the hashtag name they've requested)... Also, doing a tiny for your 1st challenge <3

    #cindy1306 #agrimonys #blake27nov #Zeisig #ArtbyAmans #SurfChicCreation #tiya33 #Babewire #jlewi38 #roseymow #juwels64 #rinkydinxx #Anna_Vel_annA #Bella2222452 #mbarnet #harfyy #SimSationalToo #JadeNchanted #aljay2000 #FruitLoops40 #Mandykay77 #KassSimsDesign #Eveana #Baetiri #superlovesims #sparklili #withlovejulien #triplenutz87 #NaJoPau #taoron24121 #shooshaaaa #simnator82 #kikilings
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member

    Coo :) Thanks @Gwiniel I look forward to seeing your Tiny Camera home :)
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member
    edited January 18
    My Store version

    Gallery Name: Press Call
    Gallery Link: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery/D85887693A1011EA84A4CC9919A0CD93?category=all&searchtype=ea_origin_id&sortby=newest&time=all&searchquery=luckyheather&max=50&maxis=false
    Notes: Art is by taoron24121 and SimSationalToo
    Studio 1
    Studio 2
  • GwinielGwiniel Posts: 970 Member
    Amazing work - so bright and beautiful <3<3<3
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 153,203 Member
    edited January 18
    Press Call is a lovely and very creatively designed camera store! @luckyheather :) Very great camera themed exterior design! The flash light on the top looks great! The purple, black and white colour scheme through the build looks great! Very nice interior design and furnishings! It looks very nice the way the camera themed items have been displayed on the shelving and in the nook area, ready to be bought. The photo shoot areas are great! Sims will enjoy having their photos taken there.The camera themed wallart through the build looks great! Very nice kids outdoors play area! They will have fun on the slide, in the balls pit and playing with the dollhouse, The water fountain feature is very pretty!
    It is a very lovely and stylish camera store! :)
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  • GwinielGwiniel Posts: 970 Member
    Entry Form

    Challenge number: 1
    Origin ID: Gwiniel
    Gallery Name: Smile!
    Notes: arts by #taoron24121

  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 153,203 Member
    edited January 18
    Smile! is a lovely camera themed home! @Gwiniel :) The camera exterior design looks so creatively great! The black colour scheme of the build suits the camera theme very well! The lights panel strips, port holes and items on the front and back to reflect what it is on a camera looks great! Very nice back patio area for Sims to enjoy cooking on the bbq and eating outdoors in the air. They will enjoy painting on the easel. Very nice furnishing and layout of the interior! The patterned floor rugs are stylishly nice. Very nice separate photo studio for Sims to enjoy taking photos. The clothes changing nook is a nice touch. The greenery on the roofing looks great! Very lovely landscaping of the build using the greenery, plants and trees, The green looks very nice to complement with the black colour of the home.
    It is a very nice camera themed home! :)
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  • AIRIS6962AIRIS6962 Posts: 4,646 Member

    Amazing both of them @luckyheather and @Gwiniel !
  • luckyheatherluckyheather Posts: 13,669 Member

    Thank you @Gwiniel :) I Love your Camera home its perfect! the long lens is wonderful and the house shape :) Inside beautifully furnished for a small home and a great Studio for the Photographer. So Cool Love it ;) Thank you for taking part in my challenge, I will Fave in gallery and put it in the maxis fave thread :)

    Hello @rosemow :) thank you for the great comments about the Camera Store, I was really inspired by Taorons art the colours were so good to use in that building and the outside to make it stand out! Thanks again :)

    Thanks very much @AIRIS6962 im pleased you like our Camera builds :)
  • rosemowrosemow Posts: 153,203 Member
  • AIRIS6962AIRIS6962 Posts: 4,646 Member

    YAY Congrats! :smiley:
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