Time magazine’s Tim Newcomb interviewed Brendan Powell Smith on his new “Brick Bible” which is indeed what it sounds like..
Brendan Powell Smith says he was “shocked” by what he read in the Bible as a philosophy and theology student in his twenties. And as the most popular book in the world, he couldn’t fathom that most people weren’t aware of the Bible’s stories. “People look to the Bible as a moral guide, but don’t really know it well,” he says. That was a situation he figured he could fix. With Legos.
On the heels of last year’s The Brick Bible: The Old Testament release comes Smith’s New Testament version on Oct. 9, a Bible fully illustrated by Smith’s Lego creations. With over 1,000 full-color scenes covering all the Gospels and the books of Acts and Revelation, all built by the 39-year-old San Franciscan using his own techniques of Lego assembling, the nearly 300-page graphic novel turns the world of illustrated Bibles on its brick head. TIME chats with Brendan Powell Smith to learn how this project fit together.
- The Brick Bible: Turning Jesus Stories into Lego Scenes (newsfeed.time.com)
- The Brick Bible: A new spin on the Old Testament as told and illustrated by Brendan Powell Smith – review (pinkme.typepad.com)