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. 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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  2. 001754 - Wizard™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    001754 - Wizard™ Bulk Pack (12 pk)

    $76.29

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 001980 - Designer's Special™

    001980 - Designer's Special™

    $79.99

    Build and fly your own designs. 100+ useful parts to build up to 8 rockets! Be that "rocket scientist" you've always dreamed of being!

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  6. 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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  • Tons of Fun

    • Minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Best Seller!
    $16.99
  • FAST FUN ACTION!

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

    Regular Price: $39.99

    Special Price $17.99

  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
    $34.99