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Escape Velocity 2019

The LEGO program is new for Escape Velocity 2019 with a full range of activities: discussion panels, make and takes, super large-scale displays, build workshops, and demonstrations!

BrickJournal Magazine, a LEGO fan publication, is proud to be a sponsor of Escape Velocity. To celebrate science fiction and science fact, we will be hosting a LEGO fan display during event, where you will be able to see models of spacecraft past and future built with LEGO elements. 

Get Tickets

Escape Velocity 2019 will be held on May 24 – 26

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
(301) 965-4000 – room reservations

Washington DC’s National Harbor complex is across the Potomac River from historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
Exit 2A on the Beltway

Room block: Escape Velocity

Get a room now!

From left to right, Greg Olotka, Jack Reda (current CE World Champion), and Peter Olotka at EV 2018
Featured Builders

Scott Bowman: A retired engineer, Scott decided to embark on building a model rocket. With over 700 children helpers and two weekends, he built an 11.5 foot tall Saturn V rocket as a STEM project – the STEM Moon Shot!

Lia Chan: A Space Shuttle fan, Lia has built replicas of not only the shuttle, but Launch Complex 39, as well as the shuttle on its transport plane. The models she has built include the ISS and the next generation rocket being made now by NASA!

Cale Leiphart: Did you know that there is a train line at Kennedy Space Center? Dedicated to moving rocket components to be assembled onsite, these hard-working locomotives and stock will be built by Cale, a life-long LEGO train builder.

Stephen Pakbaz: A space builder who now works with space at the Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, California, Stephen has built many models of NASA space probes, including the Curiosity Rover, which he submitted to LEGO and was selected to be a LEGO Ideas set!

Dan Rubin and Nick Kappatos: Local builders, both have built science-fiction based creations. However, they are best known for large layouts of otherworldly settings.

Want to Build?

There will be an opportunity to purchase an exclusive set at Event Velocity (not an official LEGO set) commemorating the 1969 NASA Moon landing. Set quantities are limited, so pre-order your set set now!

Why every Cosmic fan should attend . . .
Tournament play details:
  • 2 elimination rounds
  • 4+ players per game
  • 6 players in final game
  • 90 minute time limit
  • Prizes for the 6 finalists
  • Grand Prize for the new CE Champion
  • Special access and 2019 tournament badge

Autographed Memorabilia
  • Bring your Cosmic stuff for CE designers to sign
  • Get exclusive signed CE 2019 Championship Swag

New Alien: Champion
  • Exclusive for CE Championship 2019
  • Power of Escape Velocity
  • Take the alien card home

Tabletop simulator on Steam
  • Join us on Steam/TTS if you can’t make it to EV
  • Games streamed live on Twitch/Discord