Thermometer II was made out of the known good LEDs from Heroineclock I, which left the original faceplate & questionable LEDs ready for landfill.
It was seriously overbuilt & had a lot more features. Was surprised to discover the plastic was covered in window tint to make it darker, while also losing some brightness.
It's long journey since being painted in 2004 had come to an end. The electronic section still has hope.
Whether the original balsa faceplate could be reused is doubtful. The lion kingdom doesn't foresee any way to afford a 2nd room. It's much bulkier than its size requires.