These are the only model rocket kits you should consider.

Aug 29, 2018

Why? We combine recommendations from sources you trust like Wirecutter and The Spruce, and combine them with Amazon reviews to make your buying decision a no brainer.

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How do we know these are the best model rocket kits?

Here are the top 10 in order of most recommended:

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Best Model Rocket Kits - Estes Tandem-X Flying Model Rocket Launch Set

$26.00

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Estes Alpha III Rocket Launch Set

$24.99

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Estes Mix-N-Match 50 Model Kit

$34.02

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Estes 2452 Athena Flying Model Rocket Kit

$13.34

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Model Rocket Kits Shopping Guide

The video below is a great starter if you're new to the world of model rockets. It walks through all the parts that are needed, including the launch platform, engines, recovery wadding, launch controller, and of course the model rocket itself. The narrator does a great job walking through assembling the rocket step by step, and showing close-ups of everything along the way. As an added bonus, at the end of the video a real model rocket launch is demonstrated, including parachute deployment and recovery. We recommend watching this short video to give you even more confidence in buying the model rocket kit that best suits you.