The “New” Estes Goblin Kit

Estes GoblinIn 1970, Estes introduced the Goblin as a free kit which they included with some orders. In 1972, it appeared for sale in their catalog.

Estes recently reintroduced the kit which is available at With a 24mm motor mount and streamer recovery, the Goblin is designed for high-flying. And, with a yellow and black paint scheme and classic decals, the Goblin also looks good sitting still.

Rocketarium’s New Rebel Kits

Mega RebelRocketarium continues to create unique kits that take advantage of computer-aided design and production.  The Mega Rebel and Retro Rebel kits feature dozens of precision-cut plywood pieces which go together like a 3-D jigsaw puzzle to create a couple of amazing looking, and great flying, model rockets.  The two new kits are now available at

New Products Added to Our Catalog

We’ve added a number of new products to our online catalog just in time for Spring building!

Semroc Starship ExcaliburSemroc has introduced the Starship Excalibur.  Based on “Estes Kit Plan #55,” the Excalibur kit models is a retro-futuristic space ship.

We’ve also add two other new kits from Semroc. The Centurion-F is a larger model rocket which flies on 29mm motors and the Maxi-Micron is an upscale of the classic Centuri beginner’s kit. 

From Estes, we’ve add the new Astron Sprint-XL. An upscale of the classic Astron Sprint designed by Mike Dorffler, the XL features ellipitical fins and a sleek boat tail.

Estes Astron XL

Other additions to our catalog include the Mini Fat Boy and more parachutes from Top Flight Recovery.


New DFR Technologies Scale Model Rocket Kits

We are excited to announce that we have added the first of DFR Technologies’ new series of scale flying model rocket kits to the store.


The first of the new kits is the Delta-II – GPS, a 1/72nd scale flying model of the United Launch Alliance, NASA, and USAF GPS workhorse rocket.

Delta-IV-M4-2-DFR-005AThe Delta-IV 4M Medium – GPS is a 1/124th scale flying model of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium 4+2 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.


Finally, the Delta-IV 5M Medium – WGS or NROL-2 is a 1/124th scale flying model of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium 5+4 (5+2) Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.

These new kits feature 3D-printed plastic parts and pre-applied printed wraps which make the kits easier to build while adding detail to the scale models.

We are expecting more new kits from DFR Technologies soon!

Semroc Starship Vega

The Starship Vega made its debut in the 1973 Estes catalog. It’s futuristic design made it an instant hit.

Assembled, the rocket is about 20-inches tall and just under an inch in diameter. Semroc’s kit features a quality balsa nose cone, laser-cut fins, and waterslide decals. The Skill Level 3 model is recovered by parachute.

Semroc has recaptured the magic of the classic kit from the 1970s.  It is now available for purchase at