An autistic boy builds the biggest Titanic replica ever made with LEGO
December 13, 2018
Lego is the world's most famous assembly bricks, known for stimulating the creation and imagination of players of all ages. Everything, or almost everything, can be built thanks to them; all you need is good parts, a good project and a good deal of time and patience.
These are the ingredients that little Brynjar Karl Bigisson had when he decided to build the biggest replica of the Titanic in the world; a titanic venture for the 10-year-old boy, a project that not only gained notoriety but also overcame his personal fight against autism.
The world's largest replica of the Titanic, 8 meters long and 1.5 meters high was built by Brynjar from Reykjavik, Iceland, with 56,000 Lego bricks, after about 11 months of hard work.
Brynjar Karl Bigisson who is now 15 years old has become a kind of celebrity for doing this massive job. He has always had a passion for the famous bricks, and since he was 5 years old, Brynjar has always built things with Lego; assembly kits with instructions, automotive projects produced, until he decided to build a large version of the Titanic.
Brynjar was truly inspired, helped and supported by his entire family. Grandfather Ogmundsson, a professional engineer, helped him with the project, while his mother Bjarney Ludviksdottir always supported him for the next 11 months. Donations from his family and friends allowed him to buy enough Lego bricks. For now, the Titanic model is no longer in Iceland, it left for the United States where it stays until the end of 2019 at the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Thanks to this project, the boy has also been able to win his personal battle against autism; Brynjar has always struggled with this problem and his difficulty in communicating with others.
At school, he was always marginalized and penalized in his grades to the point that he needed a teacher to support him. Since he managed to fulfill his dream, Brynjar has improved at school, no longer needs help to study or to integrate with his classmates!
Today, the boy is no longer afraid to give interviews and share his experience with thousands of others who, like him, are facing the same problem, making his mother and all his family even more proud of him!
What do you think of this huge Titanic replica?