The Brick Bible: The Complete Set

The Brick Bible: The Complete Set

by Brendan Powell Smith

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The Brick Bible series has taken the world by storm, and now, for the first time, Brendan Powell Smith's visually striking The Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament and The Brick Bible: The New Testament

are available in a beautiful hardcover box set. With over two thousand color photographs depicting the major narrative scenes of the Bible, this slipcovered set (including new material and a bonus two-sided, full-color poster) is the gift you’ve been wanting to give your LEGO (R)-loving friends and religious family members for holidays, birthdays, or just because.

Book one includes scenes from the Old Testament—the creation of the world, the temptation of Adam and Eve, the great flood, the presentation of the ten commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, and more. The Old Testament is a complex text, but Smith's "brick" illustrations help bring out the nuances of each scene and will make you reconsider the way you look at the Bible—and LEGO (R).

Book two offers a new spin on the story of Jesus. Smith portrays Jesus's birth, miracles, last supper, and death and resurrection with meticulous attention to detail. From the fate of Judas to the life of Paul and his letters to the Ephesians; from the first book burning to the book of Revelations, this is the New Testament as you've never experienced it before. Find a place on your shelf for this beautiful two-book collector's set and continue to be amazed at the Bible as illustrated by your favorite toy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626361775
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 188,284
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.60(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the bestselling Brick Bible series for adults and two children's books in the Brick Bible for Kids series: Noah's Ark and The Christmas Story. He has produced nearly five thousand illustrations retelling over four hundred Bible stories. His work can be seen on his website at

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The Brick Bible: The Complete Set 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fairly abridged (of course) bible. But, it does cover all the major highlights. That being said, with the pictures displaying the action, it has caught my son's attention and it is leading to a lot of questions. It shows Cain attacking Able and there is Lego blood. It shows Abraham and his son's being circumcised and there is a knife and Lego blood. Lot lies with his daughters and there is a Lego brick added to them to show they are pregnant. It shows Rebekah giving birth to twins and Isaac holding onto Esau's heel. Jael drives that tent peg through Sisera's temple and shatters his skull. Lego blood and dead and dismembered Lego people in battle. As in the real bible, this book is peppered with sex, blood, violence and scantily clad Legos. So, instead of just reading a bunch of words, the kids are getting a visual as well. My son is 10 and I’m not sure I would have ordered this for him had I known how detailed it was going to be. Plus, it's telling just enough of the story to get the gist of what happened, but isn't really explaining enough for the kids to get the whole big picture. I would not give this to a child to just read on his or her own. However, this is a good tool to use to catch a kids attention and get a bible study going. The plus side to this experience for us has been that, because of what we are reading and seeing together as we go over this Lego version, I’m then able to pull out a true bible and read the actual story of what was in his book and give him a deeper understanding of what it’s all about. This book is helping to make bible study happen at any time throughout the day and week and he is looking forward to it. It’s no longer a boring chore to be endured. The frequency has increased and it is really making ME brush-up on my bible facts. So, as a parent, if you are going to buy this for your child, just be forewarned that you might be biting off more than you are ready to chew on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WARNING!!! PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING FOR CHILDREN! I could talk about this for hours, but I will try to keep it brief for this review. Although I do not choose to judge the author of this series for being an atheist, it becomes quite clear when looking at the books that his understanding of the Bible is inaccurate. But even more alarming is the unnecessary graphic nature and underlying sarcasm of the pictures. In my opinion, children need to be taught about the Bible in an honest, straightforward manner, but not in a way that makes light of its content or causes them to have nightmares. These books have been banned from Walmart and Sams Club already. You can do some quick research online and view some of the scenes that the author was supposedly forced to omit (i.e. LEGO male masturbating in front of a TV with small white LEGO pieces laying in front of him on the floor), which will give you an even clearer view of the author's original intent. I don't know that the author wrote these books with children in mind, but it is easy to see how a parent or a child would be drawn to them at first glance. The artistic creativity is impressive to say the least and when skimming through, most of the content appears to be generally appropriate. Look a little deeper and it might make your stomach drop. Please, please, please do some serious research before purchasing these for children!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a complaint.The Brick Bible was made by an atheist whose goal was to discourage kids' faith in GOD by taking out the verses that said GOD loved us and making him look like an angry vengeful jerk which is not true! My point: DO NOT BUY THE BRICK BIBLE!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great concept gone terribly wrong. It is sexually explicit and violent. Our 7 and 10 year olds were not ready to SEE rape, incest and homosexual acts depicted in Lego blocks. We read the scriptures every night as a family and have several books of scripture stories and the scriptures to keep the children interested. Naturally when the boys saw The Brick Bible they were excited. We bought it at the bookstore, so didn't see any reviews. We are returning the Brick Bible! The author could have used this concept brilliantly but instead he used no discretion at all when dealing with young children. Is it really necessary for the children to learn about Noah lying naked after being drunk, and being ridiculed by Ham? That was the first story the 7 year old found and brought to my attention. (he reads on the fifth grade level). I never thought I would have to check out a Bible intended for children before I let the children read it. I have learned my lesson! There is so much to learn from the Old and New Testaments that the inclusion of the more sordid details is just not necessary! We are sorely, sorely disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My ten year old nephews LOVE this! Yes- some of the stories and pictures are graphic. But guess what? They are all things that happen in the bible. It grabbed their attention and opened the dialog about the bible. As a parent and an aunt, regardless if a book is "made" for a child or not, you have to be diligent in knowing what you are letting your kids see and read.
Barbigurl More than 1 year ago
Exactly what the family was looking for
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel the pictures provided are too graphic and literal. Using Legos to depict the stories is great but up to a certain degree. As an adult I can appreciate them but as for my child I don't think she enjoys seeing how violent some of the stories are. She was extremely confused as to why characters were actually holding knives and heads were decapitated. I will continue to read it with her but definitely under close watch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Uptight Christian Reviewer: Really?! You object to the fact that Brendan Powell Smith used real stories from the Bible? Seriously? If your kids are old enough to read, they're old enough to deal with the Bible stories you might find objectionable. Perhaps you could use these as teachable moments? It's great that your 7-year-old can read on what you deem is a 10-year-old level, but apparently he has troubles with comprehension. My 9-year-old reads voraciously, I don't know at what advanced level, but his comprehension is such that he understands most of what he reads. What gives him pause, gives us an opportunity to discuss. Our son loves his brick Bibles. They have done more to make those old Bible stories relevant than his five years of Roman Catholic school and his Sunday School classes. To the other readers out there, if you are not an uptight Christian, but want your kids to get some interest in and understanding of the Bible, you won't go wrong with picking up one of these editions.
Theodidaktoi More than 1 year ago
Please do not buy this book.! The author is an atheist with an atheist agenda. The book is basically their version of a parody of the Bible, sarcastic and filled with unsound doctrine. Then i found their website. Are you, B&N, aware that a book you sell in your children's section has a website with pornographic images on it? I'm talking graphic images of lego figures in sexual positions. Any kid age 3 and above with a tablet is going to check out that simple brick bible url. They have a little blurb on their page warning "if you aren't mature enough to read the entire bible" then go to the brick bible for kids... guess how effective that is for deterring kids from seeing what is too 'mature' for them to see! And i won't even go into the blood and guts. Please do some research into this book if you are thinking of buying this. It isn't for kids and it's definitely not for Christians!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author is an atheist. This is a quote from Wikipedia regarding the author of The Brick Bible series of books. (Mr. Smith has changed his name to Elbe Spurling): "In 2015 Spurling announced on Facebook that she was an atheist, a transgender woman, and a lesbian, and had legally changed her name to Elbe Spurling but would likely retain her birth name, Brendan Powell Smith, for her books.[1]" So, please use your Spiritual wisdom and discernment. Be an "uptight Christian" and stand up for what the Bible really says, not what someone of the world twists it to say. He's earning a lot of money by selling his books as The Bible, and he's claiming he's simply quoting the Bible and people should make their own decisions about it. But what's he quoting, and how is he depicting the scenes? They're coming from his personal, uninspired interpretation of Biblical stories, and he's leaving enough out to confuse and deceive people. There have been several mentions on this and other sites about his depicting God as always mad. That should be enough proof right there. I could go on and on. Once you look through one of these books, you'll know what all of the critics are talking about. I was foolish and bought the set for my 5 year old son. He questioned the scenes and refused to look at the book anymore, and then I finally looked more intently (yes, shame on me for giving my son a book innocently called the Lego Bible and not reading it first). I threw them away. I wasn't about to even pass them on to anyone else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I almost never write reviews, but I could not restrain myself in this case. I bought this set for my autistic son who likes both the Bible and Legos. Unfortunately, I purchased it at a store where it was shrink wrapped and I couldn't look through the contents. However, I have never bought an illustrated copy of a Bible that I have ever had to be concerned about sharing with my children before, so I was not on guard. First of all, any condensed version of the Bible will need to exclude some stories at the expense of others, but it became obvious after reading this book, that the author had a very strange fascination with every graphic sexual and/or violent act ever portrayed in the Bible. He also selected a figure for God (who is always referred to as Yahweh-not God, as if they are two separate personages) that looks perpetually angry. I came to believe that he obviously had an agenda, and that agenda was to mock the Bible and the Christians who believe in it. Now, I am not saying that the stories he portrays do not come from the Bible, but he takes them out of context- accenting what he obviously believes to be a wrathful God at expense of the merciful God of the Bible. Just as one example, he shows God striking Moses' sister Miriam with leprosy and her being expelled from the camp but conveniently leaves out the fact that the camp did not move until Miriam had been brought back in. He just leaves her hanging there, and moves onto the next scene. After doing a bit of research, I did discover he is an admitted atheist. Now, before I became a Christian I had a very difficult time with the Old Testament, and if you know nothing about what was happening during that time in history, and you do not have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, you are much more likely to question some of God's actions. "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Corinthians 2:14) That is why publishers should not publish books by atheists that very obviously and deceitfully target Christian audiences, but if they do, I believe that publishers ought to have enough honor to plainly, clearly, explicitly state the real purpose of the book on its cover or somewhere on its packaging, and in this case, to expressly warn all parents (whether Christian or not) of the graphic portrayals in this book. Yes, there are written scenes in the Bible that are graphic (and are not generally selected for the topic of Sunday School discussions) but they cannot be compared to images portrayed in pictures using the Lego characters that are beloved by many children. I don't believe in censorship, but seriously, have a little respect for people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not for Children!   It takes and remakes Bible stories with an anti-religious anti-Bible spin on them.  More of a judgmental atheistic parody of the Bible than anything else.  Don't judge this book by its cover.  Although they use Legos to illustrate their twisted point of view, I'm not sure they intended this to be shown to children.  Be careful, just because it is a cartoon or uses kids toys does Not mean it is safe for kids. 
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