The Brick Testament


The Brick Testament is the largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible in the world with over 3,600 illustrations that retell more than 300 stories from The Bible.

Launched first as a website in 2001, then as a published book series in 2003, The Brick Testament project is an ongoing one-man labor of love, constructed and photographed entirely by The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith.

391 stories with 4,214 illustrations. More to come…

The Bible contains material some may consider morally objectionable and/or inappropriate for children. These labels identify stories containing:

N= nudity
S= sexual content
V= violence
C= cursing

HT: David A. Porter

8 thoughts on “The Brick Testament

  1. Seems to be quite thorough – covering quite a few of the ‘less exciting’ bits.

    A little ‘Hollywood-ish’ – any hint of death is shown as graphically as possible (for Lego). A few things are just confusing – like the speech bubbles for Old Testament > The Law > When to Stone Your Whole Family.

  2. Definitely not knocking the work put into it.

    My biggest ‘beef’ (generally speaking, from what I’ve seen) is the Law Code bits shown with ‘modern’ (or at least 20th century) costumes.

    Kind of strange since, from what I’ve read, people aren’t “under Law” anymore.

  3. yeah, I had to grab my own Bible (yeah, I own one, surprise, surprise.) because I must just interpret the whole Sodom thing a little differently, and was pretty sure “Bring them out that we may have sex with them!” wasn’t in there….

    I mean, that’s the problem with old languages, is that the term used is both to “know” someone, as in you know.. have sex with them, and to “know” someone, as to make friends. I’ve always taken Genesis 19:5 as the whole “Who are you sneaking into the city, eh? Why can’t we meet them?” in context with how hard he’s trying to make sure they don’t see what’s going on in the city.

    So yeah, threw me off. :p In other lights though, mad props for making it all out of legos. That must’ve taken some effort.

  4. 0.o

    What I’ve read on that says that it’s simply the most likely place for foreigners to stay without arousing suspicion. Incidentally, it didn’t actually work.

    You’d probably want to skip over “Leviticus 18:7-20:14 with 11 illustrations” too.

    “Don’t do as Johnny Don’t does!”

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