Offbeat A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic

06:37  17 april  2018
06:37  17 april  2018 Source:   Mental Floss

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Made from 56,000 bricks, the 26-foot long ship is the largest LEGO replica of the Titanic in the world . This incredible work of art was built by Brynjar Karl Birgisson, an Icelandic boy who was only 10 years old when he constructed the ship.

World ’ s Largest Lego Titanic . March 1 - December 31. A 10 year old boy from ICELAND had a dream to build the World ’ s Largest Titanic Model out of LEGO ® BRICKS. It was a daunting, 11 month undertaking because of his Autism.

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LEGO fans can spot the ambitious creation at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee starting Monday, April 16. Consisting of 56,000 bricks, the structure is 5 feet tall and 26 feet long. It took Brynjar Karl Bigisson, who's now 15, a total of 700 hours to build it over the course of 11 months.

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“What you’ll see is the world ’ s largest replica of the RMS Titanic built entirely from 56,000 LEGO ® bricks,” announces Kellogg. “Making this unprecedented achievement even more amazing is that it was conceived and constructed by a 10 - year - old , autistic boy from Iceland.”

Visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 2018 to see the world ’ s largest replica of the RMS Titanic built entirely from 56,000 LEGO bricks. This impressive model was conceived and created by a ten - year - old Icelandic boy diagnosed with autism.

Ships and LEGO bricks are two of Brynjar Karl's greatest interests. When he was 10 he set out to construct a LEGO Titanic that would be proportional to his minifigures. His engineer grandfather helped him convert the original Titanic blueprints to LEGO-size and calculate how many bricks the model would require. With support from a crowdfunding campaign set up by his mom, Brynjar Karl was able to purchase the tens of thousands of LEGO blocks needed to complete the project.

Brynjar Karl is also an outspoken supporter of kids on the autism spectrum like himself. He has given talks about living with the disorder and has even written a book on the subject. "The LEGO Titanic project has taken me on a new exciting journey," he says on his website. "It's about shedding light on the positive side of autism."

After showcasing his replica Titanic in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Germany, Brynjar Karl is bringing his model to America for the first time. The LEGO Titanic will be displayed at the Titanic Museum Attraction through December 2019.

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