1993Re: Museum visit, take II
- May 7, 2007
--- 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
> > > 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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