Tut, Tut my good ladies and gents…we are awash in the best of “Jolly Old England” in our Springfields. The heisting continues, but it is almost secondary to the cool buildings and prizes up for grabs in this Act.
I admit to being a bit of an Anglophile, so I am stoked to get some of the buildings and special decorations that have graced my imagination and book shelves for most of my lifetime. And if you have to steal a few jewels to get it all? So be it!
We’re gonna skip over Prize #4…just another bundle of crafting currency. You get it. You need a bunch. 300 is not a great prize…but, it is a prize…kinda.
This brings us to Prize #5 – Queen’s Carriage
As I said before, full disclosure, I have been interested in English history since I was a kid. My “people” as my Mom likes to say, are from England (Wales actually…and yes…I know there is a HUGE difference). But, I started collecting lead soldiers and coaches very early in my youth.
Britain’s Soldiers (W. Britain Ltd. ) continue to be highly collectible, and a great way to learn British military and royal history. I have over 500 figures, as well as a couple of coaches…one of which is very close to the “Queen’s Coach” that we now have in our game.
This is known as the “Open State Landau” and is used when the Royal Family want to feel “closer to their subjects.”
The royals have loads of coaches and cars…and they can all be seen if you go to Buckingham Palace, and take the tour of the “Royal Mews,” which is what the huge storage/garage is called. Pretty cool.
If you want to see a TON of different coaches…click this link.
I wanted this…needless to say. And as it doesn’t bring any Bonus by placing near the Tower…I’m going to place it it front of Buckingham Palace (which I snapped up).
Alas…it IS a decoration…and not much more.
Act 2 Prize 5 – Queen’ s Carriage
Earns: Nothing, just a decoration
Can Be Placed: grass|pavement|boardwalk|pier|dirt|beach
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does It Do: Animated when tapped, horses move
NEXT UP??? – The Boiled Potato! (not the meal…the pub!)