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1991Re: Museum visit, take II

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  • super_dave42
    May 7, 2007
      My suggestions:

      16. While COLTC and Lego Rick rooms are both active
      construction/display rooms, the current sorting room could be
      changed into a "Builder's Workshop." Along the lines of your
      suggestion, the theme of that room could be the ongoing changes and
      development of the museum, with incoming parts, sorting, and in-
      progress construction on display.

      17. I'm a librarian by training. To establish credibility as a
      museum, it would be a good idea to catalog and describe the
      exhibits. While it's great to have a "pneumatic-activated Lego
      band," it'd be much more professional to have a "pneumatic-activated
      Lego band, built in 19xx and formerly displayed at Legoland Denmark
      as part of a promotion for the 19xx product line. You can see the
      parts from some of these products featured in the.... This piece was
      purchased from TLG for $xxxxxx." I can do some of that if I have the
      raw information.

      18. Make a map- it could be just a rough diagram on a chalkboard-
      and put it in the main hallway. This will help visitors and
      volunteers get a feel for the place.

      19. Constrain the themes from universes to galaxies. So you've got
      a "Western" room. Do you have stock Western sets to display
      alongside the sculptures? Do you need MOCs to fit in with stock sets
      or sculptures? Does "Jurassic Park" need a backdrop or a foreground
      MOC? Does it try to replicate the movie park or reinterpret it?
      Decide what's actually needed (building-wise) and make a list for
      each room.

      20. Make a master timeline from now until opening, along with "task
      lists" denoting all the things that need to be done in each area. I
      have moderate experience with project management; I can handle this
      with input from Dan.

      21. Tackle the facility/environmental issues first: plumbing,
      wiring, paint, walls, floors, handicap access, restrooms (men,
      women, family/unisex/handicap), cleaning. Clean MOCs in dirty room =
      dirty MOCs.

      Yup- that's my bit.

      --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "longhairedredneck220"
      <longhairedredneck220@...> wrote:
      > --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "super_dave42" <dclr@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I've been thinking about giving Dan some feedback after our
      > > suggested changes, etc., maybe sending him a letter. Mike,
      > > any thoughts on that?
      > I agree Dave, I've been thinking along the same lines. I've
      > got a list.
      > 1. Light needs in but eyesore building need blocked. Cover
      > and leave glass block untouched or have a PROFFESIONAL tint with
      > heavy colored tint. Diff colors for diff rooms. Orange to
      > sunset iin western room, blue in aqua room, green in dino room etc
      > 2. Rooms need painted to match theme. Maybe murals, or at least
      > put up posters (IN FRAMES!) that coincide with theme.
      > 3. Each rooms entrance needs a sign!
      > 4. The sorting room. Make this a featured room. bins and
      > containers NEATLY arranged and set about. All that lego sorted
      > more coming in, would make anyone's eyes pop. and they get to see
      > where lot of the building happens :behind the scenes" sorta
      > 5. All those lockers. What are they really doing? sell off a
      > bunch to finance the project. keep some for sorting room for
      > builders maybe some for display posiblities. Would give extra
      > in the halls for big models.
      > 6. Got a rooma mess and not ready. Maxi figs with brooms around
      > mess and voila instant "excuse our mess as we continue to build"
      > think this was something chris brought up.
      > 7. with time of the ssence maybe consider opeing just basement
      > first floor. Gives more time to dedicate to first two floors and
      > easier to get ready to open. Would also give visiotrs a reason to
      > come back to see the rest.
      > 8. While a COLTC room is good, a room dedicated more to the hobby
      > in general is good too! info on clubs and events all over the
      > would be really interesting
      > 9. Bathroom Plexiglass over top and front of one stall. They
      > the stall to find a maxi fig on the throne. Cheap easy to do and
      > guarantee people will talk about it long after they've left
      > 10. Lego light boxes would be great in hallways and stairwells
      > 11. I myself (MIKE) have a lot of construction expereicne. Had I
      > known how much would need done I would have brought tools to help
      > get things in order.
      > 12. Image is a lot. Make a good first impression. Weed lkill
      > burn off with a propane weed torch all the weeds in the parking
      > lot. Get some cheap sealer for the blacktop and the front will
      > 100% better. People won't notice much else outside. I can
      > do masonry repair, organize constructiuon work, carpentry, tile
      > work, roof repair, and a lot more. Use me Dan,, I can build lego,
      > but I could do a lot more for you with tools in my hand and a
      > plan. It wouldn't hurt if I had some good materials to work with
      > well
      > 13. Get to the Hardware store and buy some 2mil plastic,, a
      > BIIIIIIIIG roll of it. Clean off those models and diplay pieces
      > COVER THEM!!!!!!!!! Don't uncover until the night before opening
      > day, Save yourself some time!
      > 14. We looked around and what we saw was a lot of unfinished
      > stuff. items in the hall half put together, in dissarray. a lot
      > junk in the way. decide where it goes and tell us and we'll put
      > where it goes.
      > 15. Need a dumpster there. right outside the front door for us
      > throw all that trash away! getting a majority of that stuff out
      > the way would be a huge help.
      > I could maybe have more,,no i'm sure of it., but that'll do for now
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