The Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas

by Brendan Powell Smith | Religion & Spirituality |
ISBN: 1594740127 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/10/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
I got this book at the Book Cellar, for another release copy. This is the "Brick Testament" version of The Story of Christmas, and is basically an illustrated retelling of the Biblical Christmas story - done in Legos! Oddly enough this sometimes adds a very warped tone to the story; the angel, for example, has the usual smiling Lego-character face, but with beard-stubble - not what one expects on an angel. And the Slaughter of the Innocents as rendered in Lego (dismembered Lego-babies in pools of Lego blood) is quite shocking, especially in the cheerful-Lego context of the rest of the story. It tells the Biblical tale, adds some thought-provoking subtext, and illustrates new and different things to do with all those Legos; what's not to like? And, in addition to reading the basic story, one can play a "spot the Lego piece" game: can you name the Lego character or kit from which the shepherds' cloaks came? [I'm guessing Obi-wan Kenobi, but I may be wrong.]

You can see the author's work online, at thebricktestament.com; note that his renditions include many of the extremely graphic and violent scenes from the Bible, including Lego-people being assaulted, dismembered, etc. You have been warned.

[There's a TV Tropes page on this.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Martha's Exchange, Main St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (12/11/2018 UTC) at Martha's Exchange, Main St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book on a window ledge in the entrance of Martha's Exchange brew-pub; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 What's In A Name release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 December Holiday release challenge. ***

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