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Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 LEGOs To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Achieving your wildest dreams can be both overwhelming and humbling. That is partly because fear of failure holds back many people from pursuing their dreams in life.

Sure, it might take a lot of effort to get where we want, but it is always so rewarding to attain your biggest goals in life.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

A 10-year-old boy from Iceland managed to build the largest Titanic replica with nothing but LEGO bricks.

The youngster, Brynjar Karl Bigisson, loves ships, and the Titanic is his favorite. That is why he spent hours researching it on the web to make sure he learned as much as he could about it.

His Dream Was To Build A Titanic Of His Own Someday

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

The boy admitted that his autism partly caused his obsession with ships. His condition made it hard for him to interact with other kids, and he, therefore, opted to play alone.

With LEGOs, he could focus on what he was doing. The blocks also gave him a chance to have fun and explore his creativity.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

While talking to the media, he said that LEGO had been a vital aspect of his life since he was young, mainly because he has poor social and communication skills:

"LEGO bricks became my best friends... I don't remember feeling lonely, I was too busy building something."

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Eventually, he decided to build a replica of the Titanic.

Building the giant ship was not easy, and he knew he needed a little help. He turned to his grandpa and his mom.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

The model was going to measure 7 meters (26-feet) in length, so he needed help. His grandpa helped him create LEGO instructions based on the actual Titanic blueprints.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Additionally, his mom helped him create a crowdfunding page to raise the money necessary to purchase LEGOs.

The Project Took 11 Months

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Once Brynjar had all the resources he needed to start working on his model, he got to work.

Every day after school, he would work on his project for about 3 to 4 hours.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

As time went by, he could complete the project, and what he had achieved was nothing short of incredible.

Brynjar Learnt A Lot Of Things From The Experience

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

Brynjar said that those allowed to work on their skills through their interest could become strong. He credits his success to his opportunity to do this.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

After what he did, Brynjar is convinced that he can achieve whatever he sets his mind to. With this insight, he decided to create a TED talk about his experience.

Boy With Autism Uses 56,000 Legos To Build World's Biggest Titanic Replica

During his speech, he spoke about the things he believed were critical when trying to be successful. He highlighted the need to believe in yourself, to have a good team working with you, and never give up.

Here is a video of the boy's TED talk.