What is so incredible to me is that the replica is less than half the size of the actual ark. And he built it by himself.
I believe this kind of project has power to help people's faith grow. Our physical senses sometimes need to experience things that help our faith senses grow. Seeing a massive replica of an ark gives me the ability to conceive of how God could have preserved so many animals unharmed during a worldwide flood.
If I ever get to see this ark, I'm going to preach a message from on it via video and use it back home in Chicago. Its the ultimate illustration!