About The Brick Bible

Introduction

The Brick Bible is creator Elbe Spurling’s epic 12-year endeavor to illustrate the entire Bible using only LEGO bricks as an artistic medium. It is motivated by a desire to increase people’s knowledge and consideration of the content of the Bible in a way that’s both captivating and fun while always staying true to the text of the scriptures.

To this end, the text of each story is told using direct quotes of the Bible with chapter and verse cited.  The stories play out in a slideshow of scenes whose characters and scenery have been meticulously constructed out of LEGO and expertly photographed by the artist.

The success of The Brick Bible project has spawned a hit book series with over half a million titles in print, carried by major retailers including Costco, Barnes & NobleWalmart, and Amazon. Autographed copies of books can be ordered through this site, directly from the artist.

Elbe Spurling is an accomplished artist and musician whose work has been featured in Time, People, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Bible Review, Maxim, and Entertainment Weekly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fret not! The Brick Testament site will remain online as a legacy website, so you will always be able to access all the stories there in their original format, or in The Brick Bible series of books.

Better yet, all the stories found there which are not yet on this new website are coming just as soon as they are converted to the new hi-res slideshow format. So in the weeks and months ahead, expect regular additions to this site!

You are welcome to display The Brick Bible website at such gatherings, or make use of the Brick Bible print books. If your audience includes younger children, you may wish to limit yourself to The Brick Bible for Kids stories.

If you would like to incorporate material from The Brick Bible in another project (such as displaying images to illustrate a sermon, adding images to a pamphlet or worksheets), please make sure your audience is made aware that the material is borrowed from The Brick Bible and provide the website address TheBrickBible.com.

If your usage would be more extensive  or if you are unsure if it would be permitted, you are welcome to describe your suggested usage in an email to contact@thebrickbible.com.

Permission cannot be granted to use material from The Brick Bible in other print books as these rights lie with the publisher of The Brick Bible books Skyhorse Publishing, who can be reached through their website’s contact page.

One of the main goals of The Brick Bible is to present the stories of The Bible in a clear and easy-to-understand way, therefore it was decided to use a modern English translation rather than an older translation written in difficult-to-understand archaic English. Since all modern English translations of The Bible fall under copyright protection, however, The Brick Bible uses its own unique wording. Since chapter and verse is cited at the bottom-right of every illustration, you are welcome to compare The Brick Bible’s translation to any of dozens of other English translations using a tool like Bible Gateway’s side-by-side comparison.

In any instance when The Brick Bible includes a bit of dialogue that is not a direct quote of The Bible, such text appears in gray rather than the usual black. Most such instances are there to help the flow of the visual storytelling, though occasionally they are included purely for comic effect.

Yes, everything but the background sky is indeed created out of LEGO bricks and nothing else.

Since the LEGO company themselves have never produced any Bible-themed sets, every character and every bit of scenery in The Brick Bible has been formed by creative recombinations of thousands of different parts from LEGO sets that were released anywhere from the 1960s through today.

NOTE: If you are looking for LEGO-illustrated Bible stories aimed toward younger children, please see The Brick Bible for Kids website and book series.

One of the things that distinguishes The Brick Bible from other illustrated versions of The Bible is its goal to treat all of The Bible’s content as equally worthy of inclusion, since it is, after all, in The Bible. 

The Brick Bible further aims to present the stories as The Bible itself presents them. There are plenty of other illustrated Bibles out there whose authors take a free hand in re-writing the Bible’s stories as they see fit, adding or subtracting content, providing questionable re-interpretations, and foisting onto them a modern sense of morality or theology simply not present in the original.

Although well-meaning, these authors fail to let the Bible speak for itself, and don’t provide the reader an experience that is much like reading the actual Bible at all.

While there is really no substitute for reading The Bible itself, The Brick Bible endeavors to come as close to that experience as possible for people who wouldn’t normally read the Bible all the way through on their own. And for those who are already familiar with the Bible, it offers the chance to brush up in a fun way, or to reconsider what they have read before.

Please all send media inquiries to contact@thebrickbible.com.

Reports of any broken links, typos, or other website issues are appreciated and can also be sent to contact@thebrickbible.com.

The Brick Bible books have been published in English, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. If you are a publisher interested in printing The Brick Bible books in another language, please contact Skyhorse Publishing to negotiate the rights.

About This Site

The Brick Bible is creator Elbe Spurling’s epic 12-year endeavor to illustrate the entire Bible using only LEGO bricks as an artistic medium. It is motivated by a desire to increase people’s knowledge and consideration of the content of the Bible in a way that’s both captivating and fun while always staying true to the text of the scriptures.

To this end, the text of each story is told using direct quotes of the Bible with chapter and verse cited.  The stories play out in a slideshow of scenes whose characters and scenery have been meticulously constructed out of LEGO and expertly photographed by the artist.

The success of The Brick Bible project has spawned a hit book series with over half a million titles in print, carried by major retailers including Costco, Barnes & NobleWalmart, and Amazon. Autographed copies of books can be ordered through this site, directly from the artist.

Elbe Spurling is an accomplished artist and musician whose work has been featured in Time, People, Rolling Stone, SPIN, Bible Review, Maxim, and Entertainment Weekly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. All the additional content from The Brick Bible project (such as Judges, Acts, King David, the Epistles, and Job, etc) will be added to this site as it is reformatted for the new high resolution slideshow format. In the meantime, that material can still be accessed in the published Brick Bible books or our legacy site The Brick Testament.

You are welcome to display The Brick Bible website at such gatherings, or make use of the Brick Bible print books. If your audience includes younger children, you may wish to limit yourself to The Brick Bible for Kids stories.

If you would like to incorporate material from The Brick Bible in another project (such as displaying images to illustrate a sermon, adding images to a pamphlet or worksheets), please make sure your audience is made aware that the material is borrowed from The Brick Bible and provide the website address TheBrickBible.com.

If your usage would be more extensive  or if you are unsure if it would be permitted, you are welcome to describe your suggested usage in an email to contact@thebrickbible.com.

Permission cannot be granted to use material from The Brick Bible in other print books as these rights lie with the publisher of The Brick Bible books Skyhorse Publishing, who can be reached through their website’s contact page.

One of the main goals of The Brick Bible is to present the stories of The Bible in a clear and easy-to-understand way, therefore it was decided to use a modern English translation rather than an older translation written in difficult-to-understand archaic English. Since all modern English translations of The Bible fall under copyright protection, however, The Brick Bible uses its own unique wording. Since chapter and verse is cited at the bottom-right of every illustration, you are welcome to compare The Brick Bible’s translation to any of dozens of other English translations using a tool like Bible Gateway’s side-by-side comparison.

In any instance when The Brick Bible includes a bit of dialogue that is not a direct quote of The Bible, such text appears in gray rather than the usual black. Most such instances are there to help the flow of the visual storytelling, though occasionally they are included purely for comic effect.

Yes, everything but the background sky is indeed created out of LEGO bricks and nothing else.

Since the LEGO company themselves have never produced any Bible-themed sets, every character and every bit of scenery in The Brick Bible has been formed by creative recombinations of thousands of different parts from LEGO sets that were released anywhere from the 1960s through today.

NOTE: If you are looking for LEGO-illustrated Bible stories aimed toward younger children, please see The Brick Bible for Kids website and book series.

One of the things that distinguishes The Brick Bible from other illustrated versions of The Bible is its goal to treat all of The Bible’s content as equally worthy of inclusion, since it is, after all, in The Bible. 

The Brick Bible further aims to present the stories as The Bible itself presents them. There are plenty of other illustrated Bibles out there whose authors take a free hand in re-writing the Bible’s stories as they see fit, adding or subtracting content, providing questionable re-interpretations, and foisting onto them a modern sense of morality or theology simply not present in the original.

Although well-meaning, these authors fail to let the Bible speak for itself, and don’t provide the reader an experience that is much like reading the actual Bible at all.

While there is really no substitute for reading The Bible itself, The Brick Bible endeavors to come as close to that experience as possible for people who wouldn’t normally read the Bible all the way through on their own. And for those who are already familiar with the Bible, it offers the chance to brush up in a fun way, or to reconsider what they have read before.

Please all send media inquiries to contact@thebrickbible.com.

Reports of any broken links, typos, or other website issues are appreciated and can also be sent to contact@thebrickbible.com.

The Brick Bible books have been published in English, French, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Japanese, and Korean. If you are a publisher interested in printing The Brick Bible books in another language, please contact Skyhorse Publishing to negotiate the rights.