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. der red max model rocket

    000651 - Der Red Max™

    $18.49

    Skill Level 1

    Talk about far-out fun! An Estes classic, the Der Red Max has a large stable design, giving great sport performance. A great addition to any rocket collection!

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  2. 000652 - Citation Patriot™

    000652 - Citation Patriot™

    $26.99

    Skill Level 1

    LOOK FOR AN EARLY JANUARY ARRIVAL! Standard engine powered. Over 2 feet tall! A rocket you will be proud of!

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  3. 000810 - 220 Swift™

    000810 - 220 Swift™

    $8.99

    Skill Level 1

    This fun and easy to build "itty-bitty" rocket really scoots through the sky! The 220 Swift is sleek and launches on mini engines then tumbles back to earth.

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  4. 001225 - Alpha®

    001225 - Alpha®

    $16.99

    Skill Level 1

    Click here to view more Skill Level 1 Rockets!

    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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  5. 001250 - Interceptor®

    001250 - Interceptor®

    $29.99

    Out of stock

    Skill Level 2

    JANUARY 2019 ARRIVAL!

    Towering over 2 feet tall, the Interceptor delivers excellent flight performance on B and C engines. When launched on the recommended C engine, blast this gorgeous rocket to heights of more than 525 feet into the air. Be the hit at your launch site and get your Interceptor today!

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  6. 001261 - Baby Bertha™

    001261 - Baby Bertha™

    $13.99

    Skill Level 1

    A miniature version of one of the most popular kits of all time, the Big Bertha. There's nothing childlike about the Baby Bertha! It's fun to build and decorate.

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  7. 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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  8. 001293 - Black Brant III

    001293 - Black Brant III

    $14.99

    Skill Level 2

    1/10th Scale Sounding Rocket. A "great addition" to your scale rocket collection.

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  9. 001295 - Mean Machine™

    001295 - Mean Machine™

    $32.99

    Skill Level 2

    Mean, lean and wicked! D and E engine powered at its finest! Breaks down for easy transport.

    ATTENTION: Requires Estes Maxi™ Launch Rod - Sold Separately

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  10. 001345 - Mini Mosquito™

    001345 - Mini Mosquito™

    $6.99

    Skill Level 1

    A great addition to our Mini engine powered line of rockets and now available by itself!

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    • Easy to Assemble
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