Vaughn Braun is a pre-made Sim, residing in SimValley. He is a scientist in the Shiny Things Lab, along with Makino Nada. His primary goal in The Sims Bustin' Out is to introduce his rocket gnome to a big crowd of Sims. A rocket gnome is similar to a normal gnome but slightly resembles a rocket and can be launched into the air. His name is also a play on Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist from the 1950s.
- Vaughn, along with Makino, will not laugh at any jokes that other Sims tells, no matter how many times they try. This reason may be due to personality and/or their mood.
- Vaughn has a sofa and reclining chair named after him in the seating/bedding catalog.
- Vaughn and Makino will always be abducted by aliens if they gaze at night.