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1995Re: Museum visit, take II

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  • longhairedredneck220
    May 8, 2007
      --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "super_dave42" <dclr@...> wrote:
      >
      > Any other ideas? Should we draft this up into a real letter and
      send
      > it to Dan?
      >

      yes, i think so, We need to make sure he understands that we're not
      putting him down, but extremely interested in seeing this succeed


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