Boy With Autism Created The World’s Largest LEGO Titanic Replica

World’s Largest LEGO Titanic Replica

The Titanic sank 108 years ago — James Cameron’s movie showing the disaster remains the world 3rd most-grossing movie of all time.

Brynjar Karl Bigisson, a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum, choose to pay homage to the ill fated liner with LEGOs when he was 10 years old. 700 hours (11 months) and 56,000 bricks later, he completed what had become the biggest LEGO Titanic replica in the world.

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“LEGO has been an important part of my life since a very early age,” Brynjar told Bored Panda. “Because of my poor social and communication skills, I was always on my own, playing by myself, so LEGO bricks became my best friends.”

“While building with LEGO, I was using and developing my imagination and creativity. I don’t remember feeling lonely, I was too busy building something.”

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

When he was 9 years old, Brynjar visited LEGOLAND in Denmark. “I saw all the big scale LEGO models for the first time and I got really fascinated with their scale and building structure,” he said, adding that he had an obsession with ships at the same time and was exploring everything that’s got to do with them on the Internet.

“There was this one ship that I got really obsessed with and that was the Titanic. I had learned everything there was to know about the ship and then one day I got this idea that I wanted to build [its replica].”

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

“Obviously, I was not going to build the 7-meter (26-feet)-long model all by myself and needed to convince some key people in my life to help me,” Brynjar explained. “My grandfather, Lulli, helped me to create special LEGO instructions on the real Titanic blueprints.” Brynjar said it made all the difference when it came to placing each and every brick.

“My mother helped me to set up a crowdfunding page, so I was able to raise the money I needed to buy the LEGOs. Also, I was offered space in a warehouse to build the model and I came every day after school and built for 3-4 hours for 11 months until I finally finished my LEGO Titanic model.”

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

Image credits: Brynjar Karl

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