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. 002162 - Big Daddy™

    002162 - Big Daddy™

    $31.99

    Skill Level 2

    Click here to view more Skill Level 2 Rockets!

    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. 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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  4. 002183 - Shuttle Xpress™

    002183 - Shuttle Xpress™

    $19.49

    E2X - Easy to Assemble

    The Estes Shuttle Xpress is a new wave of fighter glider technology that carries two gliding fighter shuttles to the skies for battle. At apogee, it releases the two fighter shuttles that glide back to earth. Using a standard engine this rocket can soar to 575 feet.

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  5. 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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  6. 002442 - Mini Fat Boy™

    002442 - Mini Fat Boy™

    $12.99

    Skill Level 1

    Mini engine powered! Short and stubby! A whole lot of fun!

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  7. 002444 - Fletcher™

    002444 - Fletcher™

    Regular Price: $14.99

    Special Price $3.59

    Skill Level 1

    The Fletcher is a sleek, arrow-like rocket designed to launch on mini engines. Cool black and blue styling gives this rocket one unique look!

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  8. 002446 - Mini Honest John

    002446 - Mini Honest John

    $11.99

    Out of stock

    Skill Level 1

    Mini engine powered, this sport scaled model of a U.S. battle field artillery missile features a detailed molded nose cone and laser cut balsa fins.

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  9. 002448 - Mini Comanche-3™

    002448 - Mini Comanche-3™

    $14.99

    Skill Level 2

    A great new addition to our Mini Engine powered line of rockets and a 3-stage kit, no less!

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  10. 003201 - Taser Twin™

    003201 - Taser Twin™

    $14.29

    Skill Level 1

    The Taser Twin is one AMAZING rocket that can reach heights of 2000 feet! Step back and watch it soar! A must-have two-stage rocket for anyone's collection.

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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