Most people are aware of the story of the Titanic, and some people even make a hobby out of it. That includes one special child that built a Titanic replica that is 5 feet tall and 24 feet long. He built it out of Legos!
Brynjar Karl Birgisson is the 15-year-old who took on this massive project. He has always had an interest in the Titanic since he was younger, and he got the idea of combining his passion for the Titanic with his love of Legos. He also had to overcome some issues to create this masterpiece, because he is on the autism spectrum.
It took more than 11 months to build this Titanic replica. That was 700 hours worth of time and some 56,000 Lego bricks. After he was finished, he was able to say that he had built the largest Titanic replica that was ever made from Legos.
Brynjar is from Iceland and he has received global recognition for his efforts. 5 years after the model was built, he is now known as “the Lego boy.” The model he created has been around the world, including Germany, Sweden, and Norway. It eventually made its way to the United States and will be in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Titanic Museum until sometime this year.
There have been other accomplishments made by this youngster that have gained worldwide attention. As an example, he was able to host a Ted talk to discuss how he overcame various obstacles with autism to put together the project. It had been a dream of his for many years.
He also wrote a book, “My Autistic X Factor.” According to CBS news, he went on to say: “I have learned that everyone has a special talent, or an ‘X Factor.’ That is another word for something special that you’re good at.”
Brynjar feels that everyone is special in their own way and has some unique qualities that they need to discover.
He claims that he was only 10 years old when he found his “X Factor.” It was when things changed for him, and he is happy to share that story with others.
On his website, he talks about achieving his dream and finding a mission in life that was totally unexpected. These days, he continues to follow his ship as it makes its travels. He likes encouraging people to do what they can to reach out for their goals.
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