I grew up with my mom telling me and my sister bed time stories from the Bible – both the Old and the New Testaments. I think I found the Old Testament stories more fascinating. How can one not? The creation of the world. King David. The parting of the Red Sea. There are so many riveting stories in the Old Testament – no wonder I didn’t have problems with bed time as a kid!
Now, Bible stories have just taken on a new twist. The Bible in LEGO. How about that? The project is officially called The Brick Testament and is considered to be the largest illustrated Bible in existence. Now this is where I have to give you the figures. More than 3,600 illustrations that retell over 400 stories from the Bible. How cool is that, really?
This project is the baby of Brendan Powell Smith, and it started out as a web site. It got really popular – how can it not? – and now, you can actually buy it in book form. I can already imagine cool parents holding the book at night, lulling their kids to sleep with a story or two.
Here’s a sampling of the images from one of my favorite stories – Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood.
Obviously, I only picked out some pictures. The whole story involves lots more images, and boy, did I enjoy myself! Just in case you need the story retold: God talked to Noah and told him that He was going to send a flood to destroy the bad people on Earth. He tells Noah to build an ark that will keep him and his family – along with animals – on safe. The flood comes and drowns everyone not inside the ark. After the flood, the sun comes out and they all get out of the ark.
One has to be honest about the Bible in LEGO – it is definitely not your usual Bible picture book. Even the wording may be controversial for some. Still, I think that this book would make one cool addition to any personal library. The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament is available for pre-order on Amazon. Other Bible in LEGO books by Brendan Powell Smith can be purchased on Amazon as well.