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(based on 18 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Great for preschoolers !
My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a...Read complete review
My 3-yr-old son and 4 1/2-yr-old daughter LOVE this product...and so do I. True...it only comes with 1 drill. But it also includes a wrench and a screwdriver so 3 kids can share and work together. Great for building creativity, concentration, and fine motor skills. Going to put this on top of my list of gifts to buy for my kids' friends.
Most Liked Negative Review
carrying case is horrible
The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have...Read complete review
The tools and the work tray fit too tightly into the carrying case. I have had to pry the tools and tray out of the case, which was difficult for me and I have ended up using a knife! Once the screw all come out of the package, there is not enough space in the carrying case to hold them. Also note that you will need two different sized screw drivers to put the batteries into the toy screw driver and toy drill. Cute toy, fun, but the case makes it difficult to enjoy.
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About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty
Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:
This has been a great toy for my 5 children and now I have it in my preschool classroom. Heavily used and still in great condition. I visited this site to check if this was still sold! I want another for my classroom along with an extra drill.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fun and long lasting
from Dallas, Texas
I gave this as a gift for a 2 year old . It is a year later and he and his 7 year old brother still play with it. Held up very well. Mom wishes there was a bag with it to store the bolts. Purchasing another set for another grandson.
Amazing Customer Service!
from Victoria, BC Canada
Drill broke. Company was quick to respond to issue. Friendly! Best customer service ever!!!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By The Furiga 4
from Tempe, AZ
About Me Education Oriented, Parent, Thrifty
My 3 year old son recieved this for Christmas this year. The second time he played with it the screwdriver started to smoke and now the forward motion will not work. It's too bad because this has the making of a great toy!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: This is an alarming review - please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so we can replace your drill and examine the one that's giving you trouble.
By Jake's Mom
from Saginaw, Texas
About Me Parent
I bought this toy three years ago for my son, who was 3 years old. I usually pass down his toys to my nephew when my son outgrows them, but my son still plays with this one! I'm now ordering one for my 3 year old nephew because my son won't give it up! Well worth the money, in my opinion!
Ready to order another!
By Xenas Mom
from North Hollywood Ca
About Me Education Oriented
Just bought this from a yard sale and am ordering another one, its great. I have a 4, 5 and 6 year old and they cannot get enough of this!
Merchant response: Hooray! Design & Drill really does power up the fun!
How Do you get the Drill top off???
By Ky's Mom
About Me Educator, Parent
My 3 year old got this as a gift after he used it at a friends house. He was so excited so when we got it we struggled just to get the batteries in. It is almost impossible. The screws were likely stripped after that and the next time the top broke off trying to get the batteries in rendering the toy useless. Bummer!!!
Merchant response: Oh no! Kyle's mom this is a HUGE bummer! Please look for an email from us to replace the drill for you.
from San Diego, CA
[...]My almost 3yr old and I are very satisfy w/ this toy. Now that he's a bit older, he enjoys it even more and starting to learn to follow the patterns to make the picture.
Merchant response: Thanks for letting us know, Mary! So glad you're both enjoying designing and drilling with Design & Drill!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great Concept/Poor Quality
from New Jersey
My two-year-old received this as a gift for Christmas and enjoyed it from the start. Even his five-year-old sister enjoyed using it to make the designs included in the package. However, reverse on the drill never worked and now, after six months, the drill has stopped working all together, rendering the product practically useless. Quite disappointing for an activity I had great hopes for being one that my son would really enjoy.
Poor making of the drill
I bought this toy through [...]. My 2.5yr old boy was so excited when he opened it, so we put in the battery and find that the battery door was unable to close as we turn the screw in. But since my boy was anxious to play w/ it, we just tape the door close. He played for like 3 days and got bored w/ it and we put it away...and totally forgot about the door problem. We even forgot about this toy till 2 months later, we took it back out and let him play...it works fine except the battery door sometimes open when tape is loose. Then we thought we deserve a new drill since the door would not close from the start, [...] I contacted the manufacturer, but they would not do anything about it because we bought it through [...]. We're very disappointed, this is just poor customer service!
Merchant response: Mary, I'm embarrassed to hear your story. I will work directly with our quality control team to investigate this problem and also with our customer service team to ensure that we exceed your expectations, rather than let you down. Thank you for making us aware of this issue.
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