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Offbeat A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic

06:37  17 april  2018
06:37  17 april  2018 Source:   mentalfloss.com

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Titanic Museum Attraction. The Titanic never completed its voyage across the Atlantic, but a LEGO replica of the infamous ocean liner has officially landed in the U. S . As CNN reports, the model, which was constructed by a 10 - year - old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, holds the record for the largest

The world ' s largest LEGO replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built in 700 hours over 11 months -- by a 10 - year - old boy from Reykjavik who is on the

  A 10-Year-Old Built the World's Largest LEGO Replica of the Titanic © Titanic Museum Attraction The Titanic never completed its voyage across the Atlantic, but a LEGO replica of the infamous ocean liner has officially landed in the U.S. As CNN reports, the model, which was constructed by a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, holds the record for the largest LEGO replica of the ship ever assembled.

LEGO fans can spot the ambitious creation at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee starting Monday, April 16. Consisting of 56,000 bricks, the structure is 5 feet tall and 26 feet long. It took Brynjar Karl Bigisson, who's now 15, a total of 700 hours to build it over the course of 11 months.

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The world ' s largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10 - year - old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum.

Story highlightsThe replica will make its American debut in Pigeon Forge, TennesseeIt was built over 700 hours by a 10 - year - old from Reykjavik, Iceland (CNN)

Ships and LEGO bricks are two of Brynjar Karl's greatest interests. When he was 10 he set out to construct a LEGO Titanic that would be proportional to his minifigures. His engineer grandfather helped him convert the original Titanic blueprints to LEGO-size and calculate how many bricks the model would require. With support from a crowdfunding campaign set up by his mom, Brynjar Karl was able to purchase the tens of thousands of LEGO blocks needed to complete the project.

Brynjar Karl is also an outspoken supporter of kids on the autism spectrum like himself. He has given talks about living with the disorder and has even written a book on the subject. "The LEGO Titanic project has taken me on a new exciting journey," he says on his website. "It's about shedding light on the positive side of autism."

After showcasing his replica Titanic in Iceland, Sweden, Norway, and Germany, Brynjar Karl is bringing his model to America for the first time. The LEGO Titanic will be displayed at the Titanic Museum Attraction through December 2019.

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