Kits By Skill Level

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced modeler, Estes has the kit for you.

We have an enormous selection of model rocket kits that include sport fliers, multi-stagers, payloaders, scale NASA-based transports, military-styled missiles and classic Estes kits.

Estes rockets are grouped into four catagories: RTF (Ready to Fly), ARF (Almost Ready to Fly), E2X (Easy to Assemble) and Skill Levels 1 through 5.

All skill level 1-5 kits require measuring, assembly, sanding, gluing and painting. As the skill level goes up, the difficulty in building skills and time to build and finish is increased.

Skill Level 1-Beginner builder skills.

Skill Level 2-Average building skills.

Skill Level 3-Intermediate building skills.

Skill Level 4-Advanced building skills.

Skill Level 5-Master building skills.

  1. der red max model rocket

    000651 - Der Red Max™

    $18.49

    Skill Level 1

    Talk about far-out fun! An Estes classic, the Der Red Max has a large stable design, giving great sport performance. A great addition to any rocket collection!

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  2. 000810 - 220 Swift™

    000810 - 220 Swift™

    $6.59

    Skill Level 1

    This fun and easy to build "itty-bitty" rocket really scoots through the sky! The 220 Swift is sleek and launches on mini engines then tumbles back to earth.

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  3. 001225 - Alpha®

    001225 - Alpha®

    $14.99

    Skill Level 1

    Click here to view more Skill Level 1 Rockets!

    The Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions for over 36 years! This easy-to-build, high perfomance rocket is the perfect model to get you started.

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  4. 001261 - Baby Bertha™

    001261 - Baby Bertha™

    $11.79

    Skill Level 1

    A miniature version of one of the most popular kits of all time, the Big Bertha. There's nothing childlike about the Baby Bertha! It's fun to build and decorate.

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  5. 001292 - Wizard™

    001292 - Wizard™

    $11.49

    Skill Level 1

    Conjure up some magical flights with your Wizard rocket! This magical wand of a rocket is an easy to build, high perfomance model. A great first or second kit that creates launch magic and fun!

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  6. 001345 - Mini Mosquito™

    001345 - Mini Mosquito™

    $6.99

    Skill Level 1

    A great addition to our Mini engine powered line of rockets and now available by itself!

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  7. 001381 - Yankee™

    001381 - Yankee™

    $11.49

    Skill Level 1

    This Estes rocket is Yankee doodle dandy! The patriotic Yankee is a super performance model with a one-of-a-kind shaped nose cone. The aerodynmaic nose cone gives this patriot the extra push it needs to fly way above the average rocket its size.

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  8. 001722 - Comet Chaser™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001722 - Comet Chaser™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $109.99

    Skill Level 1

    Another great high altitude rocket for beginners that want more of a building challenge.

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  9. 001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001760 - Loadstar II™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $159.99

    Skill Level 2

    Advanced, two-stage payloader. Clear payload section.

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  10. 001921 - Mercury Redstone

    001921 - Mercury Redstone

    $24.99

    Skill Level 3

    C6-3 engine powered. Slow realistic flights!

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  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
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    $34.99
  • Tons of Fun

    • Very minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
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    $16.99
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