NPR: Builder of World’s Largest Titanic Replica in Lego Says His Autism is a Gift

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 11 months to complete the world’s largest Titanic replica, using only Legos. Courtesy of Titanic Museum Attraction
 
The world’s largest Lego Titanic replica went on display Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. It initially began as Brynjar Karl Birgisson’s ambitious idea and took 56,000 Legos, 11 months and 700 hours to complete.
 
The Icelandic boy built the 26-feet-long, 5-feet-wide ship when he was 10 years old.
 
“The first ship that I ever discovered on the Internet when I became a ship fan, or into ships, was the Titanic,” he says. “And [it] just was so beautiful that I wanted to make the Lego ship out of it because it was such an inspiration for me. I loved it, and I chose it.”