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Brilliant Backyard is the twelfth Live Event in The Sims FreePlay during the Brilliant Backyard Update in October/November 2018. Like the previous live events, it unlocks new items and a brilliant backyard template. It lasts for 9 days.

When the timer for the 9 days ends, there will be a 2 day period afterwards to purchase any of the remaining prizes. You will not be able to collect anymore arts and crafts resources or constructor coins. Once the timer for that period ends, the resources will convert into Simoleons.

Tutorial

The tutorial is the same for all Live Events.

  • Place a craft station
  • Craft candles
  • Restock a station
  • Buy the first prize
  • Use the spin flower
  • Check daily goals
  • Collect bonuses
  • Continue collecting items

Notes:

  • the goal for restocking lasts 10 seconds. When a station requires restocking during the event, it will take 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • the 'buy the x pack' (shown below in the image 'Buy the flower power pack') goal will change according to the specific event.

Coin flower patch

Coin flower patch
The coin flower patch (shown right) is used to earn Constructor Coins. Constructor coins (CC for short) are the fifth required resource alongside the craft resources to progress along the bar and earn the prizes. During the tutorial (shown above) the first spin from the patch is free; after that you can either spend 450 candles or 25 SPs to earn constructor coins. Each Live Event has the same garden patch and uses the same resource (with the exception of 'the Prince and the Pocket Sized Princess event', the patch was purple and required 450 daisies to use).

Craft stations

There are four different craft stations, each with different amounts but the same times. You use these to progress through the Personal Progress bar to unlock and purchase prizes.

Candle Station

Candle making

Candle Station - maximum of four

Costs:
1st - free
2nd - S2,000
3rd - S4,000
4th - S10,000 

  • Make 250 Candles - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 360 Candles - 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 455 Candles - 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 510 Candles - 8 hours 30 minutes
Pottery Station

Pottery

Pottery Station - maximum of four

Costs:
1st - S5,000
2nd - S7,500
3rd - S10,000
4th - S15,000

  • Make 375 Pottery - 2 hours 30 minutes 
  • Make 540 Pottery - 4 hours 30 minutes 
  • Make 680 Pottery - 6 hours 30 minutes 
  • Make 765 Pottery - 8 hours 30 minutes 
Jewelry station

Jewelry making

Jewelry Station - maximum of three

Costs:
1st - S7,500
2nd - S15,000
3rd - S20,000 

  • Make 565 Jewelry - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 810 Jewelry - 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 1025 Jewelry - 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 1150 Jewelry - 8 hours 30 minutes 
Glassware Station

Glass blowing

Glassware Station - maximum of two

Costs: 
1st - S15,000
2nd - S25,000

  • Make 620 Glass - 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 890 Glass - 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 1125 Glass - 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Make 1260 Glass - 8 hours 30 minutes
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