PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A young boy with autism spent more than 700 hours to build the world's largest Titanic replica out of LEGOs.
Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15, of Reykjavik, Iceland, built the massive project when he was 10. It took 11 months to complete.
The ship, built from 56,000 LEGO blocks, made its American debut on Monday and will be anchored at Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge.
“The world calls him LEGO BOY and that’s just fine with Brynjar Karl Birgisson, after all he had spent a good part of his young life surrounded by thousands of LEGO bricks - the building blocks of his monumental tribute to the 2,208 men, women and children who sailed on Titanic,” attraction owner Mary Kellogg-Joslyn said. “Upon completion, it is the largest Titanic LEGO ship model ever made and we’re proud that the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN, will be the first and only place in the United States where it can be seen. We’ve brought it all the way from Iceland to showcase as one of our major 2018 exhibits."
Bigisson's inspirational story has been warming hearts across the world and has even generated a children's book.