So, you could hack your initials into a tree with a knife, or sign a chunk of setting concrete. Neither of these however compare to having your name engraved on a brick destined to be part of the Nikola Telsa museum in New York. That sounds rather cool, right? Well, here's your chance to make it happen... if you have some cash to spare.
Having purchased Tesla's old laboratory, the not-for-profit Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe set up an Indiegogo campaign to secure funds to turn the place into a museum celebrating all things Nikola. It didn't take long for the organisation to get the cash it needed, with the war fund now sitting at $US271,086 with 42 days to go.
So, yes, if you grab a brick now, it'll definitely find its way into (onto?) the building*.
The minimum spend to get your name — or any three lines of text — on a 4 x 8-inch (10.16 x 20.32cm) brick is $US125. If you need more space, 8 x 8-inch is also available for double that and if you'd like a logo, it'll set you back $US350. The final tier (ignoring the "fake" $US1 million one) nets you an array of four 8 x 8-inch bricks, if you really want to establish dominance over the other building materials.
Now, about the asterisk. The earlier you purchase the brick, the more likely it is to be placed somewhere decent:
Because these bricks will physically take up space on the property, we can only sell a limited number of them, and the sooner you purchase a brick, the more likely your brick will receive a preferred placement such as near Tesla's statue and the tower base.
And, as you'd expect, you can't just whack something gruesome, rude or offensive on your brick:
Discriminatory or inappropriate messages which refer to an individual's or group's sex, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, or physical handicap will not be permitted.
Future fundraisers are planned to keep the museum in tip-top shape, but for now, let's focus on the building bit...