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Which were your two favourite entries?

ladybug53 - Douce Brise Pool Centre
6 (18.2%)
Decima - Club Tropicana
19 (57.6%)
CynKuy - Good Times Summer Pool
2 (6.1%)
Menmar - Sauna and Sunstudio with Competition Pool
6 (18.2%)

Total Members Voted: 18

Voting closed: June 21, 2012, 04:53:56 PM

Author Topic: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine, Comments  (Read 5219 times)

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Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine, Comments
« on: May 31, 2012, 12:28:49 PM »
Building Contests 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine


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Your Task:
The Sun is climbing higher in the sky, the heat is rising, the grass is green and the sky is blue - It sounds like Summer is finally here! Summer is a time for fun in the sun. The Sims however are suffering from the heat which arrives with this new season, so what can you do to help them? It's a well known fact that when you're hot you either go inside, take a nice cold drink or you could go and visit your local beach or pool and bathe in the cooling waters! We can't just let them use the old boring swimming pools and beaches though - things need to be livened up, so we need some new summery aqua-themed venues! Will your aquatic venue be the family fun destination or will it be the place for socialising amongst the adults?


Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Community - Beach or a Pool
  • Budget: $75,000
  • Lot Size: 20x30 up-to 30x40
  • Other: There needs to be a Pool somewhere on the Lot.

Optional Specifications:
  • A sunbathing area, Poolside/Beach-side Bar, Water fun for all the family... etc.



Current Status: Up-Coming

Contest Start Date: 12:00am, Friday, 1 June, 2012   
Contest End Date: 11:59pm, Thursday, 14 June, 2012



Do not post any comments or compliments in this thread until the contest is closed. Please PM either samoht04 and Lilygirl with any questions or concerns.



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Your Current Entries: - Listed by Date of Entry and Approval
 ladybug53 - Douce Brise Pool Centre
 Decima - Club Tropicana
 CynKuy - Good Times Summer Pool
 Menmar - Sauna and Sunstudio with Competition Pool
 Ausette - Tiki Springs, Disqualified due to Late Entry.
 


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 01:11:51 PM »
Douce Brise Pool Center
by ladybug53

This fun pool center has something for the whole family to enjoy on those hot summer days. Come for a splash, use the water slide, hot tub, sunbathe or stay indoors and have a cool drink and a snack. You can also enjoy cooking outside while enjoying your favorite music. It's a great place for the whole family.

Lot size 30 x 40
Price Furnished: 69,911
Price Unfurnished: 40,265

Expansions used: Late Night - World Adventure - Generations - Pets.
Stuff Packs used: High End Loft.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 09:55:08 AM »
Club Tropicana
By Decima

Venue type: community pool
Lot size: 25x35
Price furnished: $74,998 
Suggested placement: Across the road from the beach in Sunset Valley
Content used: WA, AMB, GEN, PETS?, OL, TL
Free store content used: Topper plant downloaded here
New years nectar downloaded here


Welcome to Club Tropicana! Where the drinks are free, there's fun and sunshine - enough for everyone! 

Come and use our fully functional waterslides, romantic jacuzzi, swim-up bar, sun loungers or BBQ. If you have kids, leave them in the safely gated playground while you relax by the pool. Once it gets dark, Wham! The nectar comes out and the music is turned up. Have fun!

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2012, 01:24:00 AM »
Name: Good Times Summer Pool
Price: Furnished - 61,930   Unfurnished - 43,170
Lot Size:  30 X 30
Content: Basic, WA, Amb, Gen, Pets, LN, Fast Lane, maybe some BB or Hidden Springs

Description:  Come on down to Good Times Summer Pool.  There's a beautiful pool with fountains, music, and changing rooms.  The private picnic area has grills.  The adults can get a little me time at the nectar and bubble bars.  Toddlers and little kids can play in the sandbox or jump on a springrider.  Older kids and teens can slip and slide or play on the jungle gym.  And next to the boys room there is the Darwin's Revenge video game.

By CynKuy

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2012, 03:22:56 AM »
Sauna and sunstudio with a competitionpool

Furnished: $ 74,365
Unfurnished: $ 55,906
packs: All + free web stuff
lotsize: 30 X 40


Have fun on this pool, we have 2 sunstudio's and 2 sauna's ( non-useable ) also lots of toys to play with, so bring your kids along.
If you want to make a small competition with your friends this is your place, we have a competitionpool ( 25-mtr. )





Well hope you all have fun with this pool

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2012, 05:13:02 PM »
I really wanted to enter this one, but I tried twice to make a pool, and couldn't keep within the price limit, and then had to reinstall my game 4 times due to problems, so ran out of time. Good luck to all the contestants. They all look great! I'm really sad to have missed this one :(
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 09:51:30 AM »
Tiki Springs, by Ausette

It turns out I got my days mixed up, so this entry is now disqualified. - Ausette

Lot Type: Pool
Lot Size: 40 x 30
Cost when placed on 40 x 30 lot: $72,859 ($43,813 unfurnished)
Contains Ambitions, Generations, Late Night, Pets, Showtime and World Adventures content
Store Content: Banquett Fan (free from Buy Mode featured store item option)

Want to see the jungle but can’t afford the plane tickets? Tiki Springs is the answer you’re looking for! The calming oases, refreshing fruit cocktails and glorious lush gardens bring the tropics straight to you. It’s all the fun with none of the malaria!





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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 03:49:35 PM »
Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine  - June 1, 2012 - June 14, 2012
    Decima!

Congratulations Decima! Yet another Win under your belt, your Entry really suited the task well and I'm sure all of our Sims will love to spend their Summers there! You can see Decima's Entry here and download it here.



Decima's Comment:

"Thanks to everyone who voted and took part in the contest!  It's a shame there were so few entries this time round as it was a really good challenge! I hope a few of you got the Wham - Club Tropicana reference, I had the song in my head the entire time I was building so I was probably 'channelling' the feel of the song into my build.  My favourite part of the build was having a great excuse to do a 'water slide'! My least favourite was probably the toilets, toilets just aren't fun, in my opinion.

When I first entered a contest I came joint last and never really saw myself winning any.   So thank you everyone for inspiring me, teaching me, and generally being great Simmers!

Thanks again! Decima "


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2012, 04:25:35 PM »
Congrats, Decima! I really liked the water slides!  :)

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2012, 05:18:48 PM »
Congratulations, Decima. Amazing work!
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2012, 07:37:25 PM »
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2012, 08:20:34 PM »
Congratulations, Decima!  You definitely earned this win with your amazing summer fun park.  I particularly liked the bridge and, of course, the water slide!  WHooo hoooo!
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2012, 10:00:42 PM »
Congratulations Decima! I loved your waterslide, perfectly-arched bridge, little hedged-in areas and the bar "island". A well-deserved win.  :)

I know it was disqualified from the contest proper, but I'm open to comments on my build.

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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2012, 08:10:37 AM »
Thanks everyone.  :D

As always I'm open to criticism, I'm always trying to be a better builder!


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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2012, 08:21:51 AM »
Congratulations Decima ! A well deserved win. Your entry was awesome! I really love your water slide, arched bridge and of course the pool bar. Overall it's just awesome!


I'm open for comments on my entry as well. I need to sharpen up my skills and be more creative.  :)

Ausette- Sorry you just missed the deadline. Your entry was also one of my favorites. Great job! Your very creative and an awesome builder.
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Re: Building Contest 2012: 11 - Summertime Sunshine
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2012, 08:39:51 AM »
Thank you ladybug  :). I really liked your entry too. The blues and greens were lovely, the terrain paint was very well done, and I liked the chunky stripes and spots you used around the lot. It's a very fresh and inviting little "beach". The one change I'd make would be to use a tall wood or pale brick fence around the lot instead of the glass one to give it a more rustic coastal feel, but I think it works either way.  :)