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. 002123 - Eggscaliber™

    002123 - Eggscaliber™

    $23.99

    Skill Level 2

    Wow! Four different engine sizes using the same rocket! See just how high you can make this unique rocket fly without breaking the egg. With the soft yellow cushion in the clear see-through egg capsule, your little eggstronaut is set for the ride! The Eggscaliber launches using standard engines and the D and *E. INCLUDES standard to D Engine Adapter (PN 2317)

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller when launching E engines

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  2. 002162 - Big Daddy™

    002162 - Big Daddy™

    $31.99

    Skill Level 2

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    This Big Daddy is a real head-turner at the launch field! It's been redesigned to handle our super powerful E engines so it will fly over twice as high as it used to. The Estes rocket engineers have given the Big Daddy a contemporary new look! With the biggest blow molded nose cones in the hobby.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  3. 002440 - Magician™

    002440 - Magician™

    $23.99

    Skill Level 3

    The super talented rocket scientists really cooked up some "magic" with this one! Standing an impressive 33.5 inches tall, the Magician can reach soaring heights of 1600 feet when flown on Estes D and *E Engines. The clear payload section is just an added bonus!

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Porta-Pad E and E Launch Controller, when launching E Engines - sold separately

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  4. 003221 - QCC Explorer™

    003221 - QCC Explorer™

    Regular Price: $22.99

    Special Price $8.99

    Skill Level 4

    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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  5. 003226 - Hi-Flier® XL

    003226 - Hi-Flier® XL

    $19.99

    Skill Level 2

    An upsized replica of the #1 selling Hi-Flier! Powered by C11, D and *E engines, amazing heights can be reached!

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  6. 003228 - V2 Semi-Scale Model

    003228 - V2 Semi-Scale Model

    $24.99

    Skill Level 3

    Powered by C11, D and E engines, the V2 is a must have for the true rocketeer! Hours of flying enjoyment will be at your hands with this rocket!

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  7. 007224 - Astron Sprint XL™

    007224 - Astron Sprint XL™

    Regular Price: $19.99

    Special Price $5.99

    Skill Level 2

    In honor of Mike Dorffler, one of Estes great designers. A straight forward build that will look great on the launch pad and in the sky.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately.

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  8. 007225 - Extreme 12™

    007225 - Extreme 12™

    $29.99

    Skill Level 3

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    2 stage. Flies 1900 feet. Over 46 inches tall. Need we say more?

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  9. 007240 - Honest John

    007240 - Honest John

    $26.99

    Skill Level 3

    A 1/14 scale model rocket kit that's sure to be a collector's item! High quality parts you've come to know with Estes kits.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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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