Here's the test. The LEDs are waaaaay too bright. I sanded the clear domes on them down which helped a bit. This LCD display doesn't ahve the best visibility, but it looks better in person than shown above.
This is the final picture I took before removing the base and bubble-wrapping it for shipping to The Gathering in LA. I heard today that the package arrived which is great. I should have no problem fixing anything that might have broken. If it had been lost in shipping that would be a different story.