2009Re: Museum visit, take II
- May 15, 2007Ok. Could I have his e-mail address again?
--- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "longhairedredneck220"
> Excellent Dave! Go with it!
> --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "super_dave42" <dclr@> wrote:
> > Ok, here's what I've got so far. Any other suggestions,
> > whatever- just let me know.ways
> > Dan-
> > After our visit to the museum, we've been thinking of different
> > we could help get things ready. We're very interested in seeingthe
> > Toy Museum- and you- succeed, but we noticed several obstaclesthat
> > might be in the way of that success. The three of us (and therest
> > of PennLUG) are eager to do what we can to help out. We hope thatis an
> > this list will inspire rather than discourage you- this museum
> > incredible undertaking and we want to cheer you on. Please let usquestions.
> > know if there's anything more we can do or if you have any
> > Mike, Chris, and Davidwiring,
> > 1. Tackle the facility/environmental issues first: plumbing,
> > paint, walls, floors, handicap access, restrooms (men, women,quickly
> > family/unisex/handicap), cleaning. Clean MOCs in dirty room
> > become dirty MOCs.roll
> > 2. Get to the hardware store and buy some 2mil plastic, a BIG
> > of it. Clean off those models and display pieces and COVER THEM!some
> > Don't uncover until the night before opening day- save yourself
> > time!the
> > 3. Image is a lot. Make a good first impression, even before the
> > museum opens. Weed kill, then burn off with a propane torch all
> > weeds in the parking lot. Get some cheap sealer for the blacktopand
> > the front will look 100% better. People won't notice much elsetools
> > outside. Mike can paint, do masonry repair, organize construction
> > 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
> > in my hand and a clear plan. It wouldn't hurt if I had some goodmuch
> > materials to work with as well."
> > 4. Mike has a lot of construction experience. Had he known how
> > would need to be done he would have brought tools to help getthings
> > in order.all
> > 5. Need a dumpster right outside the front door for us to throw
> > that trash away! Getting a majority of that stuff out of the wayprogress
> > would be a huge help. Also, a dumpster outside communicates
> > ("we're doing so much work we need to throw stuff away!").with "task
> > 6. Make a master timeline from now until opening, along
> > lists" denoting all the things that need to be done in each area.handle
> > David has moderate experience with project management; he can
> > thissets
> > with input from Dan.
> > 7. 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
> > or sculptures? Does "Jurassic Park" need a backdrop or aforeground
> > MOC? Does it try to replicate the movie park or reinterpret it?windows
> > Decide what's actually needed (building-wise) and make a list for
> > each room.
> > 8. The rooms need natural light but the view of the ramshackle
> > buildings in the neighborhood needs to be blocked. Cover the
> > and leave glass block untouched or have a professional tint withOrange
> > heavy colored tint. Use different colors for different rooms:
> > to simulate sunset in western room, teal/blue in the aqua room,bunch
> > green in the dino room, etc.
> > 9. Rooms need to be painted to match theme. Maybe murals, or at
> > least put up posters (IN FRAMES!) that coincide with theme.
> > 10. All those lockers- what are they really doing? Sell off a
> > to finance the project. Keep some for the sorting room forbuilders,
> > maybe some for display possibilities. It would also give extraspace
> > in the halls for big models.continue to
> > 11. Got a room, a mess and not ready? Put maxi figs with brooms
> > around the mess and voila instant "excuse our mess as we
> > build." (This was something Chris brought up.)would
> > 12. With time of the essence, maybe consider opening just the
> > basement and first floor. It gives more time to dedicate to the
> > first two floors and makes it easier to get ready to open. It
> > also give visitors a reason to come back to see the rest.hobby
> > 13. While a COLTC room is good, a room dedicated more to the
> > in general is good too! Info on clubs, LUGs, AFOLs, LTCs, andevents
> > all over the world would be really interesting.more
> > 14. Make the sorting room a featured room. Bins and containers
> > NEATLY arranged and set about. All that Lego sorted, and with
> > coming in, would make anyone's eyes pop. And they get to seewhere
> > lots of the building happens, sort of a "behind the scenes"could
> > experience. While the COLTC and Lego Rick rooms are both active
> > construction/display rooms, the current sorting room could be
> > changed into a "Builder's Workshop." The "theme" of that room
> > be the ongoing changes and development of the museum, withincoming
> > parts, sorting, and in-progress construction on display.do,
> > 15. Bathroom: Plexiglas over the top and front of one stall. They
> > open the stall to find a maxi fig on the throne. Cheap, easy to
> > and I guarantee people will talk about it long after they'veleft.
> > 16. Lego light boxes would be great in hallways and stairwells.
> > 17. Make a map- it could be just a rough diagram on cardboard or
> > surplus chalkboard- and put it in the main hallway. This willhelp
> > visitors and volunteers get a feel for the place while it's understuff:
> > construction.
> > 18. Each room's entrance needs a sign!
> > 19. We looked around and what we saw was a lot of unfinished
> > items in the hall half put together, in disarray, a lot of junkin
> > the way. Decide where it goes and tell us and we'll put it there.as a
> > 20. David is a librarian by training. To establish credibility
> > museum, it would be a good idea to catalog (both for visitor useand
> > yours) and describe the exhibits. While it's great to haveprofessional to
> > a "pneumatic-activated Lego band," it'd be much more
> > have a "pneumatic-activated Lego band, built in 19xx and formerly$xxxxxx."
> > 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
> > David can do some of that if he has the raw information. Knowyour
> > pieces' pedigree!
> > --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "longhairedredneck220"
> > longhairedredneck220@ wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In Pennlug@yahoogroups.com, "super_dave42" <dclr@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Ok- I guess I'll take a first swipe at it and then post it
> > (unless
> > > > there's a more appropriate place to put it).
> > >
> > >
> > > Sounds Good to me
> > >
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