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The RMS Titanic was a British transatlantic liner of the Olympic class that sank in the early hours of April 15, 1912, during its maiden voyage due to a collision with an iceberg. The Titanic represented the ultimate expression of naval technology at the time and was the largest and most luxurious ship in the world. During its maiden voyage (from Southampton to New York, via Cherbourg and Queenstown), it collided with an iceberg on the evening of April 14, 1912. The impact with the iceberg caused some holes to open below the waterline, which 2 hours and 40 minutes later caused the sinking of the ship. 1,518 people, including crew members, lost their lives in the sinking; only 705 people managed to survive, 6 of whom were saved from among those in the water. The event caused enormous shock in public opinion and led to the birth of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, known as SOLAS. The story of the Titanic has been told in many movies, including the most famous, certainly that of director James Cameron in 1997, starring actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.
In this museum exhibition area, the moment of impact with the iceberg is represented, created by Maurizio Lampis. The Titanic exhibited here is a LEGO set made up of 9,090 pieces, on a 1:200 scale and measuring 135 cm in length, considered one of the largest LEGO models ever. Among the authentic details included are over 300 portholes, the iconic bridge, lifeboats, benches, and the crane.