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1993Re: Museum visit, take II

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  • longhairedredneck220
    May 7, 2007
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      --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "super_dave42" <dclr@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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.maybe some oompa loompas working in there,,lol
      >
      > 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.Yes! I agree! that makes the museum much more interesting and tends to eliminate questions someone can't answer
      >
      > 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.  Ohhhh,, Dave a man after my own "company safety guy" heart.  I haven't even started on the whole safety issues thing with that 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. Don't confuse the issue with facts!  a clear cut plan,,ingenious,,it just might work!
      >
      > 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.  Amen brother!
      >
      > 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.  Enviormental issues should have been takled first, with all mocs going into 2-3 rooms until rooms done and clean and ready to stock
      >
      > Yup- that's my bit.

      And a good bit it was!
      >
      > --- 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
      > visit-
      > > > suggested changes, etc., maybe sending him a letter. Mike,
      > Chris,
      > > > any thoughts on that?
      > >
      > >
      > > I agree Dave, I've been thinking along the same lines. I've
      > already
      > > got a list.
      > >
      > > 1. Light needs in but eyesore building need blocked. Cover
      > windows
      > > and leave glass block untouched or have a PROFFESIONAL tint with
      > > heavy colored tint. Diff colors for diff rooms. Orange to
      > simulate
      > > 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
      > and
      > > 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
      > space
      > > 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"
      > (i
      > > think this was something chris brought up.
      > >
      > > 7. with time of the ssence maybe consider opeing just basement
      > and
      > > 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
      > world
      > > would be really interesting
      > >
      > > 9. Bathroom Plexiglass over top and front of one stall. They
      > open
      > > the stall to find a maxi fig on the throne. Cheap easy to do and
      > I
      > > 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
      > then
      > > 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
      > look
      > > 100% better. People won't notice much else outside. I can
      > paint,
      > > 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
      > clear
      > > plan. It wouldn't hurt if I had some good materials to work with
      > as
      > > well
      > >
      > > 13. Get to the Hardware store and buy some 2mil plastic,, a
      > > BIIIIIIIIG roll of it. Clean off those models and diplay pieces
      > and
      > > 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
      > of
      > > junk in the way. decide where it goes and tell us and we'll put
      > it
      > > where it goes.
      > >
      > > 15. Need a dumpster there. right outside the front door for us
      > to
      > > throw all that trash away! getting a majority of that stuff out
      > of
      > > 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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