The shout-out that didn't make it:
If it wasn't for my good friend, LEGO® Ideas user Kylo Ren
(A.K.A. Josiah), this project wouldn't be as polished as it is now. The whole way through, I asked for his advice on what parts of this train set looked good, and what parts needed to be rebuilt. He's kind and very talented, so please consider heading over to his profile and seeing his amazing projects! I definitely
recommend you see his W.&A.R.R. #3, The General
first, or his most-supported project, The Golden Spike Ceremony
! Thank you, Josiah!
, another person who helped me was B1Trash
. I made a forum
about lighting interior spaces—that is, "How do I do so?"—and he was the first (and only) person to respond. Thanks, B1Trash!
The rendered images that didn't make it either:
Yes...all these pictures right here were supposed to be in the project...but why not??
Why didn't you submit this project with the shout-outs and the pictures, though?
It's simple: The LEGO® Ideas moderators thought that the shout-out part of the description implied that I collaborated with other people on this project. The thing is, Josiah and B1Trash didn't design any part of this project, but, instead, gave me advice on what steps I should take to make it look better. It makes sense, I guess...but what about the pictures?
Well, the L.I. mods thought they were "too blurry". I get it, but I've submitted plenty of other projects with renders such as these. And yet, these renders were rejected just because. It's quite annoying and frustrating, I must say, but I guess I've got to improve my rendering skills somehow. Ugh. Anyway, that's that.
Thank you for your time, everyone! God bless you all, have a great day, and take care! Regards, Joseph cheeseinthepie. 8/31/2021