• Conchita Wurst as rein-visioned by 'Eurovision with Toys' (Source: Instagram/Getty) (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
One Eurovision megafan has been using LEGO to painstakingly recreate the contest every year...brick by brick
By
Peter Taggart

13 Apr 2016 - 5:39 PM  UPDATED 14 Apr 2016 - 9:21 AM

LEGO isn’t JUST for getting caught in the carpet and standing on. The tiny, deceptively sharp Danish bricks can be used to recreate everything from the Roman Colosseum to a 23 tonne model of a Star Wars starfighter.

One young Swede has combined his passion for LEGO with his intense fandom for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Vlogger Alexandro Kröger Degerfeldt is the brains (and hands) behind Eurovision With Toys, a project which sees him recreate memorable Eurovision sets and performances using only childhood playthings. 

The 23-year-old has worked on the team behind the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in recent years, but he has been building Eurovision in miniature since he was a teenager.  

Degerfeldt started off just by using whatever toys he had at hand (you can watch all 1 hour 50 minutes of his stop motion Junior Eurovision animation here.) And with a background in TV and film production, Degerfeldt has some serious skills. No project is too big...or rather, too small. His YouTube channel includes a painstaking recreation of the 2013 final.

Or perhaps you’d rather just watch the vote count – with all correspondents accounted for.

He’s even bravely attempted to capture the magic that was former ESC winner Loreen’s ‘Kate Bush At A Dojo’ inspired dance moves. Time to reminisce:

 

And over 1,500 Instagram users have followed his account @eurovisionwithtoys, enjoying his masterful creation of last year’s stage in Vienna...

...and praising his incredible eye for detail – remember the ‘floating’ orbs?!?

Do you have a favourite Eurovision stage?

Now Eurovision has returned to his home country of Sweden we can’t wait to see what fantastic-plastic surprises he has in store for the 2016 contest. 

The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.

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