PENNLUG in the house

Special thanks to Chris, Dave, and Mike for making the trip to the museum.

They jumped right in and made a huge difference in one day. Tomorrow will be even better.

New layout in the Rick room.

Here is the layout in the Rick room. We did a historic district and a train yard. We added the beach as well as a park to make it stand out. Things are coming together. First water, next is electric inspection. Last but not least BUILDING THE LAYOUTS. We do it all, and sometimes even get a chance to sleep!

The Master for the Masters room

Here is the Master for the Masters room.

He is one of our LEGO(r) men running around the museum.

Looking for help at the museum.

Hi all, we are looking for some things at the museum;

Person to sort bricks, we need them done ASAP.
Financial help, or a grant writer.
Promoter. We need someone to help promote the museum, and help with our draw advertising.

We need funds to complete the following;

Construction work
Model purchases
Heating and cooling of the building
Money for Bellaire Cleaning project. We will begin in the next week cleaning the streets, cutting the grass, and doing village cleanups and garbage collections

We are doing the final work on out 501C3 paperwork, and we will be looking for grants and donations in the coming months as well.

Thanks for all your support, and look in the coming months for more postings about the museum!

Dan Brown founder Bellaire Hisortoric Society and Toy Museum

New item for the museum...a 1970s carosel

And right from our part of the woods for once. SW PA. SO NO MAJOR SHIPPING!!!

No History know on this item...I am asking now about it. Looks like one of the standard store items since it has a LEGO(r) based gear box on the lower end. Looks like another repair job for Mr. Dan.

Creating life

This is the head for the guy in the
Masters room. He is built from a
prototype model.

This model was a tribute to one of the people who helped get the museum moving forward.

Thanks Bill.


April Museum updates

AOK...this is a new post we will be doing monthly until the museum opens. It is an update on the progress we are making on construction...MOCs (my own creations)...and general stuff that is need to know by everyone.
We are looking for local builders to help!
We are looking for a person to help us write grants for the museum!
We are always looking for funds (costs a ton to do this)
Besides that this is the update for March;
In March we began the CofO work for the ADA ramp in the GYM! It has been inspected by the state of Ohio and is ready for painting!
In March we completed the ADA lift ramp, it is ready for painting
In March some moron stole a car and rammed it into our fence. It was repaired, and the wonderful insurance company denied the claim since his vehicle was stolen. Gotta love insurance.
In March we finished the Construction layout. It is complete and looks great (will have pics next week)
In March we almost completed the Knights Kingdom layout. Have a bit more green and some touch up and it will be DONE!!
In March we made the plans for April which include;
Complete the painting
Complete the Jurrasic layout (about 20% done now)
Complete the lift work (motor was pulled and cleaned this week)
Complete the ADA Bathroom (inspection was done this week)
Complete the gym painting (HUGE project, if anyone likes to paint let me know!)
Start up the AFOL (adult fan of LEGO club) in Bellaire
Begin the process of getting paid employees for the museum, and get volunteers as well.
Find a grant writer
Begin installing the fire system and emergency lighting.
Besides that we have been cleaning, nailing, and doing a ton of general work.
Special thanks to Rick, Carol, Donny, Jim, Larry, and of course myself for getting it done. We put in some HUGE hours on the projects this month. Weather here is cruddy for the next 4-5 days, but when spring is here...we will be at it 24/7 until it is complete!
Be good
Dan Brown founder Bellaire Historic Society and Toy Museum