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Skill Building Toy Garage

by leefish Posted 1st Jan 2009 at 8:31 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2014 at 4:29 PM by leefish
117 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This download is part of the Stuff for Kids Creator Challenge
After spending the last month racking my brains to try and think of an entry for the kids challenge I came up with this - an additional toy to complement the dolls house. This is a toy garage for little boy sims (and tomboy little girl sims) to play with.

In the dolls house children play with little dolls - these dolls are coded into the object so I made an alternative set of toy cars. Unfortunately, I had to use the existing animations so the animations of the sims holding the cars is not a perfect match; but better than using dolls in a garage, right?

The toddler animations came out ok - the toddler puts the car in their mouth and shakes their head etc just like the doll house

The garage functions ALMOST exactly the same as the doll house - adults, elders and teens can join the children in play, but do not start playing with the garage on their own, the difference is that children and toddlers build mechanical skill when playing with it.. Teens and older do not build skill as that would be silly, but their fun increases just like the dolls house.

The garage can be found in the catalogue with the rest of the toys and costs 120 simoleons (it costs less than the doll house because a Sim dad made it out of bits of wood so it is cheaper )

If you use the garage in a lot
Please be sure that you package the garage and the little cars and give DL'ers a link to this thread just in case

Polygon Counts:
Garage polys 380 intact, 488 broken
Car polys = 110 per car

Custom Content by Me:
- Toy cars for Garage
- Bits O'Wood Garage

Additional Credits:
Maylin- for the incredible texture she made for me - it made such a difference to the object I class her as a co-creator on this object. Thank you again, it is kindnesses to others like this which makes MTS2 such an amazing place to be.

Echo for writing the BHAV tutorials and then checking my BHAV and telling me which line I had missed - Thank you SimPE of course, and MTS2 for giving me a place to share my stuff.

UPDATE 2014 : The garage now shows on community lots and can be placed on OFB shelves.


You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 240.1 KB · Downloads: 73,688 · 1st Jan 2009
240.1 KB 73,688 1st Jan 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#101 Old 16th Nov 2013 at 8:12 AM
I like it in first look !thx
Field Researcher
#102 Old 27th Dec 2013 at 9:14 PM
I am going to explode my downloads folder-lol :-). This is way cute & I just had to have it. Thank bunches :-)
Test Subject
#103 Old 1st Jan 2014 at 12:30 AM
I have no doubts on why this became a feature upload!
Test Subject
#104 Old 8th Jul 2014 at 8:01 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#105 Old 30th Jul 2014 at 9:09 PM
love it
Constant Contestant
retired moderator THANKS POST
#106 Old 31st Jul 2014 at 11:39 AM
Thank you so much for updating the garage for me so that I can use it on Community lots and on OFB shelving.

The recolour for the garage is not in the updated file.
#107 Old 6th Aug 2014 at 2:44 AM
Can't believe I missed downloading this.

Luckily, I saw your screenshot (over at Leefish) and, Michelle, was kind enough to send me the link of where I could find the toy.

Thanks, Lee.
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator
Original Poster
#108 Old 6th Aug 2014 at 9:07 PM
Karen - the recolor was not that great tbh . However, I hear that michelle will be making some super new ones so I shall link to hers once done.

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#109 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 5:40 PM
stunning I love working toys thank you Leefish.I want to download more like this item.
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 26th Nov 2014 at 10:54 PM
Wonderful work! Thank you for putting in the time and effort for the rest of us :) This nicely complements the 'missing toys', from whenever I open the Nursery tab!
#111 Old 8th May 2015 at 10:14 PM
Awesome idea! All my sims love to play with this one <3
Test Subject
#112 Old 28th Feb 2016 at 4:56 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 4th Jul 2016 at 7:19 AM
much prefer this to the doll house because of the skill building. I wish the doll house would allow something - even social or cleaning. Thanks
Test Subject
25th Dec 2016 at 5:54 PM
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Test Subject
#114 Old 5th Mar 2017 at 12:30 PM
obrigado estou muito agradecida
Meet Me In My Next Life
#115 Old 6th Dec 2017 at 10:12 PM
Thank you for all your work and time, this is great thanks for sharing with us all.
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 14th Mar 2018 at 7:02 PM
The kiddos love it! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 23rd Nov 2019 at 12:28 PM
Thank you so much!
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