The Brick Testament turns 5 today

Thursday, October 5th, 2006 - 3:43 am PDT

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith’s ambitious endeavor to illustrate the entire Bible in LEGO bricks turns five years old today. Originally launched in October 2001 with six illustrated stories from the book of Genesis, the website now includes a total of 233 stories from 17 books of the Bible, and has a total of 2,710 illustrations; it’s success has also spawned three hardcover books published in four languages. Smith guesses he’s “maybe about halfway done” with the project at this point, and says he plans to keep at it until he is struck down by God or ascends directly into heaven.