It took 56,000 Lego bricks and 700 hours, but it was worth it for Brynjar Karl Bigisson, a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavid, Iceland, as he now holds the world record for largest Lego replica of the Titanic liner.
Bigisson, now 15, is on the autism spectrum. Before he started the project with his grandfather, he had difficulty communicating, which he says made him unhappy and lonely. But now, he has found confidence and has not problem giving interviews about his accomplishment.
In order to piece together the massive creation (it’s 26 feet long and 5 feet tall), the original blueprint of the Titanic had to be scaled down to Lego size, and Grandpa and Grandson then began the task of figuring out how many tiny toy bricks would be needed to create the model. Once completed, the Lego replica was shipped from Iceland in three large pieces and then carefully reconstructed before its American debut. It will be anchored at the Titanic Museum Attraction through December, 2019.
How cool is that?