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. 002157 - Saturn V

    002157 - Saturn V

    $79.99

    Skill Level 4

    Back by popular demand! Majestic 1/100th scale. This kit features precision laser cut centering rings and a molded Apollo capsule, escape tower and main engine display nozzles that remove easliy for flight.  

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes E Launch Controller and E Launch Pad - Sold Separately

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  2. 003221 - QCC Explorer™

    003221 - QCC Explorer™

    $22.99

    Skill Level 4

    Special pricing for all on this kit.

    Don't let the looks fool you with this Skill Level 4 kit. It may look like it's simple to build but what's under the paint will surprise you! Each simulated air intake/fin assembly is constructed from 12 interlocking laser cut balsa pieces.

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  3. 007227 - Little Joe II

    007227 - Little Joe II

    $49.99

    Skill Level 4. 1/45th scale. Reintroduced with a lot of scale detail!

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  4. 007229 - Dark Silver™

    007229 - Dark Silver™

    $26.99

    Skill Level 4

    Sharpen you building skills before tackling this one. Awesome on the launch pad and even better in the sky!

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  5. 007236 - ESTES SLV™

    007236 - ESTES SLV™

    $32.99

    Skill Level 4

    Lots of parts that builds into an awesome rocket! You've got to add it to your collection!

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  6. 007249 - Expedition™

    007249 - Expedition™

    $24.99

    Skill Level 4

    Our newest arrival! Explore the world with the Expedition! Unique 3 fin design. Awesome color scheme.

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  • Tons of Fun

    • Very minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Just Arrived!
    $16.99
  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99
  • FAST FUN ACTION!

    • A great family activity!
    • Indoor or Outdoor Fun!

    Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $17.99