Sci-Fi Springfield 101: Crafting Prize Breakdown


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last year + that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.  This event is a combination of a few different techniques we’ve seen in the past (Leveling Up (Casino Event) and 1 Item for Crafting (Superheroes 2) and adds some new dimensions (Future Bucks).

Earlier in Act 1 I broke down how to craft, the details about Future Bucks, Robot Parts, Demos and more.  You can view that post here, especially if you’re confused about Future Bucks.  Now it’s time to break down all of the crafting prizes.  What each does, how many you can get, size and more.  So let’s get to the long awaited crafting prize post….

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holotulips_menu

Item: Holo Tulips
Required Level:
1
Robot Part Cost:
40indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
12
Future Buck Cost:
40indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
1×1
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do: 
Decoration, just flowers to look pretty 🙂

futurestreetlamp_menu

Item: Future Street Lamp
Required Level:
1
Robot Part Cost:
100indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
5
Future Buck Cost:
100indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
1×1
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
 Decoration, hangs out and looks pretty

ico_priz_scifi_vacationonvenusbillboard_lg

Item: Vacation to Venus Sign
Required Level:
1
Robot Part Cost:
180indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
3
Future Buck Cost:
180indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
1×4
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
Another billboard for Springfield, but this one hovers!

ico_priz_scifi_hoverroadsign_lg

Item: Hover Street Sign
Required Level:
2
Robot Part Cost:
260indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
2
Future Buck Cost:
260indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
2×2
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
Hovers, but doesn’t spin

Dome-icile

Item: Dome-icile
Required Level:
3
Robot Part Cost:
560indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
2
Future Buck Cost:
560indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
5×5, Close in height to Giant Robot/Skyberdine Systems
Earns:
$200,20xp/12hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +10
What Does it Do:
Herman has a 10hr task there, Defend the Dome-icile.  (Earns $350, 90xp).  Animated when in use, top lights up with multi-color lights.

hoverbench

Item: Hover Bench
Required Level:
4
Robot Part Cost:
300indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
4
Future Buck Cost:
300indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
2×1, fairly small
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
It’s a bench…that hovers 😉

Atomic_Hula_Hoop

Item: Atomic Hula Hoop
Required Level:
5
Robot Part Cost:
1,500indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
Unique
Future Buck Cost: 
n/a, you can only have 1 in Springfield
Size:
6×6
Earns:
$150, 13xp/8hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Obedience +10
What Does it Do: 
Willie has a 7hr task there, Watch Hula Hoopers (Earns $250, 60xp). Animated when in use, lights up.

ico_priz_scifi_holotree_lg

Item: Holo-Tree
Required Level:
6
Robot Part Cost:
80indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
8
Future Buck Cost:
80indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
2×2
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do: 
Tree for Springfield.  When tapped it scrambles….

ico_priz_scifi_mushroomofficebuilding_lgItem: Mushroom Office Building
Required Level:
7
Robot Part Cost:
400indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
3
Future Buck Cost:
400indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
6×6
Earns:
$200, 20xp/ 12hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Obedience +10
What Does it Do:
Cookie Kwan has a 10hr task there, Take Future-Length Coffee Break (Earns $350, 90xp).  Animated when in use.  Lights inside turn on and the antenna at the top lights up.

ico_priz_scifi_luminescentflowers_lg

Item: Lumomescemt Flowers
Required Level:
8
Robot Part Cost:
80indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
12
Future Buck Cost:
80indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
2×2, tall for a flower.  About the height of the Robots walking around
Conform-O-Meter:
Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do:
 Decoration…

Mobile_Dome

Item: Mobile Dome
Required Level:
9
Robot Part Cost:
600indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
2
Future Buck Cost:
600indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
6×6
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +5
What Does it Do:
Decoration, animated when tapped.  When tapped the door opens and light comes on

ico_priz_scifi_fountainoftomorrow_lg

Item: Fountain of Tomorrow
Required Level:
10
Robot Part Cost:
360indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
4
Future Buck Cost:
360indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
5×5
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
Always animated, water runs and it hovers.

parkedhovercar_menu

Item: Parked Hover Car
Required Level:
11
Robot Part Cost:
500indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
3
Future Buck Cost:
500indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
5×3
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
Hovers, when tapped the headlights open and turn on

ico_priz_scifi_parcology_lg

Item: Parcology
Required Level:
12
Robot Part Cost:
1,500indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
Unique
Future Buck Cost:
n/a, you can only have 1 in Springfield
Size:
11×11
Conform-O-Meter:
Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do:
Animated when tapped, birds fly around

ico_priz_scifi_retrostyletownhouse_lg

Item: Retro Style Townhouse
Required Level:
13
Robot Part Cost:
380indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
4
Future Buck Cost:
380indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
4×7
Earns:
$60, 6xp/2hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +10
What Does it Do:
Krusty has a 7hr task there, to Smoke Retro Style Cigars (Earns $250, 60xp).  Animated when in use, lights inside turn on

Global_Housing

Item: Global Housing
Required Level:
14
Robot Part Cost:
600indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
3
Future Buck Cost:
600indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
7×7
Earns:
$300, 30xp/24hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +10
What Does it Do:
Lenny has a 10hr task there, to sit in the window. (Earns $350, 90xp).  Animated when in use, inside lights turn on and the antenna on top lights up

teleporterbillboard

Item: Teleporter Billboard
Required Level:
15
Robot Part Cost:
500indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
4
Future Buck Cost:
500indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
1×4
Conform-O-Meter:
Vanity +100
What Does it Do:
Another billboard for Springfield…one that hovers.

Tomorrow's_Costington's

Item: Tomorrow’s Costington’s
Required Level:
16
Robot Part Cost:
2,000indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
Unique
Future Buck Cost:
n/a only 1 per Springfield
Size:
6×8
Earns:
$150, 13xp/8hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Consumerism +10
What Does it Do:
Lindsey Naegle has a 10hr task there, to shop for gifts of Christmas future.  (Earns $350, 90xp)  Animated when in use, lights up.

ico_priz_scifi_officetowers_lg

Item: Office Towers
Required Level:
17
Robot Part Cost:
600indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
3
Future Buck Cost:
600indicator_scifi_futurebucks
Size:
6×6, About as tall as the Atomic Hula Hoop
Earns:
$150,13xp/8hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Obedience +10
What Does it Do:
Cookie Kwan has a 10hr task here, Push Electro Parts (Earns $350, 90xp).  Animated when in use, lights up

Homer's_Dream_House

Item: Homer’s Dream House
Required Level:
18
Robot Part Cost:
3,000indicator_scifi_robotparts
Number Of Demos Allowed Before Future Bucks Can be Spent:
Unique
Future Buck Cost:
n/a, only 1 allowed in Springfield
Size:
6×8
Earns:
$200, 20xp/12hrs
Build Time:
4hrs
Conform-O-Meter:
Indolence +10
What Does it Do:
Comes with a little questline (Do Me A Solid Pt. 5 and 6).  Homer will have a 10hr task there, Pretend to Live Under the Sea (Earns $350, 90xp).  Animated when in use.

Once you’ve unlocked everything and reach Level 19, the MAX level, you’ll unlock the ability to trade Robot Parts indicator_scifi_robotparts for Future Bucks indicator_scifi_futurebucks.  The conversion rate is pretty bad though…it’s:

500indicator_scifi_robotparts for 50indicator_scifi_futurebucks.  


Now here’s the common question many of you will be asking…What Should I Craft?

Here’s the deal…craft what you like/what you want.  You don’t have to max Demos out, if you don’t want to.  Figure out what you could/would use in your Springfield…but if there’s something you don’t want, don’t craft it.  What works for some, won’t work for everyone.

With this event there are a TON of awesome items available for crafting.  You really can’t go wrong with any of the items…especially if you’re making a multiverse/future area of your town.  So decide what you like and go from there.  Personally, I’ll be grabbing just about everything…especially the buildings.  It’s great that the buildings all have tasks at them.  Definitely worth picking those up.

So have fun, get creative and grab what works for you! 🙂  And remember…crafting is open for the ENTIRE event.  So there’s no rush to craft anything.  Take your time, collect your currency and plan out what you’d like to do.


And that’s it…the full breakdown of each crafting prize available for the Sci-Fi Event!

What are your thoughts on the crafting items?  Which items do you have your eye on?  Any you’ve crafted so far?  Plans for the items?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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105 responses to “Sci-Fi Springfield 101: Crafting Prize Breakdown

  1. Still how can I use future bucks? I got ove 12000 and no matter how I try, it won’t let me use them except for the robot parts. I collect them all, but I need more decorations. Help!!!

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  2. Rolling the dice and not updating my TSTO app. Only 210 robot parts to go to get Homer’s Dream House so if things last for another 8 hours I’m there and things look good since no forced update yet!! All prizes and crafting done for 0 donuts! Yay! Seems unreasonable that I was able to do 4 rounds of bonuts in Act 3 and yet could barely get all the crafting prizes. EA seems to have messed up the math on this one.

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  3. Trying hard to get Homers dream house but only have 600 parts but 24,000 future bucks. Sure wish i could craft some townhouses but still have two demos to go. Cant seem to earn robot parts since all my alternate Homers are gone. Only when doing the fight. Even collecting them at neighbors houses is gone. Anyone have any ideas??? Help me. Event ends in the morning

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  4. Can you trade future bucks for robot parts?

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  5. So use future bucks to gain buildings which will give you more recurring revenue.

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    • It depends on what you want to do. Some people don’t like the idea of having a bunch of the same building all over their town (i.e. house farming)…so they’ll craft other things or nothing at all.

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  6. Has anyone noticed that you can’t get robot parts from visiting neighbours anymore? Only the cube things.
    I’m in the position where I really want Homers Dream House and I only have 900 robot parts but 18000 future bucks.
    I don’t want to send alternate Homers on the task of getting thrown into the black hole because that might stop the production of robots and no more fights to earn robot parts.
    What do I do?

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  7. Also on the “futurebucks are useless” bandwagon. Was also erroneously thinking that once I got to the last level, I could use up my futurebucks for items I haven’t gotten yet…now I read that my dreams are dashed…*sigh*

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  8. From my point of view the future bucks are useless. I tried hard going to level 19 hoping I will change future bucks for robot parts and buy all demos I like … but now I will have troubles to get at least Homer’s dream house. Now I have 21000 future bucks and not more that 1000 robot parts. I dont know … does anyone use the corversion pack intentionally?

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    • I can’t even get the conversion pack, until I get Homer’s Dream House…so figure that one out! This part just feels like a potential donut suck for those who panic. Me? I’m rationalizing if I even care that much about HDH.

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  9. I’ve had a reasonable dig around the site to see if there’s any information on this, but I couldn’t find any. Is there potentially an issue with the future buck conversion pack? I swear I had a starting total of 18079 future bucks, converted 500 robot parts yet still ended up with a total of 18079 future bucks.
    What’s the exchange-rate, out of interest?
    Thanks a lot in advance. 🙂

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  10. The Future Bucks Conversion Pack simply exchanges robot parts for Future Bucks. Dang it! I won’t do that again.

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  11. Do you get anything special for maxing out your crafting level? I’m at 18 and I don’t want to spend the robot parts on going to level 19 if I can just save them for Homers house.

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    • Sluggomcfancypants

      That’s what I was looking to do. I hoped the conversion went the other way so I could convert future bucks to get Homer’s house. No luck. Back to saving.

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  12. I will be so disappointed if i can’t use future bucks conversion pack to convert future buck into robot parts ……

    i havent unlock it yer, but I have a lot of future bucks and missing a few items that still requires robot parts

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  13. First of all, thanks a million for this awesome website – TSOAddicts is an invaluable resource!!

    Secondly, is there some way to boost the acquisition of Robot Parts? I’m fairly sure that I won’t get enough of them to earn Homer’s Dream House, even though I log in 4 /5 times a day and have rarely missed a login. I can’t quite fathom how some people are already close to earning the final prizes – is there a premium character which earns more Robot Parts?

    I’m at the beginning of Level 16 with 650 robot parts in the bank. Is there some way of telling if I’m going to be able to craft Homer’s Dream House before the event ends in 8d 4h from now (according to my current in-game status)?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.

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  14. Hope EA creates an option to purchase more than one of the same craftable item in one transaction for Future Bucks. Having to go through the purchase process for each and every holo tulip…when you’re purchasing ~100 holo tulips…is frustrating.

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  15. My personal preference is to get as many retro townhouses if you can, for best payout rate amongst buildings.

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  16. I’m about a third of the way to Homer’s Dream House now. Kind of annoying that they used Cookie Kwan for tasks at two different items. They really couldn’t find another character to use for the Office Towers?

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  17. The game’s description for Atomic Hula Hoop says “Build to help gain 3D printer levels”. What does this mean? Is it really going to help me get through levels faster?
    Since it costs as much as 1500 roboparts, I’m leaning towards saving my parts for other things, but… Is it worth it? What’s the best strategy

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  18. Hi. How do I spend the future bucks? I’ve got 5000 but unable to spend

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  19. I’m curious….. what level is everyone’s 3D printer on at this point in the game?

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  20. I wanted to add that Mooch Bart also has a 7 hour task at the atomic hula hoop. I also want to say thanks to EA for adding new tasks to characters at the crafting buildings especially characters that don’t get pulled away from quests relating to this event. I would also love to see what people are doing with their buildings and decorations from this event so it can inspire me and others. 🙂 🏙⛲️🏙

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  21. Hate the luminescent flowers, thank God I only crafted one, they would look prettier if it was smaller, but 2×2 is just not on. I would NOT RECOMMEND you to buy, save your robot parts for like the atomic hula hoop (already have) or future cossington. (my opinion)

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  22. I just noticed this morning that when you go to other neighbours Springfields and tap on robots you no longer get robot parts just Chronons,XP and cash, anyone else know this was coming?

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    • Not a new thing. Since the beginning I have noticed you only get parts from the first 5 or 10 neighbors. Makes no sense and making crafting way too slow. I am worried I will not get everything.

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  23. P.S. The site is becoming ginky again. Keeps lagging.

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  24. It’s nice that there’s so many items to craft this time around, but I wish the buildings weren’t so big. I don’t mind them being wide, but they’re tall as well, and that means it’s hard to place them without having a lot of surrounding space if you don’t want them to block the view. Thankfully the event isn’t very demanding. I was away on a work assignment for the last two weeks, and only managed to check my account in the morning, before bedtime and maybe sometime around lunch or dinner. I thought I’d miss out Sgt Skinner, but managed to unlock him yesterday and get a round of bonuts as well. Rockstar Maggie as well as the Robo Burns/Smithers combo certainly contributed significantly as well.

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  25. Ok, I don’t know if someone already posted this, but I’ll do it here. 😉 I tried a little experiment with the Sci-Fighter mini-game, and discovered I was wrong about my previous post. You DO NOT have to clear the Robots before you play the mini game. I noticed we get about 20 robots an hour. When I go STRAIGHT to the mini game without clearing first, the initial “flash” destroys ALL current Robots in the Town, and you get THEM ALL. I tried this a few times. No need for all that grinding. I hope this helped. 🙂

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  26. I don’t understand why people r having trouble completing event.i finished a couple of days ago and am going for my second lot of bonuts. I bought robo burns and smithers which was a good deal. However u get about 500 dark matter bits. I dont own Grimey. I visit other springfields everyday and play probably every couple of hrs. U get bonus matter from daily challenge occasionally. I have found this event no harder to complete then normal. Not like family guy where it is impossible to complete event without spending loads of money. Keep tapping peoples

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  27. I’ve gotta say, I’m a little disappointed with the same old event format, but I’m very pleased with the prizes and craft items. The more characters and buildings the better. That’s what I always say.

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  28. I’m a day away from getting to level 12, I want to hurry up and craft everything so I can switch up to light tapping and relax the rest of the event!! I’m so excited for the new upcoming items!

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  29. Never mind, should of read the last few lines😁.

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  30. Any info on future bucks conversion pack out there?

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