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. 001225 - Alpha®

    001225 - Alpha®

    $16.99

    Skill Level 1

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    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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  2. 001292 - Wizard™

    001292 - Wizard™

    $12.99

    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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  3. 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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  4. 001753 - AVG Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001753 - AVG Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $85.99

    E2X - Easy to Assemble and Skill Level 1

    Three popular kits in one bulk pack.

    4 each of the Alpha, Viking and Generic rockets.

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  5. 001754 - Wizard™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001754 - Wizard™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $76.29

    Out of stock

    Skill Level 1

    This Wizard conjures up magical, high-flying flights time after time. Used by thousands of schools and clubs nationwide, this magician is a great rocket for wind drift studies and other flight competitions. It’s the perfect high altitude rocket for beginners that need more of a building challenge.

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  6. 001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001756 - Alpha® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $119.99

    Skill Level 1

    The Alpha is the quintessential rocket to use to teach model rocketry! For over 36 years, the Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions of model rocket enthusiasts and it still is! This Estes original is the most-used rocket for schools and youth groups around the world. The Alpha’s got all you need in one sleek design, so no wonder it’s the most popular educational rocket we have!

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  7. 002178 - Hi-Flier®

    002178 - Hi-Flier®

    $10.99

    Skill Level 1

    One of our most extreme, super performance model rockets you can own and can easily be built in one afternoon. Standard engine powered.

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  • Tons of Fun

    • Very minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Just Arrived!
    $16.99
  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
    $34.99
  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99