The S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Bobbleheads:
00: Strength **MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD**
**IMPORTANT: THIS IS A MISSABLE BOBBLEHEAD. IF YOU DECIDED TO BLOW UP MEGATON
PRIOR TO ACQUIRING THIS BOBBLEHEAD, THEN IT IS GONE FOREVER (without cheating).
(If you disarmed the bomb instead, then you can collect this bobblehead
whenever you want.)
Location: Megaton – Lucas Simms’ House. To get in, you can either (1) pick the
average strength lock if you’re skilled enough, (2) pickpocket Lucas and steal
his key, (3) assassinate Lucas, or (4) after listening to Mr. Burke’s request,
report Mr. Burke to Lucas, and take the key off Lucas’ body if Mr. Burke kills
him. The bobblehead itself is in plain sight on a desk.
Several people have also told me that Lucas apparently opens his house up to
strangers between 1 and 3 AM, and 7 and 9 AM, every day.
If you did blow up Megaton, and you’re playing the Windows version of the game,
then you can use a cheat to go back and get it. Press ~ to bring up the
console, then type “coc megatoncommonhouse” and press Return. Press ~ to
dismiss the console. You’ll be warped back to the Megaton Common House as it
was before the town was blown up, and can go and get the bobblehead, then
fast-travel out of the town. (Sorry, but this doesn’t work in the PS3 and X360
versions of the game.)
Location: Republic of Dave – Museum of Dave. If you haven’t been to the
Republic of Dave before, it’s in the northeast corner of the map. The easiest
way to locate it is to take the “You Gotta Shoot ‘Em in the Head” quest from
Mr. Crowley in the Museum of History. The bobblehead itself is in plain sight
on a shelf.
Location: Deathclaw Sanctuary, a completely optional area of the game
unconnected to any quests. It’s located close to the northwest corner of the
Capital Wasteland, between Broadcast Tower KB5 and Dickerson Tabernacle Chapel.
The bobblehead itself is located inside the “sanctuary,” on a metal tub on the
ground, close to the way out.
Location: Vault 108 – Cloning Lab. The location of Vault 108 will be added to
your map automatically at one point during the game’s main quest, although it
is not actually related to the main quest. You can also learn the vault’s
location by using the central computer at Vault-Tec HQ downtown. Anyway, when
you enter the Cloning Lab, you’ll see the bobblehead in plain sight on a desk
inside the big central room.
Location: Rivet City – Science Lab. You’ll bump into this one during the main
quest, though it is not in plain sight and is easy to miss due to the clutter &
lack of contrast on the desks. That said, it’s on a desk near a locker on the
ground floor of the lab.
Location: Greener Pastures Disposal Site – Office. This completely optional
area is directly east of the unmarked Alien Crash Site (home of the all-mighty
Alien Blaster), which itself is located directly southwest of Vault 92 near Old
Olney in the upper right corner of the map. It’s sitting in plain sight on a
desk near a locked terminal.
Location: Arlington House, in plain sight within Arlington National Cemetary.
If you haven’t been there before, you can reach it by taking the Marigold Metro
Station near Grayditch to Falls Church, then entering the Arlington/Falls
Church Metro and going straight north. The bobblehead itself is in the house’s
basement, on a shelf, in plain sight.