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Model Rocket Kits for Beginners

If you're looking to get started in model rocketry, we've gathered together on this page some of the better kits and starter sets for beginning modelers. Our Neo Standard and Theta 18 kits are traditional balsa wood fin and nose cone models that require construction (on their respective pages you can download a copy of the instructions to see what's involved in building them). The Estes kits here range from completely ready-to-fly out of the box to those needing only minor assembly.

On each page it will also show you what else you may need to build and fly each rocket.

You may want to check out the article Getting Started in Rocketry for a quick primer of what you'll need to get going in this great hobby!

 

Neo Standard Model Rocket Kit

Great beginner's kit for 18mm standard Engines

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Alpha III® Launch Set (Estes)

Easy-to-Assemble Model Rocket Starter Set

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AstroCam® Starter Set (Estes)

Easy-to-Build Model Rocket Starter Set with Video Camera

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Athena Ready-To-Fly Rocket (Estes)

Ready-to-Fly Model Rocket for 18mm Engines

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Neo Mighty Model Rocket Kit

New! Great beginner's kit for 24mm Engines

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Not So Stubby Model Rocket Kit

Bigger brother of the Stubby for 18mm standard Engines

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Flash™ Launch Set (Estes)

Snap-Together Model Rocket Starter Set

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Theta 18 Model Rocket Kit

Great beginner's kit for 18mm standard Engines

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Riptide™ Launch Set (Estes)

Ready-to-Fly Model Rocket Starter Set

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Ghost Chaser Snap-Together Rocket Kit (Estes)

Easy-To-Build Model Rocket for 18mm Engines

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Star Hopper Snap-Together Rocket Kit (Estes)

Easy-To-Build Model Rocket for 13mm Engines

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AstroCam® Easy-To-Build Video Rocket Kit (Estes)

Easy-To-Build Video Model Rocket for 18mm Engines

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