The Brick Bible is a Book!

Die Brick Bible von Brendan Powell Smith ist ein Web-Klassiker. Smith baut seit rund 10 Jahren die Bibel in Lego nach, kommt auf seiner Website bislang auf über 4500 (!) Lego-Illustrationen und im Oktober kommt das Ding endlich auch als Buch. Wer das Projekt kennt, weiß das: Es ist äußerst absurd, den Quatsch in Lego zu sehen und auf einmal zu realisieren, was das eigentlich für ein völliges Gore-Fest ist, sämtliche Lego-Zombie-Dioramas sind nix dagegen. Falls Ihr das aus irgendeinem Grund noch nicht kennen solltet: Alles durchklicken und beim ätzenden Comic-Font (immerhin kein Comic Sans) ein Auge zudrücken, superfaszinierendes Lego-Mega-Projekt.

Zurück zum Buch: Ich hätte mir zwar eine etwas liebevollere Gestaltung gewünscht – das Cover ist grausam und wird dem Umfang des Projekts in keinster Weise gerecht – aber sei's drum: The Brick Bible is a book. Sweet!

Brendan Powell Smith has spent the last decade creating nearly 5,000 scenes from the bible—with Legos. His wonderfully original sets are featured on his website, Bricktestament.com, but for the first time 1,500 photographs of these creative designs—depicting the Old Testament from Earth's creation to the Books of Kings—are brought together in book format.

The Holy Bible is complex; sometimes dark, and other times joyous, and Smith’s masterful work is a far cry from what a small child might build. The beauty of The Brick Bible is that everyone, from the devout to nonbelievers, will find something breathtaking, fascinating, or entertaining within this collection. Smith’s subtle touch brings out the nuances of each scene and makes you reconsider the way you look at Legos—it’s something that needs to be seen to be believed.

Amazon-Partnerlink: The Brick Bible: The Old Testament, Illustrated by Legos

Nach dem Klick noch die „Ernte und Weinlese“ aus Kapitel 14 der Offenbarung, in dem ein paar Engel Menschen mit einer Sense und einer Sichel auseinanderschneiden und die Reste in einem Weinkübel vor der Stadt zermantschen. Lustige Zeitgesellen, diese Engel.

Revelation 14:14
Then I looked and saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand.

Revelation 14:15
Then another angel came out of the temple and shouted to the one who sat on the cloud, 'Use your sickle and reap, for the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe!'

Revelation 14:16
The one seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested.

Revelation 14:17-18
Another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. And another angel shouted to the angel with the sharp sickle, 'Use your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from the vines of the earth, because its grapes are ripe!'

Revelation 14:19
So the angel swung his sickle on the earth, gathering its grapes.

Revelation 14:19
And he threw them into the great wine press of God's wrath.

Revelation 14:20
They stomped on the wine press outside the city.

Revelation 14:20
And blood poured out of the press...

Revelation 14:20
It rose as high as a horse’s bridle for a distance of 184 miles.