The Brick Bible: The Complete Set

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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...

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781626361775
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 35,579
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet 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 www.thebrickbible.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    This is a great concept gone terribly wrong. It is sexually exp

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Caught my sons¿ attentions! Asking loads of questions.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    I have a complaint.The Brick Bible was made by an atheist whose

    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!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    WARNING!!! PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING FOR CHILDREN! I could

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Dear Uptight Christian Reviewer: Really?! You object to the fact

    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.

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