Howell Lanes Bowling Alley a Bowling Night NoCC Build by SimDoughnut
is a fairly accurate recreation of my childhood bowling alley, Howell
Lanes in Howell, NJ. It’s where I had birthday parties as a kid, and
later bowled in a league as an adult before moving out West to
Minnesota. Howell Lanes is also where my childhood friend Parker
Bohn III learned to bowl, and eventually went on to become a highly
ranked professional bowler on the PBA tour.
Lanes, wasn’t a very swanky Bowling alley, in fact looking back on
it, it was a bit dodgy. That was okay though because we went there to
bowl, not to be mesmerized by the aesthetics. Howell Lanes featured a small
Cafe, a Bar, a Pro Shop, and a room where we could kids could play
Pinball, and later video games. I’ve included all of these features
in this build.
build sits on a 40x30 lot, is set as a Bar, and I originally built it in Newcrest. You
can find the Howell Lanes Bowling Alley in my SimDoughnut gallery
while in game. This is a NoCC build, so just use the tags #bowling
#howelllanes, or #bowlingnight to find it.
hope you enjoy the build as much as I did creating it. It brought
back a lot of fond childhood memories, as well as happy memories
spent there with my own children.
BK: The crown jewel atop the Little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall is a miniature version of the Earth Kingdom’s Royal Palace. It looks pretty nice from the outside but houses a tacky family buffet restaurant on the inside. William was a great artist from day one on Korra, but by the time we got to Book Four he was on fire! His designs of this oddly shaped, incredibly complex location are clear as a bell and easy on the eye.
MD: Sometimes the ideas that seem ridiculous at first end up being just the things you need for the story. The little Ba Sing Se Fashion Mall was one of those ideas. At first I thought it was too over the top, but when combined with Prince Wu’s desire for importance and relevance, this microcosm of his kingdom perfectly supported his character arc. The Republic City Four Elements is the city’s poshest hotel and the first choice for discerning travelers and world leaders who appreciate the finest in luxury and service. Prince Wu loves it so much, he’s taken up permanent residence. Designs by William Nanqing Niu, Christine Bian, and Angela Sung. Paintings by Lauren Zurcher, Lane Garrison, and Emily Tetri. [x]
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