Ever since Lisa got her mysterious new task to meditate at the Springfield Buddhist Temple, there have been lots of rumors flying around about what’s coming next and when. So, I asked a friend of mine to take a bit if time to so some digging and see what he could see. If you don’t like spoilers, look away now (although, in all honesty, it’s probably already too late!)

Let’s deal with the “when” first – the St. Patrick’s Day event should run until at least St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and probably until the day after. We got level 25 on January 11 and level 26 on February 14 – just about a little over a month apart. The rumor is that level 27 will arrive somewhere between Thursday this week (March 15) and March 19 – and March 19 would be my guess. I have to stress that EA have said nothing about any new characters or levels – and that’s perfectly normal. They’ve never given more than 1 days’ warning that something new is on the way.

So to the “what” – what new buildings and characters are lurking in the files? You’ve already seen the Springfield Buddhist Monastery, but according to my friend, there are two more in there somewhere.

The first is the Adult Education Annex. I have no idea of its size, but this is what it will look like (remember that the color is added by different lines of code):

There will also be a new premium item – Mount Carlmore – and this what it will look like:

And it will be no surprise, then, that the new characters are Lenny and Carl. I haven’t been able to get good images of them yet, but they’re most definitely there. There’s no word yet on whether there are any other premium buildings or characters on the way.

Just a note of caution, though, that while this could be level 27, it could also be part of another event or promotion. There’s no way to know for sure until the date they’re unlocked.