Moonbase 2.0 Part 3: The Reveal
June 18th, 2009

Posted by james

As you all know over the past month and a half we have been in the process of moving our office across the hall (and by across the hall, we mean right across the hall. The door from the old office to the new office is 4 feet away) As you have seen, heard and read about over the last couple weeks was this wasn’t just as simple as picking up and moving shit across the hall. This was a major operation, in which along with blood, sweat and tears a good chunk of change and a good amount of time was speant. Here is my original list of things that needed to happen:

– Paint
– Lay carpet
– Reinstall baseboards and molding around door and windows.
– Insulate wall to right of large door and cover
– Install clothing rack and shelf along front wall
– Cover ceiling with fabric

This is going to be the “easy room” basically what we did to our current area but a bit larger scale with the addition of the ceiling work.

– Tear down existing particle board
– Build out around electrical area and close off (with doors for access)
– Build wall over opened entrance to room
– Drywall entire room, minus right hand wall
– Lay Carpet
– Paint

This was no small task, especially when you take into consideration the majority of us aren’t the most knowledgeable people when it comes to renovations. Monday, May 11th (The first day we started and where large portion of the new loadingtime footage came from) was the longest day by far. We speant over 14 hours in the office that day, we got a huge amount of work done and I think all of us went home as tired as we had ever been before.  After that it was pretty much just “when you can get down to the office for a couple hours, GO” And over the next 2 weeks we all pitched in here and there and got the place looking like a respectable office space. So without further ado, I introduce you to “LRR Moonbase MK II”


  1. Does that sliding door open onto a sheer drop or something? I though the original LRRBase was a floor up…

    Comment by Lyinginbedmon — June 18, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

  2. Yup, it sure does. There ARE guard rails that got torn down when the old teanants moved out. We have been to lazy to reinstall them. In that picture, behind the construction lights you can see a piece of 2×8. That needs to be cut out to accommodate said guard rails.

    Comment by James — June 18, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

  3. wow, I’m surprised by how well the moon is developed. Looks like the area around the moonbase is pretty well established. Do many comedy troupes set up there?

    In all seriousness, nice job. And who says the crew never do any work? I look forward to seeing it in a video some time.

    Comment by iamafish — June 18, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

  4. i like the ‘whiteboard’. apparently matt doesn’t suck anymore 🙂
    in pic 5 before i read the text, i was thinking ‘Hey, they’ve got 2 Ikea ‘Gorm’ shelves’ 😉

    Comment by manika — June 18, 2009 @ 5:40 pm

  5. So you guys are gonna have a video on Wednesday, hmm…

    Anyway, great job, it looks good.

    Comment by Genghis Ares — June 18, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

  6. “Computer will be there eventually.” Are you saying the C64 on the shelf is not a computer? FOR SHAME!

    Comment by TomBrend — June 18, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  7. How much did all of this cost you guys? You did a fantastic job on the new moonbase.

    Comment by godzpunchingbag7 — June 18, 2009 @ 9:54 pm

  8. In the kitchen area picture where you said you needed a microwave… Seems like that shouldn’t be a problem. Can’t you ask Raymond or possibly a certain charred furby where one is?

    But it’s looking great! Assuredly this will only lead to more awesomeness!

    Comment by theashigaru — June 19, 2009 @ 12:14 am

  9. Really amazing work guys!! It looks not only very professional but completely fabulous. I think all the hard work was definitely worth it.


    Comment by Tapir12 — June 19, 2009 @ 2:11 am

  10. Ahh Flexidisks. I still have some at home. They look far more professional than mini-diskettes or micro-diskettes.

    Comment by Casandro — June 19, 2009 @ 8:19 am

  11. It sucs! w/ bad grammar~!

    Comment by sucks! — June 19, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

  12. Holy balls, that first day was 14 hours?! Explains how you got most of the rough work in such a huge space done in one day, I suppose. Even with a lot of people, that’s a LOT of work. Good thing the fruits of renovatening are extremely visible. You guys did a helluva job on that space.

    Comment by Septavius — June 19, 2009 @ 3:58 pm

  13. While you guys were plastering and sanding the new walls of the moonbase, did you guys go and fix the hole in the first moonbase? I mean, you were right there, with the materials to do it.

    Comment by mosespippy — June 19, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  14. cHustle 11 is going to be the Finale, you didn’t blur that out.

    I think it’s for good, they sort of twirl around blindly most of the time story wise in the latter episodes.

    Comment by AndyK — June 20, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

  15. they said that there were gonna be two more cHustles (Forums or LRRCast, not sure), so no need to blur it out.

    Comment by manika — June 20, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

  16. You may have to do something to name the pod bay door.

    Comment by tak197 — June 30, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

  17. Graham desk looks very professional.

    Comment by Sasha — July 3, 2009 @ 12:52 pm

  18. Even more tired than the “Sleep Deprivation Experiment”?

    Comment by Eric M — July 7, 2009 @ 11:38 am

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