How the Titanic became my lifeboat
A true story about an autistic boy who built the world's largest LEGO Titanic replica and how the project became his “lifeboat” out of his autistic fog
Premiering April 2020
I'm challenging schools, organizations, and companies to host an educational screening to celebrate diversity in April.
Coming April my friends and I will be premiering the documentary “How the Titanic became my lifeboat” A true story about how the LEGO Titanic project became a “lifeboat” out of my autistic fog
and a way for me to stand stronger in life. The film also features other amazing young people,
that give us an insight into the diversity of autism.
April is the month of autism awareness and therefore I'm using the opportunity to showcase my film on this occasion and use it as a tool to motivate school systems and workplaces all over the world to celebrate diversity and look upon opportunities to do better when it comes to including people on the spectrum and with disabilities into their spaces, boxes, and structures.
If you work for an organization, school or a company that would like to host an educational screening, where the topics are celebrating diversity and inclusion, kindly send a message and tell us more
about how you would like to setup your event.
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Hello, I'm Brynjar Karl, also known as “Brynjar the LEGO Titanic builder”. My story went viral when I decided, at the age of ten, to build a 6.33-metre-long scale replica of the Titanic, for which I needed over 56,000 LEGO bricks. I reached out to the public with a video requesting crowdfunding to finance the cost of the LEGO bricks, and from there the international media followed my building progress all the way to the finish line. It took me 11 months to build his model, and the challenges I faced during the building process ultimately had a hugely positive impact on me. However, it was after the building was complete that my transformation truly began. Now I use my story to raise awareness about autism and try my best to shed a positive light on my brothers and sisters on the spectrum.
The documentary "How the Titanic became my lifeboat" is based on a true story about an Icelandic boy called Brynjar Karl and how his fascination with Titanic became his lifeline to independence. Brynjar’s story began with an insatiable desire to escape the limitations of autism and become a part of the expressive, vibrant world around him. His fascination with Titanic pointed the way, his untapped talents set wheels in motion. While there is no cure for autism, there are ways to challenge it. The film explores those possibilities with Brynjar and other young people who share their experiences being on the autism spectrum and how their talent elevated them. Brynjar has become an important advocate for young people on the autism spectrum calling after acceptance and inclusion in the school systems and workplaces for people on the spectrum.