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LEGO compatible Bible-based sets

by admin on March 3, 2014

in Reviews & Comparisons

As you know, LEGO doesn’t touch topics related to religion. This leaves LEGO fans with no choice but to make up their own custom LEGO creations and minifigures if they would like to create a scene from the Bible. Skilled LEGO fans have no problem with this, however if someone is not that familiar with free-building with LEGO this could be a challenge. There is some good news though; if you would like to have a LEGO Nativity set for Christmas or a LEGO Last Supper set for Easter, there is another option. 🙂

LEGO Bible sets by Trinity Toyz

Trinity Toyz, a company that makes Bible based toys, released two LEGO compatible sets that will likely appeal to Christian LEGO fans and people who would like to build scenes from the Bible. They could be great display pieces or even used for teaching purposes with children. Both sets come with a whole range of figures that look quite like LEGO minifigs, a bunch of accessories, and a building/background made of elements that are compatible with LEGO.

TRINITY TOYZ NATIVITY SET: This set comes with a full Nativity scene, with all the important characters; Baby Jesus, his parents, a shepherd, and the Three Kings with their offerings. Baby Jesus is cute and rosy-cheeked as newborn babies should be, and the other minifigs are also nicely detailed. There are also four adorable animals and a little shed, all on a 20×20 stud baseplate. It also appears that there is a printed backdrop included that you can use with the set.

LEGO Nativity Set by Trinity Toys

TRINITY TOYZ LAST SUPPER SET:  This set comes with Jesus and his disciples, depicting the famous scene of the Last Supper. Wine-cups, bread and plates are included as accessories. The minifigs (13 in total) are nicely detailed here as well. There is also a brick-built partial building similar to what you see on the famous Last Supper painting by Leonardo da Vinci. This set also appears to come with a printed backdrop to enhance the scene.

LEGO Last Supper by Trinity Toyz

I’m going to tell you right now I have not built or even seen either of these sets personally, so I can’t vouch for their quality. I found them on Amazon the other day when I was searching for something else. However it seems from the 5-star feedback-rating on Amazon, that people who bought them are pleased with them. The consensus from the feedback appears to be that the sets are fully compatible with LEGO, they are very good quality, the minifigures are adorable, and the instructions are easy to follow. Again, I can’t vouch for them, but those who bought them seem to like them.

LEGO Christian Sets by Trinity Toyz

If you are curious and would like to check them out, both of the sets are available on Amazon. The smaller Nativity set is $26 and the larger Last Supper set is $35. You can find them on Amazon at these links: TRINITY TOYZ NATIVITY SET & TRINITY TOYZ LAST SUPPER SET

LEGO Nativity Set on Amazon

I have been asked many times through the years if there is a LEGO Nativity set, and since the answer is no, I was quite happy to see these. What do you think? Do these sets appeal to you? Are you considering getting them? Feel free to share in the comment section below! And if you do have them already, would you please share your opinion of the sets with our readers? It would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

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BLProductions March 3, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Hm…these are interesting. It’d be great to get the Last Supper set because of all those figures – the majority of them have hair pieces that resemble the Lego “Wig No. 8”! I want some of those! Sadly, in terms of Lego, these sets are way overpriced; at 50 pieces, the Nativity set should be only $10, and the other should be $30.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Yeah, they are quite unique. I think you have your pricing model way off though. I don’t know what LEGO set you would get with 8 minifigures for $10 and also receive 50 building pieces. Minifigs are usually priced at $3 a minifig on average, so $3×8 that’s $24 right there, plus the 50 building pieces that would be $5 at the normal price of 10 cents a piece. We are at $29 so far and I haven’t even added the animals. The other set the same way; if it would be a LEGO set it would be something like $65 using the standard calculation for LEGO sets. 😉

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BLProductions March 3, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Yeah, you’re right. 😕 I guess I discounted the figures’ value in the sets. But who says they are worth the same as Lego figures? Lego does have better quality from what I’ve heard..
Also, has anyone else noticed that all the hair pieces on the figures have only like 3 types? Kinda weird.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Yes, LEGO is known for its quality standards. We don’t know the quality of these sets, only that they look nice, they fulfill a unique niche, and people who got them are pleased with them. I was only responding to your comment that they should be priced much cheaper, and I gave you some examples of what a comperable LEGO set would cost. Based on that, and the fact that these sets are very unique, I think they are priced quite reasonably . 😉

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admin March 3, 2014 at 2:25 PM

As far as the hair styles, have you seen any Jesus movies? Pretty much all the guys have long and unkept hair, so I think these sets are fairly accurate in that regard. :mrgreen:

Also, even if as LEGO fans we are not interested to buy other brands, these sets are nicely designed and can give some inspiration to build our own Bible-based scenes. I do like the minifigs though, and the accessories. The animals are cute too – kind of DUPLO-ish. 😛

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BLProductions March 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Yeah, I’m familiar with the hair. But since hair styles back then weren’t very important, we don’t really know what they looked like. 😉

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admin March 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Actually that depended on the culture. Romans, Greeks, and many Asian cultures spent quite a bit of time on their hair. Even the guys! I think that long unkept hair for guys maybe just a Hollywood preference. Early sluptures and paintings of Jesus actually show him as a clean-faced, clean-cut guy. 🙂

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Håkan March 3, 2014 at 6:19 PM

The visual depiction of Jesus only seems to have originated centuries after his death, in nations and cultures rather far from the Aramaic Middle East, where he began his preaching. We really haven’t much of an idea of what Jesus would have looked like in life.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Yes, nor do we really know if he was even one person, or an amalgamation of several notable teachers. His life and accomplisments are suspiciously similar to those originating in several different culturer. But as far as the accepted modern-day portrayal of Jesus, these sets are pretty good and recognizable representations. 🙂

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Kevin Lefebvre September 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Jesus was a single individual, not a compilation of several figures from various cultures all amalgamated into some mythical figure. There are historical accounts from both Christian, Roman (e.g., Tacitus) and Jewish sources (e.g., Flavius Josephus) that point to Jesus as a single person. There are eyewitness accounts and over 35000(!) full or partial non-biblical accounts pointing to Jesus existence, dating back to the exact time frame that Jesus existed in. No other figure anywhere in history has as many accounts as Jesus. See y-Jesus.com for a more complete discussion.

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BLProductions March 3, 2014 at 7:50 PM

True, true, admin. Although based on the description from the Bible, I would say Jesus is one person.

I’m pretty sure the only people who can tell us what Jesus looked like are the people who were close to him, or Jesus himself. Just saying.

On a completely random note, has anyone with an Emmet minifigure built an Emmet Car yet?

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admin March 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Yeah, although the Bible was changed so many times it is hard to tell. It is basically just a collection of old writings by so many different authors and from so many different times. Anyway, we got quite off-topic, didn’t we? In regards to Emmet, I do have like a gazillion of them, but I haven’t built a car for him yet. Maybe I should do that right now… why haven’t I thought of that before? 🙄

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legodude19 March 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

This is actually a common misconception Admin that you have regarding Jesus and the historical accuracy of the Bible. I’m guessing you would probably rather not get into this discussion here, but I am highly desirous to discuss this with you further. Could I maybe engage you in an email discussion about this? I believe we already have each other’s emails.

Ntk743 March 3, 2014 at 11:34 AM

You need to remember through these pieces aren’t easy to get. They probably have to find sets with these pieces

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Lorca Strand March 3, 2014 at 11:43 AM

I don’t think these are actually made of LEGO elements. Is that true?

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admin March 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Lorca, as mentioned in the article these are made by Trinity Toys. 😉

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Lorca Strand March 3, 2014 at 11:52 AM

I can admire them from a safe distance, but I would definitely not buy these knock-offs! Also, where could Trinity Toyz get there bricks? Shadow factories in China, perhaps?

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admin March 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Lorca it is not illegal to make building blocks. LEGO doesn’t own the rights to them. That is why there are so many brands (Mega Bloks, Oxford, Kre-O… just to name a few). Of course there are knock-off brands too that steals LEGO set designs and details, but as far as I can tell this is a genuine alternative construction toy that is compatible with LEGO. 🙂

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Alex March 3, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Speaking of Kre-O, does anyone know what material Kre-O bricks are made of? I’m interested in incorporating some of the Kreon accessories into my LEGO collection, and I couldn’t find what plastic they’re made of anywhere online. 😕

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Håkan March 3, 2014 at 3:52 PM

My impression was that most clone brands used ABS of varying quality. ABS plastics are very common and used for a lot of various applications… =/

http://radiantdreamer.net/anime-pride/differences-in-plastics-abs-pvc-vinyl-resin-polystone-oh-my/

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BLProductions March 3, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Does that include Cobi (if that’s spelled right)? I found one Cobi figure on the beach a few years back, and I still haven’t decided to trash him or continue his imprisonment. 😈

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Håkan March 3, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I believe so. Cobi quality feels similar to Lego to me, judging by some second hand set I found cheaply at a flea market.

(Note that my impression might be wrong, though. But ABS isn’t rare to come by or particularly expensive in itself.)

Mega Bloks apparently uses polystyrene instead of ABS to cut costs, which has led to various quality problems.

Lorca Strand March 4, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Hakan,
I have a couple Cobi elements, and I am always astonished at the quality of the ABS plastic.
They are the only clone I incorporate into my MOCs. I think that’s partially because they are made in Poland, where there are no trade restrictions on ABS plastic, as in China.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I have a Creatology brand Mini Blocs “Hover Craft” set. It appears to be an american rebranding of the Chinese Jubilux Woma brand. It contains a deplorable minifig, and the “Hover Craft” has wheels and resembles a riding lawn mover.
The package instructed me to “Collect Them All!”, which I will definitely not.

admin March 3, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Alex, they are made of ABS plastic. I have written a review of a couple of Kre-O sets here, comparing quality, pieces, minifigs etc. to LEGO: http://thebrickblogger.com/2013/10/kre-o-cityville-invasion-introduction/

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Alex March 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Finally! I’ve been trying to find that out for months! 😀

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Lorca Strand March 3, 2014 at 11:48 AM

I like the idea of bible-based sets! I don’t believe in a religion of any sort, but I do believe that Jesus was a real person and he died on the cross, and that all the events written in the bible actually happened. So these bible sets look quite fun!
I would get them if they were genuine LEGO, but I have a no-clones policy in my collection, as they are all of inferior quality to LEGO. I would however, by custom LEGO kits from a kind vendor!

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admin March 3, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Yeah, I like them also a historical sets. Every year around Christmas time people ask me if I know of any Bible-based LEGO kits, so I was happy to find these. If you read the feedback on Amazon, people seem to be very pleased with them. 🙂

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) March 3, 2014 at 11:55 AM

so cool! being a christian I love these!

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ninja of stealth March 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM

yeah, Christians rock! but as for the sets, there cool but I only really like to buy LEGO just to be safe. but very cool, very cool indeed… 😎

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) March 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

though…they look sorta creepy. Baby Jesus has Han Solo’s head??? 😛

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admin March 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

LOL! I don’t think so. If you check the Amazon listing you can see larger pictures, and Baby Jesus was actually quite qute. Han Solo just thought of himself cute. Interesting though that they mix flesh-colored and yellow colored heads. Which kind of reminds me of The LEGO Movie. 😛

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ninja of stealth March 5, 2014 at 12:24 PM

you could say something like this: “who replaced Han solo for baby Jesus?!?” okay that sounded way more funny in my head 😆 🙄

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admin March 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

LOL! Yeah, I think the parents would be quite shocked. 😕

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Agatha March 3, 2014 at 2:07 PM

These sets are neat, and I would like to buy them and mix them in with my Lego sets. I am a Christian, and for me, these are welcome sets. I think they also look very nice. Thank you for sharing these.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Agatha, you are welcome. 🙂

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CD's Lego Blog March 3, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I think these are awesome sets! As a Christian, I find these are very well done and they are a great idea! I made a MOC of the Nativity Scene this Christmas myself so I find these custom sets very well done! (Here is the link if you would like to see my MOC: http://cdlegoblog.blogspot.ca/2013/12/lego-moc-nativity-scene-barn-where.html )Thank you for sharing these custom sets with us!

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admin March 3, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Nicely done! I like the little lean-over shed and the halo for Baby Jesus. 🙂

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Kim March 3, 2014 at 5:48 PM

These are kind of cool, I have always wanted to get a nativity set and admittedly the children’s toy versions are always the ones that most interest me. I know Playmobil has had nativity sets in the past. I wonder what makes Playmobil decide to have religious themed sets and Lego not. I wonder if it’s a cultural thing between the originating countries or just the expressed viewpoint of the heads of each of the companies. Admittedly, by having them there is potential criticism from both sides of the belief coin, one not wanting Christian themed toys and maybe others not finding them depicted correctly. It seems (based on the Jabba the Hut Star Wars set controversy) Lego does seem in the business of avoiding controversy.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Kim, that’s a really good question, especially comparing LEGO and PlayMobil, as the two brands have been pretty much running side-by-side for decades. Both brands offer similar themes and play experiences, and even share their fan-base. The only notable difference is PlayMobil’s villingness to cover historical and even religious themes. I don’t know if PlayMobil has been under any fire over this. I was a big fan of their sets when I was a kid, but as an adult I haven’t been paying that much attention.

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Kim March 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM

I see them every now and then when I’m at Toys R Us I and am often quite tempted to start a collection again, but then I remember that I had sold all of mine and Lego offers more options for creativity than Playmobil does. They even have a line of specialized figures just like Lego but I have yet to pick any up to at least collect.

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admin March 3, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I have circled around them a few times at TRU myself. Really amazing sets. But I just don’t have the room for them. And as you said; LEGO offers more options for creativity. But it is a very solid and respectable toy-line with very nice offerings.

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Håkan March 4, 2014 at 5:12 AM

Playmobil isn’t a building toy, primarily. It’s a model toy. To a large deal, Lego and Playmobil compete for the same market, though. And Lego has moved further into model territory since the 70’s. (Playmobil has copied Lego on occasions, though, they have their own brand of customizable collectable figures, for instance.)

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Håkan March 4, 2014 at 5:22 AM

Some links for further info about the Playmobil collectible figures.

http://playmobil.wikia.com/wiki/Fi%3Fures

(Sorry for the bad English in this link.)

http://www.oafe.net/blog/category/companies/playmobil/

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admin March 4, 2014 at 11:17 AM

The interesting thing is that although the two companies use different concepts, they definitely share a fan-base. Every kid I know who has LEGO also has Playmobil. This was also the case when I was growing up. In my family it was because of the fact that both toy-lines offered incredibly good quality and creative products. Although Playmobil is not a construction toy, it has plenty of options and variety to play out pretty much anything a child can imagine. If I would have the space I would probably have a LEGO room and a Playmobil room. 😀

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Håkan March 4, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Here in Sweden, both companies have been sure sellers for years. I think parents often consider the products more “wholesome” than other toys that are more gender-specific such as action figures built primarily for fighting each other or over-pinkish stuff made primarily for style. Also, they could be combined with inherited and second hand collections easily. I still have a bowl full of my old Playmobil over at the attic.

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admin March 4, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Yes! Wholesome! That’s the word I was looking for and represents both brands equally. Nicely said! 🙂

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Kim March 4, 2014 at 1:31 PM

I have woudl want the same thing if I had the space as well. I’d also add Sylvanian Families / Calico Critters to the mix, as I grew up with those in the 80s.

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Funny Dolphin March 3, 2014 at 8:23 PM

These look really cool! 🙂 I would love to get one of these!

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Adam Brine March 4, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Hi, If people are interested in religious buildings in Lego, Durham Cathedral in the UK is building a 350,000 piece model of the Cathedral as part of a fundraising initiative.
More information on these two pages;

http://www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/donate

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admin March 4, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Adam, nice! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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Erwin March 4, 2014 at 9:16 AM

I like the idea of bible-based sets…Cool!

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ninja of stealth March 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

wow! a lot of people are Christians around here! 😀

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Marti March 4, 2014 at 9:41 PM

comment from a Mom,
Simply put – these building sets from Trinity Toyz are good quality and provide a nice way for kids to play with Jesus, their true hero in life!
I do agree they are a little overpriced, but as a smart consumer I was able to save with a coupon through purchasing at Family Christian Bookstore.
So thumbs up for any parent of a Lego lover who wants more than secular Christmas trees and Easter Bunny builds during the holidays….
kids(age 5&7) loved it and Mom felt good about giving a toy that represented the true meaning of each season.
happy building!
Enjoy

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admin March 4, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Thanks, Marti, appreciate your sharing and review! Very helpful. 🙂

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Håkan March 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM

Lorca Strand, what are the trade restrictions on raw ABS plastics? I wasn’t aware of those.

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~Brick March 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

I myself, being a Christian, enjoy biblically based creations. I however find these to look more like a knockoff brand then anything. The building in the sets themselves aren’t even that complicated, so it would be more efficient to just build the scene with official LEGO.
Just my two cents of course. 😉

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admin March 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Yes, for experienced LEGO builders with a decent collection it would be easier to put these together. However for parents and grandparents who are not familiar with free-building, but would like to have something Christian based for the holidays for their LEGO-crazed kids or grandkids, these are great options. They are not for everyone, but I know as a fact that they fill a unique need… you have no idea how many times people have asked me through the years if there is a Christian Nativity scene they could buy for their children or grandchildren. Just sayin’… 😉

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michelle November 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM

very excited to see the nativity set…gift for kids’ piano teacher…very shocked to see that it is $70+ dollars plus shipping on Amazon.ca (I am in Canada)…. not sold through you but through Dealkings…pretty sure someone is making a pretty penny off your toy and it is not you 🙁 unfortunately we will not be buying this item…
ps…it is now up to $35…free shipping… @ Amazon.com

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admin November 8, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Michelle, I would suggest that you might wait until a bit closer to Christmas. Amazon often stocks up on holiday related sets mid-to late November, thus bringing the prices down. The trick of shopping on Amazon is to buy directly from Amazon instead of Amazon resellers. You can also try finding the sets on eBay, I have seen them being sold there as well. Please note that I’m just a blogger. We don’t make or sell sets. Good luck with your search! 🙂

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Emmanuel Martinez November 15, 2014 at 2:20 AM

I think these sets are awesome. I already have The Last Supper set & I plan to get The Nativity set and Noah’s Ark set.

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R.Voss December 1, 2014 at 9:47 AM

I found complete instructions for a Nativity using Lego pieces. Also, there is a link to a complete parts list if one has a Lego store nearby.
https://staff.fnwi.uva.nl/l.dorst/lego/nativity.html

Its pretty cool. I don’t have enough pieces yet to build it sadly though.

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admin December 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Yes, I have seen that before, and it is very nice. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Kristian March 17, 2015 at 9:43 AM

The Trinity Toyz sets seem pretty nice, and for anyone interested, there’s now another company getting off the ground these days, as well. The first product is a block building set that tells the story about the Good Samaritan. You can check it out on Kickstarter and be part of making it a reality 🙂 Just go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biblo/biblo and see the product presentation. And just like any other Kickstarter campaign, it is available a limited time only.

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Mark March 26, 2015 at 7:40 AM

I recently bought both sets and I believe these are made by Oxford as the packaging states “Made in Korea”. The brick quality is excellent, dare I say equal to Lego.

Having bought just about every brand of plastic brick over the past year, I can tell the differences in quality – they way they feel and fit together as well as the clutch. Up to these sets, the closest bricks to Lego in quality I had come across were Star Diamond. These Trinity Toyz sets are just that little bit better.

In case you are wondering, Best Lock are easily the worst quality bricks.

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admin March 26, 2015 at 9:40 AM

Mark, that’s very interesting. I love Oxford, and I definitely agree about their excellent quality. It’s good news if these sets are indeed made by them. Thanks for the info! 🙂

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Erin Harper November 27, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Lots instructions to Trinity Toyz nativity set. Does anyone have a set?

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Erin Harper November 27, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Lost instructions. Can anyone help?

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admin November 27, 2017 at 10:46 AM

Gosh, that’s gonna be a hard one, as this is a pretty rare set from a pretty obscure company. I would suggest maybe reaching out in your social media circles. Another thing that you might try is find the set again on Amazon (hopefully it is still listed), and ask a question about the product (you can do that on Amazon). Ask if anyone would have the instructions that they could scan and share. Your question will automatically send out an email to everyone who bought the set on Amazon, and hopefully someone will be willing to help out and write back. Good luck!

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Donna October 24, 2018 at 12:58 AM

Is it possible to have them made out of the duplo size, for young preschoolers? Thank you!

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admin October 24, 2018 at 10:57 PM

Donna, these are only made in regular LEGO size. If you are looking for something similar for younger children, I recommend checking out Playmobil. They have larger figures, and they do carry angels, prophets, figures in traditional garbs, animals, etc. Playmobil is a German company, and their quality is excellent. In fact, people often compare LEGO and Playmobil, even though they have a different building system.

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admin March 4, 2014 at 11:13 AM

I already emailed you back. 😉

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admin March 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I just bought a couple of MB sets that I will review here some day. It seems like they might be using ABS for their minifigs and maybe polystyrene for the sets, but I’m not an expert on plastics.

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