1991Re: Museum visit, take II
- May 7, 2007My 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
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
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 =
Yup- that's my bit.
--- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "longhairedredneck220"
> --- 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,Chris,
> > any thoughts on that?already
> I agree Dave, I've been thinking along the same lines. I've
> got a list.windows
> 1. Light needs in but eyesore building need blocked. Cover
> and leave glass block untouched or have a PROFFESIONAL tint withsimulate
> heavy colored tint. Diff colors for diff rooms. Orange to
> sunset iin western room, blue in aqua room, green in dino room etcand
> 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 seespace
> 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.(i
> 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.and
> 7. with time of the ssence maybe consider opeing just basement
> first floor. Gives more time to dedicate to first two floors andworld
> 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 interestingopen
> 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 andI
> guarantee people will talk about it long after they've leftthen
> 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 parkinglook
> lot. Get some cheap sealer for the blacktop and the front will
> 100% better. People won't notice much else outside. I canpaint,
> do masonry repair, organize constructiuon work, carpentry, tileclear
> 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 withas
> 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 openingof
> 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 putit
> where it goes.to
> 15. Need a dumpster there. right outside the front door for us
> throw all that trash away! getting a majority of that stuff outof
> 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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