Fargo boy spends months to create a gigantic Lego Titanic

"I started on the bow and worked my way to the stern," said 10-year-old Liam Loree.

Liam Loree, 10, sits behind a Lego Titanic he spent months building. Liam's plans on his next big build being the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.
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FARGO — A 10-year-old Fargo boy is learning the reward for patience.

Not only is Liam Loree a huge fan of Lego, he loves the history of the R.M.S. Titanic, which sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912.

"This is the grand staircase," Liam said, pointing to a cross-section of his now finished, Lego Titanic .

At over 4 feet long, the ship is almost as big as he is.

Since last summer, Liam has carefully and slowly built the ship one piece at a time. Over 9,000 pieces.


"It is about the unique history. It struck an iceberg," Liam said, with Titanic books set out in front of the ship.

He is fascinated with the story of the Titanic. He's read books, and knows many details about the ship.

"They thought a fourth smokestack was better, and the (...) back one is fake," Liam said, pointing to a part of the ship that was not usable on the real Titanic.

And so after two years of looking, Liam's dad found the Lego project for the Titanic and Liam went to work.

"It comes in bags, (that) have numbers on them, and so I would start with one and worked my way to the 23rd bag, which was the last bag," Liam said.

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Liam fit each Lego piece — some as tiny as a pea — over the last few months to create this Lego Titanic.

"These are the engines for the propellers," Liam said, pointing to a cross section near the back of the ship.

Liam has dozens of Lego creations and his bedroom floor is a minefield of Lego pieces. No wonder he likes space travel and ships. A 10-year-old's getaway, one piece at a time.


"It was mostly about the perseverance of me keeping doing it," Liam said.

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