Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Brick Testament

Brett, newly established at The Hendricksonians, made me aware of The Brick Testament: The world's largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible. That title fails to mention that the Bible is entirely illustrated by photos of scenes built of Legos. The stories' texts are straight from the Bible, but the Brick Testament is not devotional in intent, nor is it for children. I have found it disturbingly addictive. So far, I particularly liked Acts of the Apostles, which includes stories such as Accept Communism or Die and Paul Gets Stoned. The latest addition, The Book of Job, is also interesting, especially the sight of God speaking out of the whirlwind, constructed of Legos.

If your sensibilities are delicate, you probably want to give this site a pass.


Jonathan Badger said...

What's cute about it that they choose Bible stories that either 1) are so absurd that they are embarrassing to accept literally or 2) uncomfortably remind fundamentalists that the early Christians were basically dirty hippies that wouldn't approve of their Republican viewpoints and huge SUVs.

Rebecca Clayton said...

Hi, Jonathan! Did you check out the Book of Job? I didn't remember that children mocked Job, but there they were, Beavis and Butthead of the Old Testament.

Sherry said...

Oh my soul, Rebecca. I got out of the habit of coming by here every day and look at all the stuff I've missed!

This is marvelous.