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addict1220


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Welcome to the Build-n-Share Weekly Challenge!

The Build-n-Share challenges will be posted Wednesday of each week and run through the following Wednesday. Results will be posted approximately one week after all entries have been submitted in the Winner's Circle thread.

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.

Weekly 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 th em 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 3 successful collaborative neighborhoods (Gnomelandia, Summer of Love, and NYC) just about 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.

The rules
All entries must be original work. 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).

Please announce your official lot posting using the entry form below. Make sure to leave the "Official Entry" label big. If you need to reformat it, you can do this by highlighting the desired text and then selecting "Big" in the font box 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, 7 p.m. Wednesday evening (eastern time, USA).

A description of the three major level categories

Beginner--I have a little experience, but I'm still figuring a lot of things out. I would not call myself an official "builder" at this point.

Intermediate--I have been building for awhile. I know the basics and maybe a little more. I enjoy building, but it is not my primary focus with the game.

Advanced--I know the Sims, and the Sims knows me. My name is familiar to a lot of veteran players, and I've competed in and won some building challenges and maybe even been recognized in a community showcase or two. I know most of the cheats AND I know how to use them.

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Two additional opportunities

Love to build? Come join us at http://www.buildersboulevard.com . The site offers an additional forum for advertising lots, share tips and tricks, and participate in collaborative neighborhood projects!

We also have a Yahoo! Group for builders. It can be accessed at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/buildersboulevard/ . You do not have to be a member to enter. This group will be used primarily as an announcement center and for some of our more complex polls, and possibly, databases.

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This Week’s Challenge Specifics: Mr. McGregor's Farm

Challenge deadline: Wednesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Eastern


When I was younger, my nana used to tell me "bunny stories" each night as I fell asleep. I don't remember them well, but I remember her hushed tones, the tree they lived under, and the adventures they had in the woods near their home.

It was not until much later that I realized these tales took root in so many childhood stories like fairytales, and especially, the work of Beatrix Potter.

With spring in the air here where I live, I am reminded of those stories from my childhood. What better way to celebrate than with a famous setting from one of Potter's own works, Peter Rabbit?

This week, you will create Mr. McGregor's farm.

Located just off the lane and next to the woods, Mr. McGregor's farm was quite the temptation for Peter and his siblings. The garden, with its fill of vegetables like lettuce, beans, radishes, cucumbers, cabbages, potatoes, and onions were more than this little rabbit could bear.

One day, like his father before him, Peter was caught by old Mr. McGregor. Luckily he escaped before meeting his father's fate, but not before he snagged his coat on the fence. The coat was later used on a scarecrow McGregor used to keep out the pests.

Despite being a grump, I imagine Mr. McGregor himself kept a charming home and garden. A home you will build this week. Try to include details from the story in your build. For help, you can find the story of Peter here: http://www.best-childrens-books.com/the-tale-of-peter-rabbit.ht
ml
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For the build, keep the look soft and storybook-like. You might also look at some of Potter's own illustrations for inspiration. A nice website to start is located here: http://womenshistory.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&zTi=1&sdn=wo
menshistory&cdn=education&tm=689&f=00&tt=14&bt=0&bts=0&st=23&z
u=http%3A//www.peterrabbit.co.uk/
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Optional challenges:

1. For those with a little more time, create the setting of the whole story (on one lot) including the "tree" home where Peter lives with his family.

2. Still itching to build? You might try replicating Potter's own home. You can find several pictures here:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.visitcumbria.
com/julian/hilltop-f61p26.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.visitcumbri
a.com/amb/hilltop.htm&usg=__vquZdySvdIW_e-bcbz_WEijie_k=&h=543
&w=800&sz=199&hl=en&start=14&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=gLNkkFX14AlQ3M:
&tbnh=97&tbnw=143&prev=/images%3Fq%3DBeatrix%2BPotter%2BAND%2B
house%2BAND%2Bpictures%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26
sa%3DX%26rls%3Den%26tbs%3Disch:1







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lease include the following info in your post:

Official Entry


Name:

Link to the posted asset:

Link to media (required):

Optional Challenges entered?:

Experience level:

Lot Name:

Lot address, size, and final cost:

Details and Rational:

Credit to any simmers for custom content you used:

To make it more searchable, we would highly appreciate it if you include Build-n-Share in the description of the lot.

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Screenshots: Tips and Tricks

Since judging will now 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.

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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 the terrain paint button in build mode.

Ok, those are the basics! If you want to further your simatography skills, we highly recommend you visit http://simatography.webs.com for more tips and tricks and to see some excellent shots taken by professional simatographers!

Please try to keep this thread as photo free as possible and either create a story, a slide show, a separate thread, or use the stickied photo thread to post shots of your lots!

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Judges and Keepers of the Thread

Your official judges are Tota, Robodl95, and KitKat7145.

Your backup judges are Fidlerten and Robb.

Freynas is the official organizational guru collecting entrants' names, levels, links, and results!

Judges will post their results in the winner's circle thread: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/47204.page

Look for results typically a week after the deadline.

Big thanks to our judges and helpers!

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We're up a little early today, as preparing for this challenge made me nostalgic and now I am going with my nana and the other females in my family for ice cream and a walk by the creek.

Hope you will enjoy.

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Great idea Addict I used to love the Beatrix Potter books too. I have actually visited the home in which she used to live.

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Think I'm going to do the second optional challenge.
Beatrice Potter was never a favorite so her stories aren't that familiar to me.
Great idea though, Addict.

The idea of making her house however sounds challenging...hopefully I can pull this off and not make it look like my usual builds!

If I have time I might try Mr.McGregor's farm..

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Official Entry List


Beginner

Lucindra
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2191618
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=191862

macthecat
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2195119
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=192190

xxmccxx
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2189559
Link to media: http://creationsbyios.blogspot.com/2010/04/build-n-share-43-mr-
mcgregors-farm.html



Intermediate

ciaracaff
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2197253
Link to media: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/173456.page#2243
647


Daenarys82
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2210203
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=193989

golden_glow
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2208868
Link to media: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/188384.page

Kiarane
Link to the posted asset:
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=193332

Liam7695
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2219787
Link to media: http://liam7695-sims3.livejournal.com/2206.html

mryjn1976
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2218809
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=194966

Quetpie2001
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2204800
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=193346

Yanti68
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2210601
Link to media: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11840326@N02/sets/7215762378410603
2/




Advanced

BreanneStone
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2209550
Link to media: http://breannestone.wordpress.com/builds/tuscan-series/the-old-
mcgregor-farm-coming-soon/


EuphorialQueen
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2198481
Link to media: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=192735

Freynas
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2212629
Link to media: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/151691.page#226
2067


linday
Link to the posted asset: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=2207703
Link to media: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/270/135517.page

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Results


Beginner http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/840/47204.page

1st Place: Lucindra
2nd Place (Tie): macthecat & xxmcxx


Intermediate http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/840/47204.page

1st Place: Kiarane
2nd place: Quetpie
3rd place: mj1976
Honorable Mentions (in no perticular order)
Daenarys82
ciaracaff
golden_glow
liam7695
yanti68


Advanced http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/855/47204.page#2384
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1st Place: BreanneStone

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addict1220


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Welcome to you both.

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ecofriend2


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Wow great idea i might do this one, very fun!!! I posted challenge 3 of my creative simtastics which is an easter one here's the link take a peek.....


http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/169264.page#2015442

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Are there any rules to follow ie lot size and cost/budget?
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Can I enter again too?

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Ecofriend,
I may just check that out. I often run out of ideas and like to look to challenges for guidance.

Smiler,
Of course you are welcome again!

Cuddlesome,
No budget or size limits this week. Just have fun with it!

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