Lego is the most renowned construction game worldwide, designed to encourage creativity and imagination in players of all ages.
Almost anything can be built with this game. All it takes is the right components, a good plan, and a good amount of time and perseverance.
These were the elements that young Brinjar Karl Bigisson had when he decided to build the largest replica of the Titanic in the world.
A “gigantic” endeavor for this ten-year-old, a project that not only made him famous but also helped him overcome his personal struggle with autism.
The eight-meter-long and 1.5-meter-high replica of the Titanic was built by a child from Reykjavik, Iceland, using 56,000 Lego bricks after approximately eleven months of hard work.
The young man, now 15 years old, is named Brinjar Karl Bigisson. He has become a sort of celebrity for accomplishing this immense task.
He has always had an interest in the famous bricks, and since the age of five, the boy has been building things with Lego.
Of course, he received help and support from his entire family for this special construction: his grandpa Ogmundsson, a professional engineer, created the design, and his mom Bjarney encouraged him throughout the 11 months of work.
Financial contributions from his family and loved ones allowed him to buy enough bricks. Currently, the Titanic is no longer in Iceland; it has been sent to the USA at the Titanic Museum Attraction.
Moreover, this project helped the young boy overcome his struggle with autism. Brinjar has always faced this challenge and the complexity of communication with those around him.
Since he achieved his dream, Brinjar has improved in school, no longer needs assistance to study, and has managed to integrate with his classmates!