LEGOs explore the final frontier

Some of the world's smallest astronauts are exploring the final frontier aboard the International Space Station.

Friday, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen Tweeted a photo of the LEGO man in space, floating around the International Space Station.

20 LEGO figurines were launched into space as part of a partnership between the European Space Agency and LEGO. It's all part of a project that involves students in Denmark.

The LEGOs will return to earth later this year and will be used as special prizes for activities around the space mission. However, Mogensen was set to land back on earth sometime Friday.

By the way, did you know that LEGO was Danish for ‘leg godt’, meaning ‘play well’? True story.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • LEGOs explore the final frontier
  • Family dog emerges from from wildfire
  • Accused groper's forehead tattoo: "I'm a pornstar"
  • Found in Lakeland, stuffed giraffe missing its owner
  • DOSE OF CUTE: 36 baby pandas born in China
  • Coal miner singing national anthem goes viral
  • Family hopes to shower little boy who's beaten all the odds with birthday cards
  • British man hides in the woods for 10 years to escape wife's nagging
  • Kaepernick files grievance against NFL
  • Baltimore middle school choir's performance of ‘Rise Up' goes viral