(NEWSER) – It's one huge journey for a Lego man: Three astronauts blasted off for the International Space Station this morning, including Andreas Mogensen, who's now the first Dane in space.

Lego is one of his country's most famous products and Mogensen is bringing 26 Lego figurines bearing the mission logo, as well as some Danish rye porridge and a book by Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, the Guardian reports. When Mogensen returns from his scheduled 10-day stay on the ISS, the Lego will be handed out to schoolchildren.

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