Builder Of World's Largest Titanic Replica In Lego Says His Autism Is A Gift

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-foot-long, 5-foot-wide ship when he was 10 years old with the help of his mother and grandfather. Birgisson, now 15, has spent the last five years following the replica around the world as it travels to different exhibitions, from Norway to Germany. But he says that in Tennessee, with finishing touches done and additional lighting, he's watched the replica come alive . . .

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It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 11 months to complete the world's largest Titanic replica, using only Legos.   Courtesy of Titanic Museum Attraction

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 11 months to complete the world's largest Titanic replica, using only Legos.

Courtesy of Titanic Museum Attraction