Do you have a Lego fan in your house? I have a couple and they love all things Lego. The second I heard about The Brick Bible for Kids, I thought it was the best idea ever! Why didn’t anyone think of this before? Bible stories where the characters look like Lego’s! Genius!
I KNEW Reed would love this. His face lit up when I handed it to him and he said “this is so cool!” I think I will be hard pressed to ever read him another Bible story that’s NOT from The Brick Bible for Kids.
We read Joseph and the Colorful Coat together. Reed is finishing up first grade and is a pretty good reader. He loves to read by himself but this one is a bit long at 31 pages so when he got tired, I took over.
I noticed that the story is very true to the Bible and while it’s simplified for young readers to understand, it is still Biblically correct. I liked the way it was put into terms kids could understand so they didn’t miss out on anything because of language.
The kids really loved the pictures since they were all Lego’s and looked exactly like the characters from the Lego movie. What a genius way to make Bible stories modern without taking away any of their authenticity!
I can only imagine the amount of work that went into creation the pictures alone! They look like they were actual Lego scenes built and then photographed. I went to a Lego class at the library with Reed recently and made a comic book that was only two pages and I was exhausted! I can’t even begin to think about creating an entire book with such intricate detail.
An extra bonus that’s kind of fun is an activity at the end of the book where you have to find the ten brick pieces pictured somewhere in the book. I did this with the kids after the story was over so that they wouldn’t be distracted by looking on every page while I was reading. It was a fun way for them to go back through and then the next time I read it (I get regular requests for it) they remembered where some of them were and pointed them out.
I adore The Brick Bible and will definitely be getting my kids more of these stories. It’s such a fun way to make old Bible stories new again!
About the Book
Jacob had twelve sons, but Joseph was his favorite. Joseph’s brothers were jealous of him, especially after Jacob gave Joseph a beautiful, colorful coat. So his brothers plotted to hurt him. One day when they were out tending their flocks, Joseph’s brothers turned on him, tore off his colorful coat, threw him in a well, and then sold him into slavery. The brothers put blood on his coat and told Jacob that Joseph had been killed. But Joseph survived, having been sold as a slave to one of Pharaoh’s guards in Egypt. Lucky for Joseph, he was able to interpret Pharaoh’s dream about a famine in Egypt, and soon became a very powerful man. But when Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt many years later and asked this estranged brother for food, would Joseph forgive them? Or would he get revenge for what they had done to him years ago?
The story of Jacob and his sons, the colorful coat, and Joseph in Egypt is a timeless tale about love, jealousy, and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, for the first time, this incredible story comes to life as part of The Brick Bible for Kids series. Enjoy reading one of the Bible’s most colorful stories illustrated in LEGO as a family.
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