Boy With Autism Builds Giant Replica of the Titanic With Legos
The creation took 11 months to complete.
A boy with autism built the largest Lego replica of the Titanic in Iceland when he was just 12 years old.
Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15, spent 11 months and 700 hours crafting the huge ship with 56,000 Lego Bricks.
The replica is 26 feet long and five feet tall.
"It began when I was about 10 years old. I was playing with Legos," Bigisson told InsideEdition.com. "I was on the computer after that. I was searching on the internet and I came across the Titanic. I wanted to build a same-size scale model myself."
Bigisson’s grandfather, Ogmundsson, an engineer, helped scaled down the original blueprint of the Titanic to Lego size and helped to see how many bricks would be needed for the creation.
Donations helped fund the endeavor.
Bigisson spent time after school each day building the ship in a storage unit near his home.
But little did Bigisson know, his creation would one day end up in museum across the world.
This week, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., unveiled Bigisson’s creation.
"The world calls him 'Lego Boy' and that’s just fine with Brynjar," the museum’s owner, Mary Kellogg, said. "After all, he spent a good part of his young life surrounded by thousands of Lego bricks, the building blocks of his monumental tribute to the 2,208 men, women and children who sailed on the RMS Titanic."
Although Bigisson said the ship was his last Lego project, he thought it was amazing to see it in a museum. It will be there for the rest of the 2018 season.
"It was inexplainable to see the ship,” Bigisson said. “Everything looks so real when you walk through the gallery."
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