The Compact Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament (Paperback)

The Compact Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament By Brendan Powell Smith Cover Image

The Compact Brick Bible: A New Spin on the Old Testament (Paperback)


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“The Good Book” meets “The Brick”—now in a compact format.

The Holy Bible is complex—sometimes dark, and other times joyous. Now, The Compact Brick Bible compiles 1,400 photographs of LEGO® sets designed by artist Brendan Powell Smith to illustrate scenes from the Bible’s Old Testament in fascinating, humorous detail. From Genesis and the Earth’s creation to the Books of Kings; from Abraham to Moses, from Samson and Delilah to David and Goliath, thisis the ultimate brick-inspired graphic novel of the Bible for adults.

The beauty of The Compact Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking or entertaining within this collection, whether a well-known Bible story classic or an often-forgotten piece of history. Smith’s subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at the Bible or LEGOS®—it’s something that needs to be seen to be believed. 

This product is not sponsored, authorized, or endorsed by the LEGO® company.

NOTE TO PARENTS: This book is intended for older children, teens, and adults. For younger children, please search for the Brick Bible for Kids series of picture books. 
Brendan Powell Smith is the author of the Brick Bible for Kids series, as well as books for adults, including The Brick Bible: The Complete Set and The Brick Chronicle history series. Smith lives with family Seneca, Lila, and John and kitties Julep, Gimlet, and Moonshine. You can visit the author’ s child-friendly website at
Product Details ISBN: 9781510752580
ISBN-10: 1510752587
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English
“The greatest toy story ever told.” Rolling Stone

“What Brendan Powell Smith has done with LEGOs goes beyond remarkable; it borders on genius.” Chicago Tribune

“A curiously powerful graphic novel.” Publisher's Weekly, starred review

“Our evolving forms of religious expression may be unsettling, but it’s hard to find fault with Brendan Smith’s whimsical art work—a mission to illustrate all the books of the Bible using LEGO® bricks.” Washington Post

“Brendan Powell Smith’s book . . . which portrays biblical scenes made from the toy blocks, has inspired ministers to request the images for children’s programs.” People

“Even if you aren’t overly religious, it’s hard not to appreciate the craftsmanship and art that is inside these pages. From the pew warmer to the geek dad, this book is the perfect gift.” —

“Entertaining.” Los Angeles Times

“ . . . and his LEGOS® were like fiery pillars.”Entertainment Weekly

“Building a colorful, accessible Bible, brick by LEGO® brick . . . [Smith is] trying to portray the Bible as accurately as possible.” Baltimore Sun

“Need to brush up on biblical theology? Can’t get through the King James version? What better place to start than [the Brick Bible].” —

“A form of obsessive brilliance.” San Francisco Bay Guardian