Three things!

It’s been a hec­tic month or so, with Locksmith’s dream pro­duc­tion real­ly ramp­ing up over the last few weeks. Lots and lots of excit­ing pack­ages are arriv­ing (and caus­ing con­sid­er­able agi­ta­tion for my dog, Grom). Puz­zles are being writ­ten, and the Grand Bird­song (more on those in a lat­er post) jour­neys are devel­op­ing nicely.

I thought I’d give you all a bit of a look at three of the things that we’re par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ed about at the moment.

The Model House — aka ‘the Creepy Dolls House’

This is some­thing I’ve been par­tic­u­lar­ly desparate to do for months. I had always hoped to have a scale mod­el of Tre­owen made that guests could use to help nav­i­gate the house, and uncov­er its secrets. Find­ing some­one to design (nev­er mind build) the mod­el has proven *chal­leng­ing* but final­ly I have mnan­aged find some­one (take a bow Sam) who will take this :

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Then turn it into this:

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Then, after a few Mac­Gyver min­utes into a ful­ly realised wood­en house! Well, that’s the plan any­way, I’ll post some more updates as Sam sends more pic­tures of the progress.

Masks — Your ‘Face in the House of the Moon’

One of the mag­i­cal ele­ments of the Lock­smiths Dream will be when the guests enter the House of the Moon. Tre­owen is a house with one stair in the wak­ing world (The House of the Sun) and anoth­er in dreams (The House of the Moon). After a sump­tu­ous ban­quet in the oak clad din­ing room, in front of the crack­ling fire, the guests will be invit­ed to retire to their rooms.

In the rooms they will find their masks for the night. These are masks spe­cif­ic to the room and its inhabitant.

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The guests will put on the face that they will wear in the House of the Moon. Before step­ping out, to see what mys­ter­ies await them in the can­dle-lit halls.

The Journal — your Locksmith’s Dream guide

An impor­tant part of the Lock­smiths Dream expe­ri­ence will be the beaut­ful jour­nal that each guest will get. It’s a guide, clue­book, scrap­book, note­book and memen­to of their jour­ney. I’m work­ing with a fan­tas­ti­cal­ly tal­ent­ed book binder, Nathan, who not only has been cre­at­ing some stun­ning pro­to­types, but also shar­ing the process which is fan­tas­ti­cal­ly interesting.

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Each book will hand­made, stitched and bound by Nathan at his work­shop in Tod­ding­ton. The pic­tures above are the pro­to­toypes, which we’ll be final­is­ing in the next cou­ple of weeks.

Other stuff — Finding a fellow cultist!

Some of you have got in con­tact to ask if we can help find peo­ple to share a room with for the expe­ri­ence. To help peo­ple strug­gling to find a fel­low cultist we’ve set up a sim­ple Face­book group here.

I could go on and on, but that’s it for now. I’m intend­ing to post more reg­u­lar­ly about var­i­ous parts of the project as they come up. Let me know if there’s any­thing in par­tic­u­lar you’d be inter­est­ed in hear­ing about, and I’ll see what I can do.

Dream Care­ful­ly.

Ivan