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. 007227 - Little Joe II

    007227 - Little Joe II


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

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  2. 007229 - Dark Silver™

    007229 - Dark Silver™


    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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  3. 007236 - ESTES SLV™

    007236 - ESTES SLV™


    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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  4. 007249 - Expedition™

    007249 - Expedition™


    Skill Level 4

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

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  5. 007262 - Starship Nova™

    007262 - Starship Nova™


    Skill Level 3

    A straight forward but very "unique" build that will look great on the launch pad and in the sky.

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  6. 007264 - Astron Explorer™

    007264 - Astron Explorer™


    Skill Level 4

    D and *E engine powered, this rocket can top out at 1200 feet! Sharpen your building skills for this one!

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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

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  • A super FUN Launch Set!

    • Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
    • Cool Cat Decals
  • Just a fun Launch Set!

    • Easy to Assemble
    • Flies up to 1,150 feet
    • Launch system included
  • Tons of Fun

    • Minor assembly!
    • Cool swirled plastic colors!
    • Best Seller!