Movie documents autistic boy’s Lego Titanic creation

by Brittani Tuttle

A new documentary is set to premiere in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. this March, which follows a 10-year-old autistic boy’s journey to independence by crafting the world’s largest RMS Titanic Lego replica.

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The documentary, “How Titanic Became My Lifeboat,” will premiere on Saturday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at Phoenix Theatre’s Forge Cinemas.

In addition to the screening, “Lego Boy” Brynjar Karl Birgisson, now 17 years old, will share his story will more than 5,000 area students during the national Read Across America campaign, which runs from March 2-7.

“The Titanic Museum Attractions have ben strong supporters of the Read Across America campaign for five years and in 2020 we are especially happy to have arranged for Brynjar to address area students,” said Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, president, COO, and co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attractions. “Brynjar will visit fourth grade and above students in Anderson, Blount, Cocke, Knox, and Sevier counties.”

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More than two million Titanic Museum Attraction guests have stood in front of this massive model, built entirely from 56,000 Lego bricks by Birgisson. When he first started his Lego replica project, Birgisson was unable to communicate.

“He is now standing on stages across the world, telling his story, giving interviews and encouraging others to stretch their imaginations, toss their doubts, and accomplish their dreams,” said Kellogg-Joslyn.

You can check out the trailer for the documentary below:

Guests can see Birgisson’s handcrafted, 26-foot by 5-foot RMS Titanic Lego replica at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Reservations are strongly suggested. To learn more, visit TitanicPigeonForge.com.


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