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Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa built a Lego model of the International Space Station … while he was actually on the International Space Station. It’s the geekiest, most wonderful example of meta I’ve ever seen. reports that the model was “part of an educational collaboration between the Danish toy company and NASA.” You can watch a brief time lapse video of the model coming together and read more about it over on I guess one advantage to building with Lego in space is that I can’t step on any small pieces in the middle of the night and let fly with a string of expletives …

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