Participating in the creation of the world’s biggest LEGO Titanic model had a dramatic impact on the life of a youngster with autism

Brynjar Karl Birgisson, an Icelandic native, became internationally renowned for his boundless excitement and energy. As a memorial to the ship that went lost in 1912, the little youngster constructed an exact LEGO copy.

Brynjar’s life became isolated and unremarkable once he was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. Of course, he used to consider the LEGO bricks to be his best pals.

«For as long as I can remember, LEGOs have been an integral part of my life. Since I was so terrible at making friends, I spent much of my childhood alone.

LEGO was a great way for me to exercise my creativity and broaden my horizons. In an interview, Karl Bigisson reflected, «I was too busy making stuff back then to feel lonely.»

His efforts paid off when he built a replica of the Titanic that was 7 meters in length. It took a poor Icelandic native over 700 hours of work and over 56,000 LEGO pieces to produce this masterpiece.

«Obviously, I need an adult’s help to build a model that’s seven meters in length. My grandfather offered assistance as I followed the instructions.»

I worked in the warehouse for eleven months straight after school, putting in three to four hours a day on the construction.» Brynjar’s tale continues. Significant time has passed.

Brynjar Karl Birgisson, now a sophomore in college, has developed into an adult with a strong sense of responsibility.

The story of the Titanic inspired him to pursue a career as a ferry captain. He overcome his autism and is now a popular and respected young man in his hometown.

That man is incredible; I hope his wish comes true.

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