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1994Re: Museum visit, take II

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  • super_dave42
    May 8 6:24 AM
      Any other ideas? Should we draft this up into a real letter and send
      it to Dan?

      --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "longhairedredneck220"
      <longhairedredneck220@...> wrote:
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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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