Show And Tell: Star Trek Experience Grand Opening Invitation
Ten years or so, after learning about my Star Trek obsession, a friend of mine gave me an original invitation to the grand opening of Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. He said that the firm that he worked for did all the graphic design and assembly of the envelope.
Frankly, I'm shocked it has taken me this long to post a little show and tell on this little piece of my Vegas stuff collection.
Let us now boldly go where no man has gone before and open this thing.
This time it's REAL
Inside the envelope are two items. One is a glossy copper envelope with a Las Vegas Hilton hologram pasted on the outside which contains the invitation to the opening. The other is a fold out Tricorder which contains invitation to become a corporate sponsor for ST:TE.
Depending on how you tilt the hologram, the Enterprise will fly out from behind it and zoom straight at you.
There must be about 10 different scenes in this hologram. Awesome!
The invitation... "engraved" in copper. I still miss that gift shop.
The Tricorder in TNG style... shame they haven't invented touch screen technology in the 24th Century yet.
The bottom of the Tricorder folds out to announce information about a 24th century marketing opportunity.
Pretty interesting stuff. Little did I know when I got that (a few years before I started working on VT) that the invitation would eventually share the shelf with a slew of other invitations to grand openings multi-billion dollar resort casinos. Life is funny that way, at least once you are old enough to get the joke.
\\//_ Live Long and Prosper!
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