Interview with the creator behind LEGO: Eurovision
“Everything is awesome, everything is cool when you’re part of...Lego Eurovision“
Alexandro Kröger astounds us every year with his amazing recreations of the Eurovision final, made completely out of LEGO.
From the set design to the performers, everything is recreated (in minifig scale of course) with astounding attention to detail, which truly captures the spirit of each individual competition. Alexandro loves all things Eurovision and has created LEGO versions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Melodifestivalen and the Netflix film 'Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga'.
Anyone wishing to brush up on their Eurovision trivia will enjoy Alexandro’s latest LEGO: Eurovision video which showcases all the winners from 1956-2021.
We were delighted to be able to ask Alexandro some questions about LEGO Eurovision and his process of creating the videos.
Thank you so much for talking to us Alexandro! You have done amazing work combining Eurovision and LEGO for many years now.
We would love to know more about the master behind LEGO: Eurovision. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a 28-year old man living in Sweden where I work in the media business and I love everything about the Eurovision and used to work with some of the events for a few years via the EBU.
Where did your love for Eurovision begin?
As a young child I fell in love with it all. The fantastic stage designs, the clothes, all different nations, the crazy interval acts and the whole circus.
What inspired you to create Eurovision with LEGO?
I’ve always had an urge to tell stories trough film, text and pictures. And since I loved the Eurovision it became a fun thing to do each year. My way of showing my love for the contest and still be challenged to be better at making online content.
How long does it typically take to build the actual Eurovision stage and set in LEGO?
From sketch to final product about 6 months.
Do you keep a count of the number of bricks used each year? If so, which LEGO: Eurovision video did you use the most bricks in?
I keep a count and this years edition featured most bricks.
Your minifigs are always a highlight, you always pick out the key features/outfit that makes each artist a perfect representation of its human counterpart. Are the minifigs a challenge to make and animate?
It a big challenge and I am not always 100% happy with the results afterwards, at the moment I’m trying to redo some acts from the final for the Semi-Finals that I’m going to release soon.
Which has been your favourite LEGO: Eurovision build and why?
I loved to re-create the movie ”Fire Saga” since it was made using only a big blue screen. It was a new challenge.
Which video was the most challenging to make?
The Fire Saga move since I had to rethink so many things and use so many layers during editing that it was crazy!
One of this year's top LEGO: Eurovision moments was when you animated Måneskin’s glass breaking during the points section, it was so funny and perfectly done. When watching Eurovision do you continually keep an eye out for little moments like this? And do you have a favourite little Eurovision moment?
Yes I do. Each year I really enjoy how some spokespersons sing or say stuff that has noting to do with the voting. There are so many moments, but Lill Lindfors skirt-scene is iconic for me.
LEGO Masters is a hugely popular television show around the world and is a No.1 show in Australia. Would you ever consider competing in LEGO Masters?
I have got the question to compete here in Europe but was not able to because of work - but I have a secret dream of competing in the Australian edition!
Do you have a favourite LEGO set or series?
I really love the huge Hogwarts set but at the moment my mind is on a rumored unreleased set - rumor online is saying that a Titanic set is on its way and I’m a huge Titanic fan and would be the first in line for that set!
You have a huge fan base and your videos are very popular, will we hopefully get to see some LEGO: Eurovision merchandise in the future?
I hope so! But so far there have been no interest from LEGO in that matter. Hopefully they will change their mind and let me help them with it in the future - but I don’t think they will!
Once again thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions! We cannot wait to see what you come up with next!
Sneak peek at Montaigne's 'Technicolour' performance
for Eurovision 2021 from Alexandro's upcoming LEGO: Eurovision video