Icelandic boy's Titanic Lego replica makes it to U.S. museum

Brunilde Fioravanti
Aprile 17, 2018

The worlds largest replica of the Titanic, made by an autistic Icelandic boy using Lego bricks, will be exhibited for the first time in a United States museum, the media reported on Tuesday.

Years after he completed it, the model is making its first top in the United States at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. It weighs over 2,800 kilograms (6,173 pounds) and measures 8.44 meters (27.7 feet) long, 1.33 meters (4.36 feet) wide and 1.53 meters (five feet) tall.

Cruises enthusiasts from around the world helped put the LEGO ship together as part of Dream Cruises' '#TogetherWeBuildDreams' campaign.

Bigisson says the project not only helped him live out a dream, it also helped in his daily life as he admits he had trouble communicating in school because of his autism.

"When I started the building process, I had a person helping me in school in every step that I took, but today, I'm studying without any support. I have had the opportunity to travel and explore and meet wonderful people", he said.

The replica of the 18-deck, 151,695-ton cruise ship was constructed using more than 2.5 million LEGO blocks and is the largest LEGO ship to be built to date.

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