Posts Tagged ‘violent’

Nasty Lego “Bible” Is Pulled From Sam’s Club Shelves

November 27th, 2011 No comments

A picture book of biblical story scenes created entirely from Lego building blocks has been pulled from Sam’s Club after customer complaints about its violent and offensive pictures. 

From Vision To America

After fielding complaints from parents about its “mature” content, the Wal-Mart-owned retailer Sam’s Club has pulled a reported 10,000 copies of a “Bible” off its shelves that uses plastic LEGO blocks to depict Old Testament scenes.

Brendan Smith, creator of the LEGO scenes and author of “The Brick Bible,” reported earlier this week the Sam’s Club decision.

“I have just been informed that Sam’s Club is pulling ‘The Brick Bible’ from the shelves of all of their retail locations nationwide due to the complaints of a handful of people that it is vulgar and violent,” Smith reported on his Facebook page. “This despite the book containing only straightforward illustrations of Bible stories using direct quotes from Scripture.”

Sam’s Club explained: “After selling this specific version online and in several club locations, we received numerous concerns from members and parents about the mature content for a perceived children’s book. Sam’s Club made a business decision to discontinue sales of ‘The Brick Bible.’”

read the rest at Vision To American

Here’s a little sample for ya (from The Brick Testament):

Genesis 17:25 Ishmael was 13 years old when the flesh of his foreskin was cut off.


Genesis 7:11-12 The windows of heaven were opened and rain fell on the earth for 40 days and 40 nights.


Genesis 19:5 They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so we can have sex with them!’