«This idea changed the life of a sick boy»: a child with autism played with Lego and built a copy of Titanic
It was the LEGO cubes that became his best friends at some point.
Brynjar Karl Birgisson from Iceland became famous throughout the world thanks to his passion. From the designer of LEGO, the boy collected an exact copy of the famous liner, that sank in 1912.
Brynjar was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5 years, and all of his childhood he was a closed and loving solitary child. It is not surprising that it was the LEGO cubes at some point that became his best friends.
«Lego cubes were an important part of my life. Because of my bad communicative skills, I always played alone. Working with Lego, I developed my imagination and creativity. I don’t remember that I was lonely then, I was too busy building», said Karl Bigisson in an interview.
The result of his work was the toy «Titanic» -a liner 7 meters long. A small resident of Iceland spent about 700 hours using 56,000 LEGO details.
«It is obvious that I could not build a 7-meter model on my own, and I needed adult help. My grandfather helped me with instructions. My mother opened a fundraising page so that I could buy a kit. They found me a place in the warehouse, and I went there every day after school and spent 3-4 hours a day on the construction process for about 11 months», says Brynjar.
Several years have passed since then.
Now Brynjar Karl Birgisson-adult man and second-year student at the university.
Inspired by the history of the Titanic, he decided to become the captain of the ferry. Autism did not prevent him from growing up a purposeful young man and making many friends.
I would like to believe that the dream of this talented guy will come true!