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(based on 22 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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great gift for my kids with some drawbac
By Marcus the Dad
About Me Education Oriented, Parent
Comments about Design & Drill® Activity Center:
My kids love this and fought over their cousin's - We got it as a gift from their grandmother. Once we got it home and got it opened though, we found that the screw to open the bottom of the drill did not re-screw into the threads with batteries in it. So now we have the bottom of the gun taped shut and we have to retape it every couple of hours. It's a huge pain but the kids like it in general.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hi Marcus the Dad, We are so glad the kids enjoy it, but we would like to send you another drill. We don't want the kiddos to worry about the tape on the drill. Please send your email address and mailing address to email@example.com. Thanks,Nicole DawleyEducational Insights
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Great Costumer Service
By Frazzled mom of roadrunners
from Everett WA
About Me Parent
My 3.5 year old, very active, can't sit still for five minute twins love this product. Out of all of the christmas gifts they prefer this toy. The drill stopped working after a short time, so I called costumer service and they replaced it with no hassle right away. Highly recommend it.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Drill stopped working
Used this once and stored it without batteries in it, like the instructions say, for 4 weeks. Took it out, put batteries back in it and nothing happens. I tried brand new batteries and still nothing. Its useless. Very unhappy parent. This seems to happen ofter after reading the other reviews. FIX THIS PRODUCT.
Great product, but...
from Madison, WI
About Me Education Oriented
As an Activity Director that works with seniors in a memory care unit, this is a great idea. However, I would like to propose that a similar product be made that is more appropriate for seniors. I see this product in many of the nursing home supply catalogs for activities. However, I would LOVE to see a brown plastic board (resembling a piece of wood) and gray screws (that resemble actual bolts). This gives a more realistic look for senior adults.My 4 year old son has this item as well and he loves it. It works great to strengthen find motor, color recognition, pattern recognition and so many more teaching moments for kids.
About Me Educator, Parent, Thrifty
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.
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 4 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!
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
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
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!
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